Rigging & Lifting Supervisor

Rigging & Lifting SupervisorPurpose

The Rigging & Lifting Supervisor Course is aimed at providing individuals with the knowledge and skills to prepare and to tie the load for safe lifting by any form of lifting equipment, using correct and clear signals to guide the crane operator in the maneuvering of a load safely to its destination. This course in line with Workplace Safety and Health (Operation of Cranes) Regulations for individuals who are assigned to carry out the lifting operation of load involving a mobile crane or tower crane.

Target Audience

This course is mandatory for individuals who are assigned to supervise lifting operation involving a mobile crane or tower crane or any other crane in the workplace.

Course Content

Plan and prepare for lifting and moving of loads:

  1. Identify potential hazards associated with the lifting operation
  2. Implement control measures to address the identified hazards
  3. Plan the route for lifting and moving the load to minimise any risk to personnel and surroundings
  4. Ensure the load is accurately assessed for approximate weight, incorporating an adequate safety factor
  5. Communicate, discuss and ensure understanding of the prepared lifting plan and risk assessment with the lifting team
  6. Communicate, discuss and agree with appropriate personnel, actions to take related to the lifting operation in the event of an emergency.
  7. Inform the relevant personnel of the lifting operation and identify any potential disruption to operations
  8. Obtain the resources identified in the lifting plan required to move the load, following relevant rigging loft procedures
  9. Ensure the lifting equipment and lifting accessories are free of obvious defects, and certification is current
  10. Carry out pre-use inspection of lifting equipment and lifting accessories
  11. Prepare the load according to specified requirements of the lifting plan
  12. Protect the load from possible damage during the lifting operation
  13. Attach the lifting accessories to the load using industry best practice
  14. Determine the centre of gravity of a load that has an offset centre of gravity
  15. Install and position the lifting equipment for balanced weight distribution
  16. Ensure appropriate barriers are installed at appropriate areas
  17. The employer’s responsibilities under Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations
  18. The hazards associated with a lifting operation
  19. The purpose of a risk assessment and lifting plan
  20. The approved procedures and practices in the context of the operations, the work activity and the workplace
  21. How to determine the weight of loads
  22. The relevant roles of personnel involved in lifting operations, and typical reporting lines
  23. How to identify areas near the load where it is unsafe to stand
  24. Load movement route planning methods and techniques
  25. Areas of the installation/site which need special consideration if a load needs to be landed near or passes close to those areas
  26. Rigging principles, SWL, WLL and angles of lift
  27. Why lifting equipment and lifting accessories are marked e.g. SWL and WLL
  28. Pre-use inspections of lifting equipment and lifting accessories
  29. Considerations to ensure load stability, security and weight distribution
  30. The types of faults that are possible with lifting equipment and lifting accessories
  31. The key information to be included in handovers during lifting operations
  32. Types of lifting accessories
  33. The purpose of a rigging loft and the quarantine system
  34. How to take into account dynamic factors.

Lifting, moving, lowering and landing of a load: rigging & lifting supervisor

  1. Give clear instructions to the lifting team before and during the moving of the load
  2. Use the identified method of communications derived from the risk assessment, lifting plan and permit-to-work, and comply with signalling protocols agreed within the lifting team, or company-specific protocols
  3. Progressively apply force/tension to the load via the attached lifting equipment, until the weight of the load is fully taken up
  4. Confirm the load security before raising to the minimum height required for moving
  5. Maintain load security and stability throughout transportation of the load
  6. Take adequate precautions to maintain the safety of personnel and surroundings during the moving of the load
  7. Correctly position the load in the intended location and progressively remove the lifting equipment force/tension, safely disconnect the load from the lifting equipment and remove the lifting accessories
  8. Work effectively as part of a team
  9. Comply with relevant health and safety legislation and guidelines at all times
  10. The capabilities and limitations of lifting equipment and lifting accessories
  11. What to do when the lifting/rigging operation requires a deviation from the lifting plan
  12. Post-use inspections on lifting equipment and lifting accessories
  13. How to identify and report defective lifting equipment, lifting accessories and associated materials
  14. How to correctly store various items of lifting equipment and lifting accessories
  15. How to restore the work site and return lifting equipment and lifting accessories to the required location
  16. How to conduct post-work debriefings

Rigging & Lifting Supervisor

CourseFee INRDurationCourse TimingDate CommenceRemarks
Rigging & Lifting Supervisor15,0002 Days
10:00-18:00On Demand
Practical Exercises