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Qualified Rigger Training (April 18)

Event Date/Time

  • Tuesday, April 18 2017
    8:00 AM — 5:00 PM

Location

VSRA
150 Boush Street
Suite 802
Norfolk, VA 23510
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Overview: This program is 8-hrs of classroom instruction with one written exam, combined with a participants experience and knowledge they will receive training and testing to become a qualified rigger. Training is based on OSHA section 1926.251, 1926.1400 and the ASME B30 rigging standards. The course will illustrate the proper use and pre-use inspection of rigging gear, slings and below the hook lifting devices. Sling hitches, suitable rigging gear assemblies and working load limits are addressed through a combination of lectures and interactive exercises

“A qualified rigger is defined as a qualified person who, by possession of a recognized degree, certificate or professional standing, or who by extensive knowledge, training and experience, successfully demonstrated the ability to solve/resolve problems relating to rigging”. 

Major Course Topics Include:

  • OSHA Regulations, §1926 and 1910
  • Wire Rope Slings and Proper Use
  • Synthetic Web Slings and Proper Use
  • Synthetic Round Slings and Proper Use
  • Chain Slings and Proper Use
  • Rigging Hardware and Proper Use
  • Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices
  • Pre-Use Sling and Gear Inspection
  • Softeners and Sling Protection
  • Sling Hitches and Applications
  • How to Verify the Working Load Limit
  • Sling & Hardware Rating Charts
  • Sling Angles and their Affect on Rigging
  • Load Balance and Center of Gravity
  • How to Determine Load Weight
  • Manufacturer’s instructions, limitations, specifications and recommendations
  • Understanding The Fall Zone
  • Taglines and Their Proper Use
  • Power Line Safety
  • Assembly/Disassembly OSHA 1926 Subpart CC

Specific Training Objectives:

  • Identification and application of sling types.
  • Identification and application of rigging hardware and hooks.
  • Identification and application of below-the-hook lifting devices.
  • Pre-use inspection and removal criteria of slings and rigging hardware.
  • How to identify the working load limits for all slings and rigging gear.
  • The effects of sling angle tension created from bridle hitch configurations.
  • Load balance and center of gravity.
  • Know and understand requirements to keep clear of the load.
  • Know and understand dangers of working around energized power lines.
  • Know specific regulations required for the rigger.