"Right To The Point"
"Nothing Less Than The Best"

The "Right To The Point" course has been designed to get right to the point of what a rigger needs to be able to perform, Hands On, on the job pertaining to just the knowledge of rigging on the ground as well as on the steel structure above. The course gives you an abundant amount of hours and days of hands on experiance like no other course or facility. Those with the passion to become experianced riggers in the Entertainment and Production industry, this course is specific for you.
This course will lead you through what each road rigger as well as most house riggers are able to perform and more.
At the end of the 7 day course you should be able to remember how to perform adequitely without instructions or your book depending on each students learning ability.
The course is designed to give students a lot of hands on rigging experiance as possible after the basics and as quickly as possible within the alotted 7 day course.
More hands on practice days can be added for a student on a per day pricing. See application form for pricing.
Please note that this course does not deal with hoists, control systems, or trusses.
At the end of the course each student will be issued a Certificate of completion of the subjects listed below,
their name along with the dates attended and hours logged. Certification can also be issued to those students that pass the hands on and written test at the end of the course.
Certification is based different than "The Complete Riggers" course. Certification is based strongly upon their ability to perform perficiently whithout needing their book on
the hands on part of the test. The hands on part of the test will be a closed book test while the written portion of the test is an open book test. Students that pass a module will
be issued a number that will corrispond to a specific module subject. Example: 1 for Rigging Hardware, 2 for Knots, 3 for Math, 4 for Fall Protection, 5 Ground Rigging,
11 for High Open Steel Rigging, 12 for Theater Grid Rigging and 13 for the ability to only be able to rig from a high lift. A perfect Certification would have listed on the photo ID card: 12345101112 or 13. If the card is missing one of the numbers that means that they did not pass that module subject of testing.

The more hands on experiance you get here the more competent and proficient you should become, having rigging procedures become second nature to you.
That should be your ultimate goal for attending the Rigstar Training and Testing Center.
No other company or facility in the world gives you more days and hours of training in one place than the Rigstar Training and Testing Center.
The Rigstar Training and Testing Center is the #1 facility in the world for Hands on Rigging Training, Testing, and Certification! "Come Feel The Knowledge"

The 7 day course is priced at $3,000.00 per student.

Prerequisites for attending this class will be: A basic knowledge of simple math ( add, subtract, multiply, and divide ) with the use of a calculator.
Not being affraid of heights and having good balance if you wish to learn high steel rigging, ( not required if only interested in ground rigging ).
Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs. with ease. Must understand and speak English fluently. Not being sick with any type of flu or fever. No disability that would affect your
performance on the ground and on the steel structure above ground level.

The course is laid out as follows:

Monday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with 1 hour off for lunch
1. Overview of Rigging, what knowldge and hands on skills are needed.
2. Rigging Hardware used.
3. Inspection of rigging Hardware.
4. Video of Load testing, proof loading and breaking slings and rope.
5. Personal Rigging equipment needed for a rigger.
6. Main Ropes and Knots used on the job.
7. Ground Rigging proceedures. Learning how to make up dead hangs, bridles, basket hitches, chokes, ect.

Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with 1 hour off for lunch.
1. Math skills needed to calculate bridle lengths, tension on bridle legs as well as Vericle and Horizontal forces to the steel structures.
2. Calculating Load distribution of points to the steel structure before hanging.
3. Formulating a rigging plot and marking the points on the ground.
4. Use of lasers and tape measures.
5. Fall Protections and Rescue.

Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with 1 hour off for lunch.
1. Placement of rigging road cases on and off the stage.
2. Calculating Bridles and putting them together for low steel to low steel rigging.
3. Dead hang exercise on the open steel structure performing a basket hitch then changing it to a choke and back to a basket hitch.
4. Pulling up each students bridle to the steel structure that they calaculated and assembled.
5. Adjusting bridle leg lengths while up on the steel structure.
6. Calculating more points and assembling them on the ground.
7. Pulling up more points and making any adjustments needed to land the point right on the cross mark of the point.
8. What you can get away with and what you can't get away with when landing a point that is not on the chalk cross mark.

Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with 1 hour off for lunch.
1. Ground rigging.
2. Low to Low steel bridling.
3. Low to High steel bridling.
4. Angle bridling. How to keep a bridle from sliding on the steel structure.
5. Chris Cross Bridling and what to watch out for.

Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with 1 hour off for lunch.
1. Theater Grid steel rigging.
2. More ground rigging and open steel structure rigging all day.

Saturday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with 1 hour off for lunch.
Ground rigging and open steel structure rigging all day.

Sunday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. with 1 hour off for lunch.
1. Ground rigging and open steel structure rigging all day.
2. Hand on Certification Test at the end of the day. Only if you signed up for the 7 day class.

Please Note that the start times and end times may change during the course week due to prior commitments or other obligations that the instructor may have.
So if a class day ends earlier than normal then the start time the following day may start earlier or may go longer to make shure you receive all the time needed
to complete the full course training. There is always extra time allotted during the week days as well as the weekend to make up any behind time that may happen.

If you have added extended days to your course then your certification Hands on Test will be conducted at the end of your last day.

If you have any questions please do not hesiteate in contacting us so we may answer any of your specific questions in more detail. 1(413) 585-9869 or steve@rigstar.com

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