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This page provides information about BECTU for live events riggers who are part of the PLASA Trainee Rigger Scheme.

You cannot register online for the PLASA Trainee Rigger Scheme unless you have attended one of the specified industry-related one-day health and safety courses. The specified courses have been chosen because they address health and safety issues which are different from those in the construction industry, and are widely recognised as meeting the entertainment industry standard.

This scheme is managed by PLASA and any queries about becoming a trainee rigger should be addressed to PLASA. Full info on the scheme is here

Creative Industries Safety Passport (CRISP)

BECTU offers the Creative Industries Safety Passport, valid for three years and accredited by IOSH. We run this one day course in a number of venues throughout the Nations and Regions. The cost is £90 for BECTU members and £102 for non BECTU members and is inclusive of all teaching, the workbook, the Passport and all associated admin and VAT. The link to book is here. If you have queries about CRISP please contact our training organising official, Martin Roberts.

Membership of BECTU is available at HALF PRICE if you apply within 6 months of graduating or registering for industry training initiatives such as the PLASA Trainee Rigger Scheme. It is only £60 or £5.00 a month by direct debit for your first year. This membership offers you all the benefits and services of full BECTU membership and access to our low cost, high cover (up to £10 million) public liability insurance for only £30 extra per year (fee applies 1 May 2016 - 30 April 2017). Full info about new entrant membership here.  (Please download and return the application form).

Remember if you are looking to become a PLASA Trainee Rigger you are only eligible for this BECTU membership offer once you are accepted onto the PLASA Trainee Rigger Scheme. If you are not a BECTU member, but you want to sign up for the Creative Industries Safety Passport in order to become eligible for the PLASA Trainee Rigger Scheme you will need to pay the associate rate of £102.

If you are a PLASA trainee rigger and would like to know more about joining BECTU please call Martin Roberts on 07760755912 or email for further information.