In April 2020 Total Training celebrated 22 years of delivering training specifically tailored to entertainment industry rigging, some 600+ three day rigging courses. Over 6500 people have attended rigging, work at height, rescue and inspection courses in the UK and overseas since 1998.

Clearly the pandemic has slowed down practical training until recently but we are now up and running.

The theory elements of our rigging and working at height can be delivered online.

These courses include load distribution, slinging and bridling physics and principles of lifting, the UK legislation governing lifting and working at height and relevant regulations such as CDM 2015.

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Total Training operates from the Birmingham premises of the Total Solutions Group, from UK Rigging in Bolton and Unusual Rigging in Northampton who deliver the courses under licence. Practical rigging and work at height training at all 3 sites is carried out on a purpose built steel beam structure which mimics an arena grid. This ensures participants benefit from learning in a realistic but controlled environment away from the pressures of the workplace.

Individuals requiring training can join the scheduled 3 day rigging courses all other courses are run for employers on or off site for between 4 and 8 participants.

Courses at our sites are charged per person, at the client’s premises we charge a day rate per trainer.

Entertainment industry rigging training

3 day The internationally recognised course delivered regularly since 1998.                                             This course can also be delivered at a client’s site by arrangement.
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2 day – A rigging only training course for employers, usually held at their own venue.
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‘Below the hook’ one day rigging course. Click here for more info. 

Work at height training with PPE/PFPS

1 day –  A very popular course; usually held for employers with 4 – 6 people to train.
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Rescue training

Typically delivered on site for employers following consultation to establish their requirements. Contact us for details. We are proud to have helped develop and deliver effective rescue plans and training for many large employers and venues in the UK and overseas.

Other popular courses

Rigging course for aerialists – legal requirements, inspection of equipment, installation and safe working at height

Inspection of PFPS for work at height – how, why and when under the PUWER, Work at height and PPE Regulations

Inspection of lifting equipment – what the PUWER and LOLER regulations require and how to comply with requirements for inspection and thorough examination in-house

Inspection of aluminium trusses – how, why and when to inspect aluminium trusses

Manual handling – sensible manual handling training for the entertainment industry

Rigging physics –  covering force calculations and load distribution.

Risk assessment – why, how and when to carry out risk assessments for rigging or work at height

Method statements/lifting plans – how to create and implement lifting plans

CDM 2015 – how the Regulations impact the entertainment industry and who has duties under CDM 2015

Contact us if you don’t see what you need. We frequently mix and match course modules to meet client’s requirements.

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