Rigging Safety Classes

Rigging Safety Classes

Course Description:

The Rigging Box, Inc. has developed a basic rigging safety and inspection course in order to insure a safe and productive work place for your organization. The purpose of this course is to communicate fundamental skills critical to safe rigging and material handling safety. The course will cover lecture, PowerPoint’s, video, practical applications and can be tailored to cover your rigging techniques relevant to your operation. We have tactfully combined OSHA 1926.251 and EM-385 section 15 in order to keep your employees up to date on current regulations. Please be advised that OSHA 1926.251 and ANSI B.30.9 are now requiring individuals involved with the use of rigging and rigging hardware to be trained in the proper use, care, storage and inspection criteria.

Course Location:

In our training center at our manufacturing facility.

This is  more beneficial to the student, because they will get to see the fabrication process of our slings and break testing on our test bed.

At your facility or job site.

Course Duration:

 Introductory Level: 1 hour

 Competent Person Level: 5-6 hours


Course Objectives:

 Proper inspection of rigging prior to and after each use

 Identify safe rigging practices

 Understand basic rigging principals

Selecting the proper rigging for your lift

 The importance of proper identification and tagging

 How to properly discard rejected rigging equipment


Course Outline:

 What makes a competent person?

 Rigging Safety Rules.

 Center of Gravity and how it effects suspended loads.

 The Rigging Box, Inc. 60’ sling testing bed

  • Videos of break tests performed on slings in adverse conditions

 Wire Rope

  • Inspection items and discard checks
  • Proper identification required on sling tags.
  • Proper use

 Synthetic Slings-Nylon, Web Straps, Endless slings

  • Inspection items and discard checks
  • Proper identification required on sling tags.
  • Proper use
  • Care and maintenance of synthetics

 Edge Protection.

  • Proper use and new OSHA regulations
  • Sling and load protection

 Chain Slings.

  • Identifying and inspecting parts
  • Safety tips
  • Proper identification required on sling tags.

 Hardware-Shackles and Hooks

  • Recognizing illegal items in the field
  • Inspection
  • Required markings
  • Proper alignment
  • Hook loading

 Basic Hitches and Sling Angles.

  • Hitches and capacities
  • Sling angles

 Suspended loads

 Safe lifting techniques

 Non-Compliance Rigging

 Accidents and how to avoid them


*At the conclusion of the class, each participant will be required to pass a written exam and will receive a signed certification of completion.


Please contact us so we may quote and customize your rigging class