1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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7913-17 Construction Rigger

Assembles and installs rigging gear, such as cables, ropes, pulleys and winches to lift, lower, move or position machinery, structural steel or other heavy objects.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • erects lifting tackles by attaching pulleys and blocks to fixed overhead structures, erecting gin poles, securing winches, erecting temporary jibs or derricks and installing cables and attaching counterweights
  • attaches slinging gear to hoisting equipment and objects to be moved, using clamps, hooks, bolts and knots
  • directs crane or winch operators to lift, move and position objects
  • constructs suspended work platforms, swing stages and bosun's chairs, and attaches guard rails and wire meshing
  • erects cranes and booms, and increases the height of tower cranes by bolting component parts in place and rigging cables
  • erects barricades and warning signs where lifting operations are in progress
  • inspects, maintains and repairs equipment
  • splices ropes and cables to make slings and tackle

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