Moving heavy and large equipment from one location to another is not an easy task even when one has the equipment needed. This is due to the fact that there are many potential hazards involved, and one wrong move can lead to lethal consequences. With that being said, most industrial companies will generally want to delegate all of the moving work to riggers rather than attempt the procedures themselves. This is due to the fact that the riggers are generally professionally trained, and are well aware of all of the safety procedures that are involved with transporting heavy and large loads.
When choosing riggers, it is important to look for ones that place safety as the highest standard for not only themselves, but also their employees. Negligence is one of the main causes of injuries, and serious consequences that are lethal can be the consequence that follows. It is crucial that the riggers have all of the insurance plans needed to cover not only themselves, but also the client in the event that accidents do happen. Clients are recommended to follow up with this information by validating the insurance information provided. By calling the insurance company, clients should be able to obtain all of the information needed in regards to the type of insurance plans that the riggers have purchased. It is important to consider whether the insurance plans are compatible with the damages that can be sustained. The coverage should always exceed the value.
All of the riggers will require WMIS certified training. This is generally a training session that requires some form of examination to ensure that all of the students understand the material that was presented during the course. The crew should also be certified to work with different types of equipment. In particular, it is crucial that the crew has a good understanding in regards to the type of equipment that they should use in moving different types of machinery. They should be particularly informed about the capacity of each of the equipment along with the safety procedures that are involved.
Professional riggers will ensure that the clients are informed the whole way. This means that they will provide details on pre-task planning and coordination. They should also be able to provide a draft in regards to the emergency preparedness of the crew and the response training that they are responsible for. All of this information is generally prepared ahead of time for the client, and the riggers will need to know about the type of space that they are working in to ensure that all of the procedures are catered to the area and location.
A job hazard analysis training will also be provided where the riggers will be more than happy to provide information in regards to the type of safety hazards that are present in one’s facility, and the type of precautions that will be taken to ensure that these safety hazards are avoided. Last but not least, all of the employees working on the job should have their own personalized safety and protective equipment. They should be dressed accordingly. While riggers are responsible for ensuring that all of the safety procedures are followed, it is the client’s responsibility to also ensure that the riggers that are hired do have safety plans and response plans available in the event of an emergency. Keep in mind that while some riggers do charge more for their work, they may take more pride in safety. This is a crucial aspect, and should not be compromised. Avoid riggers that do not stress on safety procedures that will be implemented during the entire operation and procedure.