Load Securement and Rigging Workshop

19 Feb
March 1, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Beverly Public Safety Office
43 LP Henderson Road
UMass Transportation Center
(413) 545-2604
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The UMass Transportation Center will hold a one-day Load Securement and Rigging Training workshop on March 1st from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Beverly Public Safety Office in Beverly, Mass.

Load Securement will provide training for properly securing heavy equipment and other items to flatbeds and lowboys following the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrations Standard 49 CFR 329.9 and 49 CFR 393, Subpart 1.

Topics include;
• Driver responsibilities
• Chain and sling inspection
• Components of a securement system
• Identify Working Load Limits (WLL)
• Proper number of tie-downs
• Indirect and Direct tie-downs
• Protection Against Shifting and Falling Cargo

Special attention will be spent on:
• Concrete Pipe
• Automobiles & Light Trucks
• Heavy Machinery & Equipment
• Large Boulders

This course will also provide training on rigging equipment for material handling, referencing OSHA Standard 1926.1400. Topics include safe rigging practices, calculating loads, chain and sling inspections, working load limits of rigging, safe hoisting operations, standard hand signals and environmental considerations.

Target Audience

Workers and supervisors involved in construction projects where loads are being suspended and moved, loaded and unloaded using chains and slings.

Cost of the workshop is $75 per person for public employees, $150 for private sector workers

Registration will be at 7:30 am, class will begin at 8 am