Workers involved with hoisting and rigging activities are trained in both safety and operating procedures. Hoisting equipment should be operated only by trained personnel.
Training and experience enable riggers to recognize hazards that can have an impact on a hoisting operation. Riggers must be aware of elements that can affect hoisting safety, factors that reduce capacity, and safe practices in rigging, lifting, and landing loads. riggers must also be familiar with the proper inspection and use of slings and other rigging hardware.
Hoist and Rigging Safety Training covers the basic precautions and addresses the safe operation of hoists in the work environment. It conveys the best practices in working with hoists, it addresses safe working activities, legal requirements as well as recommendations to keep a safe work environment as well as ensure the safety and over well being of all workers.