Rigging

Introduction to Machine Rigging 111

This class provides an overview of the equipment used in rigging. Rigging is the process of securing and moving loads within the workplace. Rigging equipment includes block and tackle systems, hoists, cranes, ropes, chains, slings, and attachment devices. The specific equipment used for an application depends on the weight of the load. Calculating loads and using appropriate lifting devices are important for ensuring safety during rigging. Rigging safety also involves regular inspection of all equipment to prevent failure and dangerous hazards.

Rigging is an important aspect of any workplace that must move objects and materials. Knowledge of rigging equipment and practices is important for keeping both employees and equipment safe. After taking this class, users will be familiar with the equipment used for rigging and general best practices for working with it.

  • Difficulty Beginner

  • Format Online

  • Number of Lessons 15

  • Language English

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Course Outline
  • Rigging
  • Block and Tackle
  • Hoists
  • Cranes
  • Jacks
  • Rigging Equipment Review
  • Ropes
  • Chains
  • Slings
  • Attachment Devices
  • Rigging Hardware Review
  • Load Calculation and Center of Gravity
  • Rigging Safety
  • Inspection for Rigging
  • Load Calculation, Safety, and Inspection Review
Objectives
  • Define machine rigging.
  • Describe a block and tackle.
  • Describe hoists.
  • Distinguish between different types of cranes.
  • Distinguish between different types of jacks.
  • Describe ropes.
  • Describe chains.
  • Describe slings.
  • Distinguish between attachment devices used in rigging.
  • Calculate the weight of a load and find the center of gravity.
  • Describe safety precautions for rigging.
  • Describe inspection procedures for rigging equipment.