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BCT 115 - Basic Rigging

1 Credits, 1 Contact Hours
1 lecture period 0 lab periods

Rigging hardware and equipment. Includes safety, rigging equipment, inspection, crane hand signals, estimating an object, common rope knots, types of derricks and cranes, rigging and moving equipment use, and handling hazardous material.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Explain rigging safety rules and procedures.
  2. Identify the use of specific rigging equipment.
  3. Describe proper inspection procedures for rigging equipment.
  4. Demonstrate specific crane hand signals.
  5. Estimate size, weight and the center of gravity of specific objects.
  6. Identify and tie the common knots used for rigging operations.
  7. Identify and explain specific types of derricks.
  8. Identify and explain specific types of cranes.
  9. Describe safe procedures to rig and move materials and equipment.
  10. Discuss proper handling techniques for hazardous materials.

Outline:
  1. Rigging Safety
    1. Rules
    2. Procedures
  2. Rigging Equipment
    1. Wire rope
    2. Eye splice
    3. Thimbles
    4. Shackles
    5. Sockets
    6. Wedge sockets
    7. Wire rope clips
    8. Wire rope slings
    9. Bridle slings
    10. Choker hitch slings
    11. Basket hitch slings
    12. Synthetic web slings
    13. Choker slings
    14. Basket slings
    15. Fiber ropes
  3. Inspection
    1. Wire ropes
    2. Synthetic web slings
    3. Hooks, shackles and sockets
    4. Equipment to be rigged
  1. Crane Hand Signals
    1. Crawler and telescoping boom cranes
      1. Raise load
      2. Raise load slowly
      3. Lower load
      4. Lower load slowly
      5. Raise boom
      6. Raise boom slowly
      7. Lower boom
      8. Lower boom slowly
      9. Raise boom, lower load
      10. Lower boom, raise load
      11. Raise boom, hold load
      12. Swing boom
      13. Stop
      14. Other
    2. Tower and Gantry Cranes
      1. Travel bridge
      2. Travel trolley
      3. Stop
      4. Emergency stop
      5. Select trolley
  2. Estimating an Object
    1. Size
    2. Weight
    3. Center of gravity
  3. Common Rope Knots
    1. Bowline
    2. Running bowline
    3. Timber hitch
    4. Half hitch
    5. Square
    6. Clove hitch
    7. Barrel hitch
  4. Types of Derricks
    1. A-Frame
    2. Gin Pole
    3. Guyed
    4. Stiff leg
    5. Chicago boom
  5. Types of Cranes
    1. Crawler
    2. Truck mounted
    3. Truck mounted hydraulic
    4. Gantry mounted
    5. Tower mounted
    6. Hammerhead
    7. Cherry picker
    8. Drott
  6. Rigging and Moving Equipment Use
    1. Safety rules
    2. Procedures
  7. Material Handling
    1. Hazards
    2. Safe Techniques and procedures
    3. Equipment


Effective Term:
Spring 2013



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