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Rigger Training

Duration: 1 day (Level 1 Rigger) / 2 days (Level 2 Rigger)

This training is aimed at providing participants with the knowledge of rigging principles, general hazards and risks of rigging and lifting operations, an awareness of relevant legislation and basic rigging operations using a lifting plan.

Course Content

Level 1 Rigger

  • Regulations

  • Wire rope slings and proper use

  • Synthetic web slings and proper use

  • 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 working load limit

  • Sling & hardware rating charts

  • Sling angles and angle stress

  • Load balance and center of gravity

  • How to determine load weight

  • Manufacturer’s instructions

  • Understanding the fall zone

  • Taglines and their proper use

  • Power line safety

Level 2 Rigger

  • Wire Rope Slings

  • Synthetic Slings

  • Chain Slings

  • Come-a-long and Lever Hoists

  • Lifting Beams and Spreader Bars

  • Shackles

  • Hooks

  • Pre-use inspection

  • Sling Ratings

  • Sling Angle Stress

  • Sling Application

  • Rigger/Personnel Safety


On completion of the training, participants shall complete a written test to verify understanding of the course. Successful participants shall be awarded certificate of competence.

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