Rigging and Light Lifting

Foundation course for the lifting, fixing and adjusting of light to medium loads. Covering the skills required to raise and lower loads using rope and pulley based equipment.

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With practical and theory based learning, participants will be able to assess, plan and carry out rigging and lifting operations within LOLER. This course is aimed at industries such as telecoms, stage rigging and wind turbine.

Our Rigging and Light Lifting course content includes planning, preparing for and executing lifting operations together with knowledge of the selection, use, inspection and maintenance of appropriate lifting equipment.

This course aims to revise and assess lifting and installation skills for steelwork and antennas up to approximately 2 m diameter (does not cover man riding system or winches).

The rigging and light lifting course covers legislation, planning and selection of equipment via rigging exercises and assessment at height.

Course elements covered include:

  • Manual Handling Regulations
  • Lifting Operations – Lifting Equipment Regulations – LOLER
  • Inspection of equipment and record keeping
  • Storage and care of equipment
  • SWL and WLL calculations
  • Estimation of weight to be lifted
  • Slinging techniques
  • Knots used for lifting operations
  • Pulley theory
  • Planning the lifting operation
  • Awareness of RF hazards on site
  • Map reading and compass skills

Practical skills covered in this course include:

  • Demonstrate safe manual handling techniques
  • Carry out pre-use checks of equipment
  • Demonstrate slinging methods and knots
  • Create mechanical advantage pulley systems 2:1, 3:1 and 6:1
  • Demonstrate use of pilot lines
  • Proper execution of a practical exercise in lifting
  • Install and align transmitter as required

Safety footwear required for all practical sessions.

This course is not intended to teach the elementary use of fall protection equipment or how to fit and use a safety harness.
Please see the Using Height Safety Equipment training course if you require more information on fall protection equipment, equipment care and maintenance and Work at Height regulations. 

15% off equipment online for training participants. You will receive 15% off heightec equipment when you complete a course with us. Your voucher is automatically sent to you by email for use when you order equipment online.

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Course Details

Duration: 2 days
Course Venues: Aberdeen, Kendal, Leeds, Birmingham, London
Entry Requirements:
  • This course is not intended to teach the elementary use of fall protection equipment. It is essential all participants are already competent in such use, including understanding how to fit and use a harness, the need for safe connection at all times and the use of energy absorbing lanyard. Participants will be required to produce suitable valid certification prior to acceptance on course.
  • Minimum age 18.
  • Must be fluent in English.
Instructor Ratio: 1:6
Course Code: TTS3U
Assessment: Practical and written
Certification: heightec
Validity Period: 3 years
Medical Requirements: Physical fitness with no contra-indications for working at height. A self-certified statement of reasonable fitness will be requested at course registration.
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