August 5, 2014 (Sanford, Fla.)—Crane Institute of America announces the availability of the newest edition of the industry’s favorite rigging handbook. Rigging, by James Headley, has been converted from imperial to metric. Providing practical information and great illustrations, the Rigging Metric handbook contains the latest information on wire rope, rigging hardware, and slings, including capacity tables and charts.
“For years, the handbook Rigging has been popular outside the United States for use in training,” said Jim Headley, President of Crane Institute of America. “Customers in Canada, South America, Europe, Australia, and the Middle East have been asking for a metric version of the book.”
Along with the rated capacity tables of slings and rigging hardware, the book covers how to calculate load weight, how to calculate sling loading, and proper load handling techniques. The information is applicable to rigging operations no matter where you are in the world. By offering two versions of the books, trainers and students now have a resource that improves communication, understanding, and safety.
The book can be ordered at Crane Institute’s Online Store and costs $19.95 USD.
About the Author
James Headley has spent more than 40 years working in the crane and rigging industry. After serving a crane apprenticeship through Operating Engineers Local 312 in Birmingham, Ala., he worked as journeyman crane operator until entering the crane training business in 1984.
As President of Crane Institute of America, Jim has developed training programs for hundreds of major companies including aircraft manufacturers, oil and gas producers, utilities, and the military. For over 20 years, he served on U.S. standards boards–ASME B30 main committee on cranes and lifting devices, and sub-committees for cranes, slings, and rigging hardware. Presently he serves on the International Standards Organization (ISO) committee on cranes.
Headley is also...
Crane Institute of America would like to congratulate Convergence Training for winning the 2014 ISHN Reader’s Choice Award for Best Safety Training Product for their Crane and Hoist Rigging Safety program.
Crane Institute has been a distributor for Convergence Training since the inception of the program. Crane and Hoist Rigging Safety is based on our very own Rigging handbook by James Headley.
The training time for the program is 32 minutes and packed full of useful information needed to safely secure rigging for crane lifts. Both OSHA’s general and construction industry regulations are covered, including the qualified rigger requirement in construction.
Program Topics Include:
• Sling materials
• Types of hitches
• Sling angles
• Load stability and tag lines
Order your Crane and Hoist Rigging Safety today.
Don’t forget to get the book the program was based on, Rigging.