Stagehands assist stage technicians setting up and preparing equipment for live performance. Their work includes setting up the scenery, lights, sound, props, rigging, and special effects for a production.
- Work ergonomically
Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.
- Prevent fire in a performance environment
Take steps to prevent fire in a performance environment. Make sure the space complies with fire safety rules, with sprinklers and fire extinguishers installed where necessary. Make sure staff are aware of fire prevention measures.
- 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.
- Handle scenic elements during rehearsal
Handle and assemble equipment and scenery material during rehearsal or on stage.
- Assemble truss constructions
Use trusses, metal structures that derive strength from their construction involving triangular shapes, to construct stages for performances.
- Work safely with machines
Check and safely operate machines and equipment required for your work according to manuals and instructions.
- Assemble scenic elements on stage
Assemble scenic elements, dance and stage floors and stage cloths, based on written documents
- 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.
- 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.
- Modify scenic elements during performance
Change-over of scenic elements during performance, and follow the relevant documentation during performance.
- Use personal protection equipment
Make use of protection equipment according to training, instruction and manuals. Inspect the equipment and use it consistently.
- Dismantle the rehearsal set
Take apart all prepared scenic elements after the rehearsal.
- Assemble the rehearsal set
Put together all prepared scenic elements to prepare the rehearsal set.
Optional knowledge and skillsinspect scaffolding perform first fire intervention scaffolding components set up pyrotechnical equipment store performance equipment set up follow spots set up cameras dismantle scaffolding build scaffolding assemble performance equipment
Source: Sisyphus ODB