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Mike Parnell Jan 12, 2011 9:21:00 AM < 1 min read

Rigging Tips: Sizing up the situation

To select the proper size and rated capacity rigging equipment, the rigger depends on a number of sources of information. The rigger determines the minimum equipment necessary, then looks to see what is actually available at the job site.

The load below must be rigged in a controlled manner. Help the rigger decide the minimum size slings and shackles necessary to move the load. Use Panels one, three and five from the Journeyman Rigger's Reference Card (pictured below) to determine the correct rigging.

Workshop Assignment - Determine the proper size/code for each type of rigging equipment for the load at right (answer key below).

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rigger's reference card

rigger's reference card

rigger's reference card

Happy trails to all my crane and rigging friends,
Mike Parnell
ITI-Field Services

P.S.  This article was originally published in The Professional Rigger Newsletter.


Answer Key:

sizing up answerkey