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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.


  • 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.


  • physically demanding
  • working outdoors.

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

Skills employers are looking for

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  • Communication Skills

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  • Teamwork / Collaboration

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