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Introduction to Rigging – 2 Day Intensive Course

A.C. Rigging in conjunction with the Backstage Academy offer an entertainment industry recognised and extremely enlightening two day introduction to rigging course, highly regarded as a must for everyone new to the rigging and lifting industry as well as those wanting to update their skill set.

The comprehensive two-day training programme is an established course tailored specifically to entertainment rigging and practises, since it's inauguration the course has been well attended by industry practitioners from across the UK and Europe.

Eric Porter, experienced independent rigger, trainer, assessor and committee member for the PLASA National Rigging Certificate, leads the course being supported by academic staff at the Backstage Academy and sponsored by A.C Rigging.

Rigging sales manager for AC-ET Matthew Millward, comments, "Having supported the Backstage Academy from the earliest stages of development through to the fully fledged Academy it has become, gives us a great sense of pride. We are extremely positive for the future, not only of the Rigging Course but for the institution as a whole. "

Whether you are looking to acquire specific knowledge and expertise to use day-to-day, are in another industry role wanting to increase your understanding of the rigging sector or new to the industry needing a first step into the world of entertainment rigging, this course is sure to cover all your needs.

Topics covered include:

Trussing and Rigging Training School 2010
  • Regulations and Risk Assessment
  • Standards and Guidance
  • PPE Systems for Working at Height
  • Ropes and Knots
  • Inspection and Records
  • Lifting Principles - Basic Science, Angled Loads
  • Truss Assembly and Slinging / Floating
  • Bridle Work (Theory and Practical)
  • Bridle Analysis (Load Calculations)
  • Examples of Common Bad Practice
  • Rescue Plans
  • Chain Hoists, Rigging & De-Rigging

The content of the training provides some of the skills and knowledge required for the PLASA National Rigging Certificate (NRC). Participants receive a training booklet, relevant technical documentation and certificate of attendance on completion of the two days.

The Rigging School offer an invaluable opportunity to gain hands-on experience with some of the latest Prolyte trussing products and CM Lodestar chain hoists.

To register your interest in attending and be sent further information, please email rigging@ac-et.com or call 0113 255 7666 and ask for the rigging department.

The course is priced at £450.00 (plus VAT) per person, which includes lunch, overnight accommodation, certificate of attendance and an evening meal with other delegates. AC-ET also have deals exclusively available to course attendees including special discounts on harnesses, helmets and other PPE.