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Industrial Rigging
Length: 32 Hours

Course Number: MEC-203
Maximum Participants: 12 Students

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Course Description: This class is designed to teach students to safely perform everyday rigging lifts as well as more difficult rigging lifts that are occasionally encountered. Students learn the proper use of rigging mediums and the effects of sling angles. Students gain insight into the use of wire rope, lifting chains, nylon slings, hooks, eye bolts, lifting rings and other lifting components as well as the proper ways of rigging a load.
Prerequisites: None
Course Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Calculate the approximate weight of the object to be lifted
  • Perform safe rigging lifts
  • Demonstrate an understanding of all safety aspects of rigging
  • Select proper rigging equipment
  • Calculate the effects of sling angles
  • Correctly select the proper sling
  • Demonstrate correct hand signals used in lifting
  • Outline:
  • Safety
  • Calculating load weights
  • Safe working loads
  • Installing cable clips
  • Inspection of lifting equipment
  • Establishing center of gravity
  • Selecting the proper lifting equipment
  • Sling angles
  • Calculating lifting allowances
  • Hook strength
  • ANSI hand signals for operators
  • Secondary safety restraints
  • End terminations and efficiencies
  • Inspection guidelines
  • Equipment selection and sources
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