Rigging Safety Training
We have all heard the saying "A chain is only as strong as its weakest link". When it comes to Crane Operations Equipment, Rigging can often be the "weak link". How a load is attached to a crane can make the difference between a successful lift and an unfortunate ...
We have all heard the saying "A chain is only as strong as its weakest link". When it comes to Crane Operations Equipment, Rigging can often be the "weak link". How a load is attached to a crane can make the difference between a successful lift and an unfortunate accident. Due to the large and heavy loads that are lifted, rigging related accidents usually result in death. A small miscalculation or a brief moment of inattention, and tragedy could strike. Once a load falls not much can be done to stop it, and there is little time for people to move safely out of the way. A coworker can be injured or killed, and expensive equipment and cargo could be damaged or destroyed, even the crane itself. Our Rigging Safety videos and training products point out to employees that over 90% of rigging-related accidents are caused by human error and that employees are the key to preventing these incidents. Topics covered in these products include: Physical and mental preparation, Personal protective equipment, Equipment inspection, Hazard assessment, Slings and hitches, Hand signals, Load angles, and more.
OSHA's Position On Rigging Safety Training
The most dramatic and obvious source of industrial accidents, when dealing with cranes, will generally come from improper rigging. This is precisely the reason why OSHA has set down a number of strict regulations that pertain to rigging and rigger training requirements (OSHA 126.251). This becomes especially critical when large and/or heavy loads are lifted, since an accident involving incorrect rigging can often result in fatalities. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take a huge miscalculation or a gross error to cause a tragic accident involving rigging. A momentary lack of diligence or a small distraction can set the stage for this type of horrendous scenario. In addition, unlike other types of accidents, such as a chemical spill, a falling load generally cannot be stopped and can be virtually impossible to move out of the way from. The death/damage involved can entail coworkers, the item(s) being lifted or even the actual lifting equipment. The training videos and supplies, that we offer, cover topics that include:
- Rigging Equipment Basics
- Rigging Safety in Construction Environments
- Slings and Hitches (OSHA 1910.184)
- Synthetic Material Slings
- Rigging Attachments
- Equipment Inspection (OSHA 1926.753)
- Load Angles, etc.
In addition to the training videos, other rigging training tools offered (or included) consist of; Rigging Safety Booklets, Safety Posters, PowerPoint Presentation (customizable), Leader’s Guide and bonus materials.
The goal of any organization that involves rigging procedures is to prevent injuries and fatalities to its employees as well as prevent equipment and cargo damage/destruction. Through the use of our comprehensive training supplies, this can be achieved while also satisfying all of OSHA’s mandatory rigging requirements, as well.
To obtain these rigging safety videos and supplies, all you need to do is to look over our selection of training tools, select the item(s) that you’ll need and then place your order. It’s as easy as that! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.