This training session focuses on safe rigging for crane and derrick operations at construction sites. A critical job for the safety of any crane or derrick operation is rigging the load. Rigging is the most time-consuming of any crane operation and represents the greatest hazard potential. In this training session, we’ll cover the fundamentals of rigging cranes and derricks.
Why “Crane Rigging in Construction” Matters:
A critical job for the safety of any crane or derrick operation is rigging the load. A poor rigging job can lead to injured workers, property damage, or other serious consequences. Rigging is the most time-consuming of any crane operation and represents the greatest potential hazard.
- There is certainly a lot to learn about rigging a crane; that’s why crane rigging is often referred to as an art, and it take years of practice to be a true expert.
- It is important that you continue to learn and find out all you can about the practice of rigging cranes.
- As you learn, keep in mind that you must be cautious at all times and think safety. It is up to you to never allow a lift that you even suspect could be unsafe.
- Finally, while unusual lifts may require special thought, even routine lifts can be deadly if a sling fails or if the rigger forgets to fasten the crane hook. That’s why it is essential that you follow all procedures every time, and think safety.