Loud Technologies Asia (LTA) recently conducted a seminar to deliver rigging safety awareness at its Singaporean showroom. This seminar, held in response to demand from the local entertainment industry, was organised in conjunction with Prolyte Asia Pacific (PAP) and was led by technical manager Jasper van der Sluis, also director and co-owner of Protos.
‘Although we are the Prolyft Service Point for Singapore and dedicated dealer for Prolyte, Doughty and Protos load measuring systems, we believe that it is important to show as many aspects of safe rigging in general, regardless of the brand or country of origin,’ said Colin Quek, LTA owner and managing director. ‘The seminar aimed to make our industry aware of important day-to-day rigging scenarios that can result in unexpected outcomes. One scenario shown, involved using load cells and the different reactions they have on a truss suspended from three chain hoists and by moving the load over the truss, as well as what can happen when hoists are not running at the same speed, when old and new hoists are combined or have different loads to carry and other factors that create drastic loading variations, which can result in overloading the hoist and truss.’