Advanced Rigging for Coordinators of Serious Lifts
Advanced Rigging is designed for MEMBERS who are involved in heavy or engineered lifts. It also helps those who are looking to become lift coordinators or upper level management.
ADVANCED RIGGING FOR COORDINATORS OF SERIOUS LIFTS
Advanced Rigging for Ironworkers is a 16-hour course (2 days). This course is tailored to the Journeyman Ironworker looking to improve their theory, skills and safety awareness in Advanced Rigging.
This course will consist of the following topics:
- Crane and Rigging Incidents
- Operator and Rigger Accountability
- Wire Rope and Hardware
- Basic Rigging Principles
- Safe Operation of Mobile Hydraulic, Conventional Crawler Cranes and Overhead Cranes
- Interpretation of Crane Load Charts
- Critical Lift Awareness
- Carry Deck and Knuckle boom certification
Participants must have Alberta Ironworker Journeyman Certificate or Interprovincial “Red Seal” standard and be a member of local 720 or local 725.
Ron Schram, Schram Crane and Rigging Ltd.
Schram Crane & Rigging LTD.
5006 48 Street
Dates and Times: September 20 and 21, 2013
Class starts at 8:00am ending at 5:00pm
Classes can be added as needed contact the training centre for more
Participants need to bring CSA approved Hard Hat, Steel Toed Boots and Safety glasses. As well as appropriate clothing for outdoor activities
Contact the Ironworkers Training Centre at (780) 482-0908
A $150 Fee will be charged to NO SHOWS or those who fail to attend the entire course.
Participants are asked to arrive 10 min prior to the start of class. Late arrivals will not be permitted.
ADVANCED RIGGING SAFETY COURSE OUTLINE
1. Crane and Rigging Accidents A review of serious crane accidents that addresses their causes and methods of prevention including a detailed exploration of Responsibilities and Due Diligence.
2. Wire Rope A technical chapter on the construction, application and proper use of wire rope products. Safety Factors and the effect of Shock Load and other forms of abuse are studied.
3. Hardware Contains a review and explanation of all of the Hardware commonly used in crane and hoisting situations. Emphasis is on the structural loading of components such as spreader bars, slings and shackles. Instruction in proper rigging techniques and correct application of rigging hardware.
4. Overhead Cranes Introduction to all of the various types of Overhead Cranes with descriptive illustrations to aid in identification and learning components. Brief explanation of engineering criteria to which Overhead Cranes must be designed with emphasis on potential failure points. Knowledge of Overhead Crane capacity calculations and scenarios where capacity must be restricted are explored. ©2000
5. Rigging Mechanics
Instruction in the calculation of sling loadings due to sling angle and the effect of sling angle on lift lugs and the load. Method to design proper lift lugs and the ability to recognize lift lugs that are not up to standard. Procedure to calculate the Composite Center of Gravity of various objects. Proper signals for mobile and overhead cranes.
6. Safe Operating Practices
Instruction in proper set up of cranes as well as many operating techniques with emphasis on the effect of off level operation on crane structural strength. Full description of all legal requirements for the hoisting of personnel and for working around power lines. Excerpts from Alberta regulations such as the Electric Utility Regulations and from CSA – Z150.
7. Load Charts
Full description of proper load chart calculations for Mobile Cranes with practice problems for the student to solve. Sixty percent of the final mark is based on proper load chart calculations. Manufacturer Recommendations to calculate safe loads for their cranes are followed explicitly with attention paid to Cold Weather Restrictions. ©2000
8. Management of Serious Lifts
Instruction on the most common sources of error on the part of the Lift Manager that may prevent a successful lift. The student will learn a proven, logical step by step method of planning critical lifts and be made aware of many of the outside pressures that can affect the safe outcome of the lift if not controlled by the lift manager. Instruction of what technical areas of lift planning demand the full attention of the lift manager.
9. Dynamics of Lifts
An introduction to the changing loads that are induced when handling loads with more than one crane. Awareness of when weight is transferred from one crane to another during the tailing process so that adequate surplus capacities can be assured. Little known examples of extreme loadings that can be placed on tail cranes are explained. Procedures to transfer loads safely from one crane hook to another and the dynamics of long loads are discussed. The effect of one crane lifting above the other on a two crane lift is explained, as well as the severe effect that can result from load lines being out of plumb during lifts. Over-end block lifts are introduced, as well as recognition of the unique tipping properties of crawler cranes. ©2000
This chapter allows the student to demonstrate their natural ability to solve complex rigging problems. At the completion of the student effort, the problems are discussed with all proper techniques described.