This is a basic rigging course designed to suit the requirements of learners who have limited or no knowledge of Rigging, Lifting and Slinging Techniques.

No previous experience required.

Course Duration
5 days.

Maximum Number
6 persons.

Training Aids
Lecture notes, audio visual presentation and specific items of rigging equipment.

Written and practical test.

On successful completion of the course candidates will receive a LEEA certificate.

Additional Information
Meeting the needs and expectations of service users is of the highest priority to our staff. Therefore if you have any concerns or wish to make a comment about the service please contact: info@NETA.co.uk


On completion of this course the learner will be capable of:

    • Being aware of the statutory requirements, regulations and approved codes of practices regarding rigging equipment together with the learners obligations to Site Safety

    • Identifying basic equipment used in rigging

    • Using basic items of rigging equipment safely and effectively

    • Selecting and using the correct equipment for the task

    • Inspection and use of different types of lifting equipment

    • Calculations required in rigging to include weight calculation, required angles, how to use sling charts

    • Tying knots, bends and hitches

    • Lifting safely both out of balance loads, balanced loads and tandem lifting.


    • Rigging principles and terminology

    • Relevant legislation and ACOPs

    • Safe systems of work

    • Risk assessment, planning and control of lifting operations

    • Ensure the area is suitable for lifting activities

    • Lifting equipment pre and post use inspection, including certification

    • Safe and correct use of different types of lifting equipment

    • Selection of the appropriate lifting accessories for different types of loads

    • Lifting accessories and their applications

    • Sling various loads including balanced, unbalance and loose

    • Equipment identification and selection

    • Weight identification, different ways to calculate the loads weight

    • Carry out lifts to given instructions

    • Placement of and setting down loads

    • Disconnection of lifting accessories from the load

    • Use of recommended hand signals and radios

    • Keep within safe working parameters

    • Awareness of crane operating principles

    • Awareness of conflicting activities

    • Environmental factors that could influence lifting operations

    • Correct procedure for the storage of lifting equipment

    • Awareness of manual handling

    • Appreciation of dynamic factors

    • Typing knots, bends and hitches - their uses and applications

    • Typical types of lifting equipment and accessories that the candidate would use will include:

        • Chain slings

        • Wire rope slings

        • Fibre slings

        • Shackles

        • Eyebolts

        • Master links

        • Chainblocks

        • Pullifts

        • Tirfors & tirfor wires

        • Beam clamps

        • Beam trolleys

        • Jacks etc.

Recapitulation and Written Examination
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