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Mike Parnell Mar 30, 2011 8:23:00 AM < 1 min read

Rigging Training Workshop: Off-level Pick Points

When a load's lifting points are not on the same plane or elevation, the tension in each sling must be calculated in a little more formal method.

Use the panels from the Journeyman and Master Rigger Reference Cards pictured below to (1) determine the tension for each sling leg and (2) the proper shackles and slings for the job. Answers can be found below.

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Journeyman Rigger's Reference Card - Panels 3 & 5

journeman rigger's card

journeman rigg's card

Master Rigger's Reference Card - Panel 10

master 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 - Off-level Pick Points.