Professional Associations

Professional Associations

Professional Associations

Blackout are proud to be members of various professional organisations including PLASA, PSA and members of our team sit on the NRAG.

What is NRAG?

The National Rigging Advisory Group is a collective of UK rigging experts along with representatives from other professional associations and trade unions as well as health and safety specialists including the HSE. Meeting on a quarterly basis the group address rigging matters across multiple sectors NRAG. NRAG promotes best practice within the industry and offers itself as an information source on rigging to the entertainment industry.

The NRAG rigging experts originally combined forces to develop the National Rigging Certificate (NRC). First launched in 2007, the qualification was created in order to give riggers the well-deserved recognition for the skills, knowledge and expertise required to deliver event installations to a professional standard. The NRAG continues to act as the advisory body for the NRC.

NRAG Mission

As members of NRAG, our work aims to:

  • Represent the interests of the UK rigging community on national committees and industry groups
  • Promote best practice and adherence to technical and safety standards
  • Educate and be the source of rigging information to the live events industry
  • Endeavour to deliver the highest standards of education and training opportunities available to the rigging community
  • Acknowledge the diverse nature of the rigging industry, its workforce and all sectors it operates across; representing the needs of all individuals
  • Act as the advisory body for PLASA’s National Rigging Certificate

NRAG has created various sub-committees to ensure that each of the mission aims are met and progressed throughout the rigging industry, with NRAG membership widened to include a broader representation of live events professionals, including health and safety experts.

For more information about the NRAG, please contact info@nrag.co.uk

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