Rigging (9)

  1. A Good Rigger's Skill Set
  2. A Rigger's Values
  3. Becoming a Rigger
  4. Qualifications & Licensing
  5. Rigging Associations
  6. Salary Profile of a Rigger
  7. What a Rigger Does
  8. What a Successful Rigger Knows
  9. What is a Rigger?

Tips & Advice (7)

  1. House Movers Depend on Heavy Load Moving Equipment
  2. Keeping Up with Federal Regulations
  3. Keeping Your Small Rigging Business Afloat - Part 1
  4. Keeping Your Small Rigging Business Afloat - Part 2
  5. Specialized Insurance
  6. Successfully Completing a Rigger Job Application
  7. Tips for Choosing a Rigger

Trends (4)

  1. Becoming an API Qualified Rigger
  2. Helicopter Rigging & Lifts
  3. Market Opportunity? Bakken Formation
  4. Understanding Rigging Design Factors

Safety (10)

  1. Critical Lift
  2. Estimating the Capacity of Chains & Hooks
  3. Evaluating Your Load's Weight
  4. Lifting People Safely
  5. Non-Critical Lift
  6. Rigging in the Aftermath of a Natural Disaster
  7. The Dangers of Shock Forces
  8. The Problem of Moving a Load with 4 Skates
  9. Who Sets the Standards for Safety?
  10. Why Does a Rigger Need Insurance?

How it Works(13)

  1. Center of Gravity
  2. Chain Slings
  3. Gravity & Rigging
  4. Hand Signals
  5. How It Works: Mobile Cranes
  6. How It Works: Stationary Cranes
  7. Lift Planning
  8. Nylon for Slings
  9. Rotational Resistant Wire Rope
  10. Spreader Bars
  11. Synthetic Rope
  12. Understanding Hydraulic Cylinders Part 1 - Single & Double Acting
  13. Which Sling is Right for the Job?

Rigging Associations

Who Are They?

Rigging associationsOne such group is SC&RA, the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association. Their website states that they are "committed to providing the unique information and any other lawful activities members need to safely, legally and profitably transport, lift and erect oversize and overweight items."

Another such organization is the ACRP, the Association of Crane & Rigging Professionals. They focus on the lifting aspect of rigging as they aspire to not only promote safety standards, but also to "improve the quality of lifting equipment training, consulting, and inspection," says their web site.

API represents all parts of the U.S. oil and natural gas industry. They act as an advocate for the petroleum industry, conduct or sponsor research & statistics, set industry standards and educate & certify individuals in their field.

Each association promotes greater safety standards through publications, services, staff members, consensus standard committees and local organizations.

Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association

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Association of Crane and Rigging Professionals