Rigging terminology

Description

Terms for lifting equipment, lifting accessories, slings, shackles, wires, ropes, chains, cables and nets.

Alternative labels

rigging terms
terms for rigging
lifting equipment
rigging nets
terminology of rigging
terms for rigging equipment
rigging wires
terminology for rigging
rigging equipment terms
terminology in rigging
rigging chains
lifting accessories
rigging shackles
rigging slings
rigging ropes
rigging cables
terms in rigging

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Rigging terminology is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Derrickhand: Derrickhands guide the positions and movements of drill pipes. They control the automated pipe-handling equipment. They are often responsible for the condition of drilling fluids, or “mud”.
Rigging supervisor: Rigging supervisors oversee rigging operations. They manage and coordinate employees who operate lifting and rigging equipment. They organise the day-to-day working activities.
Rigger: Riggers specialise in the lifting of heavy objects, often helped by a crane or derrick. They work with crane operators to attach and detach crane loads. They may also install the heavy object in place.
Oil rig motorhand: Oil rig motorhands assume responsibility for the engines powering the drilling equipment. They ensure that all other rig equipment operates correctly.

Optional knowledge

Rigging terminology is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Pipeline pump operator: Pipeline pump operators tend pump equipment and systems to transfer liquids and substances (e.g. such as chemical solutions, crude oil, gases, and others) from one point to the next. They operate hoses, pumps, and other equipment according to the good to be transferred. They ensure smooth circulation and flow of the goods in the pipelines.
Pipe welder: Pipe welders assemble and install parts and components of pipelines for the transport of goods such as water, steam and chemicals through them. They interpret specs such as pneumatics, hydraulics, for installation on site according to the safety and production requirements.
Pipeline route manager: Pipeline route managers oversee the day-to-day operational aspects of transporting goods via pipeline infrastructures. They have an overview of the network and plan the different routes to transport goods from one site to another. They strive for the most efficient and less costly route. They troubleshoot arising issues in networks and sites, ensure implementation of regulations, and follow up the achievement of transport targets.

 


 

References

  1. Rigging terminology – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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