Safety Inspections   

InspectionSapsis Rigging, Inc. is the recognized leader in North America for rigging safety inspections. We have conducted over 1,750 inspections in theaters, arenas, hotels, churches, theme parks and other performance venues around the globe.

Why do you need a Rigging Inspection?
A rigging system places heavy objects over peoples' heads, and you want to be sure that what goes up, doesn't come down unexpectedly. We will carefully review the condition, age and type of equipment in use and identify any issues or items that are not in accordance with modern practices. In addition OSHA requires that all hoisting equipment be inspected annually. OSHA 1926.1501 (a)(6)*(see below)

Where to start:
Call us or send an email and tell us how many and what types of venues you would like inspected. We'll send you a written estimate. Discounts are available for multiple facilities.

How the inspection works:
We'll send one of our inspectors* to conduct the inspection. Within three (3) weeks after the inspection we will send you a written report detailing any issues or problems we find.

ETCP*Our inspectors have at least 15 years of experience and are all ETCP Certified.


How often should my equipment be inspected?  It should be inspected at least once a year.  OSHA OSHA 1926.1501 (a)(6) specifically requires that all hoisting equipment be inspected at least once a year.

I don’t think I have any rigging, will you inspect my stage anyway?  Yes.  Please call us with a description of your space.

What do we need to do to prepare for an inspection? Clear the space as much as is practical, but please do not clean up. Dirt, metal shavings, etc. help tell the story of how well your equipment is functioning.

What guidelines do you use when performing a safety inspection? We conduct inspections using the following criteria:

• Manufacturer specifications.
• National Building, Fire and Safety codes including OSHA, NFPA, IBC, UBC and BOCA.
• Federal and State Regulations.
• Recognized standards from independent testing organizations.
• ANSI Industry Standards developed by ESTA, PLASA, USITT and similar organizations.
• Common Sense.

A thorough, annual inspection of the hoisting machinery shall be made by a competent person, or by a government or private agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor. The employer shall maintain a record of the dates and results of inspections for each hoisting machine and piece of equipment.

For more information or to request an inspection estimate for your facility,
email us at  or call 800-727-7471
Sapsis Rigging Inc • 870 Bunting Lane, Building A • Primos, PA  190188 • 800-727-7471