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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

LIUNA Training and Education Fund | Evaluated Learning Experience

ICRA for Occupied Facilities, Worker

Course Category: 

24 hours.

LIUNA Pomfret, CT, and other LIUNA approved training centers

April 2011 – Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe and demonstrate five safe work practices related to rigging and hoisting; describe some of the common errors that cause most crane and rigging accidents; describe and demonstrate six safe work practices for working with and around cranes and explain why each is important; identify at least six different types of cranes; using scenarios involving cranes working near high voltage lines, give the minimum clearance between the crane and the lines based on OSHA standards; define the regulations that must be followed, and work practices that must by used, when using cranes to hoist personnel; solve problems involving linear distance, area, and volume using standard formulas; determine the load weights and centers of gravity for sample common construction materials of regular shapes using standard formulas; describe the effect that the sling angle has on slings and hardware; solve problems involving the calculations for sling tension for even legs, using standard formulas; identify the parts of a hoisting hook and describe the purpose of each; describe what might happen if a hook is “point loaded”; describe and demonstrate the inspection for hoisting hooks; identify five signs of damage to inspect for; identify six additional types of rigging hardware, describe the function of each, and describe how to inspect each piece of hardware; explain how to properly and safely attach each piece of hardware to the load or rigging as necessary; describe eight types of sling configurations and identify the situation that each is used in; using sample objects to rig, identify and rig each object with the most appropriate configuration; list and identify five materials used to make slings and under what conditions, identified through inspection, they must be removed from service; list and describe the three basic components of wire rope and define the purpose of each; identify four permanent markings that synthetic slings must have on them and explain the meaning of each; describe three situations that warrant the use of a signal person; describe five responsibilities of a signal person; describe the two methods of communicating with an operator; describe two essential practices a signal person should do before signaling and the importance of each; with the command for hand signals available, correctly perform at least 15 crane hand signals; and demonstrate the ability to communicate with an operator by using clear and precise voice commands.


Major topics include: the regulations included in federal, state, and equipment manufacturers’ standards. The course provides knowledge of these regulations, as well as an in-depth understanding of equipment, work procedures, techniques, and safety considerations that are essential for laborers to function in a zero-accident environment. Additionally, the course addresses training and certification requirements for riggers and signalers. 

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate /associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Construction Safety (4/16) (4/21 revalidation).