Why rigger training

What is Rigging Training

Rigging consists of the slings and connecting hardware that connects the load to be lifted to the crane or hoist. Qualified riggers are trained on how to inspect slings, hook, shackles, eye bolts, and other lifting hardware. Rigging training also trains workers on the load capacity of the selected lifting equipment. The rigger must also be trained in the use of tag lines. Added signal person training also gives riggers the hand signals needed to communicate with the crane operator.


Hazards of Poor Rigging

According to OSHA, rigging accidents are one of the top causes of death around cranes and hoists. Undersized or improperly attached rigging may break and cause the load to fall. Other conditions may place the load out of balance and cause the crane to tip over and fall. During the lift, the rigger may be seriously injured if caught between the moving load and an immovable object. Uncontrolled spinning loads and improperly attached sling lines may also cause a hazard in the operation. Rigging equipment that has become damaged or worn may also be too weak and break after the load is lifted. Rigging training should help qualified riggers to inspect the rigging for wear or damage.


Qualified Rigger Training

Qualified rigger training helps by training workers on the proper application of rigging equipment. This training teaches the proper orientation of equipment including, hitches, eye-bolts, shackles, and others. For each piece of equipment a small amount of mathematics is also taught. Load factors are used to rate the loading capacity of slings and shackles so that they are of sufficient strength to lift the load without breaking. Pictures are included to give the rigging students examples of wear and damage that would be unacceptable for use. Training also includes the proper use of signals to direct the crane operator to lift and move the load in the proper directions.

 Eagle Ford Training San Antonio is holding weekly rigger classes in order to help qualified riggers obtain the skills they need to rig loads right. Effective training requires that the students are engaged in the learning process. We aim to provide effective training using a combination of learn-by-doing, visual aids, and high quality lecture.

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