The Importance Of Riggers

The importance of Riggers

In any construction site, no matter what crane is being used, from the smallest loader crane to the largest tower crane, there is a certain amount of danger once a load is off the ground. Safety is a crucial aspect of any crane operation, and riggers are central to that safety, with the crane operator making up a team that…

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6 Tasks A Heavy Equipment Rigger Performs Every Day

6 Tasks a Heavy Equipment Rigger Performs Every Day

The rigger is a very important part of any heavy equipment team. More than just a driver, a rigger performs six different but essential heavy equipment tasks every day. Here are those six tasks. Lifting - A rigger uses hoists and pulleys to lift heavy items such as equipment, loads, and cargo. To accomplish this task, they may provide the mechanical, electrical,…

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Rigging, OSHA, and Mobile Crane Operations

One of the most important jobs on the construction work site is that of rigger. The rigger is responsible for the safety of personnel working on the site, especially mobile crane operations. But they are subject to regulation and the regulatory authority for riggers is OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The Heavy Equipment School Rigger/Signalperson training program will…

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How to Become a World-Class Rigger

Riggers are important people on the work site. Often employed in shipping yards, loading docks, construction sites, industrial warehouses, transportation depots, and other places where extraordinarily large and heavy objects or machines need to be lifted and moved from one place to another, riggers are responsible for much of the movement of consumer goods in the world. We're not talking…

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The Importance of a Good Rigger on the Jobsite

Riggers are important people on the heavy equipment job site. If you are working heavy construction, a good rigger can save your life. Recently, I spoke to a gentlemen who told me a story about an accident he had on scaffolding. It wasn't high off the ground, but he did step onto a plank that wasn't secured properly and immediately…

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A Tale of Hooks, Shackles, and Hitches

If you want to be a rigger, you'll have to learn two things: The language and the tools. Heavy Equipment School will teach you both. What Kind of Hooks Do You Need To Learn? First, you need to know that not all hooks are created equal. There's a different kind of hook for different tasks, and HES will show you…

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How To Be The Best Rigger/Signalperson On The Site

Every rigger/signalperson has to be certified. That's a federal regulation from OSHA and most insurance companies have been insisting on it too. It just makes sense that this vital job be one that is held by a person who has been trained and passed the certification meeting the National Comission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO). This NCCCO certification…

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