What is Rigging?
Rigging work involves the use of mechanical load shifting equipment and associated gear to move, place or secure a load including plant, equipment or members of a structure to ensure the stability of those members. It also includes the setting up or dismantling of cranes or hoists. Rigging work does not include operation of the mechanical load shifting equipment.
The Certificate III in Rigging qualification includes as core units of competency, the Basic and Intermediate Rigging classes of high risk work.
Basic rigging – RB
A basic rigging licence encompass the requirements for a dogging licence. To apply for a basic rigging licence you must hold, or have previously passed assessment for, a dogging licence.
The scope of work for basic rigging includes:
- dogging work
- structural steel erection
- particular hoists
- placement of pre-cast concrete members of a structure
- safety nets and static lines
- mast climbers
- perimeter safety screens and shutters
- cantilevered crane loading platforms.
Intermediate Rigging – RI:
To perform intermediate rigging duties you need to have an Intermediate rigging – RI high risk work licence.
To apply for an intermediate rigging licence you must hold, or have previously passed assessment for, a dogging licence and basic rigging licence.
The scope of work for intermediate rigging includes:
- rigging work in the class Basic Rigging
- all hoists
- rigging of cranes, conveyors, dredges and excavators
- demolition of structures or plant
- dual lifts.