Rigger/Supervisor/Crane Operator Last Updated: 11th January 2019 (6 months ago)
South Africa
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Trade Qualification
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Dear Reader
I am a fully competent Rigger/ Ropesman by trade, with a Crane Operator Certificate. I have been doing safe lifting and Rigging Practices for 22 Years and can assure my employers that they will find me a competent, capable person. I have extensive knowledge in my field of work in various different areas – From plant and factories, underground to offshore work. I can adapt very well to my environment and conditions and get along very good with other people. I have good supervisory skills, know how to motivate and communicate to my people. And I know how to get the job done. I will be asset to my employers and pride myself in my work and performance.
Schalk van der Merwe


Technical College, Potchefstroom, South Africa NTC2 Rigging
   Jan 1994 — Dec 1994
Trade Certificate
Anglo Gold – Vaal Reefs Trade Certificate (Red Seal) Rigger/Ropesman
   Jan 1994 — Dec 1996
Trade Certificate Red Seal


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Overseeing of al complicated and heavy lifts and rigging on
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Coordinating all cranes and lifting activities.
Submit proper lift plans/ rigging studies.
Responsible for all Lifting/ Rigging activities.
Inspection/ Maintenance of Rigging equipment
Approving/ Assessing Crane Operators and Riggers from contract companies coming on site.
Training of National Riggers and Crane Operators.
Complicated and heavy lifts.
Supervising and Supplying all heavy transport and other equipment
Safe movement of loads across the mines area (Low Bed, Telehandlers etc.)
LAFARGE WAPCO NIGERIA, LAKATABU PROJECT Nigeria – West Africa Heavy Lift Supervisor / Consultant
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Approving of all submitted lift plans. Inspection of all rigging
Equipment, Cranes etc. on site. Training of Nationals. Supervising
All Lifting activities on the construction site.
   Jul 2009 — May 2010
Removing, installing, and transport of heavy machinery and equipment.
Allocation of all lifting machines-cranes, Forklifts etc.
Inspection of all lifting equipment, cranes, ropes and attachments.
Various off-and other construction companies Deck Rigger, Underground Rigger, Rigger Foreman/ Supervisor, Plant rigger etc
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Hook up of FPSO’s (Angola, Thailand, Philippines etc.)
Underground Rigger
Gautrain rail construction (Viaducts)
Gold Plant etc.