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