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CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

Rigger

Rigger Level I Written Exam - Exam Outline


The CCO Certified Rigger Level I Written Examination tests the following knowledge areas relating to rigging:

Domain: Scope of the Rigging Activity
(Approximately 15% of the Test)

Domain: Technical Knowledge
(Approximately 13% of the Test)

Domain: Inspection
(Approximately 30% of the Test)

Domain: Execution of Rigging Activity
(Approximately 42% of the Test)

DOMAIN: Scope of the Rigging Activity

(Approximately 15% of the Test)

  • Know how to identify the load’s travel path
  • Know how to identify load characteristics
    • Know how to verify the load weight
    • Know how to identify the attachment points
  • Recognize special handling requirements
  • Recognize unsafe rigging practices
    • Pinch points
    • Need for softeners
    • Load stability
    • Shock load
    • Side load
    • Body positioning
    • Electrical hazards
  • Know how to identify hazards
  • Know how to communicate a hazard identification

DOMAIN: Technical Knowledge

(Approximately 13% of the Test)

  • Understand and apply ASME non-inspection standards
    • ASME B30.5: Mobile and Locomotive Crane
    • ASME B30.9: Slings
    • ASME B30.10: Hooks
    • ASME B30.20: Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices
    • ASME B30.26: Rigging Hardware
  • Understand and apply OSHA non-inspection regulations
    • 1910.184: Materials Handling and Storage
    • 1926.251: Rigging Equipment for Material Handling
    • 1926.1431: Hoisting Personnel

DOMAIN: Inspection

(Approximately 30% of the Test)

  • Know ASME frequent inspection standards
    • B30.9: Slings
    • B30.10: Hooks
    • B30:20: Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices
    • B30.26: Rigging Hardware
  • Know OSHA frequent inspection regulations
    • 1910.184: Materials Handling and Storage
    • 1926.251: Rigging Equipment for Material Handling

DOMAIN: Execution of Rigging Activity

(Approximately 42% of the Test)

  • Know how to use slings
    • Chain
    • Wire rope
    • Metal mesh
    • Synthetic rope
    • Synthetic web
    • Synthetic round
  • Know how to use rigging hardware
    • Shackles
    • Adjustable hardware
    • Links, rings, and swivels
    • Rigging blocks
    • Hooks
    • Hoists
    • Dollies, skates, and rollers
    • A-frames
    • Trolleys
    • Compression hardware
    • Beam clamps
    • Softeners
    • Eyebolts
    • Swivel hoist rings
    • Jacks
  • Know how to use below-the-hook lifting devices
    • Structural (lifting beams)
    • Plate clamps
    • Beam and girder clamps
  • Know proper use of tag lines
    • Know proper use of basic knots
  • Know post-load movement activities
    • Know how to secure the load
    • Know how to disconnect the rigging
    • Know how to stow the gear