high rigger


High riggers assemble and hoist temporary suspension structures on heights to support performance equipment. Their work is based on instruction, plans and calculations. Their job can include rope access, working above colleagues, assemble constructions to lift performers and lifting heavy loads, which makes it a high risk occupation. They work indoor as well as outdoor. They cooperate with ground riggers to unload and assemble constructions on ground level.

Scope notes

Includes circus rigging. Includes similar activities in event and rental companies. Excludes  riggers who are not qualified to work at heights. Excludes industrial rigging

Alternative label

  • height rigger

  • climbing rigger

  • aerial rigger

  • rigging crew memeber

  • up rigger

  • rope access rigger

  • bucket high rigger

  • level rigger

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/services/free-movement-professionals/qualifications-recognition_en


Essential skills and competences

Optional skills and competences



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