Qualified Rigger and Signal Person Training

  • Classroom

If you are giving hand or voice signals to an operator, you need to be qualified as a signalperson.  While the rule states that signalpersons need to be qualified (rather than certified) by a qualified evaluator, qualification can be through a third-party qualified evaluator (such as OSTS Inc.).  All signalpersons must be qualified and tested through a written or oral test and a practical test, and the qualification must be documented [1926.1428].  Under section 1926.1401 Definitions, OSHA defines this as someone who has demonstrated that they are competent in accurately assessing whether individuals meet the Qualification Requirements in this subpart for a signalperson.

Riggers need to be qualified rather than certified.  A qualified rigger is defined as a "qualified person" who, by possession of a recognized degree, certificate, or professional standing, or who by extensive knowledge, training, and experience, has succesfully demonstrated the ability to solve/resolve problems related to rigging.

*Please note - this course may be 4 to 8 hours in length depending upon the attendee experience level.  It is intended to give signalpersons and riggers the information needed in order to perform their job properly in accordance with OSHA regulations.  The class will provide the student with an understanding of signaling and rigging as well as the ability to identify potential safety problems.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate, please contact the California JPIA training division by email, training@cjpia.org, within two business days of the training date, noting that the Authority is closed on Fridays. 

Topics Covered

  • Hand signals
  • Proper rigging technique in the use of rigging equipment
  • Regulations
  • Rigging Inspection
  • Proper use and inspection of shackles
  • Written and practical examination


4 hours


CalOSHA Title 8, Sections 5006


As Needed

Who Should Attend:

Employees who give hand or voice signals to rigging or crane operators and/or riggers.