This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to safely perform advanced rigging work.
Riggers use mechanical load shifting equipment and associated gear to move, place or secure loads, including plant, equipment or members of a building or structure. Riggers ensure the stability of those members and set up and dismantle cranes and hoists.
This unit applies to rigging work involving:
- gin poles and shear legs
- flying foxes and cable ways
- guyed derricks and structures
- suspended scaffolds and fabricated hung scaffolds.
Rigging work is undertaken in construction and other industries where load shifting equipment is used to move, place or secure loads.
Completion of the general construction induction training program, specified in the Safe Work Australia model Code of Practice: Construction Work, is required by anyone carrying out construction work. Achievement of CPCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.
This unit has a pre-requisite requirement. This requirement may be met by either the successful completion of the unit CPCCLRG3002 Licence to perform rigging intermediate level or holding a valid licence for intermediate rigging.
Competence in this unit does not in itself result in a licence. A licence is obtained after competence is assessed under applicable Commonwealth, state or territory work health and safety (WHS) regulations.