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Rigging, Knots, and Genie work

by: Brooke Kaufman

Rigging, Knots, and Genie work Thea 1200

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Brooke Kaufman
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There are notes from last week on rigging and tying knots (best description I could offer). There is also the Genie manual and notes filling in the important facts you need to know for the Genie te...
Stagecraft 1
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genie, bolin, clover hitch, knots, rigging
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This 7 page Class Notes was uploaded by Brooke Kaufman on Thursday March 24, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Thea 1200 at a university taught by Kate/Pat in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 24 views.

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Date Created: 03/24/16
Knots  Overhand knot o Knot you use to tie shoes o Used to finish other knots  Square knot o 2 ends of rope o Tie 2 ropes of same diameter o R over L, twist, L over R, twist (can reverse)  Sheet bend o 2 ends of rope o Ropes of different diameters o Bite of rope (loop), up through, behind and around, over bite on top of loop  Figure 8 knot o Only one end of rope o Nice stop knot o Tie loops o Bite, cross over, come around behind it, drive back into hold  Bolin knot o Only one end of rope o Create non-collapsing loop o Rabbit up through hole, around back of tree, back in the hole  Clove hitch o Around round objects like a pipe o Wrap around, cross second wrap over, bring end up to tuck under the cross line  Notes about nooses o Knot snaps the neck, killing a person (only if that isn’t tied properly will the person have to wait to choke to death) o Can tie it if it doesn’t have to go around a neck o If you have to use it in theater, you fake it o Inspect the rope regularly Rigging  SWL and WLL o Safe working load and working load limit (lowered every time and altered) o System is rated for its lowest WLL o Rope:  GAC (galvanized aircraft cable) wire rope, 7 by 19, black and silver and vinyl, must turn end into something usable o End termination:  Swage end/nicopress: incredibly strong/permanent solution, high work load  Thimble  Wire rope clip (Crosby): live/dead end, saddle/U- bolt/and nuts (dead end against U-bolt when looping back through) o Fiber/natural ropes  Twist braid: bigger diameter higher WL, colors  End termination: wire rope clip, knots, eye splice or long splice (untwist braid and open, re-braid loose end to rest of rope)  Old school hemp: problem is it gives off slivers  Woven: weave to outer casing, can only end terminate with knots  Dynamic: rebounds when stretched/unloaded  Static: stays stretched after rigged  Tech 12: woven synthetic rope, flat black, higher WLLL than GAC, can tie knots, expensive, can be reused o Hardware:  Shackle  Various sizes/weight  Never side load  Worthless without pins  Turnbuckle  For fine adjustment  Trimming scenery  Cheese burro/Scaffolding clamp/burger  For pipe  Rigid, attach at 90 degrees  Swivel, any angle  Half, can attack scenery to a pipe  Pulleys/blocks/shives/wheels  Some type of wheel in device  Pull rope, split shiv, reroute cable, lifting  Counter weight/mechanical advantage o Counter weight: add equal weight to opposite end o Mechanical advantage: add more pulleys and less counter weight (but more distance)  Line sets/fly line o Fly rail: side where ropes and pulleys o Line lock: prevents runaway o Baton/pipe: has lift lines (# depends on length) that go to ceiling through loft block (ceiling pulley) over to head block (pulley over fly line) comes to arbor (which holds weight) on the fly rail o Arbor well: basement for arbor pulley (to account for height of the arbor)  Can use pulleys to counter when arbor well doesn’t exist o Operating line: runs through rope lock  NOT A BRAKE o Mule bock: turns line in same plan (horizon to horizon) o Idler pulley: prevent cables from hanging low Genie lift notes  ANSI is regulatory body for aerial equipment  You are required to know and understand your responsibilities as an operator  Manufacturer (Genie) must provide operational and manual instructions  Dealer (Titan equipment) responsible for offering appropriate training and familiarization to the owner o Keep records for four years  Owner’s responsibility to keep manual and insure a copy is stored on the machine o Insure all maintenance and inspection has been done on the machine o Must provide training as described in the ANSI Responsibilities Manual o Keeping records for four years  User (The Department of Theater) responsibility to keep and maintain the manuals o User’s responsibility that only trained people use Genie  Operator (Person utilizing machine) responsibility to operate genie within limits of Operators Manual o Responsible for receiving training and being familiar with operation of each machine o Responsible for visually inspecting platform and performing the function tests o Any malfunctions repaired before use to continue operation o Responsible for performing the workplace inspection o Responsible for checking that manuals are in storage box  Steps to operate that you need to know: o Safety check o Pre-operation inspection o Function tests  Safety hazards: o Tip over (poor weather, un-level ground) o Fall (don’t lean on rails) o Collision (aware of how and where machine moves) o Electrocution (machine not insulated)  Safety hazards listed in operations manual for each model  Your responsibility to read and understand  Tip over: o Do no exceed the rated weight capacity o Only elevate platform on a firm level surface o Increasing wind exposure will decrease machine stability o Do not place or attach overhanging loads on machine o Self-propelled machine will tip over if elevated on a slope that exceeds manufacturer’s recommendations o Never use machine if any of the safety devices are malfunctioning  Fall hazards: o Any occupant of self propelled boom must wear fall protection o Don’t operate unless guard rails are installed and the entry gate is secured o Do not sit, stand, or climb on platform guard rails o Do not climb down the platform when it is raised  Collision hazards: o Check work area for upward obstructions o Do not lower the platform unless area below is clear o Limit driving speed according to condition of ground surface  Electrocution hazards: o Aerial platforms are not electronically insulated o Keep away from platform if is contacts energized power lines o Info should be available on operation manual and decals identifying distance o Operators should maintain safe distance in accordance to MSAD (minimum safe approach distance)  Decals o Safety alert symbol: alert possible hazards o Red: imminent danger o Orange: possible danger o Yellow with alert symbol: caution possible hazard o Yellow without alert symbol: caution possible hazard o Green: used to operate machine  List for operation o Avoid hazard situations o Perform pre-operation inspection o Perform function test o Inspect work place o Always use machine as intended  Pre-operation inspection: o Responsibility for operator to perform it o Operator performs this prior to any work shift o Damaged or modified platform must be tagged if used o If damaged platform must be tagged and removed from surface o After repairs are complete, operator must perform a pre- operation inspection before starting work again  Function test: o Designed to find any function o Malfunctioning platform must never be used  Workplace inspection o Performed by operator prior to moving platform into workplace o Operator’s responsibility to know and memorize hazards o Only trained and operator personnel should use machine o Pre-operation inspection, function test, and workplace inspection before using aerial platform  Drivable versus AC genie o AC must be plugged into wall and can go higher o Drivable cannot go up and down and forward and back at the same time o AC pumps up to move and everything to move is at the back o AC brake handle by handle releases power and lets it back down to the ground o AC key can go into off, basket (two rectangle lights on top of each other), and ground/floor (little wheel shapes) o AC genie never runs out of power o Function test for AC:  Plugged in  Walk around checking all basic stuff  Check workplace  All four lights on  Come to basket where there is switch, 1 on toggle and 1 pushing emergency break between the two and push button  Turn back to ground control  Check emergency break  Basket mode, up a little bit, push black down button  FOR TEST WE WILL BE USING AC GENIE MOST LIKELY o Battery DC Genie:  Not used very often  Has outriggers which other Genie’s don’t (4 legs)  Don’t work on level, they work on pressure  Push them all the way in (leg up on floor as you screw down)  Snap pin connecting legs to Genie  Genie can reach about 40 feet in air  2 advantages: battery powered and can do higher  1 disadvantage: when battery runs out the Genie is done  Stuck in one spot wherever it is rigged  If legs are not even then the genie tower starts to be off center  Bubble to check level on back  Don’t have to turn key to make emergency brake function; can work in either basket or ground mode  Outriggers have slot in Genie on side when they are put away  Genie can lay down on its back  Push wheels forward, keep pressure on them  Pull pin out that keeps it in place  Help bring it down  Fold middle bar up to snap into bolt structure  Put pin back in  Come to front where there is a handle, pull out until it pops into place  Lift slowly, find fulcrum balance point, push gently until mechanism takes over to push it the rest of the way  Harnesses o Up to you to wear o All machines come with a harness  Distance to drop sheet o Pressure you feel if you drop per distance  Battery safety practice o Never fill fuel tank with engine running o Never smoke o Use correct fuel o Never put fuel in hydraulic tank o Close tank valve when using propane o Take out tank if to be let overnight  Arching o Electricity travelling over distance


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