Classroom Training

Hoisting and Rigging Safety Awareness

This two-day course provides vital information for those assisting or working around lifting operations. Specific topics include hoisting and rigging hazard recognition, knots, lifting hardware, materials, hand signals and working load limits. Information covers lifts using large fix-tower cranes and knuckle and telescoping boom trucks. It is an awareness course designed for employees that work directly or around lifting operations.

Comprehension is determined by several practical tests and a written exam at the end of the second day.

Two certificates are issued:

1. Hoisting & Rigging Safety Awareness certificate
2. International Hand Signals certificate

This event contains 16 technical hours and may be eligible for BCRSP CM points. See the BCRSP website at for CM point criteria.

Course Content:

  • How to tie common knots used in the lifting process
  • The typical hoisting and rigging hardware found on a construction site
  • Calculations to determine safe working loads of material and particular equipment
  • About lifts using large fix-tower cranes to knuckle and telescoping boom trucks
  • Participants will learn international hand signals for better communication between workers and crane operators on site