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Rigging

corresponds to an aggregate equipment to be used to arrange for a static suspension, lifting and lowering the truss-construction, lighting devices and decorations, stage-wear, and sound systems, projection equipment, viewing screens, as well as actors and stunt men during the trick scenes.

The rigger has mountaineering skills, is familiar with the "Theory of Strength of Materials", with a knowledge of geometry, and space perception …

The rigger carries an enormous responsibility and is chargeable both for the life of the people working below, and the safety of the forthcoming activity and/ show…The rigger works under extreme working conditions as a rule …

Rigging (which is equipment and people suspension system, in our current understanding) roots far back in the past, in those good old times when reckless sailors climbed to the heights of masts while handling the ship tackling with the help of ropes, carbines, and their lofty hands and own valiance. (by the way, the literal meaning of "rigging" is "tackle", thus, rigging  originates from and owes it to seamanship).

Nowadays, working conditions are not less difficult in the least: in case the equipment is to be suspended under the roof of the building, the rigger has to work in the dusty and dark environment; when working outside the building, he has to endure the wind, icy coating covering the structures, and various other fits of the weather, not to mention high altitudes where the equipment is to be suspended.