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Benefits of Membership

Key Industry Programmes

  • National Rigging Certificate: The NRC is an assessment-based and industry-led full qualification, designed to give riggers recognition for their skills, knowledge and expertise and a means of demonstrating that they've attained a professional standard.

  • Industry Representation: Acting as the voice of the industry to government and regulatory bodies.

  • Trainee Rigger Scheme: Early in 2015 PLASA Skills launched the Trainee Rigger Scheme to act as a structured pathway into the industry for people looking for a career in entertainment rigging. In May 2016 PLASA was delighted to award the first of many certificates to candidates progressing from Trainee Rigger through to full NRC Level 2 achievement.

  • National Event Lifting Training: PLASA is currently developing - a National Event Lifting Training (NELT) programme. Aimed at people where Rigging is not their main occupation. Those who work in lighting, sound, video or scenery etc. making assemblies and attachments in preparation for lifting as a part of their role. More details about NELT will be available in Spring 2018.