Course Title: 30-Hour Climber/Tower Crane Rigger

Purpose: This course is a Licensing requirement for all applicants for a NYC Climber/Tower Crane Rigger License.

NYC Requirement: To work on Climber or Tower Cranes in NYC, all workers must successfully complete 30 hours of training as mandated by the 2014 Construction Code, Building Code Chapter 33 Safeguards during Construction or Demolition. To work as a licensed Climber/Tower Crane Rigger in NYC the licensee must successfully complete 30 hours of training as mandated by the 2014 Building Code, Chapter 33 Safeguards during Construction or Demolition

CEUs. 3.0

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites needed to attend this course. Students must be able to verbally communicate with instructor in primary language of the training.

Audience: This training is geared for construction foremen, riggers, safety supervisors, rigging inspectors, or crane operators who assist/supervise in the work of jumping or erecting of a tower crane.

Course Materials: This course consists of several different components which include power point presentations, lecture, real life case studies, class discussion and hands on demonstration. We will provide a student manuals, Hands-on demonstration, and in-class practical exercises.

Course objectives:

  • Learn how to navigate the New York City Department of Buildings website to select appropriate Building Codes, New York City Rules, Bulletins and applications.
  • Identify the rules and regulations that were promulgated after serious construction accidents in New York City.
  • Choose safe work practices at their construction sites based on prudent decision-making.
  • Differentiate between the OSHA standards and Chapter 33 of Building Code of New York City.
  • Identify rigging equipment and its hazards
  • Discuss Common causes of accidents with cranes and Rigging
  • Identify derricks and other types of cranes
  • Read Loading Charts and Develop skills necessary to understand rigging calculations
  • Analyze the qualifications for Mast Climbers, Cranes, and apply these methods to their plan, setup and inspection.
  • Identify unsafe conditions in the use of load binders
  • Inspect rigging hardware and recognize unacceptable conditions
  • Explain the proper use and limitations of the various rigging equipment and hardware (wire rope, synthetic slings, shackles, eyebolts, hooks, etc.).
  • Explain safe working practices to consider when performing hoisting and rigging.
  • State the proper hand signals used during lifting operations.
  • Recognize the responsibilities and practices of the Qualified Operator, Inspector, and Rigger

Attendance and Course Policy: Students must earn a 70% or more in their final exam in order to successfully complete the course. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive 30 HR Climber/Tower Crane Rigger ID card. Students are required to complete 100% of the course and actively participate in all learning activities.

A TRAINING INSTITUTE OF SITE SAFETY, LLC staff will be available to students and respond to any of their needs prior to, during, or after each training event. You may contact Maria Diaz Director of Training Development at 212-683-7200 during normal business hours or at 646.369.2311 after hours and on weekends. You can also email

Registration Price: $550.00

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