Most construction sites employ lifting and rigging equipment to move and position items. “lifting” refers to boom lifts, scissor lifts, forklifts, and other man-lifts and aerial lifts used to transport crew members or materials around a construction site. Chains, wire ropes, slings, couplings, fittings, end attachments, and other equipment comprise rigging equipment. Compared to rigging hardware, lifting hardware is a subset developed for the vertical movement of loads.
What kind of rigging hardware exists?
Wire ropes, jacks, bolts, and turnbuckles are examples of Lifting and Rigging Equipment used with cranes and other lifting equipment. In contrast, lifting equipment includes machines used to raise and lower cargo, such as forklifts, boom lifts, and overhead cranes.
What does lifting equipment entail?
The term “scaffolding” refers to any equipment for raising and lowering loads and any corresponding accessories (such as attachments to support, fix or anchor the equipment). Examples of lifting equipment include ceiling cranes and the runways that support them. Patient hoists.
What is hanging safety?
Riggers’ hands, fingers, and feet should be kept from pinch points. Be mindful of stacked objects while lifting to prevent toppling them with a swaying burden. Utilize a designated spotter to ensure correct clearances are maintained while lifting. Before lifting a heavy, check for overhanging electricity wires.