TAMT-220: Advanced Rigging

Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development
Skilled Trade & Apprenticeship
Academic Level
Course Subject
TAE - Maintenance Technology
Course Number
Course Title
Advanced Rigging
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
32.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
32.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
TAMA-130 or TAE Apprentice Coordinator/Instructor Permission
Catalog Course Description

Presents safe rigging practices and equipment used by mechanical trades people. Covers fiber and wire rope, block and tackle, lift and rigging chain, proof test, safe working load, design factor, sling geometry, fittings, and lifting and moving equipment.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Introduction to lab procedures and rigging overview.
  2. Planning for a lift.
  3. Fiber and synthetic-fiber rope.
  4. Wire rope.
  5. Wire rope, chain fittings, and endings and hooks.
  6. Basics of wire, chain, wire mesh, and synthetic slings and hitches.
  7. Angle of inclination, resultant stress, and headroom.
  8. Design of spreader bars.
  9. Equipment for pulling and drifting loads.
  10. Types of hoists and cranes, signaling, and lifting capacities.
  11. Scaffolds, ladders, man lifts, and safety devices.
  12. Practical rigging problems.
  13. Team project planning.
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  • Explain the properties and limitations of fiber rope.
  • Explain the properties and limitations of synthetic rope.
  • Demonstrate and explain the uses and limitations of wire rope.*
  • Demonstrate and explain the uses and applications of lift and load chain.*
  • Identify the uses and applications of rigging accessories.
  • Explain the procedures to make a planned move or lift.*
  • Demonstrate and explain the principles of slings.
  • Demonstrate and explain the types of hook-ups.*
  • Demonstrate correct crane signals.
  • Calculate loads and sling angles.*
  • Explain OSHA regulations and their impact on planned rigging moves or lifts.
  • Assessment and Requirements

    Assessment of Academic Achievement

    All students will be required to complete a comprehensive final examination that assesses the learning of all course objectives.  This exam will consist of two parts, the first part consisting of a written portion and the second part will be an actual rigging assignment.  This exam must be weighted in a manner so that this exam score is worth a minimum of fifteen percent of the final course grade.  This exam is to be a common exam administered to all sections of TAMT 220.

    General Course Requirements and Recommendations

    Calculator Use:  Students are encouraged to bring a calculator to all class sessions.  Any scientific calculator will be sufficient for this course.


    Texts, handouts, and/or workbooks will be determined by the TAE Department.


    Approval Dates

    Effective Term
    Fall 2014
    ILT Approval Date
    AALC Approval Date
    Curriculum Committee Approval Date