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Overhead: Rigging Safety

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20 to 27 minutes
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Standard Definition Wide
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Marcom, Ltd

This video discusses the proper way to rig and lift heavy equipment on cranes. Crane loads come in different sizes and knowing how to properly hitch and lift the equipment can prevent accidents or death.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) changed their regulations in August 2010 to conform to the latest technology and equipment. Prior to working on or around any crane employees and riggers must become familiar with the hand signals to communicate with each other. Hand signals are demonstrated in the video.

The first thing riggers need to know is what type of sling is needed to lift the equipment. Slings come in various types of materials, and are selected based on the environment and type of load. Chained slings, for example, are used for the heaviest equipment and can be used in hot temperatures. Once you have selected your sling you should inspect it before use to ensure is it isn't damaged, torn, or broken.

The video discusses selecting the correct hitch to go with the sling. As with slings there are different types of hitches. Knowing the size and weight of your load is important in picking the sling and the hitch. Workers learn how to calculate the weight of the load so one can pick the correct sling and hitch.

Learning how to correctly select equipment and rigging is critical in preventing accidents when using a crane to move heavy loads. Use this Video On Demand training to help workers prevent crane-related accidents due to improper rigging.


All crane operators or those who rig loads for cranes

The course presents the following topical areas:
  • Introduction
  • OSHA Regulations
  • Hand Signals
  • Slings
  • Hitches
  • Sling Angles
  • Making the Lift
  • Review

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