Rigging is the use of fibre ropes, wire ropes, chains, slings, or other attachments to lift and move objects. Rigging can only be performed by qualified workers or under the direct supervision of qualified workers. Crane operators must be certified. People working around rigging should also be trained on safe rigging practices. Many third-party training providers offer rigging courses.
For information on working safely with and around rigging, see the following resources.
Preventing lifting point failures in construction
A lifting point is used for attaching rigging so an item can be lifted to height. When a lifting point fails, it can result in a serious injury or fatality to workers on a construction site. This bulletin...
Gearing Up for Safety: Safe Work Practices for Commercial Fishing in British Columbia
Commercial fishing is one of the most dangerous occupations in British Columbia. Gearing Up for Safety addresses many common safety and health hazards in the commercial fishing industry in B.C. waters....