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Basic Rigging

  • What’s included in our Basic Rigging Courses Brisbane?

    Basic Rigging Courses Brisbane includes the following:

    • Pre-course study guide
    • Formal / Theory training
    • Training Plan
    • Logbook
    • Activity Book
    • Practical Training
      • Install and use of Fall arrest harness systems including spanlines, anchorage options, etc
      • Working safely at heights
      • Ropes. Bends, knots, hitches, splices etc
      • Cantilevered Crane Loading Platforms
      • Safety Nets
      • Shutters or Safety screens, etc
      • Structural Steel
      • Precast Panels
      • Powered Winches
      • Material Hoist or mast climbers
    • HRWL Written and Practical Assessment

    • Evidence of your DG Class HRWL or Notice of Assessment.
    • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
    • Evidence of identity (Photo).
      • Australian drivers license.
      • Medicare Card or Passport
      • 100 points required for lodgement of assessment.
    • Adequate English language numeracy and literacy skills. If not, please contact us. We can help.
    • Steel cap boots, high visibility shirt, hard hat, safety glasses.
      • We recommend long sleeve shirts and long trousers and UV sunscreen. Steel cap runners are not acceptable. Safety sunglasses may be acceptable.
    • Reasonable health fit for rigging work
      • You must advise us of any health issues that may place you or others at risk. This will not preclude your enrolment but, will allow us to determine appropriate adjustments to your training and physical activities.

  • Bookings for your Basic RiggingCourse can be made either over the phone or by email.

    Some of the information we will require are:

    • Your legal name as shown on your driver’s license (First and last name).
    • Date of Birth
    • Contact details
    • USI Number – As of the 1st of January 2015 all trainees must supply or obtain a USI (Unique Student Identifier). This is mandatory. If you do not yet have one, please click on this link or search online for “USI Student Identifier”

  • The purpose of our Basic Rigging course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to complete basic rigging work safely and competently across many industries within Australia.

    Rigging is the process used in securing materials to be moved by cranes, hoists and various other lifting equipment. When securing a load with slings or chains, there are many factors to be considered. These may include the working load limit of the hoisting equipment, the weight of the load and rigging equipment, and the capacity of the hoist. Rigging is a vital part of any work site for the timely completion of specific construction phases.

    A current Dogging Licence is required as a pre-requisite for this course.

    Basic Rigging involves the planning of work, choosing and inspecting the relevant rigging equipment, setting up the job and finally erecting and dismantling structures and plant. This training will be taught through written and practical teachings at our on-site training facility in Brisbane and will include the following;

    • Potential hazards and control measures associated with basic rigging operations
    • Erecting and dismantling of structures and plant according to site instructions
    • Forces and loads relevant to the constructing and dismantling of structures such as dead loads, static loads and dynamic loads
    • Choosing the correct equipment including safety equipment and reporting any defects according to isolation procedures
    • Personal protective equipment
    • Communication with co-workers and the use of relevant communication equipment when necessary
    • Understand the use of safety equipment when working at heights
    • Safe working load and working load limit calculations
    • OHS legislation, standards, and codes of practice relevant to rigging operations

    On successful completion of this course, all applicants will have the ability to demonstrate the following;

    • Comply with all safety legislation, Australian standards and site-specific documentation related to basic rigging operations.
    • Identify hazards such as ground stability, overhead powerlines, traffic, and environmental conditions and apply necessary control measures
    • Inspect and maintain all rigging equipment and ensure defects are isolated and documented accordingly
    • Knowledgeable of various soil types and ground conditions to ensure plant and equipment stability.
    • Complete various rigging activities including the installation of safety equipment, erection of structural steel, installation of a hoist or mast climber and demonstrate various knots, bends, and splices.
    • Interpret the manufacturer’s specifications regarding the inspection and maintenance of appropriate plant and equipment.
    • Understand the uses, limitations, and capabilities of rigging equipment and safety equipment
    • Effective use of interpersonal communication in the workplace and ensure appropriate methods of communication equipment are adhered to.
    • Estimate Safe working loads and working load limits using mathematical calculations

    On successful completion of this course, you will have the knowledge and practical experience to safely perform basic rigging operations using the appropriate safety equipment. You will have the necessary skills to apply temporary connections such as knots, bends, and hitches.

    Our highly skilled and flexible trainers will ensure you receive the appropriate training in order to gain future employment in various industries including construction, mining, offshore drilling.

    When you complete this training, you will be eligible to undertake our Intermediate Rigging course to further upskill your rigging experience.


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*Delivery of training/assessment and issuing of Statement of Attainment’s is provided by Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Ascent Training Solutions Pty Ltd, RTO ID: 32108