THEATRE GUIDELINES

Students may work in stage and shop areas performing construction activities during school hours and after school until rehearsal has ended, as long as the technical director or another qualified supervisor is present.

All students must review the theatre safety guidelines and must agree to comply with these regulations prior to any work in the Scene Shop or Stage areas.

Any injury requiring first aid or other medical treatment must be reported to the technical director the same day.

For any first aid administered in the theatre, first aid kits are provided.

All company members are reminded that at no time should individuals come in contact with another's person's blood or other bodily fluids. Custodians must be contacted to sanitize any spilled blood.

Participants are urged to THINK SAFETY at all times.

Failure to follow the safety rules could result in serious injury or death.

Do not take chances.  If in doubt, ASK.  

If a procedure or situation in the shop or theatre seems dangerous, ASK.

Report all unsafe conditions to a supervisor.

Food and drink are prohibited in the theatre, shop, and control rooms.


CLEAR-COMS


HOW TO AVOID DAMAGING

YOUR PRECIOUS SELF

KNOW WHICH THINGS IN THE THEATER

ARE DANGEROUS OR HAZARDOUS

POWER TOOLS

Power saws, drills, sanders, air compressors, and other electrical tools can seriously mess you up, even when used correctly.

HAND TOOLS (i.e. non-power tools)

Yep, they are dangerous too.

LADDERS & LIFTS

The bigger they are, the farther you’ll fall.

BIG, HEAVY THINGS

If it is bigger than you, then it can squish you.

OBSTACLES & OBSTRUCTIONS

Don’t create one. Don’t be one.

HEAT & FLAME

Many objects in the theater can and will burn your skin, or burn down the theater.

ELECTRICITY

If you don’t understand the reasons for the following measures, go ask a science teacher.

CONSUMING THINGS THAT ARE NOT FOOD

Eating, drinking, and breathing all become ten times more complicated in the theater.

PAINT & GLUE

CHEMICALS

STYROFOAM

DARKNESS

There is a reason it is scary.

NOISE

Because you don’t want to be deaf by age 20, if you can help it.

CARELESSNESS

LITERALLY EVERYTHING ELSE THAT EXISTS

Any object in the theater can be a hazard in ignorant hands.

YOUR ATTITUDE

If you don’t like teamwork, you can sit at home.

If you enjoy risks, then join the rock-climbing club.

If you’re invulnerable to injury, go play football. 

This is student theatre, so no one here is getting paid, and everyone is giving up their free time to be here.

We all show up to have fun and create entertainment, but when someone gets injured, it ruins that.

Your colleagues should not have to suffer because you are too lazy to take proper precautions or because you feel like goofing off.

Don’t be that guy. Seriously.