Construction Rigger

Assembles and installs rigging gear, such as cables, ropes, pulleys and winches, to lift, lower, move and position equipment, structural steel and other heavy objects. Registration or licensing may be required.
Training time - No data available -
Average pay $101,954
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 1,900

What does a Construction Rigger do?

  • erecting lifting tackles by attaching pulleys and blocks to fixed overhead structures, and installing cables and attaching counterweights
  • attaching slinging gear to hoisting equipment and objects to be moved using clamps, hooks, bolts and knots
  • fitting and bolting tubes, support braces and components to form bases and build up scaffolding
  • lifting and positioning sections of scaffolding
  • measuring, cutting, bending and fitting welded wire mesh into concrete areas to be mesh-reinforced
  • fixing mesh and reinforcing steel into position in formwork for concrete pours
  • setting up winches and rigging equipment to raise and position girders, plates, columns and other steel units

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Certificate III in Rigging
Licence to Erect, Alter and Dismantle Scaffolding Advanced Level
Licence to Perform Rigging - Advanced Level
Licence to Perform Rigging - Basic Level
Licence to Perform Rigging - Intermediate Level