Integration and Installation
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Rigging, Truss and Pipe
How To Keep It A Safe Environment
Does your rigging system include dog chain, S-hooks, climbing carabiners or Crosby clips? If so, you may need an inspection by a professional rigger.
Look up into the air! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s, it’s.... Well it really isn’t that interesting. It’s not Superman, you know, it’s just a piece of lighting truss. Of course like the mild-mannered Clark Kent, plain and boring on the outside, trusses and the accompanying rigging are as strong as steel and do super feats to keep the lighting gear it holds from dropping out of the sky, and that’s pretty important if you think about it.
So why is having the right truss, pipe, and rigging equipment installed correctly an important part?
Pipe, truss, and all of the equipment used to hang stuff from the building’s structure is collectively called rigging and is one of the unsung heroes of the lighting industry. It’s part of the primary infrastructure of a lighting system and one of the unseen expenses of the system, as well as one of the most dangerous parts. Anytime that you hang something above head height there is always a risk of injury or death if the piece of equipment was to fall. Incorrect rigging could fail at any time and cause damage or even death to others.
At the Indiana State Fair in August 2011, seven people were killed and 58 injured from a collapse of trusses and stage equipment. Although the failure was caused by wind, the collapse of the truss roof demonstrates the amount of destruction that can happen when a truss fails. As such, it has to be said that rigging is not a do-it-yourself kind of job.