Revised & expanded 2nd Edition Rigging Engineering Basics is a practical guide for Lift Directors, Lift Planners, Rigging Engineers, Site Superintendents, Field Engineers, Rigging Foremen, Heavy Lift Managers, Heavy Haul Planners, Crane Operators, and Advanced Riggers. This book is intended to inform people planning rigging operations and point them in the direction of best practice, to alert them to pitfalls and how to avoid them, to instruct in how to do certain basic rigging engineering tasks.
When you pass a construction job site, what do you invariably see? Crane booms. When someone wants to illustrate "construction", what type of pictures do they reach for? Cranes. Cranes are the visible indicator of lifting activities. Lifting is everywhere in construction, everything you remove or add has to be handled, sometimes multiple times. Then there is lifting in general industry, in steel works, in fabrication, in routine handling at docks and so on. As well as being universal, lifting is also one of the most hazardous activities routinely encountered on a construction job.
By popular request, Mr. Anderson has published an amazing companion book, Rigging Engineering Calculations, a how-to resource for many of the calculations required in rigging operations. Find it HERE.