Work at Height for Riggers and Stage Workers

Who is this course for?

Those who require training in working at height within a theatre, film set, concert or similar environment.

Duration 2 days
Venue Lyon Equipment Work and Rescue Training Centre, Tebay, Cumbria (training may also be available at customers’ own venue)
Course code LT50
Cost Excl VAT £400

To enquire about this course or make a booking please contact us on 015396 26250 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This training course is designed to give you the skills to gain access to, and move around, structures typically found within the entertainment industry or similar.

The course covers a range of work at height methods from simple restraint systems to some of the more advanced ‘on rope’ access techniques.

We will provide you with a broad understanding of the uses and limitations of the equipment and the working techniques involved. During the course you will be taught how to move around the structure at low level before moving to more exposed areas to complete simulated work tasks, always fully supervised by your trainer.

Stage Riggers Work At Height Training Courses


Medically fit and healthy (if unsure, please contact us) The minimum age of candidates is 18 years.

Course content

This is a largely practical course covering:

  • Legislation
  • Personal Fall Protection Equipment pre-use checks and fitting
  • Restraint systems
  • Fall arrest systems
  • Work positioning systems
  • Basic rope access skills for abseiling and rope ascending
  • Knot tying and use
  • Hauling systems
  • Rescue and suspension intolerance consideration


The course assessment is by short written test and continuous practical assessment by Lyon staff.


A certificate of attendance and test and ID card record of training will be issued to successful candidates. It is recomended that further training is carried out within three years.

Note: This course can be run in conjunction with the 2 day rescue course as LT58: Combined work at height and rescue for riggers and stage workers (3 day).