Safety Solution Resources
Safety Rigging rigging a tower ropes and knots


Duration: 1 day/8 hours


This course teaches an advanced understanding of rigging and ropes used in accord with the industry standards applicable to most tower related rigging techniques.

This eight hour course, as prescribed by The Crosby Group, Inc. provides rigging
standards, uses and applications for slings, shackles, hooks, to workers in the
tower and construction industry in order to impart the most efficient and safe methods of


1. The Basic Rigging Plan
   • The Basic Rigging Standards
   • Common Rigging Problems
   • The Basic Rigging Plan
   • Rigging Gear Performance

2. Slings and Their Capacities
   • The Basic Hitches
   • Sling Capacities
   • Evaluation of the Hitches 

3. The Rigging Triangle
   • The Center of Gravity
   • The Horizontal Sling Angle
   • Sling Loading  

4. Application of Hardware
   • Shackles
   • Hooks
   • Links and Rings
   • Evaluation of Hardware Connections

5. Load Control
   • Rigging to Center of Gravity
   • Load Stability
   • Estimating the Center of Gravity
   • Hitches and Load Control

6. Hands on – application of knowledge

Certifications/Completion Cards Received After Successful Completion:
wallet-sized certification card 

Required Equipment:
Work boots (steel-toed preferred), cotton pants and cotton long sleeve shirts. Bring PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)