Rigging and Load Securement Virtual Minisode

Date: 10/1/2022 - 9/30/2023

Location: Virtual





Course Description

Load Securement will provide training for properly securing heavy equipment and other items to flatbeds and lowboys following the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrations Standard 49 CFR 329.9 and 49 CFR 393, Subpart 1.

Topics include;

  • Driver responsibilities 
  • Chain and sling inspection
  • Components of a securement system
  • Components of a securement system
  • Identify Working Load Limits (WLL)
  • Proper number of tie-downs
  • Indirect and Direct tie-downs
  • Protection Against Shifting and Falling Cargo 

This course will also provide training on rigging equipment for material handling, referencing OSHA Standard 1926.1400. Topics include safe rigging practices, calculating loads, chain and sling inspections, working load limits of rigging, safe hoisting operations, standard hand signals and environmental considerations. 

Target Audience

Workers and supervisors involved in construction projects where loads are being suspended and moved, loaded and unloaded using chains and slings.

 You will receive a confirmation email with the video link once your registration is completed.

*If you need Closed Captioning, it is available on the video by clicking "CC" in the lower righthand corner and selecting English.

Accommodations for Disabilities: UMTC endeavors to provide an inclusive learning environment for all. If you require special services or arrangements to fully participate in this workshop, please contact Stephanie Cottrell at scottrell@umass.edu or 413-800-2655 as soon as possible to discuss reasonable accommodations for your access needs.

First Name Affiliation
Elaine Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Jennifer HazCommpliance LLC (CT)
Richard Bayside Engineering, Inc.
Anthony Town of Franklin
James Town of Hingham DPW
Mark Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Boston)
Brodie Town of Longmeadow Engineering
Keith Tewksbury State Hospital
Stephanie UMass Transportation Center (UMTC)
Vitorino Town of Franklin DPW
Karen UMass Transportation Center (UMTC)
Cameron Town of Paxton DPW
Nathan Town of Uxbridge
Ryan Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC)
Andrew Town of Westborough
Joe City of Westfield
Christopher Town of Southborough
Harrison Town of Franklin
John Town of Gill
Michael Town of Brewster DPW
Lindsey Town of Brookfield
Nicholas Town of Auburn Highway Division
Peter Town of Southborough
Aldo UMass Transportation Center (UMTC)