NPORS – Rigging and Fleeting Loads Course

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June 7, 2016
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    NPORS Category N047

    NPORS – National Plant Operators Registration Scheme

    This is a rigging and fleeting loads course designed to suit the requirements of learners who have limited  knowledge of Rigging, fleeting, Lifting and Slinging Techniques.

    No previous experience required, but if intending to work within a construction environment within Rep of Ireland a SOLAS CSCS Slinger Signaller card will be required on such sites.

    Course Duration
    3 days.

    Maximum Number
    6 persons.

    Training Aids
    Lecture notes, audio visual presentation and specific items of rigging equipment.

    Written and practical test.

    On successful completion of the course candidates will receive an NPORS  ID Card & certificate.

    Additional Information
    Meeting the needs and expectations of service users is of the highest priority to our staff. Therefore if you have any concerns or wish to make a comment about the service please contact:



    On completion of this course the learner will be capable of:

    • Being aware of the statutory requirements, regulations and approved codes of practices regarding rigging equipment together with the learners obligations to Site Safety
    • Identifying basic equipment used in rigging
    • Using basic items of rigging equipment safely and effectively
    • Follow lift plans by selecting and using the correct equipment for the task
    • Inspection and use of different types of lifting equipment
    • Calculations required in rigging to include weight calculation, centre of gravity calculation, required angles, how to use sling charts
    • Lifting safely both out of balance loads, balanced loads and tandem lifting.


    • Rigging principles and terminology
    • Relevant legislation and ACOPs
    • Safe systems of work
    • Risk assessment, planning and control of lifting operations
    • Ensure the area is suitable for lifting activities
    • Lifting equipment pre and post use inspection, including certification
    • Safe and correct use of different types of lifting equipment
    • Selection of the appropriate lifting accessories for different types of loads
    • Lifting accessories and their applications
    • Sling various loads including balanced, unbalance and loose
    • Equipment identification and selection
    • Weight identification, different ways to calculate the loads weight
    • Carry out lifts to given instructions
    • Placement of and setting down loads
    • Disconnection of lifting accessories from the load
    • Use of recommended hand signals and radios
    • Keep within safe working parameters
    • Awareness of crane operating principles
    • Awareness of conflicting activities
    • Environmental factors that could influence lifting operations
    • Correct procedure for the storage of lifting equipment
    • Awareness of manual handling
    • Appreciation of dynamic factors
    • Typing knots, bends and hitches – their uses and applications
    • Typical types of lifting equipment and accessories that the candidate would use will include:
      • Chain slings                                                                                                                                       Beam Clamps
      • Wire rope slings                                                                                                                               Beam trolleys
      • Fibre slings                                                                                                                                        Pallet Trucks
      • Shackles                                                                                                                                             Skates
      • Eyebolts                                                                                                                                             Pullifts
      • Master links                                                                                                                                      Jacks
      • Chainblocks                                                                                                                                       Tirfors & Tirfor wires

                                                                   Practical Assessment and Written Examination