Work at Height in the Entertainment Industry

For technicians in the entertainment industry who are required to work at height on fixed or temporary structures such as lattice structures, platforms and lighting rigs.

Provides a range of skills for accessing and working on stage structures, including the use of all safety equipment, evacuation and rescue.

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Work at Height in the Entertainment Industry

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Evacuation and rescue are practised at height. Candidates will be expected to work almost entirely from within the confines of protected areas but are able to move to exposed areas if necessary to carry out straightforward work tasks.

Our Work at Height in the Entertainment Industry course provides a range of skills for accessing and working at height on stage structures including the use of all safety equipment, evacuation and rescue.

Includes the elements of a Safe System of Work, including equipment selection and inspection, use of tools, risk assessment, method statements and emergency procedures with practical experience and classroom taught sessions. Includes all of syllabus TFPO – Introduction to personal fall protection (WAHSA), plus a large range of practical exercises and theoretical lessons, including:

  • Legal requirements for working at height.
  • Risk assessments and method statements
  • Selection, care and maintenance of equipment.
  • Climbing techniques, including basic progression along a truss.
  • Work restraint, work positioning and fall arrest systems
  • Use of ropes and knots
  • Emergency procedures
  • Rescue after a fall and the use of fall arrest equipment
  • Competent rescue of casualty from structure

Our Work at Height in the Entertainment Industry course provides background knowledge for the working at height section of the PLASA National Rigging Certificate.

This course requires a revalidation after three years. Please see Work at Height in the Entertainment Industry – Revalidation. Candidates are required to have an in date TTS9U certificate or, alternatively, both TFP4UE Use of Fall Protection Equipment and TRE2UE Rescue After a Fall certificates.

Course Details

Duration: 2 days
Course Venues: Aberdeen, Birmingham, Kendal, Leeds, London
Entry Requirements: Minimum age 18. Candidates should undertake a proper medical examination before undertaking work at height. Candidates should be comfortable with exposure to height. Must be fluent in English.
Instructor Ratio: 1:6
Course Code: TTS9U
Assessment: The trainer will assess safety, competence and aptitude during practical work. Multiple choice written test with discussion.
Certification: heightec
Validity Period: 3 years
Medical Requirements: Physical fitness with no contra-indications for working at height. A self-certified statement of reasonable fitness will be requested prior to attendance.
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