New ASME Requirement: You Must Have a Qualified Rigger

The updated ASME B30.5 included a new section on Rigger Qualifications

Just released ASME requirement for Rigger Qualification

If you use a mobile crane, at least one member of each of your rigging teams should be designated as qualified. This is what you need to know:

  1. Trained

    Each rigger on your team must be trained to do the job they'll be performing.
  2. Written Exam

    To become a 'qualified' rigger, your personnel must take a written exam to assess their knowledge.
  3. Practical Exam

    Each 'qualified' rigger must also take a hands-on evaluation.
  4. 4 Components

    The exams must include all 4 of these ASME-specified components:
    • Selection, use and inspection of rigging equipment
    • Application of standard hitches
    • Estimations of load weight, center of gravity, angle and load movement
    • Applicable inspection and operating practices
  5. Designated

    You, the employer, must make the final designation of 'qualified' and should document this.

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Rigger Qualification Flyer

CICB Senior Instructor & Technical Advisor, Larry Kime

ASME B30.5 has been updated to include the requirement for a qualified rigger on any jobsite in any industry where a mobile crane is used.

See here for more information on the difference between rigger certifications and rigger qualifications.

If you'd like to explore options on rigger training in light of the revised standard, see our page on the topic or call 800.327.1386 for a free consultation.

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