It is often necessary to work on equipment which is inaccessible while standing on solid ground. We use ladders, hydraulic lifts, and scaffolding to elevate our student workers above ground level.
LIFTS, LADDERS, AND SCAFFOLDING POLICY
Working at height above the ground is a potential fall hazard. In order to ensure your safety, all student employees MUST abide by the following policy:
- At no time may students utilize lifts, ladders, or scaffolding without direct faculty or staff supervision. Specifically: your direct faculty or staff supervisor must be present in Dillingham and aware of what you are doing. If you are on the lighting or sound crew, the Lighting and Sound Supervisor must be aware of your activity and present in the building. If you are on the carpentry crew, the Technical Director and/or Scene Shop Supervisor must be aware and present. If you are on the scenic art crew, the Scenic Art Mentor must be aware and present. Unapproved and/or unscheduled work calls are strictly forbidden - your supervisor must be notified and present.
- At no time may students utilize lifts, ladders, or scaffolding alone. Whenever working at height, you must have a partner. In the event of an emergency, your ground crew can assist you or seek assistance.
- All students who utilize lifts, ladders, or scaffolding are required to be trained in their safe and correct operation. You will be trained in lift and ladder safety and required to complete and sign a checklist before being allowed to use lifts and ladders. If the scaffolding is to be used, you will complete and sign a similar checklist regarding the safe and correct operation of our scaffolding.