Eyebolts can make a rigging job easier, but easier doesn’t mean safer.
An untrained rigger may incorrectly believe he can connect to an eyebolt by any means that work, but it is never that simple.
Eyebolts like all rigging gear, have requirements for safe use. Always follow manufacturer procedures when available, and remember these safety tips.
- When used for lifting, eyebolts must be made from forged alloy steel, not cast iron
- To connect to a load, eyebolts must be strong enough to withstand forces applied
- The shoulder of an eyebolt must be flush with mounting surface
- Shouldered eyebolts must be used when pulling at an angle
- Angular pull must be in the plane of the eye
- Eyebolts must have sufficient capacity; greatest when loaded in the vertical and reduced if pulled at an angle
According to OSHA 1926 Subpart CC, there is a chance you may not be qualified to rig certain loads.
Qualified Rigger: A rigger who meets the criteria for a qualified person.
Qualified Person: A person who, by possession of a recognized degree, certificate, or professional standing, or who by extensive knowledge, training and experience, successfully demonstrated the ability to solve/resolve problems relating to the subject matter, the work, or the project.
In October 2010, OSHA released a FactSheet to expand upon their definition of ‘qualified rigger.’ Essentially, you may have many years of rigging experience, but if asked to rig an atypical load (unstable, unusually heavy, multi-crane lift, etc.) you may no longer fall under the definition of ‘qualified rigger.’ OSHA puts the responsibility on the employer for selecting a rigger capable of performing such rigging operations
Read OSHA FactSheet here.
Attend a Crane Institute of America Rigger/Signalperson Training Program and be on your way to fitting into OSHA’s ‘qualified rigger’ definition.
1. Annual inspections
2. Signal person qualifications
3. Materials must be rigged by qualified rigger
4. Crane operating procedures readily available in crane cab
5. Signal person qualification documentation on site
6. Monthly inspection
7. Each shift inspection
8. Monthly inspection documentation
9. Power line safety <350 kv
10. Ground conditions firm, drained and graded
Based on Subpart CC citations from January 1, 2011 to May 13, 2013
Meets the current OSHA regulation for qualification. Excellent prep course for taking CIC written and practical certification exams and becoming a nationally accredited CIC Certified rigger/signalperson!
2 Days – $595.00
Rigger/Signalperson Qualification Certificate is available at no additional charge.
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August 11-12, 2011 – Milwaukee, WI
August 22-23, 2011 – Orlando, FL
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September 15-16, 2011 – Nashville, TN
September 22-23, 2011 – Columbus, OH
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September 29-30, 2011 – Portland, OR
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