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.