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Having a qualified lift director on site is required by OSHA for all critical lifts, and may be a wise idea for the safety-conscious employer in other situations as well.  OSHA says that a job site's controlling entity, general contractor, or employer is responsible for ensuring that lift directors are trained, evaluated and documented, just like signal persons and riggers, to meet the same standard: a “qualified person.”   

Our two-day lift director qualification course will prepare your site supervisors to perform the following functions, as specified by ASME:

  • Ensures that ground support meets needs, such as levelness, support, preparation, having been surveyed, proper dunnage, cribbing, drainage, and having no underground hazards
  • Ensures traffic controls are in place and restricts unauthorized access through barricades, danger tape, fences, signage, and designated paths for equipment and pedestrians
  • Ensures all people involved, such as site workers around the crane, the assembly team, riggers, signal persons, operators, and maintenance staff, understand their duties
  • Addresses all safety concerns and makes final decisions for the lift; has knowledge of all rules and regulations, and knowledge of accurate lift planning and solutions
  • Ensures employees, such as workers around the crane, signal persons, riggers, and crane operators are properly trained and qualified
  • Ensures ASME standards and federal rules are met when hoisting people. Considerations may include the platform or basket, rigging, crane, operator, signal person, load tests, pre-lift meetings, crane trial lifts, critical-lift plans, and hazard mitigation
  • Ensures that load planning and lift planning are accurate. Informs the crane operator of accurate load weight, as well as lifting, movement, and placement areas. Verifies that the lift plan does not exceed the capacity of the crane, wire rope, block, or rigging
  • Ensures that only qualified riggers do the rigging, and that a signal person is provided when required
  • Ensures the load is rigged properly before it is lifted more than a few inches

Public Lift Director Qualification course schedule for 2019:

February 11 - 13, 2019, Portland, ME

February 20 - 22, 2019, Burlington, VT

We also offer this class as a customized onsite at your location.

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