Well Control Group
IWCF & IADC Certified Well Control School


Safety Courses

Well Control Group offers a diverse set of safety training courses at the Newfoundland location.

Safety is Paramount

Safety is everyone's first priority. Experts trained by Well Control Group share their years of experience in class and on the work site, inspecting equipment, reviewing procedures, and assuring compliance with existing regulations. 

Our goals is to offer all the necessary safety training and services that can assist your organization in becoming the best it can be. Currently, we offer regular courses every week at our training location located near St. John's, NL. Courses like Confined Space Entry, Enform H2S Alive™, Fall Protection, and OSSA™ Certified courses are only some of the courses we offer throughout the week.

If your organization wishes to follow the highest standards of health and safety in the industry, we are here to help.

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Rigging and Slinging

This safety course is offered on a regular basis at our Safety Training facility in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland


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This course is designed to familiarize workers with basic Rigging and Slinging concepts, the proper uses of slings and associated rigging equipment as well as the proper pre-use inspection procedures for rigging equipment. Safe Rigging Practices as well as load weight estimation and the importance of proper sling angles are also covered in order to give participants the skills needed to safely preform the job of Rigger/Signaler/Banksman. Safe lifting practices and procedures making lifts with cranes as well as manually operated devices will also be demonstrated and practiced.

Course Information

Duration: 1 day course
Components: Theory and Practical

Course Outline

Chapter 1: Basic Rigging Concepts

•    Questions to Insure Safe Rigging Operations
•    Duties & Responsibilities
•    Qualified Inspector
•    Qualified Rigger
•    Qualified Operator
•    Static or Dynamic Load Rating
•    Lifting
•    Hand Signals
•    Review

Chapter 2: Rigging Gear & Inspection Criteria

•    Wire Rope Sling
•    Rigging Components
•    Synthetic Web Slings
•    Inspection
•    Review

Chapter 3: Putting Slings to Work – Hitch, Capacity, & Hardware Selection

•    Personal Protective Equipment
•    Rigging Fundamentals
•    Hardware
•    Chain Slings
•    Synthetic Web Slings
•    Determining Factors
•    Safe Operating Practices and Procedures
•    Hoist Hooks
•    Safe Rigging Practices
•    Center of Gravity
•    Review

Chapter 4: Safe Rigging Practices & Procedures for the Offshore Oil & Gas Industry

•    Cargo
•    Securing a Load
•    Dynamic Load
•    Operators and Riggers
•    Hazardous Material
•    Personnel Transfer
•    Review



Practical component of Rigging and Slinging course consist of proper pre-use inspections and the proper rigging, moving and lifting of loads.