Lifting & Rigging

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A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. When it comes to crane operations, rigging can often be that weak link. How a load is attached to a crane can make the difference between a successful lift and an unfortunate accident. And rigging-related accidents can often be deadly, due to the large and heavy loads that are lifted. A small mis-calculation or a brief moment of inattention, and tragedy could strike. Once a load falls not much can be done to stop it, and there is little time for people to move safely out of the way. A coworker can be injured or killed, and expensive equipment and cargo could be damaged or destroyed, even the crane itself.

Interactive Session of Lifting & Rigging

Learning Outcomes of Lifting & Rigging training

By the end of the training a participant would be familiar with:

  • Definitions
  • Hazard Recognition
  • Crane Types and Classifications
  • Employer Responsibilities
  • Crane Components and Setup
  • Load Movement and Hoisting
  • Working around overhead power cables
  • Emergency Response
  • Types, Selection, and Use of Rigging Material
  • Rigging Material Inspection
  • Wire Rope, Connectors, and Slings
  • Chain and Synthetic Slings

Who can take the Lifting & Rigging training?

A crane operator has many responsibilities and plays an integral part in the safety of a job site where cranes are in operation.

This Crane Operator course has been developed for those workers tasked with crane operation, and covers the knowledge needed by a worker to safely operate a variety of different crane types, including overhead, mobile, tower, and articulating cranes.

Benefits of Lifting & Rigging training

This training program helps crane operator as well as the entire lifting team understand many facets of a crane work and the safety requirements at work site. Also, it focuses on the roles and responsibilities of each of the different worker that make up a crane operation safe.