Associated Builders and Contractor Member

Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association

CSAA fully endorses the national certification program offered by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), and will prepare canidates for the CCO test.

Rigger Unit 2

Course Information

Unit 2 Rigger:  When lifting and handling heavy loads, not enough can be said about the importance of a Rigger. Proper rigging techniques and the way a load has been secured will be the difference between a successful lift or an accident caused by improper rigging techniques or faulty rigging gear.

Topics covered are:

  • Sling Types (Chain, wire rope, synthetics and nylon) 
  • Sling Configurations
  • Rigging Knots 
  • Rigging Hardware 
  • Inspection of Rigging Gear 
  • Lifting Accessories 
  • Determining Load Weights 
  • Critical Lifts 
  • Safety and Pre-cautions 
  • Basic Math Formulas


All of CSAA’s instructors are certified by NCCCO.  They bring in many years of practical real-world experience that will enhance the learning experience.  Since Crane Safety Associates keep the class size to a maximum of 15 students, each student will have ample time to spend with the instructor for one-on-one training.  

Course Text

The Rigging Fundamentals course will utilize Crane Safety Associates’ recently updated “Rigging Fundamentals” textbook.  This is the same material CSAA uses for CCO prep courses but will be delivered at a slower pace so that students with little or no experience will have time to adjust and fully understand each topic that is covered.


In addition to the course textbook, the course will be delivered using a PowerPoint and open discussion format.  CSAA will also utilize actual rigging hardware so that students will have the opportunity to rig loads and become familiar with the inspection process throughout the duration of the program.

Course Completion

Upon completion of the rigging program and its corresponding exams, students will receive a certificate of completion and will be recognized as a qualified rigger.  Also, with passing scores on the NCCCO written and practical exams, students will be certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators as a certified rigger.