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Defying Gravity…Safely: Approaches And Best Practices In Flying Loudspeakers
For any piece of production gear not sitting directly on the ground, steps must be in place to insure that it does not fall and injure someone (or worse)
By Craig Leerman • September 23, 2019

Some in audio think that the term “rigging” only applies when loudspeakers are flown, but it also pertains to lesser endeavors such as placing a single loudspeaker on a tripod stand. The bottom line is that for any piece of production gear not sitting directly on the ground, steps must be in place to insure that it does not fall and injure someone (or worse).

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the U.S. agency that sets and enforces work safety standards, states a company must have “competent” and “qualified” persons in charge of rigging. A competent person is described as one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings, which are dangerous to employees and has authority to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them...

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