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What is Rigging?

By on November 10, 2015 in ropes with 0 Comments

Transporting and getting an object from one point to another can be quite challenging most especially if this thing comes is a massive weight. Say for an instance,a fishing vessel needs some repair which requires it to be moved from point A to point B. The process of doing this form of transportation could be very impossible if there is nothing that can support the transfer. To make this process successful though, we have to use something to support the transfer which could be a tackle, chain or rope systemand this is what we called rigging.

In short, rigging serves as a material to sustain and support transportation making an upkeep or construction even more possible. Rigging however may vary depending on the type of materials used. The common ones are chains, slings, shackles, knotted ropes, hoist and hooks. These materials should be durable enough to sustain and withstand the weight of the object it carries. If you are to conceptualize the process, you will understand that it involves a lot of danger and is hazardous. This is because of these rigs fail, the lives of the rigger (surrounding workers) doing the repair will be at risk, then, you know what will happen next.

Before a rigging task is done, it is very important to conduct a seminar most especially if the riggers are new. A simple seminar will help them understand the mechanics, whereabouts and the dos and don’ts in doing the job. The seminar should cover certain areas to enhance the knowledge of the riggers like the following:

  • What to expect
  • What are the hazards involved
  • Roles specifics
  • The responsibilities that each one has to commit
  • To enhance the ability to identify the materials used as well as its capacity
  • Learning the different modes of communication used to avoid misunderstanding
  • Being familiarized with the specific weights of the materials
  • Techniques on how to attach and disconnect the rig


Learning these basics is not enough if they don’t have any idea about the specifics to avoid breakdown of the materials. That is why regular check up of the rigging equipments and gears should be highlighted to make sure that they are capable and safe to do the next task. Also, keep in mind that every rigging materials have their own capacity to maintain that is why overloading is a big no, no. With this routine, you can also check if a part or equipment is defective, thus it’s time for you to condemn it or to change it before using.

In general, rigging task involves a lot of risk and danger that is why it is very important to know the basics and be cautious all the time. Also, it is necessary for the rigger to be trained in various fields aside from attending seminars alone.A trained rigger knows how to anticipate whether there will be an impending danger or none; they are familiar with the different rigging equipment and techniques which will make the job efficient and perfect; they know the weight capacity of each material creating and promoting a safer working environment is therefore guaranteed.

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