Safety should be the first priority when performing lifting operations. An understanding of the capabilities and limitations of the equipment will support this. The safety policy “lf It‘s Not Safe, Don‘t Do It” is important not only for your safety, but the safety of your coworkers. T
he material outlined in this manual outlines the requirements of the DOE Hoisting and Rigging program. It requires persons who perform rigging or operate hoisting equipment to be trained to ensure that the personnel are competent to perform the operation. The qualification is for a period the three years. The training requires a written exam and practical demonstration.
The requirements for operator training and qualification can be reviewed in the DOE Hoisting and Rigging Manual attached.