Basic Rigging (4hr) Limited Hands-On


The Rigging (4hr) Limited/Hands-On course is for employees who work offshore and whose job requires them to handle material of all shapes, sizes and configuration are provided training and education in the skills needed to properly perform this job function. Students learn the recommended safe rigging practices and procedures used for offshore rigs, platforms, boats, and helicopters as defined by API RP 2D 6th edition.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of Rigging (4hr) Limited/Hands-On training, the student will be familiar with:

Rigging Hardware

  • Sheaves, Blocks
  • Hooks, Safety Devices
  • Rings, Links, Swivels
  • Shackles
  • Turnbuckles
  • Spreader and Equalizer Beams
  • Cable Clips
  • Pad eyes, eyebolts, and other attachment points


  • Cargo nets, baskets
  • Safe working limits
  • Sling types, configuration and angles

Procedures and Precautions

  • Load control/taglines
  • Lift Planning
  • Inspection/rejection criteria
  • Unbinding loads
  • Personnel transfer
  • Sling handling and storage

Rigging Basics

  • Pinch points and body positions
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Signals/communications
  • Load stability

Additional Information

Course Length: 4 hrs

Course Required By: BSEE, Coast Guard, OSHA

Written Exam: Regulatory required with a minimum score of 70%. Incorrectly answered questions will be reviewed with student to ensure understanding before completion of course.

Retraining: Student is responsible for retraining every 4 years.

Location: Only offered at our Lafayette location

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