Rigger Safety (API-U) – 16 Hour

Prerequisites: This course shall have no formal pre-requisite. The individual should have no history of a disabling medical condition, which may be sufficient reason for disqualification.

Course Length: 14-16 hours – Course length shall vary depending on the number of delegates. Total course time includes breaks and meals.

Class Size: The maximum number of delegates that may be trained and tested per instructor shall be twenty-four (24) in the classroom session and twenty (20) in the practical session. A second instructor shall be added for the practical session once the participation exceeds twenty (20) and exercises will be divided into groups.

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Course Objective

  •  Provide delegates assigned to rigging duties the necessary skills to safely perform their jobs.
  • Provide delegates with recommended practices and guidelines to perform safely while working with cranes.
  • Delegates should be able to demonstrate these necessary skills during practical examination and demonstrate knowledge during written examination.

Course Design

  • Power Point© / Lecture / Audio Video / Visual Aids
  • Demonstrations
  • Practical Exercises

Successful Course Completion

  • Requires a minimum score of 75% or better.
  • Grades shall be calculated by dividing the number of questions answered correctly by the total number of exam questions.
  • Delegates will have no more than one hour to complete the exam.
  • Successful completion of practical session is mandatory.

Course Content Summary

  • Classroom
  • Practical

Breaks: 10 minutes (approximately every hour)

Lunch: 1 Hour

Course Outline
Rigging Safety

  • Definitions
  • Qualifications
  • Responsibilities
  • Manufacturer Responsibilities
  • Common Rigging Problems
  • Terminology
  • Attaching & Moving the Load
  • Hand Signals

Rigging Lift Planning

  • General Requirements
  • Lift Team Responsibilities
    • Before Operations
    • During Operations
    • Post Operations
  • Examples of Lift Team Members
    • Person in Charge
    • Lifting Authority
    • Rigger/Crane Operator
    • Technical Support
    • Vessel Captain
  • Planning the Lift
  • Lift Categorization
  • Risk Assessments
  • Personnel Qualifications
  • Documentation
  • Summary Questions for a Safe Lift

Personnel Training Qualifications

  • Qualified Rigger

Rigging Equipment

  • Sheave Inspection
  • Load Block Inspection and Components
  • Wedge Socket Installation
  • Hook Inspection
  • Improper Hook Loading
  • Hook Included Angle
  • Hook Connection of Slings
  • Shackle Types
    • Round Pin
    • Screw Pin
    • Bolt Type/Four Part
  • Shackle Inspection
  • Shackle to Sling Connection
  • Shackle Loading
  • Sling Types
    • Wire Rope
    • Synthetic Web
    • Polyester Round
    • Chain
  • Sling Inspection
  • Wire Rope Sling
    • Characteristics
    • Components
    • Fittings
  • Synthetic Web Slings
    • Characteristics
    • Inspection/Replacement Criteria
  • Polyester Round Slings
    • Characteristics
    • Color Chart
    • Inspection/Replacement Criteria
  • Chain Slings
    • Characteristics
    • Inspection/Replacement Criteria
  • Rings, Links, and Swivels
  • Turnbuckles
    • Usage
    • Inspection
  • Spreader/Equalizer Bars
  • Pad Eyes
  • Eye Bolts
  • Cable Clamps
  • Load Binding
    • Ratchet Binders
    • Lever Binders
    • Ratchet Straps
  • House Keeping/Storage

Rigging Techniques

  • Three Basic Hitched
    • Vertical Leg
    • Choker
    • Vertical Basket
  • Sling Lifting Capacity
    • Rated Load
  • Single Leg Hitch
  • Two Leg Hitch
  • Three/Four Leg Hitch
  • Double Choker Hitch
    • Choker Hitch Angle Reduction
  • D/d Ratio
  • The Rigging Triangle
  • Sling Angles
  • Determining the Weight of the Load
  • Center of Gravity
  • Moving the Load
    • Load Control/Tag Lines
  • Common Rigging Knots
    • Bowline
    • Clove Hitch
    • Square
    • Slip
    • Figure 8
  • Personnel Transfer

Annex F

  • Slings
  • Wire Rope Sling
    • Components
    • Rope Lay
    • Inspection & Rejection Criteria
    • Storage
    • Replacement
  • Sling Angle Calculations

Air Tugger Safety

  • Definitions
  • CFM & PSI
  • Installation and Inspection
  • Snatch Blocks
    • Load Angles
  • Cable Alignment
  • Come-A-Long/Manual Chain Hoist

Practical Session
Practical training shall utilize a hydraulic crane, various slings, loads & rigging techniques.
Practical shall verify the following:

  • The ability to wear appropriate PPE during practical session.
  • Ability to identify existing hazards and develop a lift plan/JSA.
  • Ability to inspect and identify damaged hardware
  • The ability to select appropriate hardware / rigging equipment
  • Ability to effectively communicate with the crane operator through proper hand signals
  • The ability to use tag lines appropriately as discussed in class.
  • The ability to place load(s) appropriately (on runners when applicable) and in appropriate places (outside of walkways).
  • Ability to appropriately use different rigging techniques taught in class
  • Ability to properly store slings and hardware after use

Training Center Provided Material

  • PPE
  • Crane with Operator
  • Rigging Material

Delegate Requirements

  • Must possess good physical health as the practical training is physical demanding.

Reference Material / Documents
API RP 2D Seventh Edition
OSHA 29 CFR 1926.251
OSHA 29 CFR 1926.753

  • Course ID #: MA118

Date

Apr 19 2021

Time

7:30 am

Cost

$525.00
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