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  • Competent Rigger I Course
    October 8, 2018
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Eight hour rigging course covering basic to intermediate rigging applications. This course prepares the rigger to safely perform Level 1 rigging activity. The rigger will recognize common sling hitch types and have the ability to calculate tensions based on sling angles of symmetric loads. The rigger will also learn pre-use inspection techniques that are utilized to determine if a sling is safe to use.


Part 1. General

  1. Rigging Practices – correct practices vs. common mistakes.
  2. Center of Gravity – effects on suspended load.
  3. Taglines – basic do’s and don’ts.
  4. Hitch Types – vertical, choker & basket.
  5. Load angle factors – Calculating force on sling based on angle.
  6. D/d ratios – resultant decrease in a slings ultimate strength.
  7. Sling Protectors – 3-types including cut protection for synthetic slings.

Part 2. Sling Inspection: Review the following sling types and their respective tagging and general inspection requirements. Includes a demonstration of periodic inspection requirements per the current ASME B.30.9 Standard.

  1. Roundslings
  2. Web Slings
  3. Wire Rope Slings
  4. Alloy Chain Slings
  5. Wire Mesh Slings

Part 3. Hardware Inspection: Review basic types of rigging hardware and their respective identification requirements and proper use. Includes a demonstration of periodic inspection requirements per the current ASME B.30.10 and B.30.26 Standards.

  1. Shackle Inspection
  2. Hooks, swivel inspection
  3. Master link and Ring inspection
  4. G-Link™ Inspection
  5. Eyebolt & Swivel Hoist Ring Inspection
  6. Turnbuckle Inspection

Part 4. Written Evaluation: Multiple-choice and True & False questions

Venue:   I & I Sling, Inc. (Philadelphia, PA)

205 Bridgewater Road, Aston, Pennsylvania, 19014, United States


Philadelphia, PA
I & I Sling, Inc.
205 Bridgewater Road
Aston, PA 19014