Before attempting any hands-on rigging activity, you need knowledge to safely rig a load.
This course provides a quick and easy way to get that knowledge.

Rigger course overview

This eLearning course provides you with basic to intermediate knowledge of:

  • fundamental rigging principles
  • correct selection of rigging equipment, including calculations
  • hazards and risks of rigging and lifting operations
  • handling and assembly of rigging equipment while ensuring safety.

This course is for ...

  • Rigging personnel in the following industries - Shipping and Logistics, Building, Construction, Engineering, Marine and Aerospace.
  • In-house quick refresher training to maintain currency of riggers.
  • Training centres seeking cost-effective hybrid learning methods.
  • Individuals needing rigging knowledge before lifting loads on ad-hoc basis.

Video intro!

Title Run Time

Part 1    FREE
Methods to determine load weight - introduction

20 min

Part 2    FREE
Safety and Hazards in handling of rigging equipment

30 min
Inspection of rigging equipment 32 min

Part 3
Calculating simple and complex load weight by area or volume

25 min
Selection and use of rigging accessories 30 min
Selection and use of different types of slings 25 min
Effects of sling angle stress, rigging methods and techniques 21 min
Distribution of load weight in relation to balance point, moment and centre of gravity 30 min
Diameter to diameter ratios, including calculations 21 min
Activities and quizzes are included in all lessons.

Course Outline


Part 3 bundled ~ US$ 8.99

What you need

Internet connection on a PC or Mobile.
Calculator or pencil/paper for lessons with calculation.

Standards Advisory
This rigger course content is designed with strong generic foundations that can be adapted to all locale. As local regulations vary, the user is advised to accommodate regulations or legislations governed by the designated authority of their locale, environment, agencies and respective country.

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