Rigging Design Guide

Tested and proven in North America, the MTC Solutions rigging devices are designed to handle engineered wood products of all sizes. All our rigging products meet safety standards for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the USA and the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA) in Canada, providing peace of mind to both designers and builders in these two jurisdictions.

The MTC Solutions Rigging Design Guide offers general guidelines on the potential lifting capacities of the Yoke and Transport Anchor rigging systems used in combination with ICC-ES- and CCMC-approved ASSY® self-tapping screws (STSs). It provides rigging options for lifting most engineered wood products in North America, including cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels, mass plywood panels (MPPs), glue-laminated timber (glulam) beams, light-frame assemblies, and more! You can name it, we can lift it.

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OSHA and IHSA Standards

All MTC Solutions rigging devices meet the mandatory 5:1 safety factor and have been tested in CLT, glulam, and MPPs, all made from North American wood species. This follows safety standards required by OSHA, stipulated in Clause 1926.753.(e)(2), as well as Canadian standards such as IHSA and WorkSafeBC.

Step-by-Step, from Start to Finish

The Rigging Design Guide is organized into a step-by-step rigging plan for a streamlined process. Starting with determining the total factored load (Wf) based on weight and rigging conditions, it then helps you select the appropriate rigging system for the wood product you will be lifting. Following this, the guide outlines safety checks on screw penetration, system capacity, sling angle loading, and on-site safety inspections. Finally, it provides installation instructions and checks for those working on-site.

What’s more, our rigging systems are reusable, and with several sets on-site you can easily rotate through them as you unload and lift your prefabricated elements, resulting in further efficiency.

Solutions to Help Lift Your Projects

Our rigging devices are capable of lifting a wide range of engineered wood products. These include light-frame assemblies such as structural insulated roof panels and prefabricated I-joist floors and stud walls; mass timber panels such as CLT and MPPs in floor panel lifting and wall panel tilting; glulam beams; and log members. The lineup of rigging options we provide can handle virtually any wood products your project demands.

Detailed Safety Checks

The Rigging Design Guide also comes with a handy checklist to help you make sure you’ve taken all the necessary steps to ensure a safe and efficient construction process on-site. Do it right, do it safely.

Additionally, our Technical Support Team is available to answer any further questions you may have about using our rigging solutions.

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