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CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

Rigger

Rigger II Practical Exam Outline

ELIGIBILITY

Candidates must pass a Practical Exam to be certified. Candidates may take their Written and Practical Exams in either order. Candidates have 12 months after they pass their first exam (Written or Practical) in which to pass the corresponding Written or Practical Exam.

SKILLS TESTED

Certified Rigger Level II Practical Exam

The Rigger Level II Practical Examination is comprised of two tasks. Candidates’ skills are tested in performing a level lift and rigging frame rotation. Candidates are allowed 15 minutes to complete the level lift task and 30 minutes to complete the frame rotation task.

The following is an outline of the practical testing procedure for Rigger Level II certification.

CANDIDATE INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS

The following sections describe the specific tasks you will be performing when taking the Practical Examination. It is important that you understand these instructions. If there is anything you do not understand, please request clarification from the Examiner.

TASKS

The Level II Practical Exam consists of two tasks that can be performed in either order, as determined by the starting position of the rigging frame.

You must report to the test site at the scheduled time. The Test Site Coordinator is responsible for setting the testing schedule. During the Practical Examination, you are under the direction of the Examiner and must follow the Examiner’s directions at all times.

Once you have completed all of the Practical Exam you must leave the testing area. Only personnel involved in the administration of the test are allowed in the test area.

TIME LIMITS

The Level Lift task has a time limit of 15 minutes and the Rigging Frame Rotation task has a time limit of 30 minutes.

PRE-TEST BRIEFING

You will also watch a short candidate video or PowerPoint presentation showing all the tasks you will be required to perform during the examination.

CANDIDATE ID AND SIGNATURE

Prior to beginning the examination, the Examiner will ask you for a government-issued photo identification, such as a driver’s license.

The Examiner will ask if you have read the Candidate Information and Instructions and will answer any questions you may have. He will have you sign the score sheet indicating you understand the instructions for the test.

PRE-TEST FAMILIARIZATION

  • All rigging slings and hardware are approved for use and do not require pre-use inspection.
  • Torquing of hardware or nuts is not required; hand-tighten these items only.
  • Softeners shall not be used or provided for these tasks.
  • Do not point-load rigging on the frame.
  • Do not apply rigging at less than 30 degrees to the horizontal.
  • Any misapplication of slings or hardware during these tasks will result in performance deductions.
  • You are not permitted to attach rigging at the center of gravity.
  • You may not add, adjust, or remove rigging while the load is suspended.
  • A lifting attempt is defined as any movement of the frame from hoisting.
  • You are not allowed to climb on the rigging frame.
  • The Practical Examiner will remove the blocking when the frame is suspended.
  • A digital level may be used during these tasks.
  • At the conclusion of each task, breakdown all rigging components and return them to the rigging table.
  • A maximum of three minutes will be permitted to evaluate the rigging gear used for these tasks. A laminated picture of the Rigging Frame and a grease pencil will be provided for your use.
  • If you are ready in less than three (3) minutes, please indicate that you are ready to begin.

TASK: LEVEL LIFT

  • At Examiner’s indication to start, at which point timing begins, select and then apply slings and/or hardware to attachment points of your choice on the rigging frame in order to hoist the load and execute a level lift.
  • You are permitted a maximum of two lifting attempts to achieve a position that is within two degrees of true level. A measurement of greater than two degrees on your final attempt will result in a performance deduction.
  • If you are unsuccessful in your first attempt, you must return to the original starting position before starting a second attempt.
  • You must use at least three, but no more than four sling legs on the rigging frame.
  • When you have completed this task say “Done.” Your rigging set-up will then be evaluated.
  • You will have a maximum time of 15 minutes to complete this task.
  • The Examiner will indicate when there are ten, five, and one minute(s) remaining for this task.

TASK: RIGGING FRAME ROTATION

  • At the Examiner’s indication to start, at which point timing begins, select and then apply slings and/or hardware to attachment points of your choice on the rigging frame. You must lift the frame clear of the ground and rotate the load 90 degrees under control.
  • You are permitted a maximum of three attempts to rotate the frame to a position that is within six degrees of true level. A measurement of greater than six degrees on your final attempt will result in a performance deduction.
  • A rope tied on the frame indicates which side must be in the final “up” position.
  • If you are unsuccessful during any rotation attempt, you must return to the original starting position before attempting the next rotation.
  • If the frame touches the ground during the first or second rotation attempt, you must return to the original starting position before attempting the next rotation.
  • You must initiate this task with a minimum of three slings but no more than four, and you must have tension on at least two pick points at the end of the task.
  • When you have completed this task say “Done.” Your rigging setup will then be evaluated.
  • You will have a maximum time of 30 minutes to complete this task.
  • The Examiner will indicate when there are ten, five, and one minute(s) remaining for this task.