Rigging for the Entertainment Industry


  • Adults (Part-time)


Course Content

The course syllabus will cover the following essential and relevant elements;

  • Legislation (including Risk Assessment), LOLER 1998 and Work at Heights Regulations 2005
  • Principles of Lifting
  • Safe Systems of Work
  • Basic Rigging with Steels, Round-slings, Chain Slings and Shackles
  • Slinging and Bridles
  • Simple Load Calculations – Sling and Trusses
  • Terminating Steel Wire Ropes
  • Using Trusses
  • Rigging and Operating Chain Motors
  • Work at Height Using PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
  • Pre-use checks to lifting equipment and PPE

Attendees will receive course notes and additional information, as well as a numbered certificate of attendance relating to syllabus above.

On completion attendees will have:

  • An appreciation for their legal duties
  • A basic knowledge of how to use equipment safely in slinging and lifting operations.
  • An understanding of the principles of Working at Height, including use of PPE for Work at Height
  • The formulation and use of safe working practices is a theme of all our courses.

NOTE: We provide everything you require except work clothes and footwear. Safety footwear is often inappropriate when working at height; trainers or similar are preferred.

For further information and to apply, please email shortcourses@cwc.ac.uk.