Rigging Advanced level Training Course
This section describes the pre-requisite skills and knowledge required for this unit.
Required skills for this unit are:
1. ability to calculate Safe Working Load (SWL) and Working Load Limit (WLL)
2. ability to erect and dismantle, level, plumb and stabilise associated plant,
3. ability to work safely at heights including the correct application of safety equipment.
4. accurate interpretation of structural charts and structural plans (Site information)applying methods for making temporary connections of ropes using fibre and synthetic types correct application and use of all rigging and associated equipment
5. risk assessment and hazard control strategies interpersonal and communication skills at a level sufficient to site/workplace requirements. This includes the relevant communication methods and equipment.
6. verify problems and equipment faults and demonstrate appropriate response.
Required knowledge for this unit is:
1. appropriate mathematical procedures for estimation and measurement of loads
2. ability to interpret manufacturer’s specifications for all plant and equipment use in rigging operations knowledge of principles relating to all plant, equipment and structural stability
3. knowledge of the types and functions of rigging, safety and associated equipment including an understanding of their limitations organisational and workplace standards, requirements, policies and procedures for rigging
4. understanding of the hierarchy of hazard identification and control relevant Commonwealth, state or territory and local government OHS legislation, standards and codes of practice for undertaking rigging activities
5. understanding of inspection and maintenance requirements of a wide range of appropriate plant and equipment in line with Australian Standards or manufacturer’s specifications estimation of ground bearing pressures of the full range of soil types and associated ground conditions for setting up plant and equipment.
1.1. Task to be undertaken is assessed.
1.2. Potential workplace hazards are identified.
1.3. Hazard control measures are identified consistent with appropriate standards to ensure the safety of personnel and equipment.
1.4. Site information is obtained.
1.5. All forces and loads associated with erecting and dismantling associated plant are considered in consultation with appropriate personnel .
1.6. Rigging equipment and associated equipment are identified in consultation with appropriate personnel according to procedures and site information.
1.7. Safety equipment is identified.
1.8. Appropriate communication methods are identified with appropriate personnel.
Select and inspect equipment.
2.1. Rigging equipment and associated equipment are selected and inspected according to procedures and the appropriate standard.
2.2. Safety equipment is selected and inspected according to procedures.
2.3. All defective rigging equipment, associated equipment and safety equipment is isolated, reported and recorded according to procedures.
2.4. Communication equipment is selected and inspected for serviceability (where applicable)
Prepare site and equipment.
3.1. Appropriate hazard prevention /control measures are applied to the work area according to procedures.
3.2. Ground suitability is inspected and checked (where appropriate).
3.3. Site information is reviewed interpreted and communicated to appropriate personnel and appropriate personnel.
3.4. All forces and loads associated with erecting and dismantling associated plant are determined in consultation with appropriate personnel.
3.5. Safety equipment is fitted and worn correctly (where appropriate).
3.6. Rigging equipment and associated plant are positioned for work application and stability according to procedures.
3.7. Methods of applying temporary connections using fibre rope are applied according to procedures and the appropriate standard.
Erect structures and plant.
4.1. Associated plant is erected according to procedures and site information.
4.2. Stability of associated plant is maintained during erection according to procedures.
4.3. Work is conducted safely at heights including safe and effective use of safety equipment.
4.4. Appropriate communication methods and communication equipment, are used to co-ordinate the tasks.
4.5. Temporary guys, ties, propping and shoring, including flexible steel wire rope , and tubing, are connected where required.
4.6. Associated plant and rigging equipment is used according to procedures and the appropriate standard.
4.7. Associated equipment is used in a safe and appropriate manner.
4.8. The completed task is inspected according to the appropriate standard.
4.9. Excess materials are removed from the work area (where applicable)
Dismantle structures and plant.
5.1. Associated plant is dismantled according to procedures and the appropriate standard.
5.2. Work is conducted safely at heights including safe and effective use of safety equipment.
5.3. Stability of associated plant is maintained during dismantling according to procedures.
5.4. Rigging equipment, associated equipment, safety equipment and associated plant are inspected for damage and defects
5.5. All defective rigging equipment, associated equipment, associated plant and safety equipment are isolated reported and recorded according to procedures.
5.6. Rigging equipment and associated equipment are stored according to procedures and the appropriate standard.
5.7. Hazard prevention/control measures are removed (where appropriate)