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
- Introduction to lab procedures and rigging overview.
- Planning for a lift.
- Fiber and synthetic-fiber rope.
- Wire rope.
- Wire rope, chain fittings, and endings and hooks.
- Basics of wire, chain, wire mesh, and synthetic slings and hitches.
- Angle of inclination, resultant stress, and headroom.
- Design of spreader bars.
- Equipment for pulling and drifting loads.
- Types of hoists and cranes, signaling, and lifting capacities.
- Scaffolds, ladders, man lifts, and safety devices.
- Practical rigging problems.
- Team project planning.
Assessment and Requirements
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.
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.