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Lifting pocket rigging card

This training resource covers rigging fundamentals through a series of self-paced lessons that explain the Crosby User’s Guide for Lifting pocket rigging card. Each topic includes a video that covers one of the panels on the rigging card

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Online Rigging Training

This training resource covers rigging fundamentals through a series of self-paced lessons that explain the Crosby User’s Guide for Lifting pocket rigging card. Each topic includes a video that covers one of the panels on the rigging card. After you complete each topic, you will have the opportunity to take the corresponding quiz and test your knowledge. You can view the introduction and instruction video below to learn more about the Course.  The course is only $15 and the Crosby User’s Guide for Lifting pocket rigging card is only $5 on Amazon.

User’s Guide For Lifting

  • Panel 1: Risk Management & Terminology
  • Panel 2: The Basic Rigging Plan
  • Panel 3: Inspection of Rigging Hardware
  • Panel 4: Inspection of Slings
  • Panels 5 & 5A: Wire Rope Capacities (EIP & EEIP)
  • Panel 6: Wire Rope Sling Connections & Hitches
  • Panels 7 & 7A: Chain Sling Capacities, Connections & Hitches
  • Panel 8: Crosby
  • Panel 9: Synthetic Web & Round Slings
  • Panel 10: C.O.G. / Weights & Measures
  • Panel 11: Sling Angles
  • Panel 12: Shackles & Hoist Hooks
  • Panel 13: Links, Rings and Turnbuckles
  • Panel 14: Eye Bolts & Hoist Rings
  • Panel 15: Operating Practices & Load Control
  • Panel 16: Wire Rope Clips

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Heavy Stabilization & Lift Class 

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A different spin on Cracking the Egg

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Cracking the Egg

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