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Rigging Handbook Available from Crane Institute

The newest edition of the industry’s favorite rigging handbook is available from the Crane Institute of America. “Rigging,” by James Headley, has been converted from imperial to metric. Providing practical information and great illustrations, the “Rigging Metric” handbook contains the latest information on wire rope, rigging hardware and slings, including capacity tables and charts.

Along with the rated capacity tables of slings and rigging hardware, the book covers how to calculate load weight and sling loading, and proper load-handling techniques. The information is applicable to rigging operations no matter where you are in the world. By offering two versions of the books, trainers and students now have a resource that improves communication, understanding and safety.

Kate Wade

Kate Wade is the managing editor of Utility Fleet Professional and Incident Prevention magazines. She has been employed by Utility Business Media Inc. since 2008.