Identify the advantages, disadvantages, and limitations of each type of sling
Identify inspection criteria for slings and rigging hardware
List the questions a rigger should ask while planning for a lift
Identify the methods for determining a load’s weight, the factors that impact the sling’s lifting capacity, and how to balance the load
Identify the characteristics of vertical, choker, and basket hitches
Identify hazards posed by working near a crane and the safe practices for avoiding them
This lesson will teach you how to safely rig loads that will be moved by cranes, hoists, or other equipment. This includes planning a lift, inspecting and selecting slings, determining a load’s weight, using a sling angle chart, and working with a crane operator.
Selecting and Inspecting Rigging Equipment
Planning the Lift
Following Safe Practices
1926 Subpart H – Material Handling
1926 Subpart R – Steel Erection
1926 Subpart CC – Cranes and Derricks in Construction
1910 Subpart N – Materials Handling and Storage
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