Rigging, Part 1

4.2 4 Reviews SKU: TDRI100CENDuration: 60 Minutes

The purpose of this course is to teach the fundamentals of overhead rigging. The topics covered include three basic elements of safe rigging, rope, knots and knot tying, use of a handline, and use of block and tackle. The course also introduces approaches to performing some basic rigging tasks. At the conclusion of this course, participants should have a basic understanding of how to plan a rigging job, how to inspect the equipment used on a job, how to tie basic knots commonly used in rigging, how to hang and use a handline, and how to hang and use a block and tackle. Participants should also be able to calculate the mechanical advantage of a block and tackle and identify the basic parts of a rope.

Course Details


Training Time: 60 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • Introduction to Rigging
  • Define the term “rigging” as it applies to overhead line work.
  • List and explain three elements of safe rigging practice.
  • Fiber Rope
  • Describe the classifications of fiber rope used in overhead rigging.
  • Define the terms “safe working load” and “breaking strength.”
  • Describe the characteristics of fiber rope used for rigging.
  • Explain the procedures typically used for inspecting a rope.
  • Knots and Knot Tying
  • Demonstrate how to coil a rope and secure it for storage.
  • Demonstrate how to tie the following knots: slip knot, square knot, half hitch, and bowline.
  • Demonstrate how to make an eye spice.
  • Handlines
  • Describe the purpose of a handline.
  • Describe typical elements that make up a handline.
  • Demonstrate various uses for a handline.
  • Block and Tackle
  • Describe a typical block and tackle and its purpose.
  • Identify the basic components that make up a block and tackle.
  • Explain and give examples of mechanical advantage.
  • Determine the mechanical advantage of a given block and tackle.
  • Explain how a block and tackle can be used to lift a utility pole.
  • Rigging on the Job
  • Explain how to test rigging before starting a job.
  • Explain how to rig to lift a transformer with a block and tackle.

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