Three-Day ‘Rigging for the Entertainment Industry’ Course 2010 - Certificate
Total Fabrications Ltd
Kingston Industrial Estate, 81-86 Glover Street, Birmingham, B9 4EN
Tel: 0121 772 5234
Fax: 0121 772 5231
Rigging Training Manager: Chris Higgs
For novices and as a refresher course for the more experienced.The Law and Safety Legislation including
- PUWER and LOLER 1998
- The Work at Height Regulations 2005
- Principles of Lifting
- Safe Systems of Work
- Basic Rigging with Steels, Roundslings, Chain Slings and Shackles
- Slinging and Bridles
- Using Trusses
- Rigging and Operating Chain Motors
Work at Height Using PPE
Pre-use Checks to Lifting Equipment and PPE
Each attendee will receive:
Course notes and additional information A numbered certificate of attendance relating to the syllabusOn completion candidates will have:
- An appreciation of their legal duties
- A basic knowledge of how to use equipment safely, slinging and lifting operations
- An understanding of the principles of working at height
- The formulation and use of safe working practices is a theme of all courses.
We provide everything required except work clothes and footwear. Safety footwear is often inappropriate when working at height; trainers or similar are preferred.
The practical sessions involve work at height up to 5 metres.Student to trainer ratio is 6:1 for courses run at Total Fabrications site.Rigging training FAQs
Q. Does the course make you ‘qualified' as a rigger?
A. Attending a training course cannot make you ‘competent' but it is a start and will identify areas you will need to better understand and gain experience in. In the UK it is legally required for employers to provide training for a work activity where there are risks to your health or safety (or anyone else's) as a result of work you do. Training with Total Training will help to satisfy that requirement.
The only qualification available in the UK is the National Rigging Certificate (see below)
Q. I'm self employed, do I need to be trained, too?
A. Yes. You are responsible for yourself and therefore should provide yourself with appropriate training in the same way as any other employer. You should also be able to carry out risk assessments and have at least generic method statements, for example.
Make sure you are genuinely self-employed. You may invoice clients and pay tax as a self employed person but you may be treated as an employee with regard to health and safety law.
Q. Will I stand a better chance of getting work with the certificate?A. We hope Total Training courses will improve your chances, but we obviously cannot guarantee it.
There are other complimentary courses available, for rigging there is the Safe Working Ltd ropework and rigging course, for hoist maintenance the famous CM Lodestar ‘motor schools' run by companies such as LiftTurnMove, and there are numerous manufacturers' and suppliers' courses available.PLASA National Rigging Certificate
Total Training rigging courses should help provide background knowledge that you may need for assessment for the National Rigging Certificate. Further information is available from www.plasa.org/pd/qualificationsFacts and figures
1. Our training courses have been running regularly since 1998.
2. Over 3500 people have attended our training in the UK and overseas.
3. Courses are specifically designed for the needs of the entertainment industry drawing on over 30 years of day to day experience.
4. Total Training is an approved rigging training provider for the Production Services Association (PSA) and is a member of PLASA and the ABTT.
5. We have provided rigging, work at height and hoist training for companies in the UK and Europe and in Israel, Iceland, India, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore.
Total Training also runs regular work at height, rescue and lifting equipment inspection courses.
See www.totalsolutions-group.co.uk/menu-training.asp for detailsDetails of specialised training for the T2 system are available on request.