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30 August 2007

PLASA Launches the NRC and Rigging Handbook at the PLASA Show 2007

PLASA completes the final pilot for the National Rigging Certificate (NRC) at the PLASA show and officially launches the scheme with live assessments taking place in a dedicated area in Earls Court 2. Initial feedback from pilot candidates has been highly positive.

To complement the launch of the NRC, an official NRC Handbook will be available to purchase from the PLASA Bookshop located in Earls Court 2 stand F64. The handbook is an essential manual and informative guide for anyone working or associated within the field of rigging. Providing a reference point of the complexities and legalities of this highly skilled profession, it covers areas such as; health and safety, work equipment, rigging skills & techniques and procedures for working at height with personal fall protection systems. It is also essential as a study aid for those taking their NRC assessment. Every candidate that formally registers to take the assessments is provided with a copy. The Handbook is endorsed by the National Rigging Advisory Group.

Members of the PLASA team, Rigging Advisory Group and NRC assessors will be present throughout the show at stand L100 to answer any questions about the Certificate and potential candidates can register at the show with a 25% discount on the registration fee.

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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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