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USITT: Rigging Safety Initiative Accepting Applications for Fall 2020 Cycle

Stage Directions • Industry News • October 5, 2020

The Rigging Safety Initiative (RSI) offers free stage rigging inspections and safety training for secondary schools across America. Schools can apply for the service twice a year, in spring and fall. Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2020 cycle through November 19, 2020.

The RSI is open to all secondary schools nationwide. Once a school’s application is approved, they choose from a list of participating ETCP certified rigging inspectors in their area. USITT pays the inspector directly for the inspection and four to six hours of safety training for faculty and student stage crew. The only cost to schools may be the inspector’s travel and housing — if necessary — and any special equipment such as a lift to access the system.

USITT has a national network of inspectors, so many schools find their cost is ZERO. The school gets a detailed status report on their rigging — what’s working properly and what potential safety problems can be prevented with routine care. Free safety training for up to eight staff & students helps ensure safe operation of a complex system. Thanks to our sponsors & donors, we can promote safe stages for students at little or no cost to schools!

Apply Now

Interested in becoming an inspector for USITT’s RSI?

  • Click here to see if you are eligible to become an inspector.
  • Click here to apply to become an inspector.

For a list of participating rigging inspectors, click here.

To donate to the Rigging Safety Initiative today, click here
To view the Rigging Safety Initiative Guidelines, click here.

Rigging Safety Initiative Sponsors:





Program Guidelines

Further information from USITT:


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