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The Basic Rigging Plan

Plan every lift, include the following questions with the questions your experience provides:

  1. Who is responsible (competent) for the rigging?
  2. Has communication been established?
  3. Is the rigging in acceptable condition?
  4. Is the rigging appropriate for lifting?
  5. Does the rigging have proper identification?
  6. Does all gear have known working load limits?
  7. What is the weight of the load?
  8. Where is the load’s center of gravity?
  9. What is the sling angle?
  10. Will there be any side or angular loading?
  11. Are the slings padded against corners, edges, protrusions or abrasive surfaces?
  12. Are the working load limits adequate?
  13. Is the load rigged to the center of gravity?
  14. Is the hitch appropriate for the load?
  15. Is a tag line required to control load?
  16. Will personnel be clear of suspended loads?
  17. Is there any possibility of fouling?
  18. Will the load lift level and be stable?
  19. Any unusual environmental concerns?
  20. Any special requirements?

The rigging must be used within manufacturer’s recommendations and industry standards that include OSHA, ASME, ANSI, API and others.


User Responsibility

  1. Utilize appropriate rigging gear suitable for overhead lifting.
  2. Utilize the rigging gear within industry standards and the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  3. Conduct regular inspection and maintenance of the rigging gear.
  4. Provide employees with training to meet OSHA and ASME (B30.9, B30.26, etc.) requirements.

Manufacturer Responsibility

  1. Crosby G-2130Product and application information
  2. Product that is clearly identified
    • Name or logo
    • Load rating and size
    • Traceability
  3. Product performance
    • Working load limit
    • Ductility
    • Fatigue properties
    • Impact properties
  4. Product training and training resources

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