Rigging & Lifting Light Loads at Height

  • Course only carried on successful completion of Safe Lifting training modules 1 & 2 - (both covered in Practical Lifting & Slinging Beneath the Hook - 1 day course)
  • Delegates will also have successfully completed Advanced Industrial Climber or MATS Basic Tower Climbing & Rescue training.
  • All delegates must be able to certify that they are physically fit and have no medical conditions that might prevent them carrying out lifting techniques (A list of conditions that could affect practical training are available on request.)
  • SpanSet reserves the right to exclude unsuitable delegates from training courses.
  • Delegate must be 18 years or over.

The course is designed to provide:-

  • An outline of rigging and lifting at Height.
  • Guidance on types of equipment that can be utilised to achieve this.
  • Details relevant to the equipment standards to ensure compliance under LOLER.
  • The criteria for issue, ID marking, inspection, record keeping, maintenance, storage and withdrawal from service.
  • This is a practical course that can be delivered as the final stage of training for a rigger who will be working on tall structures.
  • The course is an advanced course combining safe lifting skills with safe work at heights with Personal Fall Protection Equipment
  • The course is aimed at employees who are required to use lifting equipment to haul items up to positions on tall structures i.e telecom riggers, theatre stage riggers, steel erectors and Police Support.
  • During the training course delegates will be expected to carry out lifting operations. This will provide an insight into the delegates’ ability to operate in such conditions .
  • This is only an indication of their capability, as it is not possible to recreate exact working conditions.

Samples of -

  • Polyester roundslings
  • Polyester webslings
  • Chain slings
  • Wire rope slings
  • Kermantle Rope
  • Shackles
  • Associated Tools
  • Microwave Dish
  • Sector Antenna
  • Aerial Mounting Bracket

In addition to the theory elements of Safe Lifting Module 1 and Height Safety modules 1, 3 and 4 the following topics will be emphasised Legislation –

  • Hazard analysis and Load assessment
  • Inspection and record keeping
  • Strengths and characteristics of equipment
  • Introduction to the equipment
  • Planning and execution of lifting tasks at height
  • Lifting Plans in compliance with LOLER and LEEA code of practice
  • Risk Assessment of task
  • Rescue Planning
  • Assessment of Load
  • Selection of equipment for Lifting and Work at Height
  • Equipment control and pre-use checks
  • Personal Safety at Height
  • Safe Lifting procedure and communication on site
  • All delegates will plan and execute a lifting task, including rigging of equipment at height.

On successful completion candidates will receive a certificate valid for three years. 

Additional Information

Further information on our training facilities, first aid provision, insurance etc are available upon request.