The Head Rigger is responsible for the installation of all rigging and hoisting involved in a project. It is their responsibility to ensure the weight of hanging equipment is dispersed through out the structure it is being hung from. This requires an excellent knowledge of maths, hoisting equipment, and motors.
A Head Rigger must know how to read and interpret rigging plots and use their team to install safe rigging systems onto temporary structures, lighting grids and arena and stadium roof grids. The High and Ground Riggers take instruction from the Head Rigger.