Guided Online Courses

Schedule

Weeks 1–3

  • Center of gravity: what is it, how to find it, how to calculate it, why is it important
  • Weight: how to find it, how to calculate it, why is it important
  • Reactions: finding reactions based on rigging set ups based on center of gravity, how it effects rigging
  • Rigging safety: codes, laws, practical safety guidelines

Weeks 4–6

  • Slings: types, specific uses, capacities, safety issues and factors, pitfalls, sling arrangements
  • Shackles: types, specific uses, capacities, safety issues and factors, pitfalls
  • Wire rope: types, specific uses, capacities, safety issues and factors
  • Rigging components: types, specific uses, capacities, safety issues and factors

Weeks 7–9

  • Lug design: types of lug set ups, loads to the lugs, connections to the lug, codes that apply to the design
  • Spreader sizing: types of spreaders, loads to the spreader, connections to the spreader, codes that apply to the design
  • Lift beam sizing: types of lift beams, loads to the lift beam, connections to the lift beam, codes that apply to the design

Weeks 10–12

  • Rigging design: different module types and how to configure different rigging systems to lift the particular pieces
  • Pros and cons to each set up

This course outline is subject to change.