What is multiple lift rigging?

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A multiple lift rigging assembly is used; A maximum of five members are hoisted per lift; Only beams and similar structural members are lifted; and. No crane is permitted to be used for a multiple lift where such use is contrary to the manufacturer's specifications and limitations.

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Beside this, what is the minimum distance between structural steel members when hoisted on a multiple lift rigging assembly?

7 feet

One may also ask, what is the tandem lifting? When lifting heavy or oddly shaped objects, it is sometimes desirable to use two cranes in tandem rather than a single higher-capacity crane. Tandem lifts can be very useful, and they are often used to place structural beams for bridges, move large loads, and lift long components from horizontal to vertical positions.

Likewise, people ask, what is the required safety factor for components of a multiple lift rigging assembly?

Multiple-lift rigging assembly capacity, for the total assembly and for each individual attachment point, must [29 CFR 1926.753(e)(2)]: Be certified by the manufacturer or a qualified rigger. Be based on the manufacturer's specifications. Have a 5-to-1 safety factor for all components.

What is the factor of safety specified for rigging equipment?

1 The factor of safety is the ratio between the minimum breaking load and the safe working load. 3.2. 2 The factor of safety for the following equipment must not be less than 6:1: (a) Web slings; (b) Round slings; (c) Shackles.

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What is the most common misuse of rigging?

Alloy chain slings are some of the most over-used and abused pieces of rigging equipment in a facility.

These categories include:
  • Cracks or breaks.
  • Excessive wear, nicks, or gouges.
  • Stretched links or fittings.
  • Heat damage or weld splatter.
  • Excessive pitting or corrosion.
  • Chain or fittings don't move freely.

What is a lifting plan?

A rigging plan is developed every time a heavy load is being lifted. The basic idea behind a rigging plan is to have control and establish safety precautions. It is an important planning process that will identify all hazardous situations that might be encountered during lifting.

Can you work under a suspended load?

A suspended load is an object that is temporarily lifted and hangs above the ground. Working or walking immediately under / close to a suspended load is unsafe as the load can fall on you.

Who can approve the removal of any plumbing up equipment that has been installed?

Plumbing Up:
[29 CFR 1926.754(d)(2)] Plumbing-up equipment may be removed only with the approval of a competent person.

When erecting steel joists that are over 60 feet in length what requirements must be followed before releasing the hoisting cables?


Joists in bays of 40 feet or more must be field bolted. Where these joists are placed with a hoisting line, they must be attached by field bolting at least at one end (at both ends for joists over 60 feet) before the hoisting line is released.

When two structural members on opposite sides of a column web are being connected and share the same connection holes How many bolts must remain connected on the first member?

When two structural members on opposite sides of a column web, or a beam web over a column, are connected sharing common connection holes, at least one bolt with its wrench-tight nut shall remain connected to the first member unless a shop-attached or field-attached seat or equivalent connection device is supplied with

What is the correct procedure when working near suspended loads?

Put a “10-feet rule” in place. No company employee is allowed to be within a 10-feet radius of the suspended load in case of equipment malfunction and/or an accidental drop. If a load is suspended more than 15 feet high, then increase that radius.

What must the controlling contractor include?

The controlling contractor also is required to provide the steel erector with a safe site layout. This includes adequate access roads into and through the construction site for the delivery and movement of derricks, cranes, trucks, other necessary equipment, and the material to be erected.

What does MBS stand for in rigging?

Minimum Breaking Strength

How often should operators inspect forklift?


Federal OSHA requires that forklift vehicles have to be inspected at least daily, or after each shift when used around the clock. You will find this requirement in the Powered Industrial Truck standard at 1910.178(q)(7).

What is Christmas tree rigging?

During the multiple lift (or "christmas treeing") procedure, the hoisted members need to be attached to the rigging assembly beginning with the topmost attachment. That means that employees have to be under the already attached members while continuing the attachment process.

When hoisting personnel the load line must have a load safety factor of at least <UNK> times?

The personnel platform itself (excluding the guardrail system and personal fall arrest system anchorages), must be capable of supporting, without failure, its own weight and at least five times the maximum intended load.

What is considered a critical lift?

Critical lift means a lift that (1) exceeds 75 percent of the rated capacity of the crane or derrick, or (2) requires the use of more than one crane or derrick. Derrick floor means an elevated floor of a building or structure that has been designated to receive hoisted pieces of steel prior to final placement.

What is critical lifting plan?


In the crane and rigging industry, a critical lift is a rigging activity in which a comprehensive plan is necessary to minimize risk of crane failure or catastrophic loss. Any lift that requires more than one crane. Loads exceeding 75% of a crane's rated capacity. Lifting of personnel.

What is SWL in lifting?

Safe Working Load (SWL) sometimes stated as the Normal Working Load (NWL) is the maximum safe force that a piece of lifting equipment, lifting device or accessory can exert to lift, suspend, or lower, a given mass without fear of breaking. Usually marked on the equipment by the manufacturer.

What are the hazards of lifting?

Lifting, handling, or carrying objects at work can result in musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs), including sprains and strains and other injuries. The risk of injury increases when bending, twisting, heavy loads, and awkward postures are involved.