The National Rigging Advisory Group (NRAG) has endorsed the ‘Stop the Drop’ campaign.

The cross-association campaign raises awareness of the risks involved when working at high, and promotes safe practice.

Launched in 2016 by the Association of Event Venues (AEV), the Association of Event Organisers (AEO) and the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA), the Stop the Drop campaign is aimed at all stakeholders across the events industry, including riggers that work on events.

“Our members, representing almost every sector of the British events industry, are keenly aware of the risks when working at height and wholeheartedly support the aims of the Stop the Drop campaign,” said Mark Surtees, managing director of Outback Rigging and chair of NRAG.

“We recognise that a greater understanding of the issues surrounding working at height, among all stakeholders within the fast-paced events industry, will help to strengthen and deepen the safety culture already in evidence and improve safety through direct behaviour change and raised awareness.”

The NRAG is a pan-industry body concerned with promoting rigging safety in events.