Course details

  • Duration 2 days (9am to 5:30pm)
  • Cost £450+VAT
    (Includes lunch and refreshments)
  • Next Course New dates
    coming soon

About this course


The Backstage Academy Rigging Course has been designed to give everyone who has contact with rigging a better understanding of rigging hardware, from shackle to motor to truss, and its correct application and capacity. 

The course offers something for all skill levels including:

  • Technicians who work solely on the ground but should have an understanding of what goes on overhead
  • Venue staff who need to be sure that any rigging in their venue is carried out correctly and safely
  • Riggers who are responsible for the safe installation of the equipment
  • ...and everyone in between.

The course runs over two consecutive days, with a split between classroom style training, and practical hands-on sessions.

Topics covered

  • Regulations, Approved Codes of Practice and Standards
  • Personal Protective Equipment Types and Applications
  • Introduction to the Plasa NRC Scheme
  • Hardware Application, Baskets, Bridles, etc...
  • Truss and Hoists
  • Motor Anatomy
  • Good and Bad Practice
  • Practical Working


Backstage Academy is based on Production Park in South Kirkby on the outskirts of Wakefield, West Yorkshire - perfectly situated in the very centre of the UK with easy access to major cities and airports in Britain by road or rail.

On-site training

All of our training programmes can be delivered at Backstage Academy or at your premises, if suitable (minimum delegate number applies). 

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