Rigging for Trailwork

1 day workshop
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 8 am - 4 pm
Lunch Provide
Cost; $150
Instructor: Lester Kenway, Trail Services LLC, PTBA Member Company

Workshop Description

This 1-Day workshop will explore the safe use of Griphoist ® wire rope machines and their applications for moving materials for building trails. An introductory indoors presentation will review the available Griphoist products, safety guidelines, estimating loads, tools and accessories, as well as photos and descriptions of both simple and highly complex systems.

The outdoor segment of the workshop will be hands-on use of rigging systems to familiarize students with the safe operation of the hoists and rigging equipment. We will move materials via pulling loads with single and multi-line systems. “High lines” will be constructed by the class to move heavy loads through the air , down slopes, up slopes and across side hill terrain. Dynamometers will be available to measure and visualize forces at play. This workshop is appropriate for trail builders of all experience levels.

Learning Objectives:
1. Students will be able to recognize appropriate hoists and accessories for moving materials.

2. Students will understand Safe Working Load pricipals and how to obtain further guidance form OSHA.

3. Students will learn how to operate at least two types of Griphoist effectively and safely.

4. Students will learn the proper use and care of wire rope and synthetic lines.

This is a 1 day workshop 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM
-30% in classroom 60% outdoors
-Students should bring sturdy boots, gloves and hard hats. If you do not have this equipment, email Aaryn - info@trailbuilders.org - to request it.