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Are you workers trained to carry the rigging activity safely?

by American Crane And Safety OSHA rigging and signal training

If you are in the construction industry, you know how important rigging equipment is. They can be extremely complicated to operate. Your workers should be trained properly to make sure they use the equipment properly. Improperly trained workers can suffer serious injuries and can do severe damage to materials.

Rigging is important as well as challenging job in the construction industry.  The activity is all about lifting and moving heavy loads from one location to another. So, the people who are involved in this activity should undergo rigging safety training to make sure the job is done harmlessly, without causing any risk or causing any damage to the surroundings.

What are the tips that you should consider while handling rigging equipment and improving the safety? Let us see what the tips are.

Characteristics of the load

To ensure you handle the tools safely, it is important to know what kind of tools you are using for rigging.  It is not only weight but the dimensions of the load and the center of gravity too that should be considered to pick the right kind of equipment. When you will complete one of the onsite rigging safety courses, you will learn how to identify the load you will be using in the work.

Identify the hazards

Before you start the work, you need to make sure what hazards you can face while handling the job.  For example, will the loads that are lifted will collide with some other objects on the route or not.  If you are aware of the hazards, you will already have in place some solutions to avoid such mishaps.

Rigging practices

The rigging safety training courses are aligned to teach you the best rigging practices. Using the best practises, you will learn how to use the equipment in a proper way. When you know the weight and dimension of the load, you can find out the best practices you need to apply for conducting the job.

Consider the attachment points

When using equipment like rope slings, wire hooks, crane, lifting fixtures, sometimes we forget the point to which rigging gear is attached. As these points are subjected to a lot of pressure, you need to make sure they can withstand a lot of pressure.

As a sensible employer, you need to make sure the workers who handle rigging equipment have undergone the right rigging safety training to do the job in a proper way. 


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