Rigger/Signal Person Space Requirements

NCCER requires the facility where the Rigger/Signal Person Practical Examinations are conducted to meet all the following space and location standards:

  • Unobstructed space to perform all practical tasks
  • Space to setup two chain hoists 10 feet above the ground and 8 feet apart

Rigger/Signal Person Equipment Requirements

NCCER requires the Accredited Assessment Center organization to have the following equipment in possession prior to conducting any Rigger/Signal Person Practical Examinations:
NOTE: NCCER Rigging Kit available here. If the AAC wishes to assemble their own rigging kit, you must contact NCCER for additional specifications. *Items not included in kit.

  • Site required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • *One clipboard (optional)
  • *One stopwatch
  • *Three #2 pencils
  • *Chalk
  • *One pencil sharpener
  • *PVC Platform (see attached PDF for specifications)
  • *Four nuts to fit 1/2-inch swivel hoist rings (AAC must contact NCCER for PVC platform specifications)
  • One calculator
  • One tape measure
  • One protractor
  • One 5-gallon bucket with sealable lid
  • One 24-inch x 48-inch gang box
  • One 48-inch long x 4-inch diameter PVC pipe
  • Two 4-inch x 4-inch x 4-inch PVC tees
  • One Crosby pocket rigging card (Item # 9999875) (05/09)
  • Two 1-inch screw pin shackles
  • Four 3/4-inch screw pin shackles
  • One 1/2-inch anchor bolt type shackle
  • One 1-ton carbon eye hook
  • Two 1/2-inch alloy oblong master links
  • Four 1/2-inch x 1.5-inch shouldered eyebolts
  • Four 1/2-inch 1.5-inch unshouldered eyebolts
  • Four 1/2-inch swivel hoist rings
  • Two 6-foot polyester round slings 2600# vertical
  • Two 4-foot polyester round slings 2600# vertical
  • Two 2-foot polyester round slings 2600# vertical
  • One 3/8-inch x 6-foot eye and eye wire rope sling
  • One 1-inch x 6-foot 2 ply eye and eye web sling
  • One 3/8-inch x 6-foot long wire rope
  • One 3/4-inch x 15-foot synthetic rope
  • One 6-inch synthetic rope 3 sheave block (6-inch hook tackle block)
  • One 6-inch synthetic rope 3 sheave block (6-inch shackle tackle block)
  • Two 1/2-ton (minimum) x 10-foot (minimum) lift chain falls
  • One 1/2-ton (minimum) x 10-foot (minimum) lift lever hoist (1/2-ton ratchet lever hoist)
  • One 3/8-inch wedge socket (becket)
  • One 3/8-inch heavy duty thimble
  • Two 3/8-inch forged wire rope clips

Compliance Attestation

NCCER requires the Accredited Assessment Center Primary Administrator to attest that all space and equipment information is true, and that the Accredited Assessment Center Primary Administrator has read and agrees to abide by the conditions set forth in the NCCER Accreditation Guidelines Program Compliance, and the applicable Certification Program Procedure Manual. Additionally, the Accredited Assessment Center Primary Administrator understands that this program will be subjected to periodic audits.