At RiggSafe Solutions, our purpose is to promote safe, useful and efficient field references for the rigger, crane operator, job superintendent, engineer, planner and others involved in construction, building trades and maintenance industries.

The Rigger’s Reference Handbook provides a simple and understandable format that will be easily applied in the field. Watch for future practical reference training materials developed by RiggSafe Solutions to assist the professional rigger in the field as well as those involved in training riggers and crane operators.

The author, Mike Riggs has worked in the crane and rigging industry for over 40 years. He began his career as an Ironworker/rigger. Mike’s expertise is formed by the unique perspective of having the real-life experience of working both sides of the profession. He has opened and managed two successful sling fabrication facilities in Massachusetts and Tennessee for I & I Slingmax. Mike has designed, developed and instructed crane and rigging programs for DOE, Slingmax® Rigging Solutions, and the private industry. He is an affiliate member of ASME, a ASME B30.9 sub-committee member, a past President of the Association of Crane and Rigging Professionals (ACRP) and a 2009 recipient of Crane Hotline’s Top Training in the corporate category. Currently, Mike is the President of Rigging Institute, LLC and the author of The Complete Rigger’s Reference Handbook and other field aids for the crane and rigging industry. Throughout this handbook, Mike shares his own experiences from the field, classroom instruction and manufacturing years, as well as the gathered expertise of others respected and experienced in the crane and rigging industry. This unique combination provides the user with a comprehensive riggers reference handbook whose practicality cannot be found in any other publication.


The Complete RIGGER’S REFERENCE Handbook

 is a practical, well-illustrated guide designed as a quick reference tool for the beginning and professional rigger, crane operator, supervisor and others responsible for the safe and proper use and inspection of rigging gear.  This handbook is specifically designed to be used in the instruction of crane and rigging activity.