Lesson 1: Slings and Shackles
Topics

Major Considerations; Wire Rope Fundamentals; Wire Rope Slings; Chain Slings; Synthetic Web Slings; Synthetic Roundslings; Synthetic Rope Slings; Shackles; Hardware

Objectives

– Analyze wire rope construction and the applications of various unique and common construction types.
– Evaluate various sling types in terms of capacities, benefits, limitations, applications, temperature, and climate effects.
– Determine removal criterial for various sling types.
– Evaluate shackles, hooks, links, rings, and other pieces of rigging hardware utilizing an analysis framework.

Lesson 2: Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices
Topics

Major Considerations; Structural Design Factors; Lifting Beams; Spreader Bars; Lifting Lug Design

Objectives

– Explain how the ASME B30.20 and BTH-1 Standards apply to design of below-the-hook lifting devices.
– Analyze various design practices and explain how ASME BTH-1 design factors emerged.
– Analyze design factors and the Principle of Structural Reliability.
– Determine basic lifting attachment methods and how to apply standards and regulations to the design.

Lesson 3: Lifting Equipment
Topics

Major Considerations; Hand & Leaver Chain Hoists; Manual & Air Tuggers

Objectives

– Interpret chain hoist components, operations, and common applications.
– Explain how to conduct chain hoist inspections.
– Interpret tugger components, operations, and common applications.
– Explain how to conduct tugger inspections.

Lesson 4: Rigging Applications
Topics

Major Considerations; Rigging Selection; Hitch Types; Capacities; Center of Gravity & Calculations; Load Distribution; Sling Tension; Load Control; Chain Hoists; Load Drifting; Levers; Jacking & Rolling; Reeving; Winches & Blocks; Off-Level Pick Points; Load Turning

Objectives

– Determine rigging to be used and calculate loading based on hitch types and rigging capacities selected.
– Calculate center of gravity of a load.
– Calculate sling tension and forces depending on sling angle in the rigging arrangement.
– Plan safe lifts with off-level pick points considering sling loadings and center of gravity control.

Lesson 5: Rigging Arrangements & Techniques
Topics

Stability & Equilibrium; Tandem Lifting; Upending & Inverting Loads; Vessel Upending Techniques; Load Sharing & Equalizing Arrangements; Suspension of Loads from Horizontal Lines

Objectives
– Interpret the stability of a load.
– Analyze stability throughout an uprighting procedure.
– Evaluate engineering considerations during the planning of lifts with multiple cranes while considering load sharing and operational procedure.
– Evaluate engineering considerations during the planning of lifts that involve upending or inverting requirements.