The Rigging Handbook - 2nd Edition is a reference guide that contains 168 pages in 6 easy-to-use sections, with over 180 illustrations and data tables. This book is considered by many as the "standard" field reference for rigging. It is used in many rigging training programs offered by technical colleges, companies, trade unions, and various government institutions and departments. Data includes: wire rope; synthetic slings; chains; rigging hardware; slings and working load limits; calculating sling forces; estimating weights of objects; drifting loads with chainfalls; blocks and fairlines; inclined planes; single hook turning loads; two hoist load turning; center of gravity; crane hand signals; numerous lifting and rigging examples; common weights of objects; key points from current OSHA, ANSI, and applicable API standards; sling and hardware inspections; and other data that is commonly needed by riggers and crane operators in the field.
The Rigging Handbook is a well-illustrated reference source created for rigging professionals, crane operators, and others that perform rigging and hoisting operations.
This handbook essentially represents the working notebook of the author. It is based on material used in the construction and repair of turbine generators and other power plant components over the past 28 years.
The Rigging Handbook provides concise, simple answers to rigging situations that may otherwise appear complex in nature. The notes explain and illustrate some of the basic and complex problems associated with a wide variety of rigging situations. Both apprentices and journeymen will appreciate the simple layout and organization of this valuable reference.