Live event rigger (level 3)
Installing the infrastructure for the scenic, lighting, sound and audiovisual elements of a live event.
- Qualification level
Equivalent to A level.
- Typical duration
- 36 months
- Apprenticeship category
- Creative and design
- Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills an apprentice will learn
- Follow safe work method statements.
- Be responsible for their own health & safety and show awareness of the health and safety of other individuals in their vicinity.
- Carry out work activities safely to avoid creating hazardous situations.
- Use tools and equipment safely in accordance with regulations, procedures and instructions.
- Follow procedures relating to manual handling, accident reporting, wearing personal protective equipment etc.
- Show how to act in an emergency and how to deal with problems.
- Show how to work securely, following security procedures and to deal with security breaches.
- Demonstrate their ability to carry out and document suitable and sufficient risk assessments and safe systems of work.
- Read and interpret designs, scaling from drawings to mark out work on site.
- Select suitable components based on load capacity.
- Carry out rigging activities for an event.
- Rig hoists/ sling loads/ use modular structural products such as aluminium trusses.
- Select and use appropriate lifting equipment and accessories.
- Inform others of rigging intentions, caution required and action to be taken.
- Understand the need for venue permissions.
- De-rig and disassemble equipment and structures and return to storage leaving a tidy workplace.
- How to read plans, accurately scale and mark out rigging operations and set up lifting equipment.
- How structural requirements can be met.
- How to estimate loads and forces.
- Allowable loads on structures, how to rig and de-rig a hoist and safely attach or sling loads.
- The advantages and restrictions of a range of access equipment (see Working at Height).
- The basic properties of trusses and tubes.
- Assembly, compatibility, orientation and alignment of equipment.
- How to inform members of production about rigging activities, explaining action they must take.
- How to deal with deviations from design.
- When to sign off completed work.
- Comprehend legislation, hierarchy of controls, risk assessments, specific hazards and risks, site assessment, rescue procedures.
- Use means of access, adhere to best practice and the correct use of personal fall protection systems (PFPS).
- Locate anchor points and suitability for use.
- Correctly use and store PFPS, maintain and inspect equipment when not in use.
- Effectively communicate with the Rigging Supervisor.
- Use appropriate rigging terminology.
- Use different types of communication.
- Manage time and adhere to schedules.
- Work closely with colleagues and line manager.
- Be cooperative and helpful in the workplace. Share and pass on information to colleagues, keeping them informed of activities/ problems.
- Motivate, build relationships.
Full information on Live event rigger (level 3) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.
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