Launched in 2007, the National Rigging Certificate (NRC) is a qualification designed by the rigging industry to recognise the skills of rigging staff. This unique accreditation has been developed and standardised by expert assessors from within the industry, and allows riggers to demonstrate their practical skills, experience and knowledge within their chosen rigging discipline.
Individuals achieving the NRC are presented with a certificate and an official PLASA ID Skills Card, which is recognised across the industry as proof of their abilities and suitability for rigging employment at a specific level. Covering areas such as health and safety, communication, risk and supervision, working at height and core rigging techniques, the NRC also works in harmony with recognised government frameworks.
The NRC was developed and is administered by the National Rigging Advisory Group, an impartial group of individuals within the industry who saw the need for a way to measure the skills of riggers against a consistent scale of minimum requirements and skills. The creation of the NRC provides transparency within the industry, as well as fostering peace of mind and a commitment to best practice both among employers and riggers themselves.
Knight Rigging has supported the concept of the NRC since its inception, adding endorsement to the scheme and so enhancing the level of education and skills improvement within the entertainment industry and beyond.