Rigging - Practical Backstage Course
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. The course will run from 9am to 5:30pm on day 1 and 8:30am to 5:30pm on day 2.
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.
● 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
Lunch and refreshments are included.