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Rigging & Slinging Practice

Rigging & Slinging Practice

Course Title: Rigging & Slinging Practice
Location: LGS Training Centre or Customer’s Premises
Duration: 1 to 2 Days
Max No. Delegates: 6/8


Who Should Attend: Employees who use Lifting Equipment & Accessories on a daily/frequent basis. Riggers, Slingers, Steel Erectors, Construction workers.


The course aims to provide delegates with sufficient knowledge to select suitable equipment and confidently undertake basic lifting operations.


Course Objectives:
  • Understand Legal requirements
  • Be aware of the different types of Lifting Tackle their properties and limitations of use
  • Safe Methods of Slinging the load. Load Angles
  • Pre- use daily Inspection checks of Lifting Accessories
  • Be Aware of Wear & Damaged to Lifting Equipment & Reporting Procedure


Course Outline:
  • H&S Act 1974 including LOLER 1998 & PUWER 1998
  • An Introduction to: Alloy Steel Chains: Wire Rope Slings: Fibre Slings, Flat and Round Polyester webbing slings, Shackles & Eyebolts. All Types of Lifting Equipment
  • Safe Working Loads and Factors of Safety.
  • Planning the Lift, Safe System of Work, Method Statement & Risk Assessment
  • Safe Slinging Methods, Load Angles
  • Crane Operations BS7121
  • Recognising defects & Reporting Procedure
  • Hand Signals used & Correct operation of Radio


Teaching Methods:
The Course consists of a series of prepared talks supported by Video/DVD. RSS Training Course & Site Safety Books supplied. Course delegates will be encouraged to participate in discussions and demonstrations. Information is based on LEEA Code of Practice, BS 7121 Pt 1, H&S Regulations & ACOPS, Demonstration with New & Used Accessories


Multi choice question paper, Practical & Theory Assessment