Rigging Safety Tips
As a full-service industrial rigging company, Southwest Industrial Rigging offers effective OSHA-compliant programs and safety classes, including Crane Operator, Rigger, and Signal Person training. We have our own diverse fleet of cranes and an arsenal of lifting equipment readily available for training at our 5,000-square-foot Phoenix training facility or our expert instructors, who still currently work out in the field, can come to your location. Our programs are endorsed by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) to offer your personnel the most comprehensive in rigging safety tips along with the skills and practical knowledge needed to meet OSHA’s standards.
Rigging and being certified to handle and move loads, is an integral part of crane operation. Understanding how to safely and properly rig a load is essential for avoiding any possible dangerous situations. In conjunction with NCCCO and OSHA, Southwest Industrial Rigging lays out some basic rigging safety tips:
- Determine the weight and center of gravity of the materials to be lifted
- Select the proper sling and inspect it for any excessive wear and tear
- Check fittings, clips and other hardware for proper strength
- Check the distance from any possible overhead hazards, such as power lines
- Only perform lifts in optimum weather conditions with good visibility and low wind.