Rigging Gear & Sling Inspector (On-Site)

If you want to improve your rigging inspection skills this program is the most comprehensive in the industry.

Participants learn hands-on with detailed study of rigging gear compliance and rejection criteria so they are capable of recognizing damaged gear and removing it from service before it creates an unsafe condition. Personnel learn how to perform periodic inspections that includes how the accumulation of minor issues may result in unsafe equipment.

Course Overview:

This training includes nearly a hundred slings and rigging components with varying degrees of deficiencies. Each inspector candidate will learn hands-on how to inspect and document all the deficiencies found on each component. Technical training ensures each inspector has the knowledge required to perform a comprehensive inspection.

Course Topics Include:

  • Introduction to various types of slings and rigging gear
  • Introduction to inspection standards and compliance
  • Identification of gear approved for overhead lifting
  • Inspection requirements – frequent and periodic
  • Certification of sings and rigging gear
  • Types of forms for documentation
  • Critical documentation issues
  • Accurate completion of inspection findings
  • Methods for removing and disposal of deficient gear
  • Identification of components (size and capacity)
  • Sling identification requirements and proper tagging
  • Rigging gear marking and tagging
  • Wire rope types and construction
  • Wire rope end fitting inspection
  • Evaluating wire rope damage – cause and effect
  • Identifying proper and improper sling manufacturing
  • Effects of environment
  • Web and round sling inspection
  • Chain sling inspection
  • Wire rope sling inspection
  • Below-the-hook lifting device inspection
  • Hand chain and lever hoist inspection
  • Inspection of hooks, shackles, rings, eye bolts
  • Inspection techniques and rejection criteria
  • Analysis of inspection results
  • When repairs are allowed
  • Inspection techniques and analysis of findings
  • Identifying typical deficiencies
  • Determining how gear may be damaged based on gear application
  • Proper documentation and use of inspection reports

Specific Training Objectives:

  • To ensure that rigging gear and sling inspectors have the knowledge and skills required to recognize equipment deficiencies during a periodic inspection.
  • To ensure that all personnel with inspection responsibilities are knowledgeable of required standards and manufacturer’s information necessary for a comprehensive inspection.

Key Training Elements:

  • Understanding regulations pertaining to rigging gear inspection and rejection criteria.
  • Identification of load rated and non-load rated components.
  • How to identify rigging gear deficiencies and common causes of gear damage.
  • Evaluation of rigging gear to regulatory and/or manufacturer’s rejection criteria.
  • Load testing requirements/methods.
  • Proper recording of inspection findings.

Crane Tech inspection reports are provided so not only learn proper inspection methods, you learn proper recording documentation as well.

Rigging Inspector training provides technical and hands-on training in an environment unique in the material handling field.

Learn rigging gear inspection from seasoned professionals and further your knowledge in principles and standard common to the rigging industry.

This program has a compliance basis of OSHA, MMS, ASME & API regulations and specific state and Government agency requirements where applicable.

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