The Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA) and Equipment Training Solutions, LLC (ETS) have rolled out a comprehensive Rigger Safety Training Course.
The course closely follows American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) B30.9, B30.10, B30.23, B30.26, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 1910.184 and 1926.251, and various industry publications.
An easy-to-use, interactive CD-ROM incorporates:
* Illustrated identification, inspection and use of slings, including wire rope, metal mesh, synthetic web, synthetic round, and synthetic rope
* Descriptions and animations of hitch types, including choke with shackle, choke, double-wrap choke, basket and double-wrap basket
* Illustrated identification, inspection and use of rigging hardware, including turnbuckles, swivel rings, eye bolts, shackles, wire rope clips, wedge sockets, links and rings, and hooks
* Animations of the successful completion of knots in rigging operations, including inside bowline, sheet bend, square knot, clove hitch, and two half hitch
Separate 92-page guides for instructors and students are packed with additional illustrations and descriptions on slings, rigging hardware and knots. These guides also include up-to-date excerpts from OSHA Regulation 1926.251, which covers Rigging Equipment for Material Handling.