Profession event scaffolder
Event scaffolders set up and dismantle temporary seating, stages and structures to support performance equipment, artists and audience. Their job can include rope access, working above colleagues and lifting heavy loads, which makes it a high risk occupation. Their work is based on instruction, plans and calculations. They work indoors as well as outdoors.
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- Realistic / Conventional
- Scaffolding components
The different components of which scaffolding is constructed, their usage cases and limitations. Weight bearing properties of each component and how they are assembled.
- Work ergonomically
Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.
- Organise resources for artistic production
Coordinate human, material and capital resources within artistic productions, based on the given documentation e.g. scripts.
- Set up stage decks
Set heavy duty decks in place on top of stage scaffolding to serve as a secure space for performance, seating, or crew activities. Cover it with flooring planks if called for.
- Assemble performance equipment
Set up sound, light and video equipment on stage before performance event according to specifications.
- Work with respect for own safety
Apply the safety rules according to training and instruction and based on a solid understanding of the prevention measures and risks to your own personal health and safety.
- Dismantle scaffolding
Safely dismantle a scaffolding structure according to a plan and in the set order.
- Install temporary audience accommodation
Place audience accommodation, fixing it into place with a scaffolding system if required.
- Store performance equipment
Safely dismantle sound, light and video equipment after a performance event. Make sure the equipment is correctly stored away.
- Attach roofing cover
Securely fasten a roofing cover to a temporary construction in order to keep rain and other weather influences out.
- Use personal protection equipment
Make use of protection equipment according to training, instruction and manuals. Inspect the equipment and use it consistently.
- Work safely with machines
Check and safely operate machines and equipment required for your work according to manuals and instructions.
- Follow safety procedures when working at heights
Take necessary precautions and follow a set of measures that assess, prevent and tackle risks when working at a high distance from the ground. Prevent endangering people working under these structures and avoid falls from ladders, mobile scaffolding, fixed working bridges, single person lifts etc. since they may cause fatalities or major injuries.
- Manage personal professional development
Take responsibility for lifelong learning and continuous professional development. Engage in learning to support and update professional competence. Identify priority areas for professional development based on reflection about own practice and through contact with peers and stakeholders.
- Use technical documentation
Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.