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Course # RE-130: Rigging & Load Handling
Equipment Engineering & Applications

Course Overview

This Course may be taken by students wishing to complete the entire Program, or as a standalone course.  This course is available online and on demand.

Course Length

This Course is 12 weeks in duration and follows the following weekly framework:

  • Reading Assignments
  • Instructor Lecture Videos
  • Knowledge Checks
  • Final Exam

The student should expect to spend between 7 to 10 hours per week on the Course Curriculum.

Course Fee

The course fee is $2,195*.

Course Outline

Module 1: Slings and Shackles

  • Module Introduction & Major Considerations
  • Wire Rope Fundamentals
  • Wire Rope Slings
  • Chain Slings
  • Synthetic Web Slings
  • Synthetic Roundslings
  • Synthetic Rope Slings
  • Shackles & Hardware

Module 2: Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices

  • Module Introduction & Major Considerations
  • Structural Design Factors
  • Lifting Beams & Spreader Bars
  • Lifting Lug Design

Module 3: Lifting Equipment

  • Module Introduction & Major Considerations
  • Hand & Lever Chain Hoists
  • Manual & Air Tuggers

Module 4: Rigging Applications

  • Module Introduction & Major Considerations
  • Rigging Selection, Hitch Types & Capacities
  • Center of Gravity & Calculations
  • Load Distribution
  • Sling Tension
  • Load Control
  • Chain Hoists & Load Drifting
  • Levers, Jacking & Rolling
  • Reeving
  • Winches & Blocks
  • Off-Level Pick Points
  • Load Turning

Module 5: Rigging Arrangements & Techniques

  • Stability & Equilibrium
  • Tandem Lifting
  • Upending & Inverting Loads
  • Vessel Upending Techniques
  • Load Sharing & Equalizing Arrangements
  • Suspension of Loads from Horizontal Lines

*All prices are in US Dollars