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Crews Crane Training International is now a part of the Carlton Group.

Rigging Level 1

(Course # RIGG-301)

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This course is designed for operators, signalers, and riggers responsible for the safe operation and rigging of all types of overhead, mobile and tower cranes, hoists, and lifting devices used in General, Construction, and Maritime Industries.

This course is conducted at your facility and can be adapted to your designed material handling needs. This course includes both classroom and hands-on training. Once the written examination is completed, hands-on exercises will be conducted to ensure proper rigging procedures are followed. 

Standard course length is 8 hours.


Classroom Training Topics Covered:

  • OSHA / ASME Standards & Interpretations
  • Rigging Hardware and Gear Selection
  • Sling Identification & Rigging Hardware Inspection Criteria
  • Weight Calculating Formulas
  • Center of Gravity; Load Balancing, Effects of Angle on Rated Loads
  • Load Calculation, Reduced Capacity & Increased Tension
  • Wire Rope and End Fittings
  • Knot Tying practices
  • Lift Determinations / Formulating a Lift Plan
  • Communication Methods/Hand Signals
  • Below the Hook Device Criteria


 Each student will receive a Handbook that includes:

  • Rigging Manual
  • Calculation Tables
  • Sling Cards
  • Rigging Hardware Card
  • Sample Inspection Forms
  • Recommended Preventative Maintenance Program

Note: Students will receive a Training Certificate and Wallet Card upon completion & review of test.