Principles of Rigging, Hoisting & Towing on Logging Operations

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Most mechanical harvesting equipment used on a logging operation has the capacity to be a lifting device – for example, to lift a tire into the back of a half ton or lift heavy parts in order to move them. It is important that operators have a good understanding of the limitations of slings, chains and cables based on ratings of lift capacity.
Principles of Rigging, Hoisting and Towing on Logging Operations examines how to recognize, assess and control rigging and hoisting hazards associated with lifting and towing operations related to the following pieces of mechanical harvesting equipment: cable and grapple skidders, feller buncher, cut-to-length processor, forwarder/transporter, delimber, slasher, log loader and chipper. The course also covers those same hazard topics for operators of hydraulic excavators, bulldozers, graders, front-end loaders, haulage trucks, fuel trucks and service trucks used in forestry pit and road construction operations. The course also examines the appropriate supporting equipment to complete lifting, rigging and towing tasks.
On completion of this course, participants will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the legal requirements, safe practices and procedures applicable to basic rigging, hoisting and towing safety on a logging operation. This course is aimed at supervisors, managers and workers.
Intended Audience: 
This course is intended for potential operators of the specified pieces of mechanical harvesting/forestry, pit or road construction equipment and/or cable skidding operators in conventional logging operations.


0.5 day
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