Rigging is a very important element of safety for the use of lifting eequipement. Dangerous rigging can lead to instability or a drop of the load, which can lead to property damage or injury.

A properly rigged load is stable, safe, consistent with equipment capabilities, and minimally hazardous to personnel and equipment.

Target Audience

Crane operators and workers who are responsible of preparing loads to be moved.


  • Define and describe rigging and slings
  • State the importance of rigging to crane operations
  • Identify the different types of sling materials
  • Describe the different types of sling hitches
  • Identify guidelines for safe rigging including sling angle, load balancing
  • Describe inspection guidelines for wire rope, chains, and hooks
  • Identify guidelines for rigging storage

Course Content

  • Factors for safe rigging
  • Slings: wire ropes, chains, metal mesh and synthetic slings
  • The different types of hitches: vertical, bridle, basket, choke, “endless”
  • Load weight, sling load capacity, sling angle, load edge sharpness, load stability
  • Inspections: wire rope, chain, hook
  • Rigging Storage
  • Electrical hazards

Pedagogical Approach

Training based on high-quality, realistic 3D simulations allows learners to clearly visualize risk situations and applicable solutions. Many interactions are included throughout the course to ensure the learners’ participation and understanding.


Exam requiring a mark of 85% to pass


30 minutes

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