Rigging is the process of moving heavy loads with slings, chains, hoists, and other special tools. The equipment used for lifting and moving loads is also called rigging. Basic Rigging Principles has been split into 2 parts. The first part, describes the equipment used to rig a load, including the function, inspection and storage requirements. The second part, states the general safety rules to be observed while rigging, explains the four steps required to plan a rigging job, and covers how to plan and prepare a safe rigging job.