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Lineworker Rigging Practices


Rigging, Hoisting and Signaling Practices
Rigging, Hoisting and Signaling Practices

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Lineworker Rigging Practices


Lineworker Rigging Practices is an introduction to the physical principles, safety considerations, and common practices involved in hoisting loads.

This process involves planning a lift, evaluating and preparing a load, choosing appropriate rigging equipment, rigging a load, communicating hoisting instructions, and conducting a lift safely. Each step is critical to maintaining a controlled lift with a proper margin of safety.

Online Resources provide interactive tools that reinforce key concep[ts and other signaling practice.

This textbook also includes instruction on the following critical skills and procedures:

  • Signaling a digger derrick or crane operator for desired crane motions
  • Calculating load weight
  • Determining a load’s center of gravity and balance points
  • Calculating sling loads
  • Inspecting and maintaining rigging equipment
  • Comparing equipment ratings for different sling types, sizes, and hitches
  • Tying practical knots, hitches, and splices
  • Evaluating the mechanical advantage of block-and-tackle assemblies

Contents Include:

  • Hoisting procedures for outside linemen

  • Safety

  • Crane/Helicopter Signaling

  • Lift Planning

  • Digger Derricks

  • Material Handling Bucket Trucks

  • Helicopter Cranes

Copyright 2015
pages, 267 illustrations,

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