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Applied Rigging Practise
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Course Overview

The course is designed to familiarize riggers with various types of riggingand slinging equipment and legislation respecting their use. The course consists of both formal instruction and practical training. Instruction includes instructor led classroom based theory with the visual aid of international standard rigging and slinging DVDs. Practical training consists of detailed demonstration and individual application of theory based knowledge

Course Objective

The course shall provide theoretical and practical knowledge in the safe methods and procedures of rigging and slinging. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to perform; basic rigging, evaluation of components, safe and proper handling of components, and inspections of components. Participants will also gain knowledge in the application of chains, ropes, slings, and hardware used in rigging.

  • Indentify the four major types of sling hitches
  • Indentify parts of a wire rope
  • Describe the method of installing wire rope on a winch drum
  • Determine stress on slings used in hitches
  • Indentify the correct rigging sizes for any load weights
  • Indentify the proper procedures for using rigging hardware
  • Select the correct Slings, Shackles, Eyebolts, Chain Blocks and Lever Hoists
  • Describe the pre-use inspection criteria for a variety of sling & rigging gear types
    • Apply basic rigging calculations
    • Apply hand signals for mobile & overhead cranes
    • Calculate load weights & load dimensions
  • Rig & transfer loads safely

Course Topics

  • Practical Rigging Gear Applications
  • Load Rated vs. Non-Load Rated Products
  • Crane Considerations
  • Regulatory Guidelines
  • Use & Inspection
  • Wire Rope Types & Construction
  • Wire Rope Inspection
  • End Fittings
  • Weights & Measures
  • Physical Forces
  • Rigging Capacity considerations
  • Sling Angle Stress
  • Bridle Sling Rating Charts & Offset Centre of Gravity

Rigging Gear and Inspection Criteria

  • Sling (Wire Rope, Single-Part, Mini-Part)
  • Rigging Components
  • Sling Ends
  • Eye and Sling Choker Hook

Putting Slings to Work - Hitch Capacity and Hardware Selection Rigging Fundamentals

  •  Know Your Lift
  •  The Lifting Device
  •  The Hitch
  •  The Load & The Load Weight

Steps to Follow

  • Analyze and Measure
  • Determine the Hitch
  • Select the Sling
  • Inspect the Sling
  • Rig Up, Not Down
  • Check Everything
  • Stand Clear and Lift
  • Use a Tagline, or Tether to Control any Movement & Don't Jerk

Safe Rigging Practices and Procedures

  • Securing a Load
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Being Aware
  • Load Binders & Begin Tie Down

Blocks and Wire Ropes

  • Drums, Blocks, Sheaves, and Wire Usage and Inspection
  • Wipe Rope Installation

Target Audience

The course is primarily focussed to teach essential skills with hands on practice for riggers, rigging supervisors, foremen, safety officers, safety engineers & all the relevant personnel who are required to work with & around rigging operations

Course Duration

01 Days (Theory & Practical- If required)

Value added

  • Refreshments
  • Lunch
  • Registration
  • Examination Entry Fees
  • Comprehensive Course Notes
  • Certificate (on successful completion)

Inhouse Training

This course can also be run in house for up to 15 persons per course by arrangement

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