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Industry Best practices for Safety in Industrial Rigging

Safety in Rigging

Be smart and have a plan. As a rigger, it is not worth taking risks that affect an operation’s safety.

Practise good risk management by identifying, addressing and controlling risks to safety that exist before, during and after your project, and create a ‘Best Practices Plan’ that you can use as an operational guide.

Rigging practice

Let’s take another brief look at the Safety Practices:

Breakdown of Safety Practice

  1. Determine operators qualifications and competencies.
  2. Inspection of rigging hardware.
  3. Examine your lifting slings.
  4. Choose right equipment based on the rating and working load limit.
  5. Measure the complete load weight prior to lifting.
  6. Select the proper sling type and sling hitch for the operation.
  7. Assess whether the load is structurally free of obstructions and sound.
  8. Decide on the proper sling angle.
  9. Find the load’s Centre of Gravity.
  10. Know your nearness to the load.
  11. Use sling protection for all slings.
  12. Take into the account the environmental conditions.
  13. Check all the rigging gear has proper identification and markings.

Reef Rigging has undertaken various rigging projects and has a great safety record. Our projects include boilers, steel erections, food and dairy, manufacturing and factory relocations.

Take a look at our Case Studies for further information.

If you need an experienced team to handle your rigging and lifting needs, contact chris@bigredrigging.co.za or call on (+27) 82 659 3315.

Source: Mazzella Companies

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