Rigger Awareness Training Resources Available for Free on NATE Website

The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) said that several prominent Rigger Awareness Training Resources are now accessible on the association’s website for free and available for use by companies and workers in the industry. These resources were developed by NATE due to a 2018 Susan Harwood Training Grant (SH-31235-SH7) from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. The following Rigger Awareness Training materials are available:

The industry-specific Rigger Awareness Course curriculum is focused on introducing workers and employers to rigging terminology, rigging equipment and proper use, rigging inspections, rigging related hazards, crane signals and industry reference materials/standards. The training is organized into six sections that include the following subject topics:

  • Section 1: Introduction to NATE and OSHA
  • Section 2: State of the Industry
  • Section 3: Construction Planning, Stakeholders and Resources
  • Section 4: Anatomy of a Rigging Plan
  • Section 5: Lift Systems, Forces and Equipment Components
  • Section 6: Executing the Rigging Plan

The training also includes information regarding employee and employer rights and responsibilities under the OSH Act of 1970, whistleblower complaint procedures and protection provisions.

“The Rigger Awareness Training Program was a resounding success for NATE in 2018,” stated Board of Directors member Kevin Dougherty from New Castle, Delaware. “Over the course of the program year, 583 total workers were trained representing 530 employees and 53 employers. The association is now excited to make this Rigger Awareness Training curriculum available for free to all companies and workers in the industry in order to continue to drive a culture of safety and quality,” added Dougherty.

For more information on the NATE Susan Harwood Grant program, visit HERE.

November 5, 2018


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