Frequently asked questions
What is the purpose of rigging?
The purpose of rigging is to lift and move heavy loads from one place to another on a construction or industrial site or in a factory.
Be it raw materials, finished goods or in-process materials all have to be rigged before being lifted and moved hence lifting and rigging is a critical operation in the process of material handling.
Everything requires lifting and rigging before it comes to its final place of installation, from delicate MRI machines to hydroelectric dam generators.
In the context of material handling ‘Rigging’ is a term which describes the action of lifting, moving or shifting equipment, load or job or object.
In the transport of cargo, lashing chain (chain rigging) and load binders are used. To prevent packed cargo from moving out of position while transporting goods in trucks, cargo ratchet lashing (rigging straps) are used.
All the tools and tackles used in this process, namely, the action of lifting, moving or installing equipment, load or job or object is called rigging equipment or block and tackle.
A team of riggers design and plan how to execute this activity.
What are rigging services and rigging safety?
There are professional crane & rigging companies, with expertise in safe lifting & rigging practises, who provide lifting and rigging services to move, lift and install equipment ranging from wind turbines to installing manufacturing bays. These professional lifting & rigging service providers are employed to lift & move everything from delicate MRI machines to hydroelectric dam generators. Every job or lift operation is different, presenting its own set of circumstances. Riggers also work with crane operators to make sure loads are evenly packed, load centered and lifted with appropriate block & tackle.
· Rigging safety is a very comprehensive subject by itself; it is the essentially the practise of ensuring that the lifting and moving activity is carried out safely without any accident or damage to man, material and property. Performing lifting & rigging operations safely is critical.
· It includes deciding and choosing the right lifting slings and rigging equipment.
· It includes the making the right lifting plan, which means designing the slings keeping in mind safety factor, lifting angles and centre of gravity, speed of operation and the hazards of the environment in which the lift is to be carried out and various other factors.
· Safe rigging includes in its ambit the inspection of the rigging equipment prior to the lifting operation to ensure that the tackle, rope, hardware are worthy of use especially incase of repeated usage. Inspection of wire rope, chain is a must prior to every lift. Inspection is necessary when workers prepare to lift with cranes, hoists or other material-handling machinery – it is a common work process on shipyards, construction sites, etc.
What are examples of rigging equipment?
Rigging equipment is diverse and specialized for the type and nature of load being lifted/moved and the associated environment of the load or object being lifted.
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We have been meeting the industries demand for lifting and rigging supplies since 1973.
There are different types of rigging which include:
a. Lifting slings made from wire rope, polyester (webbing slings, round sling and dyneema) slings, chain slings (chain rigging) & metal mesh slings
b. Spreader beams, and various rigging hardware separately listed below
c. Cranes, winches, wire rope hoists, chain hoists, wire rope & manila rope pulley blocks, chain pulley blocks for heavy equipment rigging
Some important Hoisting & Rigging hardware or rigging accessories are listed below:
· D Shackles and Bow Shackles
· Eye Bolts
· Swivel Hoist Rings
· Hooks and Fittings like Chain Connectors (Loc-a-loy),
· Wire rope grips and thimbles
· Pulling Lifting Machines
· Ratchet Lever Hoists
· Lashing equipment like lashing chain, cargo ratchet belts(rigging straps), etc.