In response to post-pandemic staffing demands and a need for improved entry level training for crew, a collective of industry professionals has joined forces to establish Event Crew Training, releasing its first course – Event Crew Essentials.
Event Crew Training, formed by a group of experienced industry professionals, has released its first training course – Event Crew Essentials. Identifying that post-pandemic there would be a need to recruit a large volume of new and inexperienced crew and sharing a view that the existing training was not fit for purpose, the collective saw the period of stagnation created by COVID-19 as an opportunity to create an online portal that not only provides the required training but gives trainees knowledge that will enable them to feel comfortable in their new working environment.
The Event Crew Training portal is designed to be a new benchmark for entry level crew and technicians looking to start a career in the events industry. Its initial offering – online course Event Crew Essentials – covers a range of topics, including understanding stages, live event jargon, departmental load in and load outs, health and safety and manual handling, providing participants with the practical knowledge they require. This new-found awareness ensures essential elements are addressed, thus elevating the standard of health and safety in the workplace and enabling crew companies to meet legal compliance.
Event Crew Essentials takes approximately 90 minutes to complete and costs crewing companies £20 per access token. One token provides training for one member of crew.
The Event Crew Training team believes this vital training will establish an important foundation for the live events industry and hope that others recognise this too. For it to become a universal standard, the course has to be as accessible as possible, and to help sustain that Event Crew Training is looking for financial support from industry peers. With plans for further expansion and additional courses in the coming months, all donations will go directly into developing training and resources.
Event Crew Training is a not-for-profit limited company founded by Base Crew, DNG Production & Event Crew, The Music Consortium, Outsource Staffing Solutions, Rule Out Load Management, and Safe Show.