What Does A Rigger Do?

When you see a huge crane safely performing a tricky job, one of the people responsible for that job's success is the rigger. Here's a short list of what the rigger does: has been OSHA certified or qualified according to the job needed figures out the weight and center of gravity of the load chooses the proper sling and makes…

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3 Facts About Qualified Riggers

A Qualified Rigger is required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to be on the construction site during hoisting activities for assembly and disassembly work, when workers are in the fall zone and hooking, unhooking, or guiding loads. They are the ones doing the first connections of loads to components and structures. Fact Number One: Riggers are essential…

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Why OSHA Is Important

OSHA is a U.S. federal government agency that is responsible for ensuring workplace safety across many industries. It's an acronym that stands for Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Riggers and signalpersons are certified by OSHA because they are important people on the heavy equipment work site. By ensuring that only well-qualified and well-trained personnel are operating in this critical work…

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What A Heavy Equipment Rigger Does

Riggers are some of the most important people on the heavy equipment or construction site. Their job is to ensure safety and to maneuver equipment using ropes, chains, and hoists from one location or position to another. A rigger may be called to pull a bulldozer out of a ditch or a crane out of a body of water after…

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What Makes A Rigger ‘Qualified’?

How do you know if a rigger is qualified to perform a certain task? Just because a rigger has been to training school, does that make him qualified? What if a rigger has 20 years experience on the work site - can he then perform any type of rigging job? According to OSHA, a rigger is qualified to perform a…

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What Is A Heavy Equipment Rigger?

On construction sites and other industrial work locations where large heavy machines are used, someone has to set that equipment up so that operators can use it. The operators generally don't set up their own equipment. There are specialists who do that for them prior to the work assignment. These specialists are called riggers. Riggers also come along behind the…

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