Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


Hoisting and Rigging Model Program Added to SMACNA Guide

A written Hoisting and Rigging model program is the newest addition the popular SMACNA Guide to Safety and Health Policies, Procedures and Model Programs.

The new Hoisting and Rigging plan is a basic plan that can be used as a stand-alone document for typical hoisting processes or added to an existing crane operations plan. The new Hoisting and Rigging program includes sections on general rigging practices, qualification and training of riggers and signal persons, rigging inspections, and critical lifts. 

The model programs in the Guide are versatile enough to develop a written, comprehensive, company-wide safety and health program. Or you can use them to prepare and submit a client-required, site-specific program in the proposal stage.

View and download the Guide under “Model Policies” on SMACNA’s Safety and Health web page,

For more information on the new hoisting and rigging plan or the Guide to Safety and Health Policies, contact Mike McCullion, SMACNA’s director of safety and health ((703) 995-4027/