Course No. 160
A training manual for conducting an instructor-led program. The material includes classroom discussion, demonstrations and self-study. Topics covered in the student manual are: 1. Fiber Rope (construction, identification, inspection, handling, whipping, knots and hitches) 2. Wire Rope (identification, construction, inspection, handling, end terminations, thimbles, clips, splices, sockets, swaged buttons, sheaves and drums) 3. Slings and Hitches (sling configurations, sling materials, proper use and application, inspection, hitches and sling capacity) 4. Rigging Hardware (hooks, shackles, eye bolts, lifting rings, turnbuckles, beam clamps, lifting clamps, trolleys, and hardware use, application and inspection) 5. Hoists (hand operated hoists, power hoists, floor cranes, portable cranes, hydraulic jacks, cribbing, skids & rollers, dollies, operating practices and inspection) 6. Load Weight, Center of Gravity& Weight Distribution (determining load weight and center of gravity) 7. Load Attachment & Movement (spreaders, equalizer beams, softeners, slings, custom fabricated equipment, roll out, turning loads, drifting loads, tag lines and signaling) 8. Hardware Selection & Sizing (selecting a hitch, selecting a sling, selecting the fittings, shared load, load angle, impact loading, sizing slings and hardware) 9. Rigging Planning ( defining the task, designing the lift or move, communicating, preparation, reviewing compliance issues, hazard reviews, using a planning guide)
Prerequisites - fundamental safety practices, basic mathematics including simple algebra and right angle trigonometry.
Package includes Basic Rigging Training Manual and a fill in the blank question Review Exercise for testing.
An Administrators Guide is also available and can be purchased separately. It includes the content of Course Number 160 plus the answers to all the chapter questions, answers to the Review Exercise, suggested demonstration exercises and tips for the instructor. Pricing for Course Number 161 Basic Rigging Administrative Guide is $130.00.
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