Rigging and Lifting Training

Recommended For

All persons required to lift and lower loads in a safe manner in accordance with the current legislation. Aimed at all workers who as part of their duties are expected to lift or lower loads at height under the L.O.L.E.R regulations 1998.

Course Objective

To enable workers plan, risk assess and implement a work task involving the construction and use of mechanical advantage systems. To gain knowledge of a variety of methods and equipment available for use in lifting and lowering. To have an understanding of the legal requirements and conform to current legislation.

Course Content

Understanding current legislation with regard to lifting operations.
Construction of safe systems of work.
Care and inspection of PPE.
Selection of appropriate equipment for lifting and lowering.
Construction of lifting systems.
Work positioning / Fall arrest systems.
Basic pulley awareness and theory.
Friction factors and deviation loadings awareness.
Tensioned lines systems.
Risk assessments for work tasks.
Method statements for work tasks.
Practical exercise in raising and lowering equipment.
Practical exercise in moving equipment at height.

Skill Base

Use of twin lanyards and work positioning belts.
Use of fixed and temporary fall arrest systems.
Implement a safe worksite area.
Create an effective risk assessment and method statement.
Design and construct a variety of lifting systems.
Removal and refitting of selected equipment.
Construction of tensioned line systems.
Construction of mechanical advantage systems.
Safe use of tools at height.

Course Requirements

Must hold a current Working at Height Certificate.

Medical Requirements

A Reax statement of medical fitness to be signed prior to the commencement of the course. A reasonable level of fitness will be required to complete the practical element of this course.

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