Training Opportunity

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.

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

Lunch and refreshments are included.