Consists of the application of slinging techniques to move a load (including the selection and inspection of lifting gear) and/or the directing of a crane/hoist operator in the movement of a load when the load is out of the view of the crane/hoist operator.
Rigging (RB, RI, RA)
Rigging work means the use of mechanical load-shifting equipment (and associated gear) to move, place or secure a load using plant, equipment or members of a building or structures, to ensure the stability of those members or the setting up or dismantling of cranes or hoists.
A basic rigging course covers the movement of plant and equipment, steel erections, hoists (including mast climbing hoists), placement of pre-cast concrete, safety nets and static lines, perimeter safety screens and more.
This course includes learning how to safely plan out the work, how to select the right equipment and inspect it for suitability. You will also learn how to set up a work task safely, erect a structure and dismantle it when the job is complete.
Before you undertake the basic rigging license course, you’ll need to be over 18 years old and hold a dogging license.
Course topics for basic rigging cover:
- Dogging work
- Structural steel erection
- Particular hoists
- Placement of precast concrete members
- Rigging safety nets and static lines
- Mast climbers
- Perimeter safety screens and shutters
- Cantilevered crane loading platforms
Intermediate rigging courses are the next step up, building on what you learn in the basic course.
Along with performing rigging work for steel erections, precast concrete, static lines, and crane loading platforms, an intermediate rigging course will provide training in how to rig all types of hoists, cranes, conveyors, dredges and excavators. You will learn how to safely rig tilt slabs, dual lifts and perform rigging tasks associated with the demolition of structures or plant.
It is a prerequisite that you have completed a basic rigging course.
The scope of work for intermediate rigging includes:
- All hoists
- Rigging cranes, conveyors, dredges and excavators
- Rigging tilt-slabs
- Demolition of structures or plant
- Dual lifts
Advanced rigging courses build on what you’ve learnt in the basic and intermediate training courses. An advanced training course will teach you how to rig gin poles and shear legs, flying foxes and cableways, guyed derricks and structures, and suspended scaffolds.
You’ll need to have completed the intermediate rigging training before you enrol in an advanced course, which covers:
- Rigging gin poles and shear legs
- Flying foxes and cableways
- Guyed derricks and structures
- Suspended scaffolds
- Fabricated hung scaffolds
- Applicants to be at least 18 years of age.
- Able to produce 100 points or more of identification as per the SafeWork NSW identification checklist.
- Speak and understand English at a level to be able to participate in the training and assessment
Note: Verbal assessments can be arranged for applicants with writing and reading difficulties (extra charge applies)