Profession ground rigger

Ground riggers assist level riggers assembling temporary suspension structures to support performance equipment. Their work is based on instruction and plans. They work indoor as well as outdoor. They cooperate closely with high riggers.  

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional


  • Assemble truss constructions

    Use trusses, metal structures that derive strength from their construction involving triangular shapes, to construct stages for performances.

  • Use technical documentation

    Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.

  • Organise resources for artistic production

    Coordinate human, material and capital resources within artistic productions, based on the given documentation e.g. scripts.

  • 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.

  • Work ergonomically

    Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.

  • Use communication equipment

    Set up, test and operate different types of communication equipment such as transmission equipment, digital network equipment, or telecommunications equipment.

  • Work safely with machines

    Check and safely operate machines and equipment required for your work according to manuals and instructions.

  • Use personal protection equipment

    Make use of protection equipment according to training, instruction and manuals. Inspect the equipment and use it consistently.

  • Store performance equipment

    Safely dismantle sound, light and video equipment after a performance event. Make sure the equipment is correctly stored away.

  • Assemble performance equipment

    Set up sound, light and video equipment on stage before performance event according to specifications.

  • Work safely with mobile electrical systems under supervision

    Take the necessary precautions while providing temporary power distribution for performance and art facility purposes under supervision.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

keep personal administration use rope access techniques perform regular checks on rigging equipment manage technical resources stock design rigging plots perform first fire intervention calculate rigging plots promote yourself operate forklift maintain chain hoists provide power distribution develop professional network evacuate people from heights operate telehandler maintain rigging equipment follow safety procedures when working at heights ensure safety of mobile electrical systems hang chain hoists

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