Volume 26 Number 1
The Professional Rigger
January 2011
TECHNICAL WORKSHOP
Use the Uphill formula: [CF×W×(R/L)]+[(H/L)×W] = F
Incline Planes: 3 Points to Remember
When towing or pulling a load up an incline the effort increases
with the slope. Here are three key points that the rigging crew
should address to ensure a successful operation.
1. Know the load’s weight and the rolling equipment’s CoF
(coefficient of friction). You’ll notice the formulas offered from
ITI’s Master Rigger’s Reference Card provide the means to
calculate the required force if faced with a pull on a Level surface,
Uphill or Downhill. Synthetic wheels such as provided with a
common 3-point industrial rolling system offer a CoF of about
.02, while steel rollers like those produced by Hilman, Multi-ton
and Heavy Haul typically have a CoF of about .05. Discovering
the CoF while on a level plane is especially helpful to refine the
calculation for an uphill pull. Using a dynamometer in the winch
line during a level pull can help finalize the approximate CoF for
a particular set of rolling equipment.
2. Correctly accounting for the height, run and ramp length
will help determine the values needed for either the Uphill or
Downhill formula. These significantly influence the winch pull
required and the sizing of the equipment; winch, snatch blocks,
slings and shackles.
3. We have all heard about “staying out of the bight”, which infers
being clear of inside block angles and areas that can be in the
line of fire if one experiences a sling or equipment failure. Some
winches have controls immediately adjacent to the winch line, so
the precaution is for non-essential personnel who aren’t critical
to the load pull while the equipment is under tension. In many
cases, essential personnel must be next to loaded winch lines
during the operation. It is a matter of minimizing the risk to the
lowest level, verifying the calculations, confirming the capacity
of the rigging equipment, developing and following the proper
procedure and adhering to all reasonable safety restrictions
where possible. Having the right equipment, well maintained
and inspected is a significant key to success.
Now, let’s have some fun. Try your hand at calculating the required
force (tension in lbs.) by tackling the workshop at right. It is based
on the adventures of Stinker and Tinker, two brothers who always
seem to be getting into a rigging challenge (from Mike’s Rigging
Mysteries, www.iti.com/bookstore). (Truck winches are not officially covered by ASME or OSHA.)
Winch Line
8’
7’
Determine the amount of winch pull required to pull this
truck out of a small canyon.
Given: The truck weighs 5,200 lbs.
Given: The run is 7' and the height is 8'.
Given: The ramp length (L) is 10.6'.
Given: The coefficient of friction is .05.
1. The required winch pull is _____ lbs.
2.The winch and its mounting is rated at 5,000 lbs. Is it
overloaded? Yes _____ No _____
Hint: Refer to the MRRC-P6. (While stump-jumping, Stinker ended
up sliding down into a small canyon and his truck doesn’t have the
horsepower to get out the same way he came in.)
The workshop above was taken from Mike’s Rigging Mysteries,
Great Outdoors Book. All 110 workshops are available at www.
mikesriggingmysteries.com. Answers to this workshop on Page 3.
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Big Plans for 2011 at the ITI Memphis Training Center
After touching down in countries where
the locals speak Malay, Mandarin,
Tamil, Bahasa and Aussie (downunder), Bob is back home in the USA.
In which of these fine American cities
could you find Bob?
For those who respond
with the correct answer
to training@iti.com, we
will be sending you a
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mobile cranes, overhead cranes and
rigging. They make excellent training
supplements for the workplace.
Hint: This city ranked 34th largest city
in the U.S.
On October 25, 2010, ITI opened the doors of
its new training center in Memphis, Tennessee
for the inaugural training program. It was
very fitting to christen the new training center
with ITI’s patented Master Rigger Program
conducted by President Mike Parnell. After
teaming up with Barnhart Crane & Rigging
last summer, the new training center experienced by students is truly world class.
With a few programs under her belt, ITI Memphis has hosted 13 companies that
represent 10 US states, in three months. Looking forward to 2011, ITI as scheduled
21 training programs at the new center. There are also several weeks available so ITI
may host customers for “dedicated” programs (only for one customer’s employees).
Throughout 2011 ITI will be offering the following programs at ITI Memphis:
• Journeyman Rigger
• Master Rigger
• Rigging Gear Inspector Level I & II
• Rigging Gear Inspector Level III
• Lift Director & Site Supervisor
• Critical Lift Planning
• CIC Qualified Signalperson – Basic
• Mobile Crane Inspector
• Mobile Crane Operator – ITI Qualified
• Mobile Crane Operator - Certification
• Mobile Crane Operator – Initial
• Overhead Crane Operator
• Overhead Crane Inspector
• CIC Qualified Rigger - Advanced
See the ITI Training Schedule for dates. To request a schedule, please visit iti.com/2011.
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These easy to read “tips” booklets work great as a set or as individuals.
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Answers to Page 1 Workshop: 1. Winch pull = [.05 x 5,200 x (7/10.6)] + [(8/10.6) x 5,200] = 172 + 3,925 = 4,097 lbs.
2. No
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Crane & Equipment Training Programs
These courses are scheduled at ITI Training Centers or customized for presentation at your facility. Continuing Education Units
(CEUs) are awarded for all programs. Course length may vary when conducted at your facility based on the number of participants,
availability of equipment, customization, and qualification/certification requested.
Mobile Crane Operator
Mobile Crane Operator
Candidates for the mobile crane
operator program may be apprentices in
crane operations, current operators who
have been trained by “field practices”,
but not yet exposed to the formal side of
crane subjects, current operators who
need qualification or re-qualification,
or crane maintenance personnel. This
course is also excellent for supervisory
personnel and lift directors who did
not rise through the trades in the seat
of a crane. This course is an ideal
preparation course for operators who
will be taking any nationally accredited
crane operator exams.
Course Length: 5 Days
This program is designed to assist a
person who has little or no experience
with mobile crane operation to
establish good operating practices
while gaining seat-time and real-life
operating experience. Participants will
conduct pre-operational inspections
of hydraulic and lattice/conventional
cranes, receive individual instruction
regarding crane operating basics, and
will gain seat-time while handling an
empty and loaded hook.
Course Length: 10 Days
Nationally Accredited Certification
Mobile Crane Inspector
ITI Qualification Available
This program is designed for crane
maintenance mechanics and inspectors.
It focuses on spotting the problems
and identifying the damage that can be
discovered through external evaluation.
The course curriculum identifies and
instructs students to crane components
by the acronym “MESH” (mechanical,
electrical, structural and hydraulic). It is
an ideal preparation course for those who
are governed by unique state or federal
laws requiring “certified’ inspectors.
Course Length: 5 Days
Forklift & Telehandler Operator
Nationally Accredited Certification–
Meets OSHA Requirements
All personnel who operator forklifts
to conduct their work activities are
required to be trained and qualified
per OSHA. This program meets the
OSHA requirements.
Course Length: 1 Day
Initial
Boom Truck Operator
ITI Qualification and Nationally Accredited
Certification Available
Candidates for the boom truck operator
program may be apprentices in crane
operations, current operators who have
been trained by “field practices”, but not
yet exposed to the formal side of crane
subjects, current operators who need
re-qualification, or crane maintenance
personnel. This course is also excellent for
supervisory personnel and lift directors
who oversee boom truck operations.
Course Length: 3 Days
Aerial Work Platform Operator
ITI Qualification Available
Candidates for this course are those
who operate Aerial Work Platforms to
conduct their work activities. Manually
Propelled, Self-Propelled and Boom
Supported equipment is covered.
Course Length: 1 Day
Mobile Crane Operator
Nationally Accredited Certification–Meets
New OSHA Rule
This program is designed to prepare
participants to take the general and
crane-specific written exams in the
CIC Nationally Accredited Operator
Certification Series. The preparatory
course and certification exams are
formatted into three parts over a five-day
period for qualified candidates: Test
Preparation Training, Written Exams and
Practical Exams. The test preparation
training of this course (first 3 days) is an
ideal preparation course for operators
who will be taking any nationally
accredited crane operator exams.
Course Length: 5 Days
Overhead Crane Inspector
ITI Qualification Available
Candidates for this course include
journeyman electricians and lead
millwrights who are assigned to
perform Frequent and Periodic
Inspections on overhead lifting devices,
which include bridge, gantry, monorail,
fixed hoists, and jib wall mounts.
Course Length: 3 Days
Overhead Crane Operator
ITI Qualification and Nationally Accredited
Certification Available
Anyone who is required to operate
an overhead lifting device, which
include bridge, gantry, monorail, fixed
hoists, and jib wall mounts, while
performing their work activities or who
is a crane operations trainee or crane
maintenance personnel should attend
this program. Certification is available.
Course Length: 1 Day
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Rigging Training Programs
These courses are scheduled at ITI Training Centers or customized for presentation at your facility. Continuing Education Units
(CEUs) are awarded for all programs. Course length may vary when conducted at your facility based on the number of participants,
availability of equipment, customization and qualification/certification requested.
Journeyman Rigger
Lift Director & Site Supervisor
(Comprehensive Rigging)
This course is designed for the
beginner to intermediate level person
whose work assignments involve some
rigging activity. The participants could
include millwrights, boilermakers,
pipe fitters, electricians, maintenance
mechanics, construction workers,
carpenters, welders, machinists, and
all other trades that participate in
rigging activity during their work day.
Course Length: 2 Days
Master Rigger
Although anyone wanting to gain rigging
knowledge and skill would benefit
from this program, most master rigger
students have had some exposure (2-10
years) to crane and rigging operations.
Participants include lead field personnel,
safety coordinators, and senior trades
personnel, such as a millwright,
boilermaker, pipe fitter, mechanic, rigger,
machinery mover and other trades.
Course Length: 4 Days
Qualified Signalperson-Basic
Rigger
Nationally Accredited Certification Meets New OSHA Rule
The Qualified Signalperson-Basic
Rigger Program prepares participants to
take the Qualified Signalperson-Basic
Rigger Nationally Accredited written
and practical exams. All construction
signalpersons or any others who are
required to be qualified should attend
this program. It is an excellent program
for everyone who rigs under the
direct oversight of seasoned rigging
personnel.
Course Length: 2 Days
All those who are responsible to
oversee lift activities should attend
this program. Participants should
have some exposure to mobile
crane activity and load chart usage.
Knowledge of overhead crane and
tower crane operations is also useful.
Previous training or experience with
a variety of rigging tasks will help
the participant quickly grasp the
applications described during the
course. Having served as a crane
operator or rigger in the field is not a
requirement for this program..
Course Length: 1 Day
Rigging Gear Inspector Basics
Anyone who performs rigging
gear inspections for an employer
as an assigned task, such as a tool
room check-out/in person or a
supervisor who is responsible for
the quality of rigging gear in a
facility should attend this program.
Crane maintenance personnel who
inspect running and standing ropes,
sheaves, drums and associated
equipment during monthly and
annual equipment reviews should
also attend.
Course Length: 1 Day
Rigging Gear Inspector Level I & II
ITI Qualification – Meets OSHA
requirement of “competent” person/
inspector
Critical Lift Planning
All those who are responsible to oversee
lift activities should attend this program.
Participants should have some exposure
to mobile crane activity and load chart
usage. Knowledge of overhead crane
and tower crane operations is also
useful. Previous training or experience
with a variety of rigging tasks will help
the participant quickly grasp the applications described during the course.
Having served as a crane operator or
rigger in the field is not a requirement
for this program.
Course Length: 2 Days
Anyone who performs rigging
inspection for an employer as an
assigned task, such as a tool room
check-out/in person or a supervisor
who is responsible for the quality
of rigging gear in a facility should
attend this program, as well as crane
maintenance personnel who inspect
running and standing ropes, sheaves,
drums and associated equipment
during monthly and annual equipment
reviews. Every company should have
a few personnel qualified to perform
gear inspections, meeting the OSHA
requirement for “competent” person.
Course Length: 3 Days
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27 Skid Steer Operator
29 CIC Qualified Signalperson/Basic Rigger Exam Only
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