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Trainee Rigger Scheme


Equal Opportunities
PLASA is committed to fully meeting the requirements of all current legislation, including the Disability Discrimination Act; Employment Equality Regulations; Equal Pay Act; Human Rights Act; Race Relations Act; Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and Sex Discrimination Act, in order to provide equal opportunities for anyone registering for the Trainee Rigger Scheme so that everyone receives the highest possible standards of service and that its actions do not discriminate directly or indirectly against any individual or group.

Malpractice is defined as any deliberate activity, neglect, default or other practice that compromises the integrity of the Trainee Rigger Scheme, or the reputation of PLASA.

The following are considered examples of Malpractice

  1. A Trainee Rigger making alterations or falsifying entries in their Log Book.
  2. Impersonation of another Trainee Rigger.
  3. Misrepresentation of career history and experience.
  4. Tampering with, or forgery of, proof of previous experience, including certificates.

PLASA will investigate all cases of failure to abide by its rules and regulations that might constitute malpractice. PLASA will also take all reasonable steps to investigate suspected cases of malpractice that are reported anonymously provided that the information supplied establishes a prima facie case for investigation. Where cases of suspected malpractice are proven, PLASA will take appropriate action in order to maintain the integrity of its qualifications or schemes.

International Registrations
The Trainee Rigger Scheme requires that records of experience entered in the Log Book are signed off by a National Rigging Certificate qualified rigger who has witnessed the work carried out.

Anybody wishing to register for the Trainee Rigger Scheme from outside of the UK will need to provide written evidence that they will have support of an NRC qualified rigger working in their own country over the course of their learning, before their registration can be accepted by PLASA. A list of qualified riggers is available here.

Overseas applicants are also required to have attended one of the specified industry-related 1 Day Health & Safety courses before signing up. For more information see here.