Rigger Slinger & Banksman Course

Rigger Slinger & Banksman Course


The Scope  of  Rigger Slinger & Banksman Course is to train participants in the rigging principles and its general hazards 

The course curriculum covers

  • pre-use inspection of rigging & lifting gear,
  • different types of knots, bends & hitches used in lifting industries,
  • calculation of load weight and identification of Center of Gravity of asymmetrical loads,
  • different types of signals,
  • different types of wire ropes and usage,
  • SWL of slings, hooks, spreader bars & other lifting gears,
  • effect of overloads and shock loads,
  • hazards associated with lifting and swinging operations and
  • applicable regulations.


At the end of the Rigger Slinger & Banksman Course, the participants will be able to

  • Explain the role and responsibilities of a rigger, slinger & Banksman.
  • Explain the relevant parts of Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations.
  • Identify and list typical hazards associated with rigging and lifting activities.
  • Explain how to check that there is adequate access, workspace and lighting within the designated work area.
  • Identify the various types of personal protective equipment (PPE), the rigger would typically use.
  • Understand common rigging terminology.
  • Identify the types of lifting equipment to use for different lifting activities and explain their purpose and determine and select suitable rigging based on loading.
  • Explain sling angles and sling tension.
  • Understand Load Turning, Load Distribution, Effects of Shock Loading and Load Weight Estimation and load points.
  • Understand Off-Level Pick Points, Center of Gravity of both Symmetrical and Asymmetrical objects, load dynamics.
  • Identify and attach rigging with knowledge of hitch configurations and load angle factors, rigging capacities, and load integrity.
  • Demonstrate various standard Signals used during lifting operations.
  • Identify SWL of slings, hooks, spreader bars & other lifting gears,
  • Understand effect of overloads and shock loads & associated hazards
  • Understand various regulations associated with rigging and slinging activities.

Target Audience:

The target group for Rigger Slinger & Banksman Course are Rig Workers, Roustabout, Floorman, Derrickman, Crane Operators, Crane Helpers, Loading and Unloading field Operators, Maintenance Engineers and professionals who are involved with rigging and slinging operations.

Documents Required: 

Please bring following documents on the first day of the Course.

  1. Two Passport Size Photographs
  2. Copies of Passport, CDC, Aadhar Card, Pan Card, Driving License ( as available)


Fees (INR)






Rigger Slinger & Banksman Course

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1 Day


On Demand

All Personnel involved in rigging and slinging operations

**Course fees include hand-outs, lunch, tea/coffee only

**Accommodation, Visa, Travel Ticket, Airport Pick up etc can be arranged on additional cost basis.

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