Profession high rigger

High riggers assemble and hoist temporary suspension structures on heights to support performance equipment. Their work is based on instruction, plans and calculations. Their job can include rope access, working above colleagues, assemble constructions to lift performers and lifting heavy loads, which makes it a high risk occupation. They work indoor as well as outdoor. They cooperate with ground riggers to unload and assemble constructions on ground level.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Skills

  • Provide first aid

    Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation or first aid in order to provide help to a sick or injured person until they receive more complete medical treatment.

  • Organise resources for artistic production

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

  • Hang chain hoists

    Install chain hoists in building constructions.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Work ergonomically

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Maintain rigging equipment

    Check rigging equipment before fitting up, and make small repairs if necessary.

  • Provide power distribution

    Provide power distribution for light, stage, sound, video and recording purposes.

  • 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.

  • Evacuate people from heights

    Safely evacuate people from heights using rope access techniques.

  • Assemble performance equipment

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

  • Store performance equipment

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

  • Use communication equipment

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

  • React to emergency situations in a live performance environment

    Assess and react to an emergency (fire, threat, accident or another calamity), alerting emergency services and taking appropriate measures to safeguard or evacuate workers, participants, visitors or audience according to the established procedures.

  • Use rope access techniques

    Apply ropework to work in elevated position. Safely ascend and descend ropes, wearing a harness.

  • 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

provide first aid use personal protection equipment work safely with machines calculate rigging plots work ergonomically perform regular checks on rigging equipment work safely with mobile electrical systems under supervision assemble truss constructions work with respect for own safety promote yourself develop professional network maintain chain hoists operate telehandler assemble circus rigging equipment operate forklift design rigging plots keep personal administration define rigging needs for circus acts ensure safety of mobile electrical systems maintain circus rigging equipment manage technical resources stock use rope access techniques document safety actions