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Rigging for Entertainment: Regulations and Practice

Continuing where he left off with his highly successful An Introduction to Rigging in the Entertainment Industry (also published by Entertainment Technology Press), Chris Higgs’ new book covers the regulations and use of equipment in greater detail.

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) are discussed at length and chapter 2 provides a model Code of Practice for Rigging in Venues. Rigging Theory covers everything from Factors of Safety and Terminations of Ropes and Wire Ropes to Breasts and Brails and Hotel and Ballroom Rigging. Equipment is fully described, as is the rigging process itself. The final chapter covers Working at Height, from the regulations involved and use of access machines through to example training courses. For the future, the author makes note of Soft Landing Systems.

Incorporated throughout the book is continued reference to as much guidance material as there is available from the likes of the HSE, British Standards and the ABTT’s Code of Practice for ‘Flying’.

Author: Chris Higgs
Publication Date: 4th September 2003
Book Format: Paperback
Kindle Version: Click here to buy from Amazon
Price: £19.95


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This is a development of Higgs’ first book - ‘An introduction to rigging in the entertainment industry’, and goes beyond it to look at various issues, including the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER), as well as rigging theory and equipment. It includes a model code of practice for rigging in venues, as well as safe procedures for working at height - including example training courses for mobile towers and ladders. Higgs’ approach and clear explanations makes this another ‘must have’ for all budding and practising riggers.


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