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4 January 2008

New Year brings registrations for National Rigging Certificate

The start of 2008 has brought with it a flurry of registrations for PLASA's National Rigging Certificate, with both companies and individuals signing up to take the qualification. Those who achieve it will be some of the very first specialists in the industry to gain the NRC.

With employers, clients and venues now actively looking for measurable recognition of an individual's rigging skills and competencies, the National Rigging Advisory Group is actively encouraging all those who work in the rigging field to register for the qualification as they believe that the NRC will, in future, be a requirement to secure rigging work.

Registration to the scheme costs £100.00. Once registered, candidates receive the NRC information pack containing details on how to apply and arrange their assessment, together with a copy of the National Rigging Handbook - the first publication of its kind to cover the best practices of the industry.

The Assessment Fees are set at:
Level 2 £400 +VAT - 2 day assessment
Level 3 £600 +VAT - 3 day assessment

The assessment dates for the next six months are now online on the PLASA website, as are details of the three National Assessment Centres in Birmingham, Bolton and Northampton.

Notes to Editors:

PLASA is the lead professional body for businesses that supply technologies and services to the event, entertainment and installation industries. Operating from offices in Europe and North America, the Association provides business support services to its growing worldwide membership, writes industry standards, leads the development of qualifications and focuses on improving the business practices adopted by the industry. With over 1100 members worldwide, it represents one of the largest member networks in the industry.

PLASA also runs successful media and events divisions and is responsible for the industry-leading magazines Lighting&Sound International, Lighting&Sound America and Protocol and the PLASA Show in London, together with the European and North American regional PLASA Focus events.

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