Below the Hook Rigging Seminars
Below the Hook Rigging Seminars
A combination introductory/intermediate level training program, below the Hook Rigging details and expands on the concepts from the ASME B30.9, B30.10, and B30.26 volumes as well as Part 14 of The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 2020. This program is geared toward workers in Saskatchewan, offers a diverse set of hands on exercises and also serves as 8 of the required 40 hours as per the Table 16 Minimum Training Requirements for Competent Operator of a Crane.

Overview of course topics:

  • Rigging Safety – recommended delineation, PPE use, inspection intervals, hand signals, tagline requirements, critical lifts.
  • Working Load Limit – definition, commonly used safety factors in rigging, ultimate loads, wire rope termination efficiencies
  • Rigging Forces – determine load weight using volume, calculate location of Centre of Gravity and effect of angular rigging tension.
  • Slings – sling configurations (hitches) and their effect on working load limits, application, limitations of use, and inspection guidelines for all common sling types.
  • Hardware – application, limitations of use, and inspection guidelines for shackles, hooks, links/rings, turnbuckles, eye bolts, swivel hoist rings, fist grip/u-bolt clips and wedge sockets.
  • Load Handling – application, limitations of use and inspection guidelines for snatch blocks, multi-part line blocks, lever hoists, chain falls and plate clamps.
The course duration is typically a very full 8 hour day; certificates issued are valid for 3 years.

Contact us at (306) 242-7073 or email for more information.

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