Rigger is the person who is specialized in the lifting & moving extremely heavy items often with the help of cranes, derricks and chain hoists. The word rigger derived from the days of sailing ships. Earlier a Rigger identified as a person who worked with rigging to hoist the sails. Before mechanical haulage & cranes, ropes, pulleys & muscles power were available to move heavy objects. Now a day, rigger use shackles, cables, clamps or straps to lift heavy objects. Riggers help to operate machines that move heavy objects like steel plates, bundles of steel road, drilling towers, platforms and other heavy construction equipment that are used to build & take down steel structures.

Responsibilities of a Rigger

Riggers play an important role while construction work on the sites-

  • A rigger decides that which pulleys, booms, braces & cable are enough strong to adopt in a job.
  • They also know which types of hooks, chains & cables have to attach and where to lift a load safely.
  • When the crane operator lifts the objects, riggers use their hands to give signal where the object has to place.
  • They determine the most effective manner to lift the object by examining the size & weight of the object.
  • Riggers erect structural steel and concrete framework with this they also inspect, repair & maintain rigging equipment.
  • They assemble & dismantle the equipment before & after job, respectively.
  • Riggers inform to management about safety concerns immediately.
  • They should have a calculative mind and solid math skills for calculating load requirements.


Skills & Qualities of a Rigger

  • Rigger works often at heights, the conditions may be dangerous. So, they should be mentally & physically prepare for it.
  • They should possess a high school diploma at least though.
  • They also know which types of hooks, chains & cables have to attach and where to lift a load safely.
  • Riggers should have good communication skills as at the construction sites they will have to communicate with the co-workers which are the basic for safety.
  • Riggers work mostly on the construction sites so they should understand construction business completely.
  • Riggers should have a strong mathematical background to perform the job properly.


What an employer can expect from a Rigger

  • Employer prefers the rigger who possesses at least the high school diploma.
  • The employer gives priority to those riggers who are punctual.
  • Riggers should have the zeal to work in a team because it is not the work of a single person. Work may be done right if the whole team works together.
  • The Rigger should be able to sit, stand, bend, work on their feet and lift 50 lbs on a regular basis.
  • The Rigger should be able to assess each load and select the proper equipment for the job.
  • Rigger preferably may have experience in crane assembling and disassembling.


Employer’s expectations are high but no need to worry. “MCA-Ntuma” is working in this direction, so that we can provide right manpower to the employers. If employers hire us to work for them, we will work diligently for them in fulfilling their needs of manpower. There are many benefits of hiring us-

Cost Saving

If the employer hires us, it will be cost saving for them because we provide ready to work experienced riggers. We inspect about experience level and other qualities of riggers before placing them in companies. There is no need to spend extra on HR department.

Large Network

We have an experience in working in all the EAC. As a result, we have a large network of a different kind of workforce in our records . The employer will get the best riggers for their work from our side.


As we analyze work habits and stability of employees, we will provide you riggers who are ready to work in long-run if needed. So you will not face issues of lack of workforce during ongoing constructions.


Using our labour supply services can save a lot of time of organisations. We will provide right labours at the right time at a short notice so that you can invest your valuable time in other important management work.

MCA-Tuma helps the client to supply rigger workforce in a way to the maximum utilization. We provide trained & skilled riggers in the major cities of the EAC. Any companies can contact us for the best supply of rigger manpower at a very competitive hourly rate.

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