Note: If you have any difficulties registering, please call (717) 653-8106. Thank you!

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ABC Keystone continues to prioritize your safety to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. When you visit Chapter headquarters you will now see CDC-recommended safety precautions in place including COVID-19 symptom screenings, face mask requirements, enhanced cleaning measures and the implementation of social distancing to protect your health. We thank you in advance for your cooperation as we open up under these guidelines. Please enter the building at Door 1 when you arrive.

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Qualified Crane Signal Person and Rigging

January 22 @ 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

$180 – $250

Qualified Crane Signal Person and Rigging


January 22, 2020  / 7:30 am – 3:30 pm

This class is sold out!

Construction projects inherently require objects to be moved, hoisted and relocated. These tasks are often performed using a “rig.” Failures of the rigging arrangements are common when riggers don’t understand capacity aspects of the equipment they are using and/or make a “bad” rig.

The purpose of this program is to give participants the information they need to make a good rig. Rigging is so important in the construction field, but is often overlooked. Sometimes hook-ups can work, without the user really understanding what they are doing – but this does not mean the operation is safe.

Consider failed rigging outcomes: A broken sling? A broken product? A broken skull?

This topic is just too important to do it wrong!

Benefits of Attending:

Test your rigging knowledge. If your crew is rigging loads and can’t answer these questions completely, they need to attend this program! Gain answers to these questions:

  • Why is the rating for a basket-hitch almost always over-stated?
  • What do most riggers do that reduces the capacity of a choker hitch unnecessarily?
  • What is the hand signal for boom-out on a hydraulic crane?
  • Why is the rigger most likely to be killed during a hoisting operation?
  • When can a safety latch be disabled? (The answer isn’t ‘never’)
  • Which sling type does not require a capacity tag?
  • What type and grade chain must be used for hoisting operations?

Each participate will receive sample load charts and materials that they can use in the field every day.

Develop Your Knowledge and Learn More About:

  • Rigging hazards.
  • Rigging equipment and types of slings.
  • Determining load weights.
  • Load angles and how they affect the rigging.
  • Selection of an appropriate rig for the load.
  • How to inspect slings, hooks and rigging equipment for damage.
  • Using ANSI Hand Signals.
  • Review of hardware and rating requirements.

Who Should Attend:

Anyone and everyone who connects a load to a crane, hoist, backhoe, pulley system should attend this program. If you are a supervisor or project manager who has been charged with safety oversight for your project (as you should be), this course is for you.

This course is ideal for individuals working as project managers, supervisors, safety coordinators, management officials and safety committee members.

Basic math and calculator skills are required. Awareness of rigging and hoisting practices is helpful.


Kevin Keith, Director of Safety Services, ABC Keystone, provides safety trainings and safety services for the Chapter’s members. Kevin is a graduate of Penn State University with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science. He has been providing Health and Safety services since 1996. Kevin is an OSHA Authorized Construction Trainer for the Mid-Atlantic OTI Education Center. He has aided with Workers’ Compensation, ergonomics, rehabilitation, fall protection system design and install, developed safety programs for automated systems, jobsite audits, PIT operator trainings, and an extensive list of trainings related to OSHA and safety during his career

Included with registration: various course materials, certificate of completion.

If you must cancel for any reason, please contact us immediately. Cancellations received less than 7 days of the start of class cannot be refunded; substitutions are permitted.

Registration deadline: January 15, 2020

ABC Members may select the option to be invoiced. Non-members will need to please pay at time of registration either via credit card payment online or by calling Michele at the Chapter office: (717) 653-8106.

EIN: 23-1618254 – Contributions or gifts are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. However, payments may be deductible by members as an ordinary, necessary business expense. See your accountant for details.

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January 22
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
$180 – $250
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Michele Cook


ABC Keystone
135 Shellyland Road
Manheim, PA 17545 United States
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