RIGGING INSPECTIONS 

Inspections should be conducted yearly

It is not always easy to tell when components of your rigging system are not working properly. An inspection should be done before you find your equipment is no longer working, or even worse after an accident has occurred.

A LEVEL ONE inspection is required ANNUALLY on manual rigging such as counterweight, hand winches, and fire curtains.

 

A LEVEL ONE inspection can be conducted from the stage deck or any area that allows a  clean line of sight to the equipment such as loading galleries, grids, or fly lofts.

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A LEVEL TWO inspection is required EVERY 5 YEARS or if the date of the last inspection is not known.  You will also want to schedule this inspection if any of the equipment had been altered, damaged, repaired, or newly installed.

 

A LEVEL TWO inspection requires direct access to all rigging components and may require scaffolding or personnel lifts.  

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A MOTORIZED EQUIPMENT inspection is required ANNUALLY or if the date of the last inspection is not known.  You will also want to schedule this inspection if any of the equipment had been altered, damaged, repaired, or newly installed.  Motorized equipment includes POWERASSIST®, hoists, fire curtain line shafts, or any equipment using a motor for rigging purposes.

 

A MOTORIZED inspection requires direct access to all rigging components and may require scaffolding or personnel lifts.  

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How Often Should Our Venue Be Inspected?

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INSPECTION BENNEFITS

  • Reduce Liability

  • Minimize repair costs

  • recognize and correct poor operating practices (i.e Improperly spaced spreader plates, unbalanced sets, failure to use locking collars)

  • Keep informed on new technologies and standards.

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All inspections provided by BECK STUDIOS are conducted by 
ETCP CERTIFIED rigging technicians.

FUNDING

RIGGING SAFETY INITIATIVE

The RSI offers FREE stage rigging inspections and safety training for secondary schools across America. Schools can apply for the service twice a year, in spring and fall.
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from USITT

To find out more or schedule your inspection: