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Rigging Equipment Basics

Product Description

This program shows materials and techniques used for the three most common types of slings: those made of wire rope, fiber rope and webbing. It provides information on proper selection, maintenance, rigging and use. It covers:

  • Rigging basics
  • Slings and hitches
  • Wire rope and synthetic web slings
  • Attachments

Added features and benefits of DVD training include:

  • A customizable PowerPoint presentation
  • Informative training points and bonus material for refresher or training talks
  • Video-enriched training organized by learning objectives that facilitates discussion
  • A printable Leader's Guide
  • Resourceful web links to organizations such as OSHA, FEMA, NSC and the CDC, where viewers can download and print information on regulatory standards.

This handbook covers the basics of rigging safety, including techniques used for the three most common types of slings.

While the number of pages varies, most handbooks are 16 pages in length and include a tear-out quiz.

Handbooks must be purchased in packs of 10. When ordering, enter the number of packs you would like to purchase. For example, if you would like to order 50 handbooks, enter "5" in the quantity field.

Quantity discounts are available for orders of 10 or more packs. Call 1-877-262-7825 for more information.

Rigging: Equipment Basics is part one of the Rigging two-part training series.

In this course, students will learn the basics of rigging a lift and the equipment used, including wire ropes, splices, and end fittings. Students will also learn how to analyze the requirements of the wire rope, fiber rope, and synthetic webbing, as well as the different attachments and connectors that can be used for the lift process.

Course objectives include:

  • Identify the pertinent terminology used to describe the rigging process
  • Identify basic rigging concepts, such as moving a load and the types of hoisting equipment
  • Describe the components of the complete rigging assembly
  • Explain the purpose of the five steps of the rigging process and how each step affects a successful lift
  • Describe the characteristics, purpose, and OSHA requirements for using wire ropes and their associated components
  • Describe the characteristics, purpose, and OSHA requirements for using fiber ropes and webbing and their associated components
  • Identify the different types of rigging attachments and how to safely use each attachment for a lift.

Our DVDs are portable and easy-to-use. Training content is "chapterized," or organized by learning objectives to:

  • Help with course navigation
  • Enable training administrators to cover specific training points and conduct refresher training
  • Facilitate classroom discussion.

Hook up with this course now and learn the basics of rigging: equipment ratings, slings, hitches, wire ropes, web slings, rigging process, and attachments like shackles and eyebolts. The course takes your employees through rigging procedures, offering handy safety advice every step of the way.

Introduction to Rigging

  • Rigging Basics
  • Rigging Equipment
  • The Rigging Process

Wire Ropes

  • Wire Rope Basics
  • Wire Rope Design and Construction
  • Wire Rope Splices and End Fittings


  • Synthetic Web Slings

Connectors and Attachments

  • Types of Attachments
  • Hooks and Shackles
  • Eyebolts and Turnbuckles

To learn more about our interactive online courseware, visit our DuPont™ eLearning Suite homepage or schedule a free online demonstration.


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