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September 2004
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Seek Entertainment Riggers For Job Analysis Survey


The Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) is seeking riggers to participate in a job analysis survey. The results of this survey will help define the knowledge and skills necessary for the safe practice of entertainment rigging.

The job analysis will be used as the foundation to build a viable and rigorous certification examination. Volunteers will be asked to answer questions to help determine the content of the certification examination. The questions will focus on analyzing rigging tasks based on importance, time spent and consequence of error.

Experienced riggers interested in participating should e-mail Katie Geraghty, ETCP Certification Director at with your name, e-mail address (or regular mailing address), and whether expertise is in arena style or theatrical rigging or both. The survey will be administered by e-mail in the fall of 2004.

ETCP will set standards for safer working practices and to reduce workplace risk in all entertainment venues. Industry experts will develop rigorous assessments, conduct examinations, and award credentials to qualified entertainment technicians. ETCP will focus on disciplines that directly affect the health and safety of performers, crews, and audiences beginning with rigging skills and electrical skills. For more information visit

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