Rigging and Slinging Training in Malaysia

Work safely and efficiently in rigging and lifting operations


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Who is a Rigger?

What does a Rigger do?

How to Attend Training for Riggers / Banksman?

How to book training at MSTS Asia Training Centre?

Who is a Rigger?

The use of lifting equipment is closely related to a rigger. A rigger is a skilled worker in attaching or detaching, balancing, manipulating and moving heavy loads. Within the oil & gas industry, various positions exist for rig technicians, including motorhands, derrickhands, and drillers, each with distinct skill levels and job responsibilities. In this sector, riggers play a vital role in securing heavy machinery components by attaching, connecting, and fastening them to fixed structures using bolts and clamps. Additionally, they oversee the machinery's movement during operations and disassemble it once the task is completed.

The tools used include natural fibre slings, synthetic fibre slings, chain slings, and wire rope slings. The role of a rigger in heavy crane operations carries significant risks. Mistakes in handling the equipment can result in workplace accidents, causing equipment damage, worker injuries, and even fatalities. In industries such as oil and gas, this can be particularly detrimental. 

What does a Rigger do?

In the oil & gas industry, riggers primarily operate on drilling rigs, where equipment is utilised to drill deep holes into the ground using drill pipes. Their role encompasses overseeing the entire machinery used on the rig and monitoring its operation. They also play a key role in connecting and fitting pipes together when transporting oil to tankers.

Specific job duties of riggers in the oil & gas industry include:

  1. Maintaining drilling rig engines and motors, including fluid systems.
  2. Managing hydraulic and mechanical systems throughout the drilling assembly.
  3. Ensuring proper balance of fluids and fuels, while maintaining safe pressure levels.
  4. Controlling and monitoring the safe movement of heavy equipment.
  5. Mobilizing the rig by setting it up for operation.
  6. Disassembling the rig when the job is completed.
  7. Ensuring compliance with safety regulations including recognising any hazards associated with a lifting and moving object

How to Attend Training for Riggers / Banksman?

Obtaining the necessary training is crucial to uphold the safety of both workers and the equipment utilized in lifting operations. Prior to executing any crane-based lifting tasks, meticulous planning is essential. Rigging personnel and signalmen must undergo appropriate training to acquire the requisite theoretical knowledge, technical and practical skills, as well as hands-on experience in lifting operations.

Multiple standards and approvals exist for rigging training, serving as guidelines to ensure a seamless and safe operation for all parties involved. Such training programs contribute to enhancing overall operational efficiency and mitigating potential risks.

Training at MSTS Training Centres

There are various rigger training at MSTS Asia's training centres which are:

  1. Rigger Initial Training (OPITO Approved) [Download Course Information here]
  2. Basic Rigging & Slinging / Banksman [Download Course Information here]
  3. Advanced Rigging & Slinging / Banksman [Download Course Information here]
  4. API RP 2D Rigger Safety Training [Download Course Information here]
  5. Rigging & Slinging / Banksman Level 1 with Assessment [Download Course Information here]
  6. Rigging & Slinging / Banksman Level 2 with Assessment [Download Course Information here]
  7. Banksman and Slinger Initial Training (OPITO Approved) [Download Course Information here]
  8. API RP 2D BANKSMAN [Download Course Information here]

Locations for Training in Malaysia:

Pasir Gudang, Johor     |     Cherating, Pahang     |     Miri, Sarawak



How to book training at MSTS Asia Training Centre?

You may contact our Sales representative and Booking Office for more information:

Central and West Malaysia


📞 +607 252 2108


East Coast Malaysia

Khairul - mk@msts-my.org

📞 +6019 983 2069


East Malaysia and Borneo

Juneity - juneity@msts-my.org

📞 +6016 723 2069


Operational Supports

📧 bookings@msts-my.org

📞 +606 292 2069