factors to consider when selecting rigging

Method of Rigging and Effect of Angle

The three basic rigging methods are vertical, choker, and basket. The rigging method and rigging angle are used to determine what percentage of the rated capacity can be used.

Lift Environment

Be sure to evaluate the environment where the rigging will be used. Things like safety hazards around the lift area, weather, and temperature are very important factors when selecting rigging.

Load Conditions

A thorough load evaluation must be completed before determining what types of rigging should be used. You need to know the weight of the load and how it is distributed, but that’s not all. You also have to look for things like sharp edges that may damage certain types of slings.

sling types