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Operating + Maintenance Manual

Operating and Maintenance Manual

In the interest of providing our customers with the correct information to use our products you can use this page to download our latest operating manual. This page will periodically be updated accordingly.

TSG Load Data Booklet

TSG Load Data Booklet

Our popular Truss loading booklet has been updated and made available for download.

It should be noted that the datasheets on the respective product pages will be updated in due course where this differs to the Load data booklet.

Version 4.4; 01.04.2021

GS Truss loading information updated to Eurocode and EN17115.
Litebeam title changed to reflect chart information
Version 4.3; 03.02.2020

Super Beam loading information updated to Eurocode and EN17115.
EHD load chart figures correct for CPL, TPL and QPL
Fax number removed
Version 4.2; 09.02.2019

RUP Moving Light Truss added.
Various statement improvements on the contents page
Version 4.1; 27.04.2018

SMD load chart updated.

Version 4; 31.01.2017

Additional text added to contents page
Lifting and Slinging Trusses text updated
Light Duty, Medium Duty and Heavy Duty load charts updated.
SLD, SMD, SHD and EHD load charts updated.
Superbeam load charts updated.
New Pickup diagrams for OV, LB and LX trusses
Inspection Guidelines updated
Version 3; 07.07.2017

Updated corporate design
OV range added
Products re ordered into shape and size
New contents page added
Lifting and Slinging Trusses text updated
Light Duty, Medium Duty and Heavy Duty load charts updated.
New Slinging diagrams for Ladder, Tri and Square trusses
Inspection Guidelines updated
Notes pages added


ICoPER - International Code of Practice

The ICoPER project has been in development for some time, the original idea coming from Holland at the first PLASA Rigging Conference.

The project evolved from this and the need to find common ground between the National Rigging Certificate and the ETCP.

The Code provides a model for those engaged in planning, managing and executing entertainment rigging by taking a long range view of the necessary considerations in writing a rigging code of practice, venue rigging operational policy and the competencies required.

Archived Datasheets

Archived Datasheets

Here you will find support downloads for all of our non current products

Moving Lite Truss LAD

XO Square

Moving Lite Truss RUP

XO Triangular

GS Lite


Lite Tower


Truss Inspection Criteria

Truss Inspection Criteria

This list of criteria can only be used with Total Solutions Group manufactured trusses due to our compliance with prEN 17115 and previously BS 7905-2. These inspection criteria should never be used on trusses NOT complying with these standards.

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I Don’t like inspecting truss

Q; Who says we have to be inspecting our truss every 6 months? A: Not us Total Solutions Group stance is simple: “Aluminium Trusses should be inspected by, and in line with an Examination Scheme based on a Risk Analysis of use drawn up by, a competent person” Truss modules can be work equipment, lifting…

Standards in manufacturing Aluminium Truss Systems

Standards and regulations are integral for the design and manufacture of all our products, at Total Solutions Group. In subsequent posts we shall take a more in-depth look at these and how they relate to our processes. Some of these procedures are dictated to us by law, others are best practice but all are designed to help us produce the…

Truss Inspection, what and why?

One of the most frequent things we get asked about at TSG is Truss inspection. We have been offering a full truss inspection service for many years along with giving various advice and many of our customers have been using us for their truss inspections for a very long time. Requirements Truss inspections are a…

Truss Repairs – Getting your Truss Fixed

At TSG we are happy to carry out truss repairs. Quite often people are surprised as to what we can offer in the way repurposing your existing stock. Below is a list of guidelines of what we can, and cannot do, for reference purposes. It should be noted that with certain truss types, some options…

What is the Frequent Use Factor?

What is it? The frequent use factor is a down rating of the loading capacity that is applied to truss used in the entertainment industry for damage and general wear and tear resulting from its day to day use. All those times you are throwing a truss module on the back of a van to…

I like climbing truss

There is a myth or unwritten rule that climbing truss or walking on truss is okay. “Of course it’s designed to be walked on because look at all those lovely tubes, just perfect to scramble up and it is way easier than those rock faces I used to climb. “ But seriously, as a manufacture this…