Construction Rigger

Construction Riggers assemble and install rigging gear, such as cables, ropes, pulleys and winches, to lift, lower, move and position equipment, structural steel, and other heavy objects.
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    Overview

    Construction Riggers assemble and install rigging gear, such as cables, ropes, pulleys and winches, to lift, lower, move and position equipment, structural steel, and other heavy objects.

    Day-to-day

    • erects lifting tackles by attaching pulleys and blocks to fixed overhead structures, and installs cables and attaches counterweights
    • attaches slinging gear to hoisting equipment and objects to be moved using clamps, hooks, bolts and knots
    • fits and bolts tubes, support braces and components to form bases and build up scaffolding
    • lifts and positions sections of scaffolding
    • erects guard rails, guy wires, ropes and clears, lays planks and hangs safety nets.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Working outdoors

    To become a Construction Rigger

    • You can work as a Construction Rigger without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate III in rigging might be helpful.

      Take a Certificate III in Steelfixing

    Skills employers are looking for

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