TCRSP – Rigger/Signal Person

Ensa Telecom

Course Category:

TCRSP – Rigger 1 & Signal Person Telecommunications

Program Description
This course gives participants a basic knowledge of the principles related to safe hoisting and rigging practices in the telecommunications industry. TCRSP is designed to educate and train participants in the safety requirements for workers and the equipment involved, and to conduct basic rigging operations for the planning and use of a crane to lift items in and around telecommunications structures.

All participants attending TCRSP Rigger 1 & Signal Person will gain significant and valuable skills and techniques, and will leave with an increased understanding and appreciation of the requirements and responsibilities of a rigger in the wireless industry.

Main Learning Objectives
The delegate will have the required knowledge and skills to conduct assigned tasks safely and efficiently, allowing you to support and care for themselves and others while working with rigging and signaling in the telecommunications industry.

Upon successful completion of the Rigger Signal Person training course, the delegate will be able to work in the telecommunications tower industry conducting rigging techniques and signaling during lifting operations as defined in ANSI A10.48, which covers known hazards in a critical and non-critical lifting environment.

The Rigger Signal Person will have the knowledge, skills, and attitude to be able to address:

–          Attaching and detaching the load to and from the crane lifting attachment
–          Initiating and directing the safe movement of the crane, including multiple rigger signal persons during limited or blind lifts
–          Adhering to their role and responsibilities during the lift
–          Conducting visual pre- and post-inspection on lifting accessories and load
–          Handling of lifting accessories
–          Ensuring safe lift-off and lay down of the load
–          Rigging various types of load, based on weight, center of gravity, shape and size
–          Carrying out Class I, II, III & IV rigging plans in accordance with A10.48 lift plan requirements
–          Complying with instruction/procedures set up by the employer to manage lifting
–          Ensuring that equipment is properly used and maintained, and defects are reported


Duration of Training 16 hours
Student/Instructor Ratio 8:1
Training Compliance 29 CFR1926.1421-Subpart CC, Cranes & Derricks in Construction
29 FR1926.1422-Subpart CC, Cranes & Derricks in Construction
29 CFR1926.753-Subpart R, Steel Erection

ANSI Z359 Fall Protection Standards

A10.48 Standard – Criteria for Safety Practices with the Construction, Demolition, Modification and Maintenance of Communications Structures

ASME B30 9,16,20,23,26 Hoist and Rigging Standards

TIA-222 Structural Standard for Antenna Supporting Structures, Antennas and Small Wind Turbine Support Structures

Certification 2 years
Written Test Multiple Choice

Students are evaluated in accordance with ENSA’s main learning objectives and learning outcomes. All training in conducted in accordance with ANSI Z490.1 Accepted Practices and Criteria for Health, Safety, and Environmental Training

Note: Students must be medically and physically fit with a desire to work at heights.

The training environment may require the use of specialized access methods such as those employed for suspension and rope access practices. These practices may be utilized as effective safety tools in the delivery of these programs.

Note: They are not to be considered trained upon.

All ENSA North America practical training exercises are implemented under a “Skills-Based Evolution Process” which the student experiences as a layering approach, whereby a foundation is established through reaffirmation and confirmation as additional practical skills are applied. Through hands on experiences the complexities of work at height are effectively relayed to achieve success through confidence by all who participate.

Course Syllabus

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*This course is discounted for NATE members.