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Offshore Rigging

Safety Program for Offshore Rigging


  1. The purpose of this safety program is to ensure the safe and efficient use of rigging equipment and procedures for all personnel working in offshore environments.


  1. This safety program applies to all rigging operations conducted on offshore drilling rigs and platforms, including the use of hoists, cranes, slings, shackles, hooks, and other rigging equipment.


3.1 Management

  1. Management is responsible for ensuring that all personnel involved in rigging operations receive appropriate training and are familiar with this safety program.

3.2 Supervisors

Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that rigging operations are conducted in accordance with this safety program, that all personnel involved in rigging operations are properly trained, and that all rigging equipment is inspected and maintained in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications.

3.3 Employees

Employees are responsible for following all safe rigging procedures, reporting any unsafe conditions or practices to their supervisor, and attending all required training programs.


4.1 Rigging equipment selection

  1. Rigging equipment must be selected based on the size and weight of the load to be lifted, the conditions of the work area, and the type of rigging operation to be performed.

4.2 Rigging equipment inspection

All rigging equipment must be inspected before each use to ensure that it is in good condition and free from damage, wear, or defects. Any equipment found to be damaged or worn must be removed from service and replaced.

4.3 Rigging procedures

All rigging procedures must be conducted in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications and industry best practices. Rigging operations must be planned in advance and appropriate equipment must be used for the job. Loads must be lifted smoothly and evenly, and lifted only as high as necessary.

4.4 Load handling

All loads must be properly secured and balanced before being lifted. Rigging personnel must never stand under or near a suspended load, and all personnel in the work area must be protected from the load during lifting operations.

4.5 Communication

Clear and concise communication must be maintained throughout all rigging operations. Hand signals and verbal communication must be used to ensure that all personnel involved in the operation understand what is expected of them.

4.6 Training

All personnel involved in rigging operations must receive appropriate training in safe rigging practices, including equipment selection, inspection, and proper rigging procedures. Refresher training must be provided on a regular basis.

Hazard identification and control

  1. All rigging operations must be planned and executed with a focus on identifying and controlling hazards. All personnel involved in rigging operations must be aware of the hazards associated with their work and take appropriate steps to control those hazards.


  1. Records must be kept of all rigging operations, including equipment inspections, maintenance, and training. These records must be kept on file for a minimum of three years.

Emergency response

  1. Emergency response plans must be developed and communicated to all personnel involved in rigging operations. These plans must include procedures for responding to accidents and injuries, as well as procedures for responding to emergencies such as fires or natural disasters.


  1. This safety program is designed to ensure that all rigging operations conducted in offshore environments are performed safely and efficiently. Compliance with this safety program is mandatory for all personnel involved in rigging operations.