Short Course: 2-Day Rigging Course

General

2 locations available

Program Description

This course is an in-depth theoretical and practical training course designed for people of all levels of experience. It’s delivered using a purpose-designed truss rig and a wide range of safety equipment.

It also includes one night’s on-site accommodation.

Topics Covered

  • Regulations, guidance, standards, and working at height
  • PPE inspection and Inspection records
  • Basic lifting principles
  • Rigging hardware – factors of safety, mode of use factors
  • Truss theory, beams, load distributions, bridles, and angled loads
  • Practical (Rigging hoists from bridles, floating the hoists, slinging and flying a truss-box, ropework from the flown box, de-rigging and packing away safely)
  • Bridle choice from estimation, measurement and calculation
  • Calculation of loads from Vector Analysis (Parallelogram of forces)
  • Knots – Bowline and clove-hitch, and rope finishing
  • Basket and choke techniques, shackle types
  • Truss slinging
  • Hoist operation and electrical safety
  • Rescue planning

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Who Should Attend

The course appeals to a wide cross section of people, from industry novices with an interest in rigging, to technicians working with rigging equipment, and professional riggers wanting a refresher course to sharpen their skills.

Prerequisities

There are no prerequisites for the Rigging Course, other than a keen interest in working in the rigging sector in live events.

Icluded Within Course

Lunch, refreshments and one night’s on-site accommodation



*The course is delivered in a studio at Production Park subject to studio bookings and BACKSTAGE ACADEMY® reserves the right to move the location of the Rigging Course practical training to a different location on the Production Park site.

Miscellaneous

  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Exam: yes
  • Cost: £450+ VAT
  • Venue: Production Park Studio*
Last updated Feb 2018

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