Fundamentals of Rigging is a prerequisite course that must be successfully completed with a final score of not less than 70% in order to qualify to complete several specialized and advanced courses.



How long is this course?

8 hours


Is it all classroom or does it include a practical?

100% Classroom


Can this be taken at your location?



Will you come to us?

We’d love to!


What is the minimum & maximum class size?

No minimum, No Maximum


How long is my certificate valid for?

3 Years


The following specialized courses require successful completion of Module One before certificates for the desired skill can be issued.

Module Two – Overhead Cranes and Hoists
Module Three – Carry Deck Cranes
Module Four – Mini Cranes (Spyder Cranes)
Module Five – Hydraulic Truck Cranes
Module Six – Knuckle Booms
Module Seven – Pipelayers (Side Booms)
Module Nine – Rough Terrain Cranes
Module Ten – Advanced Boom Truck (Utility)  AIT Accredited Course
Module Twelve – Tower Crane.
Module Thirteen – Mobile Gantry Cranes

Module One is the basis or core knowledge requirement necessary to safely perform any of the skills listed above. 

The delivery of Module One material is provided through classroom discussion and explanation of all pertinent material covered in the training manual and with presentation of video material on recent accidents and technical information in video material from some of the more important rigging hardware manufacturers.

Core Topics Discussed:

  • Explanation of common rigging practices is re-enforced by demonstration and physical examination of rigging hardware components in the classroom.

  • Demonstrations highlight common accident causes and prevention including understanding of “Sudden Release of Energy” as it relates to rigging situations. 

  • Develop a clear understanding that over half of all serious workplace injuries and most fatalities occur when persons are moving or lifting something with some kind of mechanical device. 

  • Sections on Wire Rope, Rigging Hardware, Rigging Mechanics and Safe Operating Practices are included.