Welcome to Toolbox Talks! In this episode, we’re looking at some rigging & lifting essentials and answering your lifting questions.
Here’s what rigging & lifting essentials you can expect to learn in this Toolbox Talk:
- Discover the correct way to rig your shackle to the crane hook: pin up or pin down?
- Learn about the optimal lifting height for various loads.
- Explore the communication methods between riggers and crane operators: hand signals, walkie-talkies, or verbal communication?
- Uncover the risks associated with dynamic loads, even when the load weight is significantly less than the Working Load Limit.
- Gain insights into the service life of slings: Are there any recommended or prescribed durations?
Join us as we delve into these crucial aspects of rigging and lifting and answer these rigging & lifting essential questions. Get ready to enhance your knowledge and make informed decisions.
Want to learn more? Check out these articles, videos, and FREE downloads!
- Sling Inspections E-Book: A Guide to Inspections & Applicable Standards
- Rigging Gear Inspection Field Reference
- Lifting & Rigging Best Practices Infographic
Articles & Videos
- What Is a Sling Angle, and How Can Knowing Them Make Our Lifts Better?
- OSHA Inspection Series: How Can Lifting & Rigging Training Help with OSHA Compliance?
- What are the ASME B30.2 Hand Signals for Overhead and Gantry Cranes?
- A Brief Rigging Glossary: Basic Industry Terms You Should Know
- Playlist – Lifting Sling Inspection Course
- Playlist – How To Perform Inspections
- Playlist – Toolbox Talks
- OSHA Inspection Series: How Important Are Rigging Inspections?
- How Much Does an OSHA/ASME Compliant Rigging Inspection Cost?
In this video:
0:00 – Intro
0:21 – How to get your questions answered
0:29 – Should a shackle be rigged pin up or pin down?
1:18 – How high do you need to lift a load?
1:40 – Are hand signals required to communicate with a crane operator?
2:15 – Do Dynamic Loads create significant risk when the load weight is under the WLL?
2:27 – What is a Dynamic Load?
2:40 – What is a Shock Load?
3:04 – Four factors that contribute to catastrophic failure
4:38 – How to avoid dropping a load
5:56 – Do slings have a recommended service life?
6:38 – How can you learn more?