Rigging, Part 2

Learning objectives

  • Describe the features of various natural fiber ropes
  • Describe the features of various synthetic fiber ropes
  • Discuss proper care of natural fiber and synthetic fiber ropes
  • Explain the importance of good rope inspections
  • Describe proper rope splicing techniques
  • Describe various knots, bends, and hitches
  • Identify which knots should be used for common applications

Course overview

820-03 Rigging, Part 2

Fiber ropes are made from natural or synthetic fibers. The natural fibers come from plants like manila, sisal, and hemp. Synthetic fibers include nylon, polypropylene, and polyester. The strength of these ropes depends on their size, the fiber used, and the stranding type. Proper rope selection, care, and inspection help ensure safe and effective rope use in rigging.

The Rigging, Part 2 training course identifies types of rope and the applications in which they are best used. It also describes the techniques for rope care and use. This online course focuses on:

  • Natural fiber ropes
  • Synthetic ropes
  • Rope inspections
  • Rope splicing
  • Knots, bend, and hitches

Rigging, Part 2 is part of the Rigging, Lifted, and Elevated Work Surfaces series.

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