How bad can rigging mistakes get? That’s the question J. R. Clancy answers on a weekly basis with its Scary Rigging Photo of the Week, posted on the company’s Facebook page.
The photos of real rigging, sent to Clancy staff members by rigging inspectors and theatre managers, have generated more than one thousand friends to date for the page.
Here’s how it works: Each week, Clancy posts a new photo of a rigging accident-waiting-to-happen at www.facebook.com/JRClancy. These photos stand as vivid examples of amateur errors, often involving hardware that was never meant to bear weight.
The photos are so scary that they’re almost unbelievable, but these frightening scenarios come from real-life high schools, community theatres, worship facilities, and professional performing arts centers.
To see the photos, read comments from rigging professionals about each photo, and add your own comments, visit the J. R. Clancy page on Facebook and click “Like” at the top of the page.
To find a qualified rigging inspector and/or installer in your area, call J. R. Clancy at (800) 836-1885, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. About the photo attached: This frayed wire rope is barely attached to the winch. There should be a minimum of three dead wraps around the drum.