Phakamisa Safety Services

Rigging Training Services

The job of attaching, lifting and moving heavy loads is safety-critical and should not be attempted by anyone who is not proven competent. PhakamisaBasic Rigging Training helps you put safety first with expert Rigging Training Services.

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Course Objective: This one-day unique basic course has been designed to demonstrate and teach users of slings and sling components, as well as chain and lever hoists, how to handle loads correctly. the following is offered:

  • How to identify the correct type of slings and components to be used.
  • The users legal responsibilities in terms of lifting tackle and hoists.
  • How to evaluate the different types of loads considering load types, size, mass, sling angles, centre of gravity, shock loads, clamping forces and sling capabilities.
  • How to correctly attach slings to lifting machines.
  • How to correctly and safely handle the load.
  • How to stack the load correctly and remove the slings properly.
  • How to visually inspect the slings before and after use for any damage or defects and report accordingly.
  • How to store lifting equipment correctly after use.

Venue: Customer's Training facility on site.

Course Duration: 6 hours

Who should attend: Banks men, Foremen, Inspectors, Riggers, Artisans, Safety Representatives, Safety and Training Personnel, Contractor's Supervisors.

Method of Instruction:

The workshop is conducted by demonstrating samples of lifting tackle, assisted by 4 videos, a Power Point presentation and wall charts.

Language Medium:

The course in conducted in English or Afrikaans.

Training Manual:

Each candidate receives a comprehensive training manual with pictures, illustrations and text covering the contents of the course.


A Certificate of Attendance, listing the module covered is issued on successful completion of the course.


There is no written test or practical assessment.


No SAQA unit standard for this particular short course exists.


Course objective and summary: This 4 hours workshop has been designed to assist company and contractor management and supervisory staff, involved and responsible for lifting equipment operations, to be aware of legal requirements pertaining to lifting equipment.

It includes appointments for Lifting Tackle Inspectors, rigging studies, principles of rigging, safe use, and inspection criteria.

The workshop can also be customized to cover the requirements of a client's COP to assist the client to implement and adhere to a Safe Lifting Program. Candidates receive comprehensive workshop notes and a certificate of attendance.

Importance Rigging Training

Workers involved with industrial hoisting and rigging activities should be trained in both safety and operating procedures. Safety must be the foremost concern because any task involving airborne loads can be extremely dangerous if not handled with absolute care.

You cannot underestimate the value of an accomplished industrial rigger. Having riggers who are competent, qualified and capable brings peace of mind and ensures the safely and efficiently of each job.

A safe rigging operation requires the rigger to be knowledgeable about things like the weight of load and rigging hardware, capacity of the rigging device, and the working load limit of the hoisting rope, slings, and other equipment. They must be aware of elements that can affect hoisting safety, reduce capacity, and ensure safe practices in rigging, lifting, and landing loads.

Because working load limits of hoisting and rigging equipment are rarely ideal, riggers must have the ability to recognize factors such as swing, wind and weather conditions, and the location of electrical contacts such as overhead power lines, all of which could prove hazardous.

When the rigger knows the weights and capacities, he must then know how to lift the load so that it is stable. Every load must be balanced to ensure stability, as unbalanced loads will tilt or swing when lifted, resulting in possible injury to people or equipment.

Riggers must be thoroughly familiar with the inspection and use of materials involved in the rigging operation. This includes knowing which sling is right the job (slings typically consist of chains, wire rope, synthetic or natural fiber rope), or how to approximate the capacity of a chain sling or hook quickly.


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