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Certified Advanced Rigger

In addition to being knowledgeable in all basic and intermediate rigger tasks, the advanced rigger must also demonstrate advanced level of proficiency in all the rigger tasks. The advanced rigger performs specific rigging operations as they relate to blind hoists, traveling with a load, working in close quarters, and lift procedures for personnel. The advanced rigger applies specific rigging criteria from the manufacturer or equipment representative to the safe and appropriate methods of erection, dismantling, jumping, and reconfiguring of cranes. The advanced rigger also applies specific rigging criteria for lifting a single load with multiple cranes. The advanced rigger identifies and interpret load indicator and safety devices, capacity or load charts, specific mechanical advantages, the center of gravity as it relates to the rigging operation, as well as the effects of angles or indirect pulling in the rigging operation. The advanced rigger is also proficient in the direction of single, multiple specialized lifts. The advanced rigger is knowledgeable and can demonstrate proficiency in the design, documentation, and implementation of lift planning. Both the knowledge testing and skills evaluations will be conducted in accordance with NCCER testing procedures. Certification is granted through NCCER.

To learn more about NCCER Crane Training, please contact Margret Meade at or by phone at 515.289.1999.

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