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PREFACE

This handbook has been produced by Bullivants and is based on

Australian Standards, International Standards, manufacturers’

specifications and industry best practise. This is the third edition

of the handbook which was originally produced in 1982.

The intent of this handbook is for persons who are involved

in the development of lifting plans or are directly using lifting

equipment such as; riggers, doggers, crane operators, engineers,

end users and lifting equipment manufacturers/designers. It is

a tool designed to assist with:

• Lift planning

• Product selection and general specifications

• Inspection criteria before, during and after use

• Care & safe use of product

• Handling & storage of product

It also contains many helpful tips and hints on safe use. Please

keep this book in your pocket as a quick reference guide for on

the job solutions.

This handbook should not be used for solving complex rigging or

lift planning.