How Do I Become a Rigger?
The first day began with taking a pre-test, to see what rigging knowledge we brought to the class. For those who want to become a rigger but are starting from the beginning, this may not be much at all.
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This week, I had the experience of attempting to become CCO certified by taking CICB’s CCO Mobile Crane Operator Training Course. Since I was new to mobile crane operation, I took CICB’s Mobile Crane Operator Training (MCOT) course last week, which can serve as the introductory version of the CCO class.
In section 5-3, ASME introduce to the industry a requirement for rigger qualifications.
Specifically, there ought to be at least one qualified rigger on any job site where a mobile crane is being used, regardless of industry.
CICB has three expert witnesses on staff.
All three are NCCCO-certified crane operators, riggers, lift directors and inspectors, as well as full-time instructors, with decades of experience in the industry and multiple engagements as crane expert witnesses.
The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) was founded in 1995 as an independent, nonprofit organization specifically “to develop effective performance standards for safe crane operation.”
Our site has been using CICB for a number of years to train and maintain certification for our crane operators. They exhibit an extensive background in the crane industry and their approach to training is very thorough and comprehensive. CICB’s professional instructors are highly dedicated and motivate everyone in the class to strive for excellence. The material is well-organized and the training is presented in a clear and concise manner. The classroom instruction and actual hands-on training go beyond our expectations. Our employees leave the class with a better understanding of crane operation, their capabilities, and job safety.”
This class was one of the best I have ever coordinated for our employees! Jason was, by far, the best instructor I have ever seen present an extremely technical course. His personality was perfect for the audience and made him very relatable. His technical proficiency was exemplary! He is completely capable of and, for the most part, did teach the entire class without referring to the slides or reference material. He also went way above and beyond in his commitment to ensuring the students not only learned but retained the material and stayed late into each evening to assist those requiring additional assistance. The employees could not say enough great things about Jason's skills and commitment to learning. We now have 10 employees trained to operate our cranes and, even though the majority of them do not work together, a group of employees that overcame some adversity and became a cohesive team. They are begging me to bring the CICB back!”
The Instructor Larry Kime is absolutely one of the best instructors I have ever had, and I have a degree in mechanical engineering. Larry’s knowledge both written and practical is current and accessible. I would recommend Larry to a new beginner or someone that has been in the lifting industry their whole career