Yes, I finally passed my Rigger's exam at Mammoet. Now you might be wondering what a Rigger does. Well a Rigger assist the crane operator. He fastens the load with chains, ropes, bands and other fastening materials.

You can see the rigging in the above picture. The is a metal spreader with two bands that are attached to the crane hook. Two superloops that are attached between the load and the metal spreader. 

He is also the eyes of the crane operator. You give hand signals to get the load to a certain spot, because the rigger has a better view than the crane operator.  Or sometimes when there is no direct view between crane operator and rigger other means of communication like a walkie talkie. 

There was a two day course followed by 2 theoretical and 1 practical exam. The theoretical exams were two simple multiple choice exams, but the awesome part was the practical exam. I needed to fasted a straight pipe to the crane. Give hand signs to assist the crane operator. Manoeuvre the pipe behind a wall and give instructions with a walkie talkie, move it back and lower the pipe back to were it was. 

It went well, but not fast. But who cares, safety first. Another part was to rotate a certain piece. Which was very easy. So it was a great day, I like working outside and doing some physical labour. Oh. almost forgot. The exterminator looked like Super Mario. I am not joking. 

So next Monday to Wednesday I will be in Belgium. I will go there to see a crane build up and help them if necessary. It is meant more as a learning experience than work experience. Mammoet wants their engineers to have some outside experience. 

Oh and the England thing has finally been flushed. The project leader showed the transport pictures of the project. The transport went really smoothly.

Posted by Iga_Bobovic Sat, 20 Mar 2010 18:14:30 (comments: 11)
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Sat, 20 Mar 2010 18:27:22
Bugs is fapping to this somewhere right now!
Sat, 20 Mar 2010 19:12:15

phantom_leo said:
Bugs is fapping to this somewhere right now!

 you know me so well it's scary

Sat, 20 Mar 2010 20:16:04
So that's why there were so many crane pics in this site! I thought it was just someone's weird fetish! LOL

Hope everything goes well with you, Iga. Sounds like a exciting and cool job, very active and always at the edge. Kind of cool!

And you're working with Super Mario, so you get to fill in some gaming during work! Nyaa

Sat, 20 Mar 2010 20:37:38
ASK_Story said:
So that's why there were so many crane pics in this site! I thought it was just someone's weird fetish!

 That actually came first.

Sat, 20 Mar 2010 21:05:00

Isn't that international symbol of "big freaking deal" or "whoop-de-do"?

Belgium eh? Have you been there before?

Sun, 21 Mar 2010 03:58:04
Just don't do this:
Sun, 21 Mar 2010 14:47:24
English thing has not been finished. I will alert the guys to come back and give you shit. 
Sun, 21 Mar 2010 18:57:50

Answering time

@Bugs and Leo
Get a room

@ Ask

Mario was an examinator of a independent bureau. I won't work for him. Don't get the wrong idea, my job is doing engineering not rigging. I might have to go abroad sometimes, but it is a office job mostly. Fun still and exiting yeah, but not what you had in mind.


Yep right, Bugsy has weird tower crane fetish. Those things are weak.


Have been in Belgium multiple times. I is like 1 hours with the train. Very close to the Netherlands, they speak the same language also.


I am not a crane operator and stop posting movies I have already posted.


Suck my ballz the assignment is done. If they won't pay, not my problem!

Sun, 21 Mar 2010 19:04:57

Sun, 21 Mar 2010 19:08:32

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