Rigging Manual

Infrastructure Health & Safety Association


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The Rigging Manual applies to rigging equipment, materials, procedures and precautions used in the construction industry. Each piece of equipment and material has been designed and developed to serve a specific purpose. Recognizing its capabilities and limitations not only improves efficiency but also eliminates hazards.

Topics include:

  • Wire Rope (Selection, Inspection, Maintenance)
  • Fiber Rope (Types, Care, Inspection, Rope Splicing)
  • Chain (Grades, Strength, Inspection, Care)
  • Rigging Hardware (Drums, Sheaves, Hooks, Spreader Beams, more)
  • Reeving, Slings (Configurations, Angles, Working Loads, Fibre & Synthetic)
  • Rigging procedures and precautions (Responsibilities, Center of Gravity, Signals).

Used internationally as course text in training, this book is an essential reference in preventing costly and often deadly rigging accidents.

  • 188 pages
  • 8.5" x 11.5", hardbound
  • Over 70 tables of information
  • Over 600 photos and illustrations
  • ISBN 9781894761055