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Safe Rigging Principles and Practices

Author(s): Shankar Saran
Series: Ethics

Book Description

Any rigging activity is potentially very hazardous and complex. The rigging team must, therefore, possess the necessary knowledge and skill to identify the specific safety hazards associated with the rigging job at hand, and adopt appropriate rigging techniques for safe execution of the job. This book deals exhaustively with the scientific principles and safe practices involved in rigging heavy loads. As such, it is a must-read for all frontline managers and engineers who are primarily responsible for the safety of their teams involved in heavy rigging activities. Middle- and senior-level management personnel will also appreciate the book’s discussion of the extreme hazards and complexities involved in rigging activities.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-3775-0
ISBN-10: 1-5275-3775-7
Date of Publication: 01/11/2019
Pages / Size: 175 / A5
Price: £74.99


Shankar Saran graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Bihar College of Engineering at Patna University, India, in 1969. He was then selected as a Graduate Engineer Trainee by the erstwhile Hindustan Steel Ltd. (now SAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant), before diversifying and working as a Safety Engineer and Training Officer. After this, he took charge as Superintendent (Safety) and Head of the Safety Department in Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, India, before retiring as General Manager (Environment and Safety) in July 2007. He has been a Life Member of the National Safety Council, Mumbai, since 1984, and is the recipient of many honours, including the Safety Innovation Award 2006 and the Leadership and Excellence in SHE Award 2006. After retirement, he obtained an MSc at the University of Reading, UK, in 2011.