Coordinate the logistics of special effects operations

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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare to transport special effects items

1.1 Confirm facilities available at production locations in consultation with relevant personnel and with reference to production documentation

1.2 Inspect locations as required to identify most appropriate delivery, storage and assembly arrangements

1.3 Ensure power supply and facilities at locations are adequate to meet production requirements

1.4 Conduct pre-departure checks on all equipment to be used at locations

1.5 Complete stock orders in line with budgets, checking availability in time for the assembly and execution of special effects

1.6 Determine whether transport and assembly methods require licensed personnel to operate equipment, and confirm their availability if required

1.7 Develop an operational plan to transport, assemble and disassemble special effects items to meet production requirements and timelines

1.8 Identify problems that might occur with the transportation and assembly of special effects items and make contingency plans

2. Coordinate transportation of special effects items

2.1 Organise construction or acquisition of road cases, boxes or crates to enable safe transportation of special effects items to production locations

2.2 Check safe lifting and handling methods are used to pack and unpack special effects items and that care is taken to avoid damage

2.3 Check transportation method allows access to locations and is suited to the nature and quantity of special effects items being transported

2.4 Provide clear and accurate instructions to transport providers

2.5 Complete documentation in accordance with enterprise procedures

3. Receive special effects items at locations

3.1 Check and document condition of special effects items and construction equipment on arrival

3.2 Complete reports on shortages or damaged items in line with enterprise procedures

3.3 Coordinate deliveries of goods from specialist manufacturers and hirers

3.4 Check and document quality and condition of hired or specially manufactured items on receipt

4. Assemble and disassemble special effects items on location

4.1 Oversee assembly of special effects items in line with production schedules, timelines and budgets

4.2 Identify and implement solutions to operational problems in consultation with relevant personnel

4.3 Check work operations meet enterprise quality standards and comply with health and safety procedures and industry safety codes

4.4 Check all personnel and members of general public present during assembly of special effects are safe

4.5 Secure special effects items and accessories to minimise theft or damage during assembly process

4.6 Coordinate safe disassembly, packing and transportation of special effects items and equipment

4.7 Report and document equipment that requires maintenance in line with enterprise procedures

4.8 Leave locations in the original or improved condition

4.9 Evaluate own role in special effects operations and note areas for improvement