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CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

Rigger

Rigger Level II Written Exam - Exam Outline

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

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

Domain: Planning the Rigging Activity
(Approximately 15% of test)

Domain: Selection of Rigging Components
(Approximately 34% of test)

Domain: Technical Knowledge
(Approximately 13% of test)

Domain: Inspection
(Approximately 10% of test)

Domain: Execution of Rigging Activity
(Approximately 13% of test)

DOMAIN: SCOPE OF THE RIGGING ACTIVITY

  • Know how to identify the load to be moved
  • Know how to identify the load’s travel path
  • Know how load is to be positioned
  • Know how to identify load characteristics
    • Know how to calculate the load weight
    • Know how to determine the center of gravity
    • Know how to calculate the load dimensions
    • Know how to identify the attachment points
    • Know any special handling requirements
      • Know the load composition
      • Know the load’s structural integrity
    • Recognize special handling requirements
  • Recognize unsafe rigging practices
    • Load stability
  • Knowledge necessary to identify hazards.
  • Knowledge necessary to communicate hazards

DOMAIN: PLANNING THE RIGGING ACTIVITY

  • Know how to determine rigging equipment requirements
  • Know lifting characteristics of the rigging equipment
  • Know how to verify that the rigging can be removed
  • Know the responsibilities of the signalperson
  • Know the responsibilities of the equipment operator
  • Know the responsibilities of the lift director
  • Know how to calculate tensions on slings and rigging hardware

DOMAIN: SELECTION OF RIGGING COMPONENTS

  • Know how to select slings
    • Chain
    • Wire rope
    • Metal mesh
    • Synthetic rope
    • Synthetic web
    • Synthetic round
  • Know how to select rigging hardware
    • Shackles
    • Adjustable hardware
    • Turnbuckles
    • Chain hardware
    • Links, rings and swivels
    • Rigging block
    • Hooks
    • How to select hoists
      • Air
      • Lever
      • Electric
      • Manual (chain falls)
    • Dollies/Skates/Rollers
    • A-frames
    • Trolley
    • Know how to select compression hardware
      • Wire rope clips
      • Wedge sockets
    • Beam clamps
    • Softeners
    • Eyebolts
    • Swivel hoist rings
    • Jacks
  • Know how to identify below-the-hook lifting devices
    • Structural (lifting beams)
    • Mechanical lifting devices (including vacuum lifting devices)
    • Close proximity operated lifting magnets
    • Remotely operated lifting magnets
    • Scrap and material handling grapples
    • Plate clamps
    • Beam/girder clamps

DOMAIN: TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE

  • Understand and apply ASME non-inspection standards
    • ASME B30.5: Mobile and Locomotive Crane
    • ASME B30.9: Slings
      • Hitches
    • ASME B30.10: Hooks
    • ASME B30.16: Overhead hoists
    • ASME B30.20: Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices
    • ASME B30.21: Manually Lever Operated Hoists
    • ASME B30.23: Personnel Lifting Systems
    • 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
    • 1926.550: Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators, and Conveyors
  • Understand and apply signals
    • Hand
    • Voice

DOMAIN: INSPECTION

  • Know ASME frequent inspection standards
    • B30.9: Slings
    • B30.10: Hooks
    • B30.16: Overhead Hoists
    • B30.20: Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices
    • B30.21: Manually Lever Operated Hoists
    • B30.23: Personnel Lifting Systems
    • 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

  • 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
      • Turnbuckles
      • Chain hardware
    • Links, rings and swivels
    • Rigging block
    • Hooks
    • Hoists
      • Air
      • Lever
      • Electric
      • Manual
    • Dollies/skates/rollers
    • A-frames
    • Trolley
    • Compression hardware
      • Wire rope clips
      • Wedge sockets
    • Beam clamps (used as attachment point)
    • Softeners
    • Eyebolts
    • Swivel hoist rings
    • Jacks
  • Know how to use below-the-hook lifting devices
    • Structural (lifting beams)
    • Mechanical lifting devices
    • Close proximity operated lifting magnets
    • Remotely operated lifting magnets
    • Scrap and material handling grapples