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Rigging Equipment and Systems: Maintenance & Safety Inspection Manual / Edition 1

Rigging Equipment and Systems: Maintenance & Safety Inspection Manual / Edition 1

by Joseph A. MacDonald
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Safely maintain and operate rigging equipment

Rigging Equipment: Maintenance and Safety Inspection Manual is a must-have for rigging contractors, facility managers, and equipment operators. Featuring regulations, standards, guidelines, and recommendations applicable to critical lifts, this practical guide provides maintenance and safety inspection checklists for rigging equipment, components, and systems, and addresses the required training, planning, and documentation. The safe rigging practices recommended in this book are framed in general terms to accommodate the many variations in rigging practices.

Coverage includes:

  • Operating rules—rigging hazards, OSHA regulations, consensus standards, and industry guidelines
  • Operator qualifications, safe operating practices, and operating procedures
  • Planning and preparation before performing rigging
  • Lifting and hoisting equipment and rigging and scaffolding systems
  • Ladders, stairways, ramps, hand and power tools, and electrical systems
  • Maintenance schedules, care, and safe operation of equipment
  • Inspection checklists for rigging equipment before, during, and after use
  • Testing, certification, and registration of rigging equipment
  • Preventive maintenance recordkeeping based on equipment manufacturer's recommendations
  • Proper use of personal safety and protective equipment

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071719483
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 10/05/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Joseph A. MacDonald has more than 40 years' editorial experience including 18 years with Engineering News-Record, Perspectives, and Private Power Executive magazines. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of U.S. Building and Construction Technology, and co-editor of Handbook of Rigging and the Directory of Worldwide Engineering & Construction Organizations.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Operations;
Chapter 1. Operating Rules;
Chapter 2. Responsibilities;
Chapter 3. Procedures;
Part 2: Inspections;
Chapter 4. Lifting Equipment;
Chapter 5. Jacks, Rollers & Skids;
Chapter 5. Hoisting Equipment;
Chapter 6. Rigging Systems;
Chapter 7. Rigging Hardware;
Chapter 8. Scaffolding Systems;
Chapter 9. Fall Protection;
Chapter 10. Ladders, Stairways, and Ramps;
Chapter 11. Tools and Machinery;
Chapter 12. Electrical Systems;
Chapter 13. Worker Protection
Part 3: Protection;
Chapter 14. Protection Systems;
Chapter 15. Protective Procedures;
Appendix A. Bibliography;
Appendix B. Resources;
Appendix C. Regulations and Standards;

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