Things You Need to Know About Heavy Machinery Rigging

If you work in the manufacturing or industrial fields, there are going to be times whereby heavy machinery rigging services may be needed to complete a project that you are working on. Rigging services and industrial rigging cranes may be required.

You have the option of either leasing, renting, or purchasing the machines. A lot of people will go down the leasing and renting route, as they don’t need to use these machines all of the time. It makes much more sense economically to do this.

With that in mind, continue reading to discover everything that you need to know about rigging machinery.


The science of rigging

Rigging involves moving and lifting objects that are of a very heavy weight. There are many different types of rigging projects, with some examples including the following:

  • Tree trimming
  • Lifting heavy equipment to an upper floor
  • Transporting materials and equipment to a job site
  • Building a high-rise structure
  • Providing access to the roof of a tall building
  • Repairing an overpass or bridge
  • Moving equipment so that a storage facility can be organized

When it comes to rigging equipment, there are many different options for you to choose from. The most classic type of rigging equipment is a crane, which is run by a rigger.

The operator of a crane needs to be certified and fully trained to make certain that they comprehend the OSHA safety standards that are in place, as cranes can be extremely dangerous. Some of the different ways to eliminate or at least reduce crane incidents is to ensure that the machine is tested prior to the job being carried out. You should also make sure that the crane team does not work near unauthorized personnel, and that they do not operate on unstable ground or work near power lines.

It is also critical that crane operators are aware of the crane’s load capacity, which can be figured out by looking at the load charts and the specifications from the manufacturer of the crane. Operators need to understand how to lift loads and different angles and how to ensure that the center of gravity of the machine is maintained.

The last thing you want is for a disaster to end up on your hands because the correct health and safety protocol has not been followed.

Contact us today for more information

If you have any questions or concerns about machinery rigging, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us for more information.

Here at Apex Recycling, we have many years of experience in the industry and we can provide you with the rigging equipment and services that you require. We specialize in demolition and recycling and help many construction companies to ensure their projects get off the ground working quickly, efficiently, and safely!

With that in mind, all you need to do is pick up the phone and give our team a call today!