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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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • 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.

Skills

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

work safely with mobile electrical systems under supervision position outriggers keep personal administration develop professional network position guardrails and toeboards install metal roofing promote yourself inspect scaffolding construct working platform use rope access techniques operate forklift rig loads operate telehandler manage technical resources stock build scaffolding plan scaffolding