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WFTR311 - Hoisting & Rigging
Course Code:
WFTR 311

Precluded Courses:

Calendar Description:
This course is directed towards the individuals who have responsibilities relative to the movement of material. This course applies to riggers, operators, and those "I only have to hook this one load, that's all" employees.

Date First Offered:

Total Hours: 32
Lecture Hours: 20
Field Experience Hours: 12

Total Weeks:

This course is offered online:


Non-Course Pre-Requisites:
Personal protective equipment. See supplies.


Rearticulation Submission:

Course Content:
The following topics are covered in this course:

-Introduction, detail specific objectives of the course
-Categories of safety
-Baseline for participants
-Art of rigging
-Elements of safety in hoisting and rigging
-Employee and the lift they make
-Methods of communication
-International hand signals
-Where to get weight information
-Formulas that make hoisting and rigging easy
-Introduction to handbook for riggers
-Problem solving
-Three plans for locating centre of gravity
-Impact loading and how it affects a crane
-Calculating impact loading
-Nylon slings
-Wire rope slings
-Advantages and disadvantages of slings
-Chains and their uses
-Accessories required for rigging
-Application of accessories
-Sling Inspection using (PALS) Peer Assisted Learning System
-Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
-What are employers responsibilities
-What are workers responsibilities

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completeion of this course the participants will be able to:
1. Communicate with each other, while moving and hoisting equipment, by using hand signals properly and uniformly.
2. Through knowledge and techniques gained during the course, safely pick up loads with confidence of knowing how to estimate weights, know the correct derating factors necessary to identify Safe Working Loads values and use of proper rigging for lifts big and small.
3. Develop and establish safe working practices while working around and in a hoisting and rigging environment.

Grading System:

Passing Grade:

Grading Weight:
Final Exam: 80 %
Quizzes and Tests: 10 %
Participation: 10 %

Percentage of Individual Work:

Course Offered in Other Programs:

Mobile Crane, Boom truck, or Overhead Crane and Rigging Hardware supplied by Training Institution.
Students must supply their own Personal Protective Equipment: work gloves, safety glasses, high visibility coveralls, work boots, hard hat and measuring tape.

Text Books:
Required - Newberry, Handbook for Riggers
Required - ITSL, Hoisting & Rigging
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