Combined Work at Height and Rescue for Riggers and Stage Workers

Who is this course for?

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

Duration 3 Days
Venue Lyon Equipment Work and Rescue Training Centre, Tebay, Cumbria (training may also be available at customers’ own venue)
Course Code LT58
Cost Excl VAT £600

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 or theatre sectors or similar. The course will also give you the skills necessary to undertake rescues from height of an incapacitated or injured colleague.

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

The rescue elements of the course are centred around the use of the Lyon Pick Off Rescue Kit in a variety of locations and scenarios.
For example:

  • Rescue from energy absorbing lanyards
  • Rescue from work-positioning lanyards when either in a standing position against a structure or in suspension
  • Rescue from a mobile fall arrest device when using a vertical flexible anchorage line

We will provide you with a broad understanding of the uses and limitations of the equipment and the working techniques involved. Once the basics are covered, your training will progress onto realistic scenario-based ‘incidents’ within our purpose built training area.

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 (PFPE) pre-use checks and fitting
  • Care, maintenance, inspection, lifespan and disposal of PFPE and the rescue kit
  • Restraint, fall arrest and work positioning systems
  • Basic rope access skills for abseiling and rope ascending
  • Knot tying and use
  • Basic hauling systems
  • Rescue and suspension intolerance considerations
  • Sequence of events for rescue
  • The rescue kit and its component parts
  • Using the rescue kit
  • The hauling system
  • The lowering system


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


A certificate of attendance and test and an ID card record of training will be issued to successful candidates.
Certificate valid for three years from date of assessment.