Whether it's working on a heavy equipment jobsite or building complicated rigging systems for circuses or theatres, qualified riggers save lives every day and are a vital part of many industries in Nova Scotia.
As a rigger, you are responsible for lifting and moving objects or loads with cranes, ropes, pulleys, chain hoists and other equipment. In this program, you develop the competencies, skills and knowledge you need to work in the rigging field by learning:
- How to accurately assess the size and weight of heavy objects
- The capacity of rigging devices and hoisting ropes, slings and other equipment
- Operating procedures for effective rigging, lifting and landing of heavy loads
- Hazardous factors associated with rigging operations and safe work practices
- How to fabricate, inspect, install and repair rigging slings and lift equipment
With a solid foundation, you are prepared to secure employment as a rigger in a wide variety of industries, ranging from offshore oil rigs to entertainment rigging, to sales and inspection. Many graduates also offer their services as independent consultants.