Coordinate the logistics of special effects operations

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Elements and Performance Criteria



Prepare for transportation of special effects items

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

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

3. Ensure that power supply and facilities at locations are adequate to meet production requirements for assembling and executing special effects

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

5. Complete required stock orders and ensure availability in time for the assembly and execution of special effects

6. Develop an operational plan to transport, assemble and disassemble special effects items at production locations

7. Identify problems that might occur with the transportation and assembly of special effects items and make contingency plans as required

Coordinate the transportation of special effects items to locations

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

9. Ensure that safe lifting and handling methods are used to pack and unpack special effects items, taking care to avoid damage to items

10. Ensure that transportation method allows access to locations and is suited to the nature and quantity of special effects items being transported

11. Provide clear, accurate and complete instructions to transport providers

12. Complete documentation in accordance with enterprise procedures

Receive special effects items at locations

13. Check and document condition of all special effects items and construction equipment transported to production locations

14. Complete any reports on shortages or damaged items in line with enterprise procedures

15. Coordinate deliveries of goods from specialist manufacturers and hirers

16. Check and document the quality and condition of hired or specially manufactured items on receipt, to ensure that production requirements can be met

Assemble and disassemble special effects items on location

17. Identify and implement solutions to any operational problems in consultation with relevant personnel

18. Oversee assembly of special effects items, ensuring that quality standards are adhered to, the most appropriate techniques are used and that work is undertaken within budget constraints

19. Ensure that OHS and public safety legislative requirements are met and production schedules are adhered to

20. During assembly, ensure safety of all personnel and any general public present

21. Secure special effects items and accessories throughout the assembly phase to minimise theft or damage

22. Coordinate safe disassembling, packing and return transportation of special effects items and equipment

23. Report and document any equipment that is damaged and requires maintenance in line with enterprise procedures

24. Leave locations in the original or improved condition, ensuring no adverse impact on the sites

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

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUFSFX402A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUE40303 - Certificate IV in Live Production, Theatre and Events (Technical Operations)
  • CUF40607 - Certificate IV in Scenery and Set Construction
  • CUF50607 - Diploma of Scenery and Set Construction