Safety at Work: Proper Training for Riggers


RiggerThe most dangerous jobs in the world are those which involve big machines. That is why people who work in these environments should have the best safety training possible to reduce the risks of accidents. Whether it is to lift heavy machinery and packages of machine parts or transporting manufactured goods, rigging  is a highly important aspect in the operations of different heavy industrial and enterprise sites.

 Hazards of Rigging

While the availability of safety trainings should come as happy news for the riggers, the job still brings with it some potential hazards that could even be life-threatening. According to, some hazards that the riggers face at their workplaces are:

  • Improper leveling of the surface they are to work upon
  • Doing rigging jobs in crowded areas
  • Rigging under loads
  • Rigging using poor quality power lines
  • Rigging using faulty power equipments

But, these hazards can be avoided if the riggers are given proper training. This will not only make the workplace safer for them, but it will also boost productivity for the company.

 What Riggers Must Know

The objective of rigging trainings is to provide riggers with a thorough knowledge of the industry, so they may conduct the operation in a safe manner. Some aspects of rigging that they should know include the following:

  • The risks involved
  • How they must manage these risks
  • What the correct methods of rigging are
  • How to best handle the rigging equipment
  • How to inspect their equipment for damage and problems
 Specific Knowledge Riggers Must Have

The above mentioned points are the general things about rigging that all riggers must know to make their work environment safe. Apart from these, these workmen must also have some specific knowledge about the job. Their team leaders will provide this information on a daily basis, such as:

  • How much load they must carry
  • What the load resembles to know how to properly shift the load
  • The restrictions of the rigging equipment

Finally, one danger any rigging inspection should fix immediately are power lines. Faulty power equipment needs to be outside the working area, replace or recover any energy cabling already showing signs of deterioration.

About Eleanor Sharp
Eleanor Sharp is the author of AGSE Law. As a paralegal, she has worked with attorneys in many fields to ensure their clients get the best advice and representation. She is passionate about helping people understand the complexities of the legal system so they can make better decisions for themselves. Eleanor loves reading, travel, and spending time with her family. She hopes her articles will help others navigate life’s legal intricacies with confidence.

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