Insight Into the Question: "What Is Rigging?"
What is rigging? Common questions arise in everyone's mind before planning to shift large sized items. Let’s start with, what is rigging? Rigging is a serious part of shipyard employment. Riggers arrange ships’ equipment, gears or sections for lifting by cranes, pulls or other material usage equipment. Riggers also perform as signalman. Worker safety is the most important concern during rigging operation.
Incomplete rigging or a rigging failure can expose riggers and other nearby employees to a variety of potential risks. It might cause injury or even death when the load slips from the rigging, or when the rigging fails. All loads should be securely rigged.
What Workers Need to know
These are some of the key points that should be discussed with workers before starting rigging operations:
- Risks associated with rigging operations
- Role and responsibility of each worker’s given task
- Establishing per-day goal
- Heaviness of material and equipment being pulled
- Examining various shapes on the surface of equipment being hoisted
- Lifting limitations of gear and pulling devices
- Contact with all personnel
- Cut-off techniques used to complete the job
- Avoiding harm to lifting gear, lifting equipment, vessel machinery and other masses is also critical
A Trained Worker should have:
Workers must be trained with these following points:
- Understand and identifying the risks linked with the given task
- Allotting work with proper measures
- Land conditions where crane is operating
- Eliminating unnecessary blocks, equipment or other materials that can become cause of rigging failure
- Knowing rigging techniques and equipment such as slings, shackles, hooks, hoist and blocks
- Responding to the load weight and recognizing the rated capability of the crane and any rigging gear
- Recognizing problem before they happen
- Stopping work when unsafe conditions are present
Rigging Equipment and Cautions
All rigging equipment should be provided by the employer. Before using rigging equipment, you should have followed these cautions to minimize the percentage of failure:
- Overfilling crane and rigging gear may cause failure
- Tipping over of the crane
- Harm and failure of the crane
- Checking crane features carefully, such as the hook, sling, wire rope and chain
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