NYC DOB REQUIREMENT:
As Per 33220.127.116.11 of the 2014 NYC Construction Code, this 32 Hour rigging foreman training is required by the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) to supervise suspended scaffold projects on construction sites in New York City.
CEUs (CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS)
Experienced workers with at least one year of practical experience in hoisting and rigging and whose roles require supervision of suspended scaffold projects. This training may also be beneficial for safety managers, superintendents, and individuals planning to apply for the New York City Master or Special Rigger’s license.
Participants need to be able to communicate with the instructor in the language the course is held in. There are no prerequisites needed to attend this course, however, it is recommended that students have some experience in rigging operations and supervision of or use of suspended scaffold systems. As per § RCNY 104-20, for an individual to be designated as a rigging foreman by a licensed special or master rigger they must meet certain qualifications (link to NYC DOB website) including an ability to read and write in English. To participate in the training, students must only be able to verbally communicate with the instructor in the primary language of the training.
A plethora of methods will be used, such as auditory, visual and kinesthetic methods to ensure learning. This includes the program’s PowerPoint, related lectures, testing/quizzing, hands-on activities, and classroom discussions.