A construction rigger holds rigging straps ready for use

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.

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.

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Apprenticeships may be available

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

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