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Re: The more I learn, the less I know!
WTH is a professional rigger? Could any of us hang a shingle and call ourseves a professional rigger?
I think most riggers go through a (rather informal) apprenticeship and learn on the job from a (hopefully) skilled experienced person. I don't know of any official accreditation body (like SAMS for surveyors, for instance) but maybe Knothead will weigh in with better information.
I suppose any of us could hang a shingle as you say.. but be sure to have good 'mal-rigging insurance'!
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