Rigging Equipment

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SKU:
9780071719483
SUBTITLE:
Maintenance and Safety Inspection Manual
ISBN-10 DIGIT:
0071719482
ISBN-13 DIGIT:
9780071719483
AUTHOR-1:
Joseph A. MacDonald
COPYRIGHT/PUBLICATION DATE:
2011
BINDING:
Paperback
PAGE COUNT:
379
LAST UPDATE (DATE):
November 27, 2010

This book is a must-have resource for rigging contractors, facility managers, and equipment operators. Featuring regulations, standards, guidelines, and recommendations applicable to critical lifts, this practical guide provides maintenance and safety inspection checklists for rigging equipment, components, and systems, and addresses the required training, planning, and documentation. The safe rigging practices recommended in this book are framed in general terms to accommodate the many variations in rigging practices. 

 

Coverage includes:

 

  • Operating rules--rigging hazards, OSHA regulations, consensus standards, and industry guidelines
  • Operator qualifications, safe operating practices, and operating procedures
  • Planning and preparation before performing rigging
  • Lifting and hoisting equipment and rigging and scaffolding systems
  • Ladders, stairways, ramps, hand and power tools, and electrical systems
  • Maintenance schedules, care, and safe operation of equipment
  • Inspection checklists for rigging equipment before, during, and after use
  • Testing, certification, and registration of rigging equipment
  • Preventive maintenance recordkeeping based on equipment manufacturer's recommendations
  • Proper use of personal safety and protective equipment

About the Author

Joseph A. MacDonald has more than 40 years' editorial experience including 18 years with Engineering News-Record, Perspectives, and Private Power Executivemagazines. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of U.S. Building and Construction Technology, and co-editor of Handbook of Rigging and the Directory of Worldwide Engineering & Construction Organizations.