Silver Certificated Award for Stage Technicians - Certificate
Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT)
55 Farringdon Road, London, EC1M 3JB
Tel: 020 7242 9200
Fax: 020 7242 9303
Chairman: Mark White
: Sebastian Barnes
· Work at height with PPE
This is intended as an introduction to working at height in the entertainment industry. The module includes methods and best practice in using personal protective equipment for working at heights. Its aim it to impart knowledge using PPE when working at height and an understanding of the Work at Height Regulations.
· Two day - In-Service Inspections for Lifting Gear & Safe Use of Slings
This is a two-part course. Part 1, which covers theory, brings theatre technicians up-to-date with regulations such as Machinery Directive / Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations; Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) and Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) and is designed to equip the theatre technicians with a good understanding of their responsibilities and knowledge about how to perform their tasks efficiently and safely. Part two builds on part one (above) and introduces the practical element of inspecting and use of lifting gear. Candidates must have completed part one.
· Practical Rigging Part 1
This module has a strong practical bias and teaches how to rig chain hoists and trusses using manmade and steel wire rope slings. The procedure and safe operation of electric chain hoists are fully explained.
· Practical Rigging Part 2
Rigging Part 2 is a day of problem solving, reviewing techniques and further training in the use of lifting and rigging equipment. This session seeks to test the understanding and skill of the technician in using a range of rigging equipment to hang hoists efficiently using a safe system of work. Technicians will work in pairs to carry out rigging tasks and will need to bring suitable clothing and footwear.
· Stage Structure
An introduction to basic engineering concepts applicable to stages and scenery. The aim is to impart an awareness of mechanical and structural principles; and to give the technician an appreciation of engineering issues relating to stage structures. Topics include: beams, columns & ties; forces and types of loading; modes of failure; joints and supports; mechanical advantage; design standards. With an emphasis on realistic examples and practical experience this subject will be covered through presentation and discussion.
Silver Award Stage Test
Accredited by RCS to SCQF Level 8