This 2020 edition of Nobles Riggers Handbook has been fully revised and updated with the latest and most relevant information on lifting and rigging equipment.

This handbook has been produced to meet a widespread demand by Business Operators, Riggers, Crane Drivers and Engineers for lifting gear information which can be easily carried around on the job. The handbook does not cover every kind and size of lifting gear but concentrates on the most common items available through Nobles Australia-wide locations. Basic dimensions, specifications, inspection before use and care in use information have been included.

In addition to information about Nobles range of products and services we have included related Australian Standards information such as methods of lifting, minimum breaking load tables and sling Working Load Limit (WLL) charts. For more detailed product specifications and up to date product and use information refer to the relevant Australian Standard or see our product catalogue.

Nobles 2020 Riggers Handbook has been added to our RIGGERS-MATE App. Simply click the Riggers Handbook button from the navigation menu in our App and you will have access to all the information in the palm of your hand. 

Nobles Riggers Handbook Content

Our Handbook has been grouped into the following categories. To view the care in use, inspection and product information for each section, please click the links below. If you require more information on specific products ranges, inspection information or care in use instructions, please navigate to our product catalogue or contact our knowledgable team on 1300 711 559. 

Introduction & Contents

1. Wire Rope & Strand

2. Wire Rope Terminations

3. Lifting Slings & Components

4. Lifting & Rigging Hardware

5. Hoisting & Winching

6. Materials Handling

7. Blocks & Swivels

8. Fibre Ropes

9. Load Restraint

10. Vehicle Recovery

11. Electronic Load Measuring

12. Height Safety

13. Appendices


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The information presented in this Handbook is provided as a guide only, based on prevailing lifting & rigging standards, product specifications and best practices when produced/printed. Whilst reasonable care has been taken in the preparation of the Handbook, to the maximum extent permitted by law A Noble & Son Ltd (“Nobles”) does not guarantee, and assumes no liability or responsibility for, the accuracy, reliability, completeness or currency of the information in this Handbook, or its usefulness in achieving any purpose. Users of the Handbook are responsible for assessing the currency and accuracy of the information and performing their own engineering calculations before use of any products referred to in the Handbook and are advised to always consult the current relevant Australian Standard and Product Specifications. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Nobles does not accept any liability for any loss, damage, injury or expense incurred or arising by reason of any person’s use of, or reliance on, the information provided in this Handbook.


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