As ITI Master Instructor, (and 2011 Professional "Top Trainer" of the year), Jim Cox lays out perfectly in this article, rigging gear inspectors must prioritize three keys in order to meet the minimum requirements of an appointed or designated in-house rigging gear inspector. To summarize, the rigging gear inspector must be:
- Committed to performing the work (yes, that means no pencil whipping) required of the inspection.
- Competent in their skills to recognize and correctly identify the condition of the rigging gear.
- Confident in their knowledge of the applicable codes, standards and industry guidelines to determine if the conditions discovered during the inspection meet the criteria for removal from service or can be allowed to remain available for continued use.
All of these areas of emphasis are covered in spades within the ITI Rigging Gear Inspector Level I/II Course delivered at ITI Training Centers and at Client Locations the world over. That being said, periodic knowledge checks are an invaluable tool for keeping skills sharp, and helping to identify specific knowledge gaps that otherwise could be overlooked in-between formal training sessions.
With that preamble out of the way, here is the main event! A "Level 1" Rigging Gear Inspector Quiz...
Let us and your fellow inspectors know how you did in the comments below (if you feel so inclined of course)!