Program Description

With the release of the 29 CFR OSHA 1926 Subpart CC Mobile Crane and Derrick standard, section 1926.1425 requires that all personnel that will perform rigging and duties must be at a minimum “qualified” to do so. OSHA 1926.1425 states that all personnel that will be either hooking, unhooking or guiding a load in the “fall zone” must be trained.

Pinnacle Training Solutions offers NCCCO Certified Rigger I training and testing for your employees.

A certified rigger is a person who has been trained and certified to handle and move loads. The level of certification depends upon the individual’s training, knowledge, skill base, and ability to perform functions related to the selection, inspection, and proper use of rigging equipment.

A Certified Rigger Level I can perform simple, repetitive rigging tasks when the load weight, center of gravity, the rigging, and rigging configuration are provided or known by the rigger through experience or on-the-job training prior to the rigging activities.

Specifically, Level I Riggers should be able to demonstrate or have knowledge of how to:

  • Inspect rigging before use
  • Identify and attach rigging with basic knowledge of hitch configurations, capacities, and basic knots
  • Recognize associated hazards
  • Signal operations
  • Use various types of rigging equipment and basic hitches and their applications

Written Examination

The Certified Rigger Level I Written Examination consists of 60 multiple-choice questions. Candidates are allowed 60 minutes to complete the test.

Domain: Scope of the Rigging Activity (Approximately 15% of the Test),Domain: Technical Knowledge (Approximately 13% of the Test), Domain: Inspection (Approximately 30% of the Test) & Domain: Execution of Rigging Activity (Approximately 42% of the Test)

Practical Examination

The successful completion of an NCCCO Certified Rigger Level I Practical Examination demonstrates a candidate’s basic rigging competency. The Rigger Level I Practical Exam consists of four tasks:

Each testing candidate is required to pass both the written exam and practical exam before becoming a NCCCO Certified Overhead Crane Operator. The certification is valid for 5 years at which time each candidate must be recertified.

Please contact PTS with any questions concerning the NCCCO process, pricing and scheduling!