The Basic Rigging Plan
Plan every lift, include the following questions with the questions your experience provides:
- Who is responsible (competent) for the rigging?
- Has communication been established?
- Is the rigging in acceptable condition?
- Is the rigging appropriate for lifting?
- Does the rigging have proper identification?
- Does all gear have known working load limits?
- What is the weight of the load?
- Where is the load’s center of gravity?
- What is the sling angle?
- Will there be any side or angular loading?
- Are the slings padded against corners, edges, protrusions or abrasive surfaces?
- Are the working load limits adequate?
- Is the load rigged to the center of gravity?
- Is the hitch appropriate for the load?
- Is a tag line required to control load?
- Will personnel be clear of suspended loads?
- Is there any possibility of fouling?
- Will the load lift level and be stable?
- Any unusual environmental concerns?
- Any special requirements?
The rigging must be used within manufacturer’s recommendations and industry standards that include OSHA, ASME, ANSI, API and others.
- Utilize appropriate rigging gear suitable for overhead lifting.
- Utilize the rigging gear within industry standards and the manufacturer’s recommendations.
- Conduct regular inspection and maintenance of the rigging gear.
- Provide employees with training to meet OSHA and ASME (B30.9, B30.26, etc.) requirements.
- Product and application information
- Product that is clearly identified
- Name or logo
- Load rating and size
- Product performance
- Working load limit
- Fatigue properties
- Impact properties
- Product training and training resources