Tag Archives: Rigger

My shackle can handle it?

These are some pictures of a 13.5 ton shackle. At what point do you think it is stretched? How long did it take to stretch this far? Did anyone get hurt during this use of the shackle? Will they do … Continue reading

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NCCCO Training List

It is always a pleasure to talk about the (NCCCO) National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. For many years they have provided the best training resources available for the certification of mobile crane operators. Also providing certification for … Continue reading

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RIGGING LEVEL 1 TRAINING

Rigging Level 1 Training Continue reading

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Rigging Advanced Training

Spending a day with these gentleman in Greensboro, NC is always exciting and you never know what might happen. Very experienced crane operators and advanced rigging employees. Congratulations on making it fun and adventurous. Best wishes on your next rigging … Continue reading

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What’s wrong in this Picture?

Performing my overhead crane inspection, this is what I found. What do you think about this mousing of the shackle?

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Rigg, Riggin, Rigging & More

Sometimes you just can not get enough rigging. These groups of individuals from the same company down in Augusta, Georgia provided great excitement, enthusiasm, and most of all great ides of how to rig correctly. Many students showed different ways … Continue reading

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Advanced Rigging

Week 2 came to a close, there was some serious rigging going on in Augusta, Georgia. Students said “they wanted more, so we gave em more”. More rigging, calculations, inspections, mobile cranes, slings, square roots, length times width, Pie, and … Continue reading

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Basic Rigging Training

Week 1 of Basic Rigging was a success for many different groups of employees in Augusta, Georgia. These students really showed they wanted to learn about rigging for mobile cranes. Some of the things we spent time learning are listed … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with this Picture?

While working at the beach I stopped to observe the crane operator. But my attention immediately went to the men on the side of the building. Setting trusses, I watched the crane operator making a blind pick. No signaler. The … Continue reading

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Stretched Shackle

This shackle comes from a customer that I visited once per month. We have had many discussions concerning rigging in that location of the plant. Now that someone has dropped a load and broken a foot, I am being asked … Continue reading

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