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Rigging Safety Training including Overhead & Gantry Cranes (8 hr.)

OSHA 29 CFR 1910.179 — Overhead & Gantry Cranes; 1910.184 — Materials Handling & Storage and ANSI/ASME B30.16 — Overhead Hoists; ASME B30.21 — Manually Lever Operated Hoist; B30.9-2006 — Slings; B30.11 — Monorails & Underhung Cranes; and B30.20 — Below the Hook Lifting Devices. 

Rigging safety norms are applicable to the lifting of heavy and often hazardous materials to great heights using cranes and other equipment. Failure to comply with rigging safety norms can result in spills of hazardous materials or damage to heavy machinery. This course covers the safety and health hazards associated with the use of various materials for production and manufacturing purposes. Safe handling of such materials is integral to the safety of workers and the prevention of damage to valuable assets. 


OSHA states that employers must permit only thoroughly trained and competent workers to operate cranes. As an employer, you must designate a Competent Person to conduct inspections of slings before and during use, especially when service conditions warrant. An OSHA “Competent Person” is defined as “one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them. By way of training and/or experience, a competent person is knowledgeable of applicable standards, is capable of identifying workplace hazards relating to the specific operation, and has the authority to correct them.” 

Course topics include:

• covers alloy steel chain, wire rope, synthetic web slings, shackles, hooks, portable handheld hoists and manually operated lever hoists; • overhead & gantry cranes; • rated load marking; • clearance from obstruction; • designated personnel; • stops, bumpers, rail sweeps & guards; • pendant Control Boxes; • frequent & periodic inspections, hoist chains, operational tests, preventive maintenance; • limit switches; • handling the load; • manually lever operated koist (come-a-longs)

Certificate upon completion.

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