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?

A Rigger's Need for Insurance


Rigging can be very dangerous, as it involves moving, lifting, positioning and installing objects that can often weigh several tons and/or come in large, awkward sizes. Rigging can involve extreme heights, unfriendly weather and potentially hazardous situations. Machinery, people, and business operations can be placed at risk, and this can result in a serious loss of money or a fatal injury to a person.

Reliable Insurance Companies

logo : " Emery & Karrigan, Inc. Established in 1982 and licensed in 48 states, we have become the leading agency in the country for the placement of insurance for the crane & rigging, millwright industry and heavy hauling industries." ~quoted from website

logo : " Alliance National Insurance "Due to the ever expanding marketplace and today's hard market business trends, we continually look for new ways to remain competitive. 

Just For Trucking

Just for Cranes

p>logo "Insurance for all your commercial trucking needs." (taken from the home page)

logo Allied Insurance Brokers, "For over 15 years, Allied has focused on providing insurance and risk management to crane businesses of all sizes." (from same page)

Did You Know?

Rigging insurance is a very specialized field, which is why it may be difficult to find local rigging insurance. When looking for an agent, be sure to check region-wide or nationwide. Compare rates and find who's the best for providing peace of mind for your rigging projects.