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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

Signaling (HOIST.S)

Course Category: 

16 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 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 power lines, give the minimum clearance between the crane and the lines based on OSHA standards; describe and demonstrate five safe work practices related to rigging and hoisting; identify seven types of rigging hardware and describe the function of each piece of the hardware; describe eight types of sling configurations and identify the situation that each is used in; describe the effect that the sling angle has on slings and hardware; describe the 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 commands for hand signals available, correctly perform at least 15 crane hand signals; demonstrate the ability to communicate with an operator by using clear and precise voice commands.


Major topics include: signal person’s duties and responsibilities and include instruction in the proper techniques for giving voice commands and hand signals. The course also covers rigging basics and crane safety to ensure that qualified workers understand hoisting and rigging procedures that may affect the signal person’s actions and responsibilities.

Credit recommendation: 

In the associate/certificate degree category, 1 semester hour in Construction Technology (4/16) (4/21 revalidation).