Sat 18th & Sun 19th July 2020

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 when you check you know you're safe. 

This course is a full day course 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, this of some of the stuff you will be looking at on the day;

1. Different ways of using slings and how each way affects the load bearing

2. Different knots and why they are useful

3. Safe transportation and how to check your own kit

4. What you should be looking for at the venue

5. Basics on load calculation, angles & anchor points

6. Good practice with karabiners, shackles, ropes and slings

7. Insurances, legals and health &safety

8. Weigh your act and discover its forces

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. Practical rigging training is conducted on a purpose built steel beam structure to ensure participants benefit from training in a controlled environment away from the everyday pressures of the workplace.


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 celebrated 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.