Delivery Method: This course is delivered as an online e-learning course, designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your convenience. You will need a computer (desktop or laptop) and access to the internet.
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 operator's manual requirements of the machine as well as the limitations of slings, chains and cables based on ratings of lift capacity.
Principles of Rigging, Hoisting and Towing On Logging Operations Online examines how to use the operator's manual requirements for each piece of equipment as well as 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 grinder. 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. Also, this course 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.