To teach the basic skill requirements, practical applications and associated job safety knowledge to personnel involved in slinging, lifting and signaling operations.
At the end of the course successful delegates should be able to identify, select, inspect and use slings and lifting tackle both safely and efficiently.
The minimum qualifications that the participant must have are:
At least 21 years of age
Capable of reading and understanding the English language
Basic knowledge of mathematics sufficient for effective performance as a Rigger
Must be physically fit and should have undergone medical examination at intervals not exceeding three (3) years
Validity of Certificate
Two (2) Years - First Time
Three (3) Years - Renewal or Re-Certification
Successful participants who passed the written and practical test will receive certificates on Safe Rigging and Slinging Practices.
The course is divided into two sessions. The first session is classroom/theory training and the second is practical application of the course content.
Health and Safety Legislation; Rigger’s Responsibilities; Wire rope, its construction and Safe Working Load (SWL) Maintenance, Inspection and parameters for safe use of all lifting appliances.
Calculation of Loads. Using known loads, whenever possible the weight of the loads to be lifted should be predetermined. Various methods to achieve this will be demonstrated and technical literature distributed during the course.
Wire Rope Tolerances - Design Tolerances. Correct use of wire rope slings, synthetic, webbing slings, chain slings, shackles, eyebolts and hooks. Estimating the size of sling required to carry out the work safely and efficiently.
Wire Rope Sling Capacity Chart. How to use the slings to increase their lifting capacity. Prevention of damage to the slings during lifts. Recommended procedures for maintenance and storage of all lifting equipment.
Basic principles of hand chain blocks, tirfors, pull lift and hoist etc. Pre-use inspection parameters. Maintenance and storage recommendation. How to use lifting machines to gain the best mechanical advantage while maintaining the highest level of safety.
Crane Signals: Correct use and positioning of the person giving the signal and emergency stop procedure
Recap of the course contents.
Question and Answer
Using a crane. Demonstrations of various methods of slinging to enable lifts to be carried out safely.Practical demonstration of inspection of lifting equipment.
Practical demonstration with course participants using the correct crane signals.
Practical demonstration of safely applying and using a tag line(s) in a safe manner to control the load.