Rigging and Lifting Safety

Training program

Training program

About the course

There are significant safety issues to be considered, both for the operators of the diverse "lifting" devices and workers in proximity to them. Rigging equipment for material handling needs to be inspected before use on each shift to ensure safety. Each day before using the sling and all fastenings and attachments shall be inspected for damage or defects by a competent person designated by the employer. Rigging and Lifting Safety helps an organisation achieve its obligations to fulfill legal requirements and Operational Control requirements of ISO 45001:2018.

Your benefits

Upon completion of this training program, participants will understand:

  • the importance of rigging and lifting safety
  • the operational limitations
  • design factor
  • safe rigging practices

Course content / outline

  • Introduction to Rigging and Lifting Safety
  • Key Terms and Definitions
  • Regulations overview
  • Overhead loading / Workload limit
  • Design factor
  • Users – Employees / Contractors
  • Determine the load
  • Operating limitations
  • Crane operating capacity
  • Sling capacity
  • Working load limit
  • Types of  slings
  • Sling angle
  • Load stability
  • Safe crane operations
  • Standard hand signals
  • Clear areas
  • Flying load
  • Environmental considerations
  • Chemical conditions  and exposure
  • Safe rigging practices
  • Q&A
  • Examination

Who should attend?

  • Rigging and Lifting Operators / Maintenance workers
  • Contractors
  • Self-employed workers
  • Supervisors / Managers
  • Management professional and Consultants
  • Anyone interested in electrical safety

Training Duration

1 Day


  • Understating of English (if language requirement is not addressed)
  • Understanding / Knowledge of Rigging and Lifting & OHSMS requirements.

Exam Details (Duration, Pattern)

  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Platform/Mode: Written or Online

Certification Validity

1 year from the date of training


Qualified participants will receive certificate on “ Rigging and Lifting Safety”; others will receive certificate of participation.


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