Work safely with stage weapons


Take necessary precautions while preparing, transporting, storing, training and operating stage weapons (stabbing weapons, shooting weapons, etc).

Alternative labels

handle stage weapons taking necessary precautions
use stage weapons carefully
work with stage weapons safely
work safe with stage weapons

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with skills

Essential skill

Work safely with stage weapons is essential to master the following skills:

Work with respect for own safety

Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Work safely with stage weapons is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Optional skill

Work safely with stage weapons is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Stage manager: Stage managers coordinate and supervise the preparation and execution of the show to ensure the scenic image and the actions on stage comply with the artistic vision of the director and the artistic team.
Identify needs, monitor the technical and artistic processes during rehearsals and performances of live shows and events, according to the artistic project, the characteristics of the stage and technical, economic, human and security terms.

Prop maker: Prop makers construct, build, prepare, adapt and maintain props used on stage and for filming movies or television programs. Props may be simple imitations of real life objects, or may include electronic, pyrotechnical, or other effects. Their work is based on artistic vision, sketches and plans. They work in close cooperation with the designers involved in the production.
Stage technician: Stage technicians control different aspects of a performance based on the artistic or creative concept, in interaction with the performers. They prepare and perform the setup, program the equipment and operate various  systems. Stage technicians take care of lighting, sound, video, sets and/or fly systems. Their work is based on plans, instructions and calculations. They can work in small venues, theatres and other small artistic productions.
Prop master/prop mistress: Prop masters/mistresses setup, prepare, check and maintain objects used on stage by actors or other small movable objects called props. They cooperate with road crew to unload, set up and prepare the props. During a performance they position props, hand them over or take them back from the actors.




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Last updated on September 21, 2022