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Hoisting and Rigging Safety Course

Duration: (2) days
Course Synopsis
Knowledge of the equipment and materials with which we work is one of the most important factors in occupational health and safety. Each item has been designed and developed to serve a specific purpose. Recognizing its capabilities and limitations not only improves efficiency but minimizes hazards and helps prevent accidents.
This course identifies the basic hazards in rigging and hoisting, explains the safeguards necessary to control or eliminate these hazards, and spells out other essential safety requirements.
Who Should Attend
This workshop targets crane operators, foremen, engineers, safety staff, project managers and others responsible for safety performance.
To fully understand the basic of rigging and hoisting attendees must be able to understand and do simple mathematical calculations.
What Will Attendants Learn?
Given the information and exercises in this workshop, attendees should be better able to:
Identify hazards associated with rigging and hoisting.
Pre-plan the work before putting the crane in use.
Program Training Methods:

  • Theoretical Lectures (Power Point Presentations)
  • Team Participation
  • Practical Workshops.
  • Field Training (optional)

Supporting Equipments
To effectively interact with the attendants, an LC projector, a sound system and a
flip chart with markers need to be provided to the trainer. Sponsor to provide the
supporting equipments.
Instruction Materials
Attendees shall receive the "Rigging and Hoisting training manual."

Hoisting and Rigging Safety Outline
Hoisting and Rigging Hazards

  • Procedures and Precautions; and
  • Determining Load Weights.

Fibre Ropes, Knots, Hitches

  • Fibre Rope Characteristics;
  • Inspection of Fibre Rope;
  • Working Load Limit (WLL);
  • Care, Storage, Use; and
  • Knots and Hitches

Hardware, Wire Rope, Slings

  • Wire Rope;
  • Sling Configurations;
  • Sling Angles;
  • Centre of Gravity;
  • Sling WLLs;
  • Sling Types; and
  • Rigging Hardware;

Rigging Tools and Devices

  • Jacks;
  • Blocking and Cribbing;
  • Rollers;
  • Inclined Planes;
  • Lever-Operated Hoists;
  • Chain Hoists;
  • Grip-Action Hoists or Tirfors;
  • Electric Hoists and Pendant Cranes;
  • Winches; and
  • Anchorage.