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New York City District Council of Carpenters Training Center | Evaluated Learning Experience

40-Hour Rigging and Signaling Certification (SPC359) or (GCC511)

Formerly Rigging (SPC359) or (GCC511)
Location: 
The New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY.
Length: 

Version 1: 35 hours (1 week). Version 2: 40 hours (1 week). 

Dates: 

Version 1: September 2002 -  March 2018. Version 2: April 2018 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe a rigger's safety responsibilities on the jobsite; describe the limits of safe equipment operation; describe the basic construction and standard designs of wire rope; calculate working load limit (WLL) for various cables; identify and employ safe practices when rigging with wire, rope, chain, and slings; identify the construction and purpose of hardware equipment; inspect rigging equipment using industry standard criteria; identify standard types of cranes used in rigging operations and assist in safe crane setup; identify load conditions that result in a critical life using a capacity chart; and direct crane movement for rigging operations using appropriate hand or voice signals. Version 2: Students will be able to: describe a rigger's safety responsibilities on the jobsite; describe the limits of safe equipment operation; describe the basic construction and standard designs of wire rope; calculate working load limit (WLL) for various cables; identify and employ safe practices when rigging with wire, rope, chain, and slings; identify the construction and purpose of hardware equipment; inspect rigging equipment using industry standard criteria; identify standard types of cranes used in rigging operations and assist in safe crane setup; identify load conditions that result in a critical life using a capacity chart; and direct crane movement for rigging operations using appropriate hand or voice signals.

Instruction: 

Version 1 and 2: This course addresses rigging safety, rigging hardware construction, rigging hardware inspection, knots, and rigging procedures. Apprentices work with different types of cranes and direct crane movements through voice and hand signals.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1 and 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Carpentry or Construction Technology (11/07) (2/13 revalidation) (4/18 revalidation). 

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