BECOMING A QUALIFIED RIGGER
This book explains everything you need to know to be a qualified rigger and signal person. Coverage includes rigging principles; fiber rope; knots; blocks; slings and chains; wire rope; rigging hardware including hooks, shackles, and eye bolts; hoists; working with cranes; truck load charts; and hand signals for communicating with crane operators. Safety is emphasized throughout. More than 100 illustrations and tables make learning easy. This book was created in response to the OSHA requirement that all riggers be qualified. Becoming a Qualified Rigger is aimed at experienced linemen who need a refresher course on rigging. It can be used as the textbook for a two-day refresher course with instruction in the first day and a half, and testing in the last half of the second day.