As an industry we never stop learning – there will always be newer, better, smarter, safer ways to work. Whether you have decades of experience under your belt or are a relative newcomer to the industry, the opportunity to expand your knowledge and skillset should never be overlooked.

Unusual is now pleased to offer a General Event Rigging Course designed for riggers of all levels of experience. There will be lectures, demonstrations, and the chance to take part in "Hands-on" activities.

The course will cover
  • Current legislation and regulations, including HASAWA, PUWER and LOLER
  • Work at Height Regulations
  • Risk Assessments
  • Working at height including work restraint, work positioning and fall arrest.
  • Pre use checks to lifting equipment and PPE.
  • Principles of lifting and safe systems of work.
  • Marking out.
  • Rigging with equipment including steels, round slings and shackles.
  • Calculating simple bridles and weight distribution relating to bridling.
  • Correct use of trusses, slinging and load distribution.
  • Operating chain hoists using direct control and low voltage hoist controllers.
  • Steel wire rope terminations.

Each candidate will receive a certificate of course completion.

Courses will start in August and will take place in a safe, socially distanced environment at our HQ in Bugbrooke, Northamptonshire.

To register your interest, please email with your name and contact details.