Rigging & Slinger

Course Overview

Duration: 3 Days
Max Number of Delegates: 6
Length of Certification: 3 Years
Accreditation: Certificated

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for personnel who will need to move loads using various Lifting Equipment under their daily duties.


To teach maintenance staff to rig lifting equipment safely.

Training Methods

Rigging Equipment should be made available onsite to move loads. Classroom based and practical exercises and group participation.


Additional information

On completion of the three day course, the operator will know:

  • Their statutory duties under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • The importance of weight and centre of gravity in relation to the safe working load of the lifting tackle
  • Signalling codes for slingers
  • To be conversant with the principles and practices of Rigging and Lifting.


  • Statutory Requirements:
  • The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
    Section 2 – General Duties of Employers
    Section 7 & 8 – General Duties of Employees Powers of the Inspectorate
    The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (An overview)
    The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (An overview)


  • Introduction to Slinging:
    Types of slings available
    Correct use of slings
  • Methods of Slinging:
    Choice of equipment to suit SWL
    Angles of lifts
    Configuration of slings
    Weight assessment
    Centre of Gravity
    Load packing
  • Methods of Rigging:
    Slings- Nylon, wire rope and chain
    Chain blocks, tirfors, pull-lifts, shackles,
    eye-bolts, jacks, skates, pinch bars
  • Rigging Techniques
    Anchor points in relation to SWL
    Structures, runway, trusses, supports
    Safety factors
    The use of portable staging
  • Principles of Load Turning:
    Choice of equipment to suit SWL
    Methods of attaching slings
    Position of the bight
    Two point lifting and turning
  • Signalling and Communication:
    Planning the lift
    Inspection of load to be lifted
    Establishing weight and centre of gravity
    Selection of method and equipment
    Safe route planning
    Load lifting and movement
    Job completion procedure
  • Course Review:
    The role of the Rigger
    Duties and responsibilities
    Safe systems of work

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