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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- Use rope access techniques
Apply ropework to work in elevated position. Safely ascend and descend ropes, wearing a harness.
- Use personal protection equipment
Make use of protection equipment according to training, instruction and manuals. Inspect the equipment and use it consistently.
- 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.
- Maintain rigging equipment
Check rigging equipment before fitting up, and make small repairs if necessary.
- 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.
- 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.
- Organise resources for artistic production
Coordinate human, material and capital resources within artistic productions, based on the given documentation e.g. scripts.
- Provide power distribution
Provide power distribution for light, stage, sound, video and recording purposes.
- Promote health and safety
Promote the importance of a safe working environment. Coach and support staff to participate actively in the continuous development of a safe working environment.
- 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.
- Work safely with machines
Check and safely operate machines and equipment required for your work according to manuals and instructions.
- Write risk assessment on performing arts production
Assess risks, propose improvements and describe measures to be taken on a production level in performing arts.
- Use technical documentation
Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.
- Work ergonomically
Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.
- 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.
- Store performance equipment
Safely dismantle sound, light and video equipment after a performance event. Make sure the equipment is correctly stored away.
- 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.
- Assemble truss constructions
Use trusses, metal structures that derive strength from their construction involving triangular shapes, to construct stages for performances.
- 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.
Optional knowledge and skillsdesign rigging plots calculate rigging plots document safety actions maintain chain hoists develop professional network ensure safety of mobile electrical systems assemble circus rigging equipment keep personal administration operate forklift define rigging needs for circus acts manage technical resources stock operate telehandler maintain circus rigging equipment perform regular checks on rigging equipment promote yourself
Source: Sisyphus ODB