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Rigging 60: Mike Vincent Arena Rigging Training

June 9, 2023 @ 8:00 am 3:00 pm

Rigging is one of the most demanding jobs in IATSE Local 122. It requires a tolerance for heights, the ability to lift more than 75 lbs, and the dexterity required to accomplish complex physical tasks under pressure and under time.

Often the only true way a worker can tell if they are able to work in this field is to attempt to work in this field. The rigging committee is providing an opportunity to do just that. The worker will be asked to pull up a bridle point on the high steel and a dead hang on the low steel just like they would have to do during an arena show.

Rigging 60 will go over climbing, accessing, and traversing the arena superstructure; “pulling points,” hands on working with rigging gear at height; And shows workers how to properly wear, adjust and use a harness/lanyard.

Pre-requisites: the worker must have worked under an IATSE collective bargaining agreement, been dispatched from IATSE Local 122 referral hall, or be a current member of IATSE Local 122

In order to take the class, the worker will be required to demonstrate that they can:

  • Tie a bowline in less than 30 seconds correctly the first time.
  • correctly build a dead hang point from chalk markings.
  • correctly build a bridle from chalk markings in less than 4 minutes.

Failure to complete any of the above tasks will result in the worker not being able to take the class. They may take the rigging 40: Basics of Ground Rigging class or the open rigging lab instead.

Due to the nature of this training the spots are limited. if you know you do not qualify do not sign up and if for any reason you cannot attend please refund your ticket as soon as you know you will not be able to attend.

This education event will be subject to all Referral Hall rules including attendance and lateness rules.

Finally bring water and a snack if you believe you will need it during the 6 hour class.


3500 Sports Arena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110 United States
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