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Industrial Training International Mar 31, 2015 1:13:00 PM 2 min read

April Showcase Webinar - Rigging Gear Inspection Crash Course

April Showcase Webinar - Rigging Gear Inspection Crash Course

In anticipation of the April 2015 installment of the ITI Showcase Webinar Series – Rigging Gear Inspection Crash Course, it’s a good idea to get a baseline knowledge level on this topic to help identify strengths and weaknesses. The Webinar is set for Wednesday, April 29 at 10 AM Pacific Time/1 PM Eastern Time. Test your knowledge of OSHA regulations, ASME standards and manufacturer recommendations for usage below. 


  • Answer the ten questions to the best of your ability
  • Click on each question to view the correct answer
  • Compare your results to the scale below


1. Why would a web sling be rejected from service if it feels hard and plastic in a very localized area? 

A: Heat or friction damage

2. Is the cover a synthetic roundsling load bearing?

A: No

3. What condition may be present on a chain sling which is described as severe oxidation?

A: Rust or corrosion

4. A shackle that has been hammered into shape describes what manufacturing process?

A: Forging

5. The most common percentage of metal loss on a piece of rigging hardware which would require its removal from service is what amount?

A: 10%

6. What rigging hardware item is adjustable in its length by rotating the center body?

A: Turnbuckle

7. Shackles should be marked with what three items?

A: Manufacturer's name, capacity, and size

8. What are the two most common liquefied materials used to fabricate a wire rope spelter socket?

A: Zinc and epoxy resin

9. What is the broken wire criteria for a wire rope sling?

A: 10 broken wires in a lay, 5 in one strand in one lay

10. What is the most common damage that can occur to a wire rope on the bottom layer of a drum with multiple layers, such as a mobile crane?

A: Crushing



Compare the number you answered correctly to the scale below. Be honest, the only person you are cheating is yourself!

Number Correct Action Plan How You Probably Feel Right Now
0-3 You are probably new to the industry, or you just had a bad day. It happens to the best of us! Here is the good news - there is a webinar coming up that will help you hone your skills and grow your knowledge. REGISTER HERE.  homer-simpson-doh
4-7 Not too shabby. You have a pretty good idea of the basics, but there is definitely room for improvement. Here is the good news - there is a webinar coming up that will help get you to the next level. REGISTER HERE.  MichaelScottnotbad
8-10 Well done! Great performance, but you know what? Even the best of the best constantly work to perfect their craft. Here is the good news - there is a webinar coming up that will help you refine your skills and maintain your level of excellence.  REGISTER HERE.  MJWinner


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