What is rigging? Rigging is the process of attaching a load to a crane for lifting purposes; whether the load is on a pallet or simply tied down with rope(s) and/or line(s). Rope lines are used to secure items like pallets, crates, skids or other items and the term ‘lifting applies to the activity of moving heavy loads, usually above ground level, using any kind of equipment including manpower and lifting devices such as cranes, derricks, hoists etc., along with ropes and pulleys to support the weight being moved (in the form of load).

As part of our commitment to improving safety at plants, employees must know what to look for when it comes to rigging operations on cranes – and how we’re doing everything possible to prevent accidents from occurring in the first place, so we can do everything to help you avoid them altogether if they do occur: Safety training – Crane operators must receive formal training on how to safely operate cranes and handle cargo with proper safety protocols in mind, such as using appropriate lifting equipment, ensuring no obstructions are placed under a load and following safe work practices (which are defined by OSHA). This training ensures that all personnel have the knowledge necessary to safely perform their jobs.

Crane injuries and fatalities are often caused by falling objects such as people, parts of a machine, tools, debris, etc., or by mechanical failure in any part of the crane that causes it to fall on someone, something or a place that is not intended for it to fall on or damage (such as a parked car or a person). Crane accidents occur when operators do not follow safety rules and procedures; do not pay attention to warnings, alarms, indicators, etc.; have been drinking alcohol or using illegal drugs; work too slowly, unsafely, without paying attention, distracted by talking on cell phones, etc.; work at heights higher than allowed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations; or perform other unsafe acts.


  • The use of load bearing hooks should be minimized
  • To avoid bending knees and twisting the spine, loads should be lifted from the floor using straight legs, taking care to avoid lifting with your head in an ‘out of alignment’ position (chin forward, shoulders rolled back)
  • The use of equipment with a good safety rating is a prudent measure
  • When rigging, you should use secure lashings, wear gloves, eye protection and a hard hat
  • Lifting on uneven floors should be avoided
  • Work tasks with a medium risk of injury
  • Cabin crew (deckhand, bosun, carpenter, etc.:
  • Work should be conducted safely in accordance with manufacturer’s safety requirements.

These are the basics for rigging safety. There’s always the risk of falling, and these rules are in place to help you avoid it.


Whether in a factory, warehouse or any other kind of business, people walk all day long. They stand, they walk from one location to another, they lift things, they move to avoid objects, etc.

It is one of the most common occurrences while working. It is important to be cautious while walking around because falling is possible.

Always try to avoid sharp objects or unexpected objects like a chair or a table. Walk slow, lift with your feet instead of your hands, wear light-colored work clothes.

If there is something you want to be careful of, wear a helmet. They help your head and your brain when your brain is damaged and you get affected by it. It’s better if you use hard hats instead of safety helmets.


When you are lifting, try to keep the weight of your hand below your elbow or below shoulder. Lift the weight from the floor and up to your desired position. You should avoid raising the weight in your hands when they are not below your elbow or below your shoulder. It’s better if you use proper lifting and lowering technique that helps you avoid lifting injuries.

It’s better if you use proper lifting and lowering technique that helps you avoid lifting injuries. Use proper lifting technique to ensure a good posture. It’s important to be careful about your head and your back.

You should protect yourself from being hit by any object. Always try to cover your mouth and your nose with your arm when you are breathing or lifting the object.


We’ve covered a lot of things you need to know about rigging and lifting safety. It’s important to have these things in mind before rigging or working with rigging. Lifting and rigging safety traininguses the same principles in a more controlled setting to provide hands-on skills. With the equipment and a little instruction, you will be able to master rigging without causing injury. In addition to learning the skills, you will learn how to work safely, how to rig for maximum load, safety, and load. You will learn the correct rigging technique, how to prepare yourself and your equipment for rigging, how to perform pre-lift preparation and rigging techniques and procedures, and how to manage and monitor your own safety. You will also learn to control the rigging properly in terms of load and speed. Finally, you will learn how to operate the safe operation of lifting equipment and how to secure and properly tie-off loads safely. If you are new to rigging, the course will provide a basic introduction to the fundamentals of rigging for your particular rigging equipment. It will take you from the ground up, through basic rigging techniques that can be applied to any kind of rigging equipment.