Quality Rigging Services – Choosing an Experienced Industrial Rigger

 In Industrial Projects, Machine Moving and Rigging, Rigging

Rigging is typically required on projects with large scale construction sites such as pharmaceutical factories, manufacturing plants, industrial facilities, warehouses, power plants, and water/wastewater facilities as well as plant relocation or decommission. It plays a key role in such projects and is also one of the most hazardous. Specialized equipment and skills are necessary to move heavy industrial machinery with weights measured in tons, equipment in difficult to maneuver areas or equipment with sensitive gauges. Handling these types of projects safely and successfully requires the knowledge and experience of a quality rigging services company. If you are in need of quality rigging services for your project, understanding what sets a rigging company apart from the competition can help you make the right choice.

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Experience

The first factor that comes to mind when considering which rigging company to hire is experience. When searching for a quality rigging service for your project, there are certain qualities you’ll want to focus on. The company should have a highly skilled team with years of combined experience. They should be trained and technically certified and meet all regulatory requirements. It is also important that the company possesses a reputation for completing projects on time, within budget and without incident. 

Quality Equipment 

Among some of the most important factors to consider when choosing a rigging company is their equipment. A company that provides quality rigging services, will have current, well-maintained equipment purchased from some of the top manufacturers in the industry. When using inferior rigging equipment, a rigging company may be able to give you a lower estimate to complete your project. However, it won’t be worth those savings if the rigging equipment fails and your property is damaged or, even worse, personal injury is sustained.  

Responsibilities

Rigging is a multi-faceted job. Experienced riggers will have a variety of skills including blueprint reading, mathematics, welding, oxyacetylene flame cutting, and the care and safe use of all tools and equipment. Professional rigging companies perform Job Safety Analysis (JSA’s) prior to beginning a project. This allows them to have a complete understanding of the task and identify any potential safety hazards prior to starting it. In an effort to be prepared and keep a project moving forward, every rigging crew should have a fully stocked arsenal that includes wire rope, canvas straps, slings, jacks, skates, turnbuckles, dollies, large tools, replacement parts and more.

Safety

A quality rigging services company will always make safety a top priority. Any company you are considering should have the proper safety gear, comprehensive job site safety procedures, safety training, and certifications. Proper safety procedures and equipment can prevent property damage. Make sure the rigging company you hire not only has all the proper safety training and certifications but also the required licenses and insurance. 

Reputation

Reputation should never be overlooked when choosing a rigging company for your project. Online testimonials and reviews are a good way to evaluate a company’s reputation. When choosing a rigging company, it can be extremely beneficial to have them provide references and inquire if they have conducted projects similar to yours. A quality rigging services company will be able to provide you with case studies outlining previous projects as well as evaluate your specific project and explain how they are going to accomplish it. 

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Heritage Quality Rigging Services

At Heritage Industrial, we have an experienced, highly skilled rigging crew. We offer all forms of industrial rigging, dismantling, machinery moving, plant relocation, and installation nationwide. Our services range from removing and installing small, individual machines to very large plant-sized projects. We work with a diverse group of clients from a wide variety of industries. 

With over 90 years of combined experience, our expert staff uses cutting-edge rigging equipment and certified safety techniques, including thorough inspections to ensure the highest quality and safest rigging operations. We employ NCCCO and OSHA trained riggers for all projects to ensure that all your rigging needs are performed safely, efficiently, and on budget with no issues. 

Heritage Industrial is committed to conducting business operations in a manner that sustains the environment and protects the health and safety of our employees, clients, and the public. Please, contact us today to discuss your industrial machinery move!

 

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