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Course Description

This course familiarizes apprentices with the equipment and the procedures to safely rig and hoist various loads on the jobsite.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe a basic rigging operation.
  • Correctly calculate the Working Load Limit for a specific wire rope.
  • Demonstrate industry accepted safe working practices.
  • Identify the inventions that are the basis for modern rigging tools.
  • Identify the components of wire rope and the various configurations of wire rope commonly used. Inspect wire rope using industry standard criteria.
  • Determine the center of gravity and the weight of a load. Identify the best hitch configuration for a given load. Calculate the stress loads on the slings. Identify standard types of cranes used in rigging.
  • Identify proper chain markings and applications inspect chain using industry standard criteria.
  • Describe the basic construction and design of slings. Select the proper type sling for a specific rigging operation. Inspect slings using industry standard criteria.
  • Identify the construction and purpose of shackles, hooks, eyebolts, turnbuckles, sheaves, wedge sockets, wire rope clips, rigging beams, master links, chain falls and come-alongs.
  • Inspect each piece of hardware for defects and damage. Identify various common knots, bends, hitches and splices used in rigging. Be able to tie certain common knots and hitches.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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