'WEIGH YOUR ACT' AERIAL RIGGING
Rigging fundamentals for aerial and the chance to weigh your act
AERIAL RIGGING FUNDAMENTALS WITH INDUSTRY EXPERT, CHRIS HIGGS
Rigging is an essential part of any aerialists job, whether you perform acts in nightclubs, on cruise ships, perform with touring companies or run your own, understanding how to hang your kit and working safely is crucial. Even if you don't rig your own equipment, you want to make sure you know what you are looking at so you know you're safe.
This course is a full day course with a completion certificate, that looks at everything from transporting equipment safely right up to performance. You even get to 'weigh your act' so you know exactly how much force your act creates.
Led by Chris Higgs of the highly respected truss and rigging provider; Total Solutions, the day will cover;
2. Pre-rigging information exchange What you should be looking for at a venue
3. Rigging on site
4. Finding anchor points - using slings and what affects their strength
5. Good practice in rigging with karabiners, shackles and slings
6. Knots and ropework for rigging.
7. Equipment inspection and record keeping
9. Weigh your act and discover the forces it generates
The day will be a combination of theory and practical and you are encouraged to bring your own aerial kit although other kit will be available. You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the day.
Chris Higgs has worked in the entertainment industry since 1973 providing rigging services and flying for theatre, opera, ballet, television and concert touring from the mid 70s to the late 90s. Chris was one of the founders of rigging training for the UK industry in 1995 and Total Training started in 1998 when he joined what is now the Total Solutions Group.
In 2018 Total Training will celebrate 20 years of delivering training specifically tailored to entertainment rigging. In that time they have delivered over 600 three day rigging training courses and over 7000 people have attended rigging, work at height, rescue and inspection courses in the UK and overseas.
WE WELCOME THOSE WITH DISABILITIES.
SUITABLE AGE 16+
WHEN: Friday 20th April 2018
WHERE: West Midlands Creation Centre
Booking is essential so BOOK ONLINE NOW