8 Hour Hoisting Machine Operator Class B Rating

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About Course

This course is a renewal requirement for the holder of a New York City (NYC) Special Rigger’s license. It must be completed within one-year of a license renewal.


Building Code and Rule updates.
Safety during hoisting.
Inspections and record keeping.
Review of math and calculations.
Façade restoration requirements (applications, permits, Safety Plans).
Review of Chapter 33 (safety during construction).


The possession of a Special Rigger’s license and experience in rigging operations, supervision and use of suspended scaffold systems.


Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

Learn how to navigate the NYC Department of Buildings’ website.
Differentiate between OSHA standards and the NYC Building Code.
Apply 1 RCNY 104-20, 1 RCNY 104-21, 1 RCNY 104-22.
Identify rigging equipment and their hazards.
Discuss common causes of accidents with hoisting and rigging.
Identify unsafe conditions in the use of load binders.
Develop emergency procedures.
Inspect rigging hardware and recognize unsatisfactory conditions.
Explain the proper use and limitations of rigging equipment and hardware (wire rope, synthetic slings, shackles, eye bolts, hooks, etc.).
Explain safe working practices when performing hoisting and rigging.
State the proper hand signals used during lifting operations.
Recognize suspension methods and setup.
Calculate loads for rigging, measurement, symbols, geometry, leverage, friction, fulcrum, center of gravity, uniform and concentrated loading.
Course Materials:  Will be provided.




8 hours of training (not including class breaks).

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