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Lifting & Rigging Equipment:
Selection, Sizing, Applications, Operation, Diagnostic Testing, Troubleshooting & Maintenance


Workshop Title
Lifting & Rigging Equipment: Selection, Sizing, Applications, Operation,
Diagnostic Testing, Troubleshooting & Maintenance

Workshop Date/Venue
August 05-09, 2006/Corniche Meeting Roo m (105), Millenniu m Hotel,
Abu Dhabi , UAE

Workshop Reference

Workshop Duration
Five days

Workshop Description
The absence of good lifting practices contributes to a large percentage of m aterial handling accidents.   This progra m , through classroo m proble m s and practical sessions, will instruct attendees in deter m ining the correct size and type of lifting equip m ent required to safely perfor m lifting operations. Further, this workshop discusses various types of equip m ent (static & m obile) including: Wire Ropes, Slings, Hitches, Shackles, Hooks, Eye Bolts, Turnbuckles, Spreader Bea m s, Man-Baskets, Sheares, Blocks, Dru m s, Chains, Hoists, Jacks and Rollers.

Further, the workshop will train attendees on the use and inspection of Lifting Equip m ent, Hazards and Controls required for static and m obile lifting equip m ent, lifting procedures, colour coding and risk assess m ent.

The workshop includes conduction and presentation of a Lifting Study using WinRig Software, which is designed to give all wire rope, sling, and hardware data. This software also perfor m s calculations based upon various rigging configurations.

Workshop Objectives
To ensure all personnel involved in rigging and lifting operations have an understanding of the require m ents pertaining to rigging operations, the require m ents for pre-use inspection and discard criteria of lifting equip m ent, the safe working procedures for rigging and to ensure delegates can use lifting equip m ent safely and not exceed the load li m it i m posed on the m . Upon the successful co m pletion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

•  List and discuss the types of static and m obile lifting equip m ent and explain how and where they are used at site

•  List the Colour Codes used at the site and highlight the current colour in use

•  Discuss the reasons and advantages of using Colour Coding for lifting equip m ent

•  List and discuss the certification require m ent for static and m obile lifting equip m ent

•  Understand the Safety Require m ent of Lifting & Rigging

•  Understand the lifting and hand signs/signals and being able to co m m unicate the sa m e.

•  Inspect & verify the condition of the lifting gears i.e. Wires, Belts, Eye Bolts, Shackles etc.

•  Conduct and present Rigging study using (PC) software.

•  Conduct Risk Assess m ent as required.

Who Should Attend
This workshop is intended for Lifting Equip m ent Operators, Inspectors of Lifting Equip m ent, Rigging Personnel and Contractors, Maintenance and Project Managers, Plant Managers and Technicians and Maintenance Mechanical Engineers, Supervisors & Fore m en, Safety Progra m Managers and all personnel directly involved in lifting operations, m aintenance and/or construction related crane activities will find the workshop helpful and beneficial.

Workshop Certificate
PetroLab Engineering certificate will be issued to all attendees completing minimum of 75% of the total tuition hours of the workshop.

Workshop Fee
US $ 2,950 per Delegate. This rate includes Student Pack (Folder, Manual, Hand-outs, etc.), buffet lunch, coffee/tea on arrival, m orning and afternoon of each day.

Accommodation is not included in workshop fees. However, any accommodation required can be arranged by PetroLab Engineering at the time of booking.

Workshop Director
Mr. Keith Gittens ( Australia )... More

Course Coordinator
Ms. Samah Al Manaama, Tel: +971-2-6277405, Fax: +971-2-6277407 , Email:

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