We all have heard of rigging accidents, injuries, and even fatalities that may have been prevented if the rigging gear and/or slings had been properly inspected before the shift began or during its use. However, I still find individuals who are not aware of the need to perform an initial inspection.Read More
Things to consider when connecting shackles to pad eyes
In the world of rigging, many loads or machinery are fitted with weld-on permanent lifting points (pad eyes) that are used to connect to rigging hardware and slings. Often, the rigging hardware of choice to connect the sling to the pad eye is a Crosby shackle.Read More
Is a certified rigger a qualified rigger?
Even though OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Subpart CC- Crane & Derrick Standard for Construction went into effect November 10, 2010, it still continues to prompt individuals to debate whether a certified rigger is considered a qualified rigger. In this article I have included my personal opinions along with wording and facts from the standard itself.Read More