Riggers assemble and install rigging gear such as cables, ropes, pulleys and winches to lift, lower, move or position machinery, structural steel and other heavy objects.
Duties & Tasks
Riggers may perform the following tasks:examine objects to be moved, estimate their size, shape and weight and decide on the type of equipment necessary to move themerect a temporary jib or derrick (lifting devices) if required, and install cables, pulleys and other tacklechoose or make slinging equipment and attach it to the loaderect cranes and mobile crane booms, and increase the height of tower cranes by bolting component parts in place and rigging cablessplice ropes and cables to make slings and tackleerect structural steel for buildings or plants under constructionerect precast concrete panels used on facades of buildingsinspect, maintain and repair equipmentmake sure that safety requirements are met at all times.
Riggers mainly work outdoors on construction sites, but can also work on ships, in factories and mines, and in the entertainment industry completing tasks such as setting up stages.
- enjoy practical outdoor work able to cope with the physical demands of the job able to work at heights good with hands safety-conscious able to work as part of a team.