Basic Rigging Safety

This one day course is designed for anyone working in the construction or fabrication industry or anyone who works with cranes (indoor cranes or hoisting mobile cranes). This course emphasizes the importance of following Workplace Safety & Health Regulations 217/2006 and provides basic knowledge and competency when working with rigging equipment.

Course Objective:

  • To provide participants with sufficient knowledge to ensure proper use of rigging equipment, effective and safe rigging procedures, and the ability to identify and avoid potential risks.
  • All materials covered are in accordance with the Manitoba Safety & Health Regulations 217/2006 and Canadian Standards Association Z150 and ASME B30’s.

Course Content:

  • Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Act & Regulations (ASME B30 Standards)
  • Components - Slings and Hardware
  • Component Selection
  • Inspection
  • Procedures/Precautions
  • Sling Configurations and Angles
  • Determining Load Weights
  • Storage of Rigging Equipment
  • Communication and Hand Signals
  • In-Class Hands-on demonstrations

Benefits of the Program:

  • Participants receive a work book, pocket riggers guide for easy reference, and a certificate of completion which is good for three years (provided a grade of 70% or better is achieved on the review test.)
  • Fewer accidents and injuries because the workforce will be better educated and aware of the potential risks
  • Fewer WCB time loss claims
  • Lower insurance costs for contractors and owners when accidents do occur
  • A better understanding of the potential hazards around workers
  • Ensure compliance with provincial regulations


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