Basic Lifting and Rigging Skills

  • For people working in the rigging industry, this course teaches the essential knowledge and practical skills required when carrying out small lifting operations (maximum 150 kg) on a range of structures. On completion of the course the successful candidate will have a basic understanding of the legislation that applies to lifting operations. Attendees will be able to tie various knots and lashings, understand the theory of haul systems, work with a range of small winches & pulleys, rig and lift a variety of objects including beams and dishes.

    Course ID:  TC5
    Ratio: 6 students to 1 instructor
    Duration: 1 day


  • Basic lifting and rigging


    None - however, must be able to work at height and may be required to use personal fall protection equipment. Either the Basic or Advanced Climber qualification (or similar) would be a distinct advantage.

    Who Should Attend

    Operators involved in lifting and slinging operations.

    Course Objectives & Content

    • Legislation (WAHR 2005 and LOLER 1998)
    • Risk assessment and method statements
    • Lifting equipment and accessories
    • Pre-use inspections
    • Knots and lashings
    • Selection and use of lifting equipment (including ropes, pulleys & slings)
    • Slinging and hand signals
    • Lifting configurations
    • Optional 2nd day training is available on the use of portable lifting appliances including: Capstan Winch and Tirfor


    The successful delegates will receive a certificate valid for 3 years, after which a refresher training will be necessary. 3M will notify you when your certificate is due for renewal.


    • Health and safety at work act 1974
    • Working at height regulations 2005
    • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regs 1998
    • BS 8437 COP for the selection, use and maintenance of fall protection systems and equipment for use in the work place
    • BS 8454 COP for delivery of training and education for work at height and rescue


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