Rigger Competency Assessment

To assess persons involved with rigging & slinging in 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 TOTAL procedures
  • User equipment inspection


Theoretical assessment covering:

  • Calculation of lifting equipment capacities
  • Safe job analysis and Risk Assessment planning.
  • Lifting Equipment strengths and weaknesses
  • Slinging configuration
  • Load characteristics
  • Explain lifting equipment certification requirements

Practical assessment 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
  • A successful candidate needs to be able to:
  • Explain the relevant TOTAL procedures regarding the roles and responsibilities of a Basic Rigger.
  • Explain how to avoid rigging/lifting hazards due to incorrect equipment use.
  • Explain the load characteristics which influence the lifting operation
  • Install and use lifting gear correctly
  • Plan and perform the rigging operation while ensuring the safety of all involved personnel
  • Plan a rigging operation using TOTAL procedures