Training Description

Rigging operations involve the use of lifting equipment to lift and transfer loads, often in restricted areas where a crane cannot be sited. Rigging and lifting operations are carried out by riggers and other disciplines including operations technicians, deck crew and drill crew. To ensure these operations can be carried out safely, it is vital that operatives of lifting equipment and accessories for lifting are aware of the safe and correct use of equipment and the probable consequences if safe and best practice is not followed.

Course Objectives

Each attendee who will complete this training will gain the following outcomes:

  • Apply good working knowledge on rigging awareness.
  • Carry out basic calculation of angles and tension.
  • Define lifting operation and equipment terminology.
  • Identify common unsafe practices and probable consequences.
  • Identify safe and correct use and pre-use examination of rigging and lifting equipment.
  • Plan routine lifting operations and understand requirement for non-routine/ complex lift planning.
  • Employ care and storage requirements.
  • Recognize relevant legislation applicable to lifting operations.
  • Identify the requirement of lifting operation risk assessment.
  • Explain basic functions and safe working practices of offshore pedestal cranes and overhead travelling cranes.

Who should attend?

This course is intended for all personnel who have had little or no training and
experience in rigging and lifting operations who wish to gain Rigging Awareness
Training Certificate.

Training Program

The following program is planned for this training. However, the instructor(s) may modify this program before or during the training for technical reasons with no prior notice to the delegates. Nevertheless, the training objectives will always be met:


08:30 – 09:00

Registration & Coffee

09:00 – 09:30

Welcome & Introduction

09:30 – 10:15

  • Basic Calculation of Angles & Tension.
  • Lifting Operation & Equipment Terminology

10:15 – 10:45

  • Common Unsafe Practices & Probable Consequences
  • Safe & Correct Use & Pre-use Examination of Rigging & Lifting Equipment

10:45 – 11:00


11:00 – 11:50

  • Routine Lifting Operations & Understand Requirement for Non-Routine/ Complex Lift Planning
  • Care & Storage Requirements

11:50 – 12:40

  • Legislation Applicable to Lifting Operations

12:40 – 01:30

  • Requirement of Lifting Operation Risk Assessment

01:30 – 02:10


02:10 – 03:30

  • Basic Functions & Safe Working Practices of Offshore Pedestal Cranes & Overhead Travelling Cranes

03:30 – 03:45

Training Summary

03:45 – 04:00

Giving of Certificate of Training of Completion


End of the Course


Material given during the training:  [DVD’s and Case Studies will be used during this course to illustrate examples of good and bad change implementation processes].

Before the course

Each delegate will be asked to complete a Pre-Course Assessment Form to determine their current level and objectives for attending the course. The content of such Form will be used by the trainer only to give tailored training that is focused on each group of delegates.

At the end of the course

Each delegate will be asked to complete an Individual Development Plan and Vocational Completion Certificate.