Basic Rigging and Slinging

Basic Rigging and Slinging

CETA Accreditation: Unit Standards 253638.

Riggers or Banksman are responsible only for vehicle movement and must not sling or control the movements of loads. All Rigger /Banksman must be appropriately trained and be competent.

Using Rigger /Banksman to control reversing operations can put the Rigger /Banksman in the potential danger area of a reversing vehicle. It may be safer and more practical to supply a pedestrian marshal.

There must be a safe system of work that ensures the Rigger /Banksman and driver are using standard signals, so that they are easily understood, and that the driver knows to stop the vehicle immediately if the Rigger /Banksman disappears from view.