Local 25: General Rigging & Crane Training

About the class:

A CCC & Local 25 Ironworkers partnership class that will teach Superintendents, Project Engineers, Project Managers, Laborers, and all Field employees the fundamentals of rigging and crane. The class will be a blend of classroom instruction in the Auburn Hills Presentation room with hands-on learning experience in the Yard to cover the following information:

      1. Rigging Identification: Understanding the different types of rigging equipment such as slings, shackles, hooks, and their appropriate applications.
      2. Rigging Inspection: Regularly inspecting rigging equipment for signs of wear, damage, or deformation that could compromise its strength and safety.
      3. Rigging Hitch Identification: Familiarizing oneself with basic hitches like the clove hitch, bowline, and figure-eight knot, which are commonly used in rigging operations.
      4. Hand Signals: Learning and using standardized hand signals for communication between crane operators and ground personnel to ensure safe and efficient lifting operations.
      5. Voice Signals: Establishing clear verbal communication protocols between the crane operator and signal person when hand signals are not feasible or in addition to hand signals for clarity.
      6. Basic Crane Setup:
          • Ground Conditions: Assessing the ground to ensure it’s stable and capable of supporting the crane’s weight and load without sinking or shifting.
          • Level Ground: Positioning the crane on a level surface to ensure stability during lifting operations.
          • Outrigger Placement: Extending outriggers or stabilizers to distribute the crane’s weight and prevent tipping.
          • Boom Configuration: Setting up the crane’s boom at the appropriate angle and extension for the planned lift.
          • Load Capacity: Ensuring that the crane’s load capacity exceeds the weight of the load being lifted.
          • Clearance: Checking for overhead obstructions and ensuring there’s sufficient clearance for the crane’s movement and operation.
          • Environmental Factors: Considering factors such as wind speed, weather conditions, and nearby power lines that could affect crane stability and safety.


Auburn Hills Office
Presentation Room

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