On most construction sites and in many industrial settings, cranes are commonly used. Cranes make it possible to lift and move heavy loads which might otherwise be impossible. Cranes allow heavy objects and supplies to be lifted to the tops of buildings, moved from one place to another and lifted over other structures.
As part of the lifting procedure, proper rigging of the lifted object is paramount. Rigging is the preparation of materials, supplies, equipment or other items, for lifting by the crane. Improper rigging of a load or failure of the rigging equipment can result in property damage, personnel injury, and even death.
This 16 page booklet is an excellent resource to compliment our training program, and addresses the following areas:
Pre-lift safety measures
Hitches and sling angle