Basic Rigger Course

To provide persons involved with rigging & slinging with the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge of:

  • Requirements for the marking of lifting components
  • Pre / Post user control and correct storage of equipment
  • Discard criteria
  • Relevant regulation LOLER
  • User equipment inspection

  • Theoretical training covering :

  • Calculation of lifting equipment capacities
  • Safe job analysis and Risk Assessment planning.
  • Lifting Equipment strengths and weaknesses
  • Slinging configuration
  • Load characteristics
  • Knowledge of lifting equipment certification requirements
  • Accidents due to incorrect equipment use
  • Practical training covering:

    • Planning and risk assessment of rigging operations involving various types of manually driven hoists
    • Slinging various types of load according to size, weight, shape and center of gravity.
    • Choosing the correct lifting equipment
    • Visual check of slings (wire/fiber)
    • Visual check of lifting accessories
    • Performing a lifting operation using management of change where appropriate.
    • Cross Hauling of load

    A successful candidate will be able to:

  • Know the relevant regulations regarding the roles and responsibilities of a Basic Rigger.
  • Identify and explain how to avoid rigging/lifting hazards due to incorrect equipment use.
  • Know and explain the load characteristics which influence the lifting operation
  • Install and use lifting gear correctly
  • Perform the rigging operation while ensuring the safety of all involved personnel