Rigging Supervisor

Course Overview

The Rigging Supervisor Course is aimed to give the candidates orientation on the supervising safe activities of all lifting operations with the help of correct lifting techniques. 

Learning Objectives

    • Identify Co-ordination requirements with other site personnel. 
    • Check appropriate permits for work 
    • Develop a method and sequence for the job. 
    • Determine appropriate mass and dimensions of a load. 
    • Identify appropriate load shifting equipment. 
    • Inspect and classify lifting gear according to condition.  
    • Select and assemble sets of lifting gear to Relevant Standards and Codes of Practice as appropriate.  
    • Calculate appropriate safe working loads to Appropriate International Standards. 
    • Sling and move loads.  
    • Remove gear and clean-up work area. 
    • Clean, inspect and store gear 

Course Outline

Day One
    • Introduction 
    • Setting Ground Rules 
    • Introduction to Health & Safety  
    • Basic terminologies in Health and Safety  
    • Introduction to Rigging  

    The course begins with an introduction to rigging where delegates would come to know about the technical meaning of Rigging and its history.  

    • Hazards and previous accidents in Rigging  

    This section deals with the hazards related with rigging activities and all compiles different types of previous accidents. It also deals with rigging accidents rate and how it can be controlled through training.  


    • Introduction to Types of Crane and Rigging Gear  
    • This section introduces the participants to different types of crane and different lifting tackles like Slings, Spreader Beams, Rigging Hardware and Lifting devices.  
    • Safety requirements in Rigging   
    • Participants are introduced to the overall safety requirements for all rigging activities as per OSHA standards like barricading, taglines, outriggers, stability etc.   
    • Basic Concepts of Load Safety  
    • This Section Discuss in detail the Total Load on crane and its gears.  Correct selection of crane and lifting gears like ling, shackles, eyebolts etc. and correct way of using them. 
    • Inspection Needs  
    • A detailed discussion of Pre use inspections, and other Inspections requirements and checks on different types of Shackles, Links, Hooks, Eyebolts, Turnbuckles, Plate Clamps, Beam Clamps, Slings and End Fittings. 
    • Color Coding  
    • This section discusses different color coding for Inspection and about the web slings capacity with its color.  
    • Load Handling   
    • This section discusses types of Hitches, Load weight, Sling Angle Stress, enter of Gravity, and Calculation of Sling Stress.  
    • Load Limiting Factors  
    • This section discusses conditions that minimizes lifting capacity like boom angle, boom extension, wind speed, tandem lift etc.  
    • Simple Procedure of Lifting  
    • This section discusses simple process of lifting with four steps that is knowing the load, selecting suitable lifting device,   
    • Critical Lift  
    • This section discusses different types of Critical Lifts and its special lifting requirements. 
    • Hand Signals  
    • This section covers the different Hand Signals used to guide the Crane operator and how to safely perform the Hand Signaling operation. This section also covers correct way of signaling through radio set.  
    • Duty and Responsibilities of Rigging Supervisor  
    • This section covers the correct way of supervising rigging activity and              clear understanding of roles and responsibility.

Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for:

Crane Operators, helpers Supervisors 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The Ringing Supervisor Course is a training program designed to equip individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to supervise ringing activities, typically in bird ringing or banding projects.


2. Who is this course suitable for?

This course is ideal for experienced ringers who want to take on leadership roles within ringing/banding projects or organizations. It’s also suitable for those with a strong interest in bird conservation and research.

Typically, participants should have a certain level of experience in bird ringing or banding activities, as well as a solid understanding of the principles behind ringing. Some courses may have specific prerequisites regarding the number of birds ringed or other qualifications.

The course curriculum usually includes subjects such as:

  • Advanced ringing techniques
  • Bird handling and safety protocols
  • Data collection and recording methods
  • Ethics and welfare considerations
  • Leadership and team management skills

The duration can vary depending on the program, but it typically ranges from several days to a week. Some courses may also include practical components that extend over multiple weekends or weeks.

Yes, most courses include some form of assessment to ensure participants have grasped the material. This might include written exams, practical demonstrations, or supervised ringing sessions. Successful completion usually results in a certification or accreditation as a Ringing Supervisor.

While completion of the course is a significant step, certification as a Ringing Supervisor often involves additional requirements set by relevant ringing/banding authorities or organizations. These might include logging supervised ringing hours or undergoing mentorship programs.

Information about upcoming courses is typically available through ringing organizations, bird observatories, or conservation groups. You can usually find details on their websites or by contacting them directly.

This varies depending on the course organizer. Some courses may offer accommodation and meals as part of the package, while others may require participants to arrange their own lodging and dining.

Participants are typically advised to bring appropriate clothing for outdoor activities, such as waterproofs and sturdy footwear. It’s also recommended to bring any personal ringing equipment you have, although some courses may provide equipment for use during the training.

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