Intermediate Rigging, Rigging Gear Inspector Level I & II: Cleveland, OH


This event is comprised of two optional sessions:

  • Intermediate Rigging Course

  • Rigging Gear Inspector Level I & II

Participants may elect to take one or multiple sessions during the registration process.

Intermediate Rigging Course Overview

This course is designed to bring the participant to an intermediate skill and knowledge level of rigging applications.

The typical Intermediate Rigging participant has basic to intermediate skills and knowledge related to crane and rigging operations.  Participants come from a wide range of roles including field engineer, lifting supervisor, crane and rigging manager, safety personnel as well as a multitude of crafts including millwright, boilermaker, pipefitter, ironworker, mechanic, rigger, machinery mover and several others.

This course has been sought after by dozens of industries including electric utility, mining, shipbuilding, construction, oil and gas, aerospace, manufacturing, defense departments, energy departments, pulp and paper, wind energy, and nuclear power.

Course Length 

 2 Days

Program Outcome

 1.6 CEU

Program Sessions


  • Terms & Definitions

  • D/d Ratio

  • Effects of Shock Loading

  • Load Control - Center of Gravity

  • Load Weight Estimation

  • Load Factors for Sling Legs

  • Hitches & Pick Points

  • Rigging Inspection Basics

  • Come-a-longs & Chain Falls

  • Rigging Accident Case Studies

  • Rigger's Checklist

  • Proper Operating Practices

  • Crane Hand Signals

Rigging Gear Inspector Level I Course Overview

The original, Certified Rigging Inspector Course has been chosen for nearly 30 years as the highest-quality inspection program by rigging end-users.  

This course is designed to build or enhance the skills of the student to become a qualified, in-house rigging gear inspector. This program includes classroom workshops that dive deep into the standards and removal criteria of the rigging and equipment described below.  In addition, students will conduct multiple hands-on inspection activities through the three-days.  

The participants are instructed in each subject according to the removal criteria based on the applicable OSHA, ANSI, ASTM and AISI regulations, standards and guidelines. The inspector will make hands-on inspections of used and damaged gear, correctly identifying any criteria for its removal from service.  

Each participant must score a minimum of 85% correct on the written exams and pass the hands-on inspections to successfully complete the program.

Course Length 

        3 Days

Program Outcome

     2.4 CEU

Program Sessions

  • Wire Rope

  • Wire Rope Slings

  • Synthetic Web & Roundslings

  • Alloy Chain Slings

  • Rigging Hardware

  • Below-the-Hook-Lifting Devices

  • OSHA/ASME Standards



  • When

  • Monday, October 24, 2016 - Friday, October 28, 2016
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Pacific Time