Marine Heavy Lift and Rigging Operations By David House
The introductory pages of this new edition contain a list of some prominent heavy lift casualties and incidents over the past 40 years which serves to underline the importance of this excellent guide to the safe movement of large loads and successful lift operations.
Well structured and copiously illustrated, the 269-page book covers every imaginable aspect of heavy lifting, ranging from shipboard heavy lift gear to shipyard heavy lifting, offshore operations and project cargoes.
There are plenty of practical examples of heavy loads – including bulk liquids, and ore and steel – and the book emphasises the many factors
that need to be considered to ensure safe operations, with detailed advice on such things as lashing and securing, loading programmes, and calculating forces. While lifting large objects such as anchors and lifeboats may be part of routine operations, the author warns of the dangers of complacency and there’s a handy set of ‘self-examiner’ questions at the end to test how much the reader has absorbed.