Fundamentals of Rigging classes will be resuming, with COVID protocols in effect, beginning in early 2021.

Please see calendar for updated class dates, as they become available. Classes may have a wait list due to social distancing requirements and class locations will be announced as dates are released.

Please note; Masks or face coverings must be worn at all times in class. Social distancing will be required and class sizes may be smaller to accommodate distance between learners. Learners will be required to complete a health screening and may have temperature taken before attending any classes and workshops. (Wet Coast will be adhering to government Health Guidelines, as directed.)

Thank you for your continued patience and support.

Wet Coast Rigging and Training



Fundamentals of Rigging Training

  Rigging Course – Classroom Based (7.5hours approximately)

  In a hands-on, classroom setting, participants will utilize training materials, videos, and assessments to build their knowledge of rigging.

  Topics covered in the training utilize the ASME standards, Worksafe BC Regulations and Users Guide for Lifting pocket size Rigging Card. 

  Classroom based training allows participants to ask questions and have support during the training day.

  Participants receive a Card upon completion of the course, but please note, it is up to an employer to determine if the individual is “qualified” to be a rigger.

   Topics covered include:

  1. Pre-lift hazard assessments

  2. Owner, operator, and supervisor responsibilities

  3. Wire rope construction

  4. Safety factors and safe working load limits

  5. Rope and sling inspections

  6. Hoist line installation procedures

  7. Types of rigging hitches

  8. Determining sling types, sizes and configurations using sling capacity charts

  9. D/d ratios

  10. Sling center of gravity

  11. Rigging hardware

  12. Crane and hoist signals

  Most classes occur in New Westminster, central to the SkyTrain, Bus routes and ample (pay) parking near-by. There is a lunch room with fridge, microwave and coffee maker. Brown bagging lunch is encouraged. Several coffee shops/restaurants are also near-by. 

On Site Rigger Training

  In this busy industry we can help jumpstart your knowledge.

  This is a service to help your employees become safer and more productive which will help throughout their carreer.

WCRT will work with your employees during a normal work day with no disruptions from WCRT.

  As an employer you decide what areas your employees need assessment and guidance in and we will come to your jobsite and work along side your employees explaining regulations and procedures to maximize a safe and productive jobsite.

   Teaching proper radio ettiquette and procedures for working "in the blind".

   Proper dunnage placement is key to productivity and slinging around the "Centre of Gravity".

   There is always a way to rig a load safely and productivly. 

Planning an organized worksite is key to being as productive and safe as possible.

   I encourage Riggers to make a list of issues they feel they might need help with and we can cover them throughout our time onsite.




   Owner and Trainer, Dwayne DeCol has more than 29 years in the Tower Crane business. He is motivated by ‘safety first’ operating and rigging and has a stellar reputation in the field.

   Dwayne has worked as an operator/rigger, and participated in the erection/dismantle of nearly every crane he has worked with.

   Dwayne holds a Red Seal Tower Crane Qualification and was asked by ITA and did participate in creating a National Red Seal licensing exam for Tower Crane operators in Ottawa.

   He has operated and rigged for/on a variety of Tower and Mobile Cranes.  

   Dwayne’s reputation, experience and need for safety led him to start Wet Coast Rigging and Training, to provide a rigging course taught by crane experts in the Lower Mainland.






For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please call: Dwayne DeCol at 778 863 8669 or fill out the following form

Dwayne DeCol                    
Cell-778 863 8669
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