National Event Lifting Training (NELT) is a training programme for professionals who select and use lifting equipment commonly found in the event and entertainment industries. It ensures that trainees understand their role and responsibilities when working onsite and recognise the importance of working alongside NRC qualified riggers.
NELT has been developed by members of the live production and rigging industries with the aim to improve safe working practices of lifting operations.
Who is it for?
NELT is designed for those who select and use lifting equipment from ground level for lighting, audio, AV and scenic departments, including professionals who work in production, venue management and set design.
What does it involve?
Taking place across three days at a PLASA NELT Centre, an approved NELT trainer will observe the trainee across a series of practical activities carried out at ground level and will offer guidance on how to establish a cohesive and safe working partnership with NRC riggers.
The syllabus, developed with the Live Event Production Group, includes a course workbook which will be provided prior to the course start date so the trainee can familiarise themselves with the content in advance.
What is the result of the training?
Once trainees have completed the three day course they will receive a certificate of attendance and will be listed on the PLASA website. The listing will be seen by potential employers, venues and clients who are looking for those who have undertaken NELT.
Do I need any experience?
Some experience working in the live events or broadcast industry is recommended but not essential.
Trainees must meet certain requirement for NELT, please refer to the NELT requirements section on this page.
How much will it cost?
It costs £199 to enrol and an additional £600 to complete the training*. The total fees cover the full training and course materials as well as the certificate of attendance and an ongoing listing on the PLASA website.
PLASA Members can access preferential rates.
* Subject to terms and conditions and VAT
Will I have to renew my certificate?
The NELT certificate is valid for five years. This is to maintain the integrity and relevance of the training scheme. The renewal will require evidence of your continued work experience, and may include updates in the case of changes in legislation, equipment or industry good practice.
When can I do this?
Courses will be ready in autumn 2019. You can register your interest below:
To register your interest in the NELT, please complete and submit the contact form below.
Trainees are required to:
- be 18 or over
- have experience, training or skills in manual handling
- have one of the following passport cards prior to enrolling:
- Live Events Passport (SPA)
- Creative Industries Safety Passport (BECTU)
- Working Safely (IOSH) if contextualised to the industry
- Relevant Production Safety Passport (PSP)