Technical Requirements

 

Katie has Public Liability Insurance as an aerialist, stilt walker and entertainer.

 

Below is some general information about the technical requirements of aerial acts and stilt walking. Please get in touch for more detailed technical information regarding your event.

 

AERIAL ACTS

Aerial acts can either be rigged from a venue's existing infrastructure, or the hire of a freestanding rig may be required. Please find below some basic information about our rigging requirements. More specific technical requirements are available upon request, and risk assessments are tailored to each location and event.

Solo or synchronised acts:

One rigging point per performer which has been load tested to minimum 500kg

SILKS

minimum height 4.5m (between the rigging point and the ground / stage)
minimum clear space surrounding the silks from top to bottom 3m diameter

HOOP or SLINGS or DANCE TRAPEZE

minimum height 3m (between the rigging point and the ground / stage)
minimum clear space surrounding point 4m diameter

Duo acts (two performers on one piece of equipment):

One point load tested to minimum 1 tonne

SPINNING SILKS

minimum height 6m (between rigging point and ground / stage)
minimum clear area of 4.5m diameter from ground / stage level to 5m

 

AERIAL SPHERE

 

minimum height 4m (between rigging point and ground / stage)

minimum clear area of 2.5m diameter from ground level to 3.7m above ground / stage level

DOUBLES HOOP

minimum height 3.5m (between rigging point and ground / stage)
minimum clear space surrounding hoop 3m diameter



- Rigging points should be clear of sharp or hot objects, electricity cables and gas pipes.

- Access to the rigging points should be provided by venue's / client's ladder, cherry picker or overhead walkways.

- We can provide a rigger where required.

- Performances above 10m height require us to wear a safety line / harness.

 

 

STILT WALKING

A clean, dry, warm dressing room with clear access to the performance area (avoiding steps, lifts are fine).

 

A strong table / work surface to sit on whilst putting on stilts.

 

Event staff present to ensure safety of performers.

 

Minimum height ceiling 2.5m.

 

Contact     07984017223     katiehardwick@hotmail.com