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Rigging Level 1


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Course Type

Safety Training.

Course Purpose

  • This course is for a worker whom utilizes rigging (lifting) equipment for material lifting and handling.
  • Lifting equipment includes: chain slings, wire rope slings, synthetic slings and shackles.
  • This course does not include training to operate powered lifting machinery.

Skill Level

Level 1.

Training Method


Class Size

3 - 16 students.

Training Duration

4 - 8 hours (depending on student's skill and knowledge).

Training Locations

  1. Calgary Region: In-person training at the customer's workplace.
  2. Metro-Vancouver Region: At OOSHEW's Surrey Training Facility or in-person training at the customer's workplace.

Customer Requirements

Rigging equipment and load for practical lessons when the training is held at the customer's workplace.

Student Requirements

Wear the required Personal Protective Equipment (provided by student):

  1. PPE as per the training location requirements.
  2. Safety boots, hard hat, high visibility vest/jacket/overall.

    Training Certification

    Digital training card as proof of training, includes hyperlinked class photos and course material. Valid for 3 years.

    Bonus for Large Employers (50+ students)

    Access to OOSHEW's robust training database (training records from your employees and your subcontractors).

    Course Price

    • Drop-In Class: $275.00 per student.
    • Private Group Rate: $2,000.00 (8 students) + $250.00 per additional student.
    • Onsite Private Group Rate: $2,500.00 (8 students) + $250.00 per additional student.
    • Platinum Members: 25% discount.
    • Gold Members: 10% discount.
    • Additional Fees: Out of town travel expenses when applicable.

    Course Outline


    1. Internet based with rich multimedia information, accessible on computer or mobile device (Apple, Android).
    2. Start by setting up a free account Click Here to Get the Mobile App

    Theory Lessons

    1. Applicable OHS Regulations (Federal, Provincial).
    2. Applicable CSA standards and ASME standards.
    3. Responsibilities for the Rigger.
    4. Specifications, inspection criteria and rejection criteria for synthetic slings, chain slings and wire rope slings.
    5. Specifications, inspection criteria and rejection criteria for shackles.
    6. Safety factors for lifting equipment.
    7. Sling tension factors.
    8. D/d ratios.
    9. Workplace safety and safe rigging procedures.

      Practical Lessons

      1. Inspecting and application of lifting slings (chain, wire rope, synthetic).
      2. Inspecting and application of shackles.
      3. Application of common rigging knots (for tagline).
      4. Hand signals.
      5. Lift planning.
      6. Practical lifting of loads.