Competent Tower Rigger


The Competent Tower Rigger Course covers detailed aspects of tower rigging operations in compliance with ANSI/ASSE A10.48-2016.

The course also includes a Capstan Operator Certification. After demonstrations on how to operate a capstan, each participant will have the opportunity to practice. Safety and problem solving are emphasized.

All participants must demonstrate an aptitude for understanding rigging techniques, and be able to work with numbers and formulas.

Some of the subjects to be covered are:

  • Rigging Plans
  • Rigging Equipment
  • Lift Arrangements
  • Load Multipliers
  • Center of Gravity


Duration: 3 Days (18 hours in total)

Monday Day 1

Classroom Instruction, Demonstrations and Practices (8 hours)

Tuesday Day 2

AM – Demonstrations and Practices (4 hours)
PM – Practical Exams (4 hours)  *A score of 75% or better is required in order to be certified.

Wednesday Day 3

AM – Written Exam (2 hours) *A score of 75% or better is required in order to be certified.


Class size: Minimum 6, Maximum 8 / 2 Instructors

Cost per participant: $650.00 (plus taxes)

What is included?

  • The Competent Tower Rigger & Capstan Operator Manual
  • A wallet-sized Certification Card
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