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Basic Rigging & Inspection

1 Day
Rigging Applications
Qualification Available
0.8 CEUs
Introductory rigging training that provides a foundation for more advanced rigging activities

Basic Rigging and Inspection Course is designed to provide participants with a basic level of knowledge of rigging gear inspection, proper rigging procedures, and load control using typical rigging techniques. Classroom interactive, and problem-solving workshops.

Basic Rigging & Inspection is the ideal foundational skill and knowledge building course for those new to cranes, rigging, and load handling.



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Basic Rigging & Inspection

Course Subjects & Learning Objectives

Rigging Introduction ​The trainee will become familiar with basic rigging terms, rigging gear capacity & use, and identify load control methods with various sling hitches.
Rigging Inspection The trainee will be able to recognize and evaluate field damaged rigging gear samples according to the guidelines established by recognized industry standards.
Rigging Selection The trainee will be able to select slings and rigging hardware based on anticipated loading and rigging method.
Load Handling Activities The trainee will be familiar with recognizing common load handling hazards, blocking practices, crane hand signals, and path of travel; as well as an introduction to completing a standard lift plan.
Equipment Testing The trainee will be familiar with the testing requirements of rigging gear according to the guidelines established by recognized industry standards.
Rigging Knots

The trainee will be familiar with the basic knots utilized in rigging.

Sling and Hardware Applications

The trainee will be familiar with good rigging practices.

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Basic Rigging & Inspection

Daily Training Schedule

Each participant will receive a Basic Rigging & Inspection Student Workbook, Journeyman Rigger's Reference Card, Rigging Gear Inspection Reference Card

Day 1 - Primarily classroom based sessions with interactive workshops and demonstrations.

Basic Rigging & Inspection


Student Testimonials

Words of wisdom from former students who've completed the Master Rigger Course at ITI

“As the media reminds us of the high rates of accidents occurring to operators and riggers, we at Cianbro Companies strive to provide our employees with the skills and knowledge of how to prevent an accident. In the past our company has received Master Rigging Training from Industrial Training International. They offer a hands-on approach by providing rigging gear inspection, proper rigging procedures and load control using almost any vertical or horizontal rigging system. The classroom teaching techniques and hands-on learning exercises that we have received from the Industrial Training International group has guided our company in creating our own successful in house rigging training program. The Industrial Training International crew and facilities are truly a world class group, solely dedicated to educating and improving the crane and rigging world.”

The late George ArsenaultFormer Rigging Training Coordinator, Cianbro Companies

“After attending ITI’s Master Rigger training course back in 2006 we knew that the Boilermakers had found the absolute direction in which we should take our rigging training - hands-on, action-packed, and engaging. ITI has since trained-up dozens of Boilermakers, is assisting in the implementation and design of the Local 146 Training Centre, and we are utilizing ITI’s rigging training program - tailoring it specifically for Boilermaker-related rigging. We anticipate using ITI’s program for years to come for our members across Canada...”

Grant JacobsDirector of National Training, Boilermakers National Training Trust

“I would like to let you know about the Master Rigging Training course that I attended in January.  It was by far the best course I’ve taken in my professional career. I learned more about rigging overall as well as specific details about questions I had about rigging than I could have imagined. One of the aspects of this course that I feel made it so effective was the hands-on portions of each day. It was a combination of learning the technical aspects as well as gaining “real world” experience in one fell swoop. Les was a great instructor and I believe that he only made the course better by both being able to explain the why, as well show the how, when it came to any question or challenge about rigging that arose throughout the week. I look forward to taking more classes through ITI and have the utmost confidence that they will be as beneficial as the Master Rigger course.”

Rob MillerCSP, OHST, Ameren Services

“The Master Rigger course is the best course I've taken yet in crane and rigging fundamentals. Jim Cox, ITI's Instructor for the course, was as good as it gets for teaching this material. I'm looking forward to my next course at ITI.”

David JohnsonSmithAmundsen

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