There are a lot of cases in the construction industry where workers have been seriously injured or killed while working with or near rigging operations.
Rigging is used to lift heavy materials and improper rigging of a load or a rigging failure can cause serious injuries and fatalities.
Rigging equipment include items such as:
- Wire rope
- Synthetic slings
- Attachments and fittings
Lifting and rigging are considered as a high hazard by most companies. It is important to understand all hazards related to this type of work and not only be aware of proper rigging techniques.
Rigging work for lifting is covered by The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 which usually is referred to as LOLER. The regulation covers elements such as required inspection of equipment amongst other elements.
Our rigging toolbox talk helps keep employees safe and reduce health and safety issues in workplaces where cranes are used to lift and move items around on the site.
Items Covered in the Rigging Toolbox Talk
Our rigging toolbox talk is split up in following sections:
- Introduction: Explains what rigging is and the type of equipment used.
- The Hazards: Outlines the hazards associated with rigging.
- Control Measures: Defines the controls that needs to be considered when carrying out rigging work.
- The Law: List the regulations relevant to rigging and lifting operations.
- Toolbox Talk Questions: Include a few questions to validate attendees understanding of the toolbox talk.
Each of our toolbox talks include an additional page where relevant hazards on site can be identified and discussed, together with an attendance list where participants can be recorded and sign.
Purchase our Rigging Toolbox Talk to keep your employees safe, or take advantage of our toolbox talk packages which contains a range of our toolbox talks at a reduced price.