RI Excavators Hoisting License Preparation

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Rhode Island Hoisting License Preparation classes for crane operators

This excavators RI license prep course prepares the attendee for successful completion of the Hoisting Engineers’ licensing test under Rhode Island General Laws 28-26-5. These HE licenses are required to operate excavators in Rhode Island.

Before attending this prep class for the excavators RI license, please apply for the corresponding hoisting engineer test first. You can use this form here to do so.

  • We can do the whole job at our location or yours
  • Trainers & Examiners come from the industry 
  • Study guides are provided
  • Training & Testing done any day of the week
  • You make one call, we do the rest
  • Recognized by OSHA | Accepted by ANSI

Material covered in this RI Excavators License Prep course:

  • Proper equipment setup
  • Jobsite safety
  • Component recognition
  • Introduction to Hydraulic Theory
  • Inspection parameters
  • Standard hand signals
  • Safety standards wisdom
  • Introduction to excavators
  • Excavator safety

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For your reference:

2018 Rhode Island General Laws
Title 28 – Labor and Labor Relations
Chapter 28-26 Hoisting Engineers
Section 28-26-5 License required for operation of hoisting machinery.

Universal Citation: RI Gen L § 28-26-5 (2018)

§ 28-26-5. License required for operation of hoisting machinery.

(a)(1) No person shall operate or be in direct charge of hoisting or excavation equipment which uses, steam, internal combustion engines, electric, or compressed air of five (5) horsepower or more and/or can lift more than five hundred pounds (500 lbs.) without obtaining a license to do so as provided in this chapter.

(2) No user or agent of a user of any machinery described in subdivision (1) of this subsection shall permit the machinery to be operated unless it is operated by a duly licensed person as provided in this chapter.

(b) Every contract in the construction of public works by the state or by any city or town, or by persons contracting with the city, town or state for the construction, shall contain a clause embodying the provision of this section.

(c) In the event of any inconsistencies and/or contradiction between the requirements of this section and those of § 23-33-30, and/or in any respective rules and or regulations promulgated pursuant to that section, the provisions of this section and any rules and or regulations promulgated pursuant to this section shall be deemed to be controlling.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1941, ch. 1068, § 3; P.L. 1944, ch. 1526, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 28-26-5; P.L. 1989, ch. 211, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 61, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 68, § 1; P.L. 2000, ch. 332, § 1; P.L. 2009, ch. 342, § 1.)

Disclaimer: These codes may not be the most recent version. Rhode Island may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or the information linked to on the state site. Please check official sources.

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