Profession rigging supervisor

Rigging supervisors oversee rigging operations. They manage and coordinate employees who operate lifting and rigging equipment. They organise the day-to-day working activities.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Mechanics

    Theoretical and practical applications of the science studying the action of displacements and forces on physical bodies to the development of machinery and mechanical devices.

  • Crane load charts

    Understand crane load charts which detail the features of the crane and how its lift capacity varies depending on distance and angle.

  • Rigging terminology

    Terms for lifting equipment, lifting accessories, slings, shackles, wires, ropes, chains, cables and nets.

Skills

  • React to events in time-critical environments

    Monitor the situation around you and anticipate. Be ready to take quick and appropriate action in case of unexpected events.

  • Work ergonomically

    Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.

  • Interpret 3D plans

    Interpret and understand plans and drawings in manufacturing processes which include representations in three dimensions.

  • Evaluate employees work

    Evaluate the need for labour for the work ahead. Evaluate the performance of the team of workers and inform superiors. Encourage and support the employees in learning, teach them techniques and check the application to ensure product quality and labour productivity.

  • Provide rigging plans

    Provide rigging and lifting plans; accept and support project supplied lifting plans. This plan includes information regarding the rigging equipment used, weight of the lift, crane capacity, atmospheric and environmental conditions, lifting capacity and floor loading capacity.

  • Plan rig work schedules

    Plan work schedule and estimate manpower requirements.

  • Follow safety procedures when working at heights

    Take necessary precautions and follow a set of measures that assess, prevent and tackle risks when working at a high distance from the ground. Prevent endangering people working under these structures and avoid falls from ladders, mobile scaffolding, fixed working bridges, single person lifts etc. since they may cause fatalities or major injuries.

  • Interpret 2D plans

    Interpret and understand plans and drawings in manufacturing processes which include representations in two dimensions.

  • Use measurement instruments

    Use different measurement instruments depending on the property to be measured. Utilise various instruments to measure length, area, volume, speed, energy, force, and others.

  • Direct rigging equipment operators

    Provide guidance to rigging equipment operator; provide assistance during setting up and removing rigging equipment.

  • Understand rigging work orders

    Read work orders, work permits and safety instruction to determine nature and location of work, job instructions, safety requirements, hazard information and evacuation plan.

Optional knowledge and skills

rig loads move rigging equipment set up drilling rigs use remote control equipment train employees keep personal administration electricity transport drilling rigs