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Rigger Signaler Training & Certification

What do we offer? Whether you want signaler and rigger training and certification in as little as two hours with our online training or a more robust, customizable option like you get with our DIY training kits or on-site training, we can help you get the signaler and rigger training certificate you need in the way you want it and at a price you can afford.

You may have ended up here after searching for "rigger training near me". The fact of the matter is rigger training can be done from anywhere. Our rigger training kits can be done from anywhere and our rigger training online courses from anywhere (that has internet access of course).

What are my options for rigger signaler training?

Training Kits

The kit is for those who want to do the training themselves. It's a reusable training presentation that is used to train groups of people all at one time in one location. If you need to train a trainer to use the kit we offer a train the trainer online course.

Online Training

Online is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores. Online training is also eligible for bulk pricing discounts for groups of 16+ trainees.

Train the Trainer

Train the trainer courses are online and meant to certify a single individual to use the training kit to train others. The kit is included with the train the trainer online course for no additional cost and is reusable. Results in a lifetime certification.

Onsite Training

Onsite training is for companies looking for hands-on training on your own equipment at your location. We come to you (from Rexburg, Idaho) so travel expenses are included, because of this onsite training is best for groups of at least 5-10+ trainees.

What's in the Signaler and Rigger Training Course?

Our Rigger and Signalman safety training course is regulation-compliant, and our online version fulfills OSHA’s classroom training requirement. Each class contains sections on weight, angles and stress, the center of gravity, sling hitches and types, and the hardware and lifting devices these workers can expect to work with.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required.

Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, provincial, territorial, and local standards, this training encompasses the following standards for riggers and signalmen:

  • Encompasses these U.S. Standards
  • 29 CFR 1926.180 – Crawler Locomotive and Truck Cranes

  • 29 CFR 1926.1400 – Cranes and Derricks

  • 29 CFR 1910.179 – Overhead Cranes and Gantries

  • 29CFR 1926.554 – Overhead Hoists

  • ASME B30.5 – Mobile and Locomotive Cranes

  • ASME B30.22 – Articulating Boom Cranes

  • ASME B30.2, 11, 16, 17 – Overhead and Gantry Cranes

  • Encompasses these Canada Standards
  • CAN/CSA-Z150-11 – Safety Code on Mobile Cranes

  • CAN/CSA-Z150.3-11 – Safety Code on Articulating Boom Cranes

  • CAN/CSA-C22.2 – Safety Code for Material Hoists

  • ISO 16715:2014 – Hand Signals with Cranes

  • ASME B30.5 – Mobile and Locomotive Cranes

  • ASME B30.22 – Articulating Boom Cranes

  • ASME B30.2, 11, 16, 17 – Overhead and Gantry Cranes

Why do I need signaler and rigger training?

In line with regulations, anyone who works with or around heavy machinery must receive training prior to working on their own. While requirements for refresher training related to forklifts or other processes are very specific. Most other equipment doesn’t have such specific requirements, but it’s wise to follow the same guidelines.

When it comes to refresher training, OSHA’s standard in some instances (like forklifts) is very specific: operators must be re-evaluated every three years to see if they are still competent to operate the equipment. Best practices say to apply this same rule to all types of equipment. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that proves continued competency.

  • Did You Know?


  • Sailors were the original riggers, where their skills with ropes and knots allowed them to quickly raise sails, and other loads.

  • Texas employs the most riggers in the United States.

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