Part 1. General

Rigging Practices – correct practices vs. common mistakes.
Center of Gravity – effects on suspended load.
Taglines – basic do’s and don’ts.
Hitch Types – vertical, choker & basket.
Load angle factors – Calculating force on sling based on angle.
D/d ratios – resultant decrease in a slings ultimate strength.
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.

Roundslings
Web Slings
Wire Rope Slings
Alloy Chain Slings
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.

Shackle Inspection
Hooks, swivel inspection
Master link and Ring inspection
G-Link™ Inspection
Eyebolt & Swivel Hoist Ring Inspection
Turnbuckle Inspection

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