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EST 165
Rigging, Equipment Operation & Material Handling


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 80

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:20    Lab Hours:60


Description
Designed to teach the techniques of safely lifting and moving loads of various shapes, sizes, and types. Also covered is tooling, hand and radio signals, safety around equipment, and equipment operation including Forklifts, Scissor Lifts, and Ariel Man lifts. Prerequisite: EST 100 or EST 103 or EST 108 or Instructor Permission.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate safety in rigging labs.
  • Demonstrate proper use of tools.
  • Demonstrate how to find the center of gravity for various objects.
  • Describe proper use of hooks and eyebolts.
  • Describe and demonstrate the proper use of BLOCK AND TACKLE, MANUAL HOISTS, and POWER-OPERATED HOISTS.
  • Describe and demonstrate how to inspect a hoist.
  • Describe and demonstrate the proper use of SLINGS, CHAINS, SPREADER BEAMS, WIRE AND FIBER ROPE.
  • Describe and demonstrate how to tie seven knots and give a rigging application of each.
  • Obtain a Forklift Safety & Operation certificate.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Scissor Lift safety and ability to operate lift in a competent/safe manner.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Ariel Man Lift safety and ability to operate lift in a competent/safe manner.

  • Course Topics
  • Rigging concepts
  • Load weight calculations & load balance
  • Hooks & eyebolts
  • Block and tackle
  • Manual hoists & power-operated hoists
  • Hoist selection and inspection
  • Slings & spreader beams
  • Chain types
  • Introduction to fiber & wire rope
  • Crane types & crane operation
  • Introduction to wire mesh slings
  • Introduction to synthetic slings
  • Knots
  • Hand and radio signals
  • Forklift Safety and Operation
  • Scissor Lift Safety and Operation
  • Arial Man Lift Safety and Operation

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    EST 165
    Spring 2014
    0930
    James Bradshaw
    EST 165
    Spring 2014
    0937
    James Bradshaw
    EST 165
    Spring 2013
    0937
    James Bradshaw


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
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    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.