7215-Riggers and Cable Splicers

Job Title: 

Riggers and Cable Splicers

Job Description: 

Riggers and cable splicers assemble rigging gear to move and position equipment and structural components, or install and maintain cables, ropes and wires on construction sites, buildings or other structures.


Tasks include:

  • estimating the size, shape and weight of objects to be moved and deciding on the type of equipment to move them
  • installing and repairing cables, ropes, wires, pulleys and other tackle
  • joining, repairing and fitting attachments to wires, ropes and cables
  • working as member of crew erecting and repairing derricks for drilling water, gas-and oil wells
  • lifting and mounting scenery, lighting and other equipment in theatres and on film sets
  • installing and maintaining communication towers, aerial cableways, funicular railways, ski lifts and similar infrastructure
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Cable and rope splicer (general)
Signaller and rigger (Construction)
Underwater cable splicer

This unit group excludes

Scaffolding rigger (7119)
Crane and hoist operator (8343)

Specific Occupations: 

Hoisting equipment rigger (general)

Rope and cable splicer (general)

Hoisting equipment rigger (construction)

Ship rigger

Oil and gas well drilling rigger

Other riggers and cable splicers

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Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore