Stage & Events
  • 1500 Guard Load Arrestor with multiple hoists
    Multiple hoists

Stage entertainment is all about delivering superb performances, but it is what’s behind the scenes that makes all the difference, especially when it comes to safety and the technology covered by EN 17206.

Throughout the industry, riggers and installers are using our UK-made Guard load arrestors as load securing devices for safeguarding lighting and sound equipment that is suspended above people. Guard Load Arrest in Stage / Theatre is being increasingly utilised under EN 17206:2020 as a secondary safeguard for entertainment technology.

If your primary load bearing equipment fails, the Guard load arrestor will automatically stop the load from falling, thereby preventing damage to the equipment and, more importantly, protecting the audience/performers below.

The Guard's cable automatically extends and retracts, following the movement of the load. This is ideal for loads that need to move, and often means the cable often does not need to be disconnected when changing lights or speakers.

Click on the applications below to learn more about Guard Load Arrest in Stage / Theatre and how load arrest can help meet the EN 17206 standard, or click to learn more about why you need a load arrestor.

If you're not sure what you need, our technical staff will work with you to find the right solution.

Guard Load Arrest


  • Fall protection for equipment

  • Rope lengths up to 25 m (82 ft)

  • Integrated shock absorption minimises damage

  • Fall indicator lens for easy monitoring

  • High grade galvanised or stainless steel rope & shackle options

  • Rope automatically extends / retracts


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  • Fall arresters

  • Recovery / rescue devices

  • Retractable lanyard

  • Working at height and rescue harnesses

  • Fall arrest and rescue device