Rigging in construction can mean two different things; the term “rigging” can refer to the act of setting equipment and materials up to be lifted, and it can also be the term used to define the apparatus by which something is lifted. Rigging is used on most construction sites to move and place materials and the rigging process can be customized according to the needs of each site. Because rigging involves the lifting and moving of heavy objects, it is always best to enlist the assistance of an experienced rigging professional to avoid incidents. A rigging professional will know exactly what equipment needs to be used and the best procedures for executing a lift.
SLING AND COMMUNICATE DURING CRANE OPERATIONS:
Demonstrating an integrated practical and theoretical grounding in Crane Operations, inspecting and evaluating lifting gear, preparing and slinging regular loads, as well as communicating during crane operations
LIFT AND MOVE LOADS:
This unit standard will be useful to people who are required to lift and move loads not exceeding five tons.
Qualifying learners can sling loads safely before allowing load-moving equipment to remove / move the load. They will understand the importance of applying safe slinging techniques and how it is achieved. This will include a basic knowledge of weight determining, determining what load slinging equipment is required, lashing the load, attaching the load to the selected lifting equipment and signalling the lifting equipment operator