Course Description:
This course will provide participants with the basic knowledge required to help ensure safe and efficient rigging practices at the work place. Every worker involved in rigging must follow acceptable industry standards and be aware of his/her responsibilities for safety in the workplace. Successful completion of this training will help to ensure competency to safely rig and load within the category of “standard lift”.

8 hours

Who Should Attend:
Anyone who is operating a crane, hoist, or other lifting equipment or responsible to rig a load for a crane, hoist or other lifting equipment.

Section 124 (1) of the NL Occupational Health and Safety Regulations states: “Hoisting equipment shall be operated by authorized workers and a worker shall not operate hoisting equipment until he or she has demonstrated he or she is a competent operator, is familiar with the operating instructions pertaining to the equipment, is familiar with the code of signals authorized by the assistant deputy minister and has been instructed and authorized to operate the equipment

Learning Objectives:

  • Rules and responsibilities of the rigging worker
  • Proper use of rigging equipment
  • How to determine load weight
  • How to read sling capacity charts
  • How to determine safe working load (SWL)
  • The effect of sling angles
  • How to find the center of gravity
  • How to inspect rigging equipment
  • Proper hand signals and how to use them
  • How to plan a rigging job
  • OH&S regulations that deal with loads, lift, slings and rigging