Industrial Rigging

Course Description

This workshop will teach participants to safely perform day-to-day rigging lifts as well as the more difficult rigging lifts. Participants will learn the proper usage of all rigging mediums and the effects of sling angles on the tensions exerted on the slings. Participants will be exposed to the many different types of lifting equipment. They will also gain insight into the use of wire ropes, lifting chains, nylon slings, Kelvar slings, metal mesh slings, hooks, eyebolts, shackles, lifting rings, cable clips and proper ways of rigging a load.

Course Length

24 hours


Persons successfully completing this course will be able to:

  • Calculate the appropriate weight of the object to be lifted.
  • Select the proper lifting equipment.
  • Calculate the effects of the sling angle on the tension of the sling.
  • Correctly select the proper rated sling for the job.
  • Perform safe rigging lifts.
  • Demonstrate the correct hand signals used in lifting.

Topical Outline

  • Calculating Load Weights
  • Rules of Thumb for Figuring Strengths
  • Safety Guidelines for Rigging
  • Proper Ways to Reeve Lifting Pulleys
  • Safe Working Loads
  • The Correct Way to Install Safety Clips
  • Inspection of Lifting Equipment
  • Establishing Centers of Gravity on Lifts
  • Selecting the Proper Lifting Equipment
  • The Effects of Sling Angles on Lifts
  • Calculating Lifting Allowances
  • Hook Strengths
  • ANSI Safety Restraints
  • Secondary Safety Restraints
  • End Terminations and Efficiencies
  • Inspection Guidelines
  • Sources and Suppliers of Equipment