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Setting Up a Qualified Electrical Worker Program At Your Facility

OSHA and NFPA talk about setting up a qualified electrical worker program but what exactly does that mean? How do we get there? And what training is needed? TPC Trainco Electrical Instructor Mike Leitzel will guide you through setting up your own QEW program at your facility and answer your questions to keep your employees safe.

Basic Rigging & Inspection

Basic Rigging & Inspection

Designed to provide participants with a basic level of knowledge of rigging gear inspection, proper rigging procedures, and load control using typical rigging techniques through problem solving workshops.

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  • Online Course & Test $145.00

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Lesson 1: Rigging Introduction


Terms & Definitions; Old Sayings; Hitch Terms; Hitch Types; Load Control; Wire Rope Slings; Web Sling Hitch Capacities; Adjustable Hitch; Sling Selection by Material Type; Hook Loading; Shackle Use; OSHA Sling Law; Rigging with Chain Slings; Swivel Hoist Rings; Rigging Block Use & Inspection; Wedge Socket Use & Inspection


– Become familiarized with the terms regularly used in rigging applications and inspections.
– Understand the principles behind basic rigging theory.
– Identify different pieces of rigging hardware.
– Understand the different applications for various pieces of rigging equipment.

Lesson 2: Rigging Inspection


Wire Rope Slings; Chain Slings; Synthetic Web Slings; Roundslings; Synthetic Rope Slings; Shackles; Swivel Hoist Rings; Eye Bolts; Master Links; Chainfalls; Come-a-longs; Inspection Form; Sling Protection; Rigging Storage


– Recognize and evaluate field damaged rigging gear samples.
– Understand and apply the guideline provided by established recognized industry standards.

Lesson 3: Rigging Selection


Rigging Capacities; Rigging Selection Workshops; Sling Length & Capacity; Three-Leg Bridle Selection; What is Under Rigged


– Select appropriate slings and rigging hardware based on anticipated loading and rigging method.
– Complete rigging capacity workshops to reveal working load limit of selected rigging configurations.

Lesson 4: Load Handling Activities


Pinch Points & Hazard Recognition; Blocking a Load; Overhead Crane Hand Signals; Mobile Crane Hand Signals; Taglines; Load Path; Signaller Path; Tagliner Path; Powerlines; Personnel Protection; Standard Lift Plan


– Recognize common load handling hazards.
– Identify and apply blocking practices, crane hand signals, and path of travel.
– Understand the completion process of a basic lift plan.

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