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Tradeshow Worker

Hybrid Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Finishing Trades Institute
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Time-Based Skills

4 skill sets | 31 total skills
Health and Safety Awareness - 168 req. hrs
Don (put on), doff (remove), inspect, and maintain the proper PPE that should be worn during hydro blasting/vacuuming including, but not limited to: Head, Face, Eyes, Ears, Hands, Body, Feet, Respiratory
Perform a job analysis for safe working conditions: Attend pre-job safety meetings / Adhere to site specific safety rules and federal regulations / Observe Vessel Entry/Confined Space regulations / Read and interpret MSDS / Establish and maintain a safe working perimeter
Safely demonstrate the proper use and maintenance of tradeshow tools and equipment.
Maintain clean work areas (housekeeping).
Store, handle, and transport tools, equipment and materials properly.
Identify the locations of First Aid and Fire Equipment.
Demonstrate safe work practices for erecting and dismantling scaffolds, including: pre-planning, inspecting scaffold components, load capacity, platform construction, access requirements, and fall protection.
Demonstrate a pre-inspection and the safe operation of an aerial lift.
Describe and demonstrate the proper use of various types of personal fall protection equipment.
Describe and demonstrate the steps of ladder safety, including: selection, inspection, set-up, safe techniques and proper maintenance and storage.
Demonstrate and describe the procedures for personally fitting and adjusting, and mounting and dismounting stilts.
Introduction to the Tradeshow Worker/General Contractor Decorating - 600 req. hrs
Demonstrate the characteristics of a professional Tradeshow Worker, including: Exhibit suitable appearance and personal hygiene /Exhibit proper attitude and behavior on the job site, including private residences and other occupied buildings / Deal with difficult customers in a professional and courteous manner / Interpret written and verbal instructions / Recognize the importance of cooperation and interaction with related trades on a job site / Demonstrate the ability to follow specific work place protocol and procedures.
Demonstrate proper operation of craft specific tools.
Demonstrate math applications relating to Tradeshow jobs.
Demonstrate the use of floor symbols.
Accurately read a delivery work order and drop sheet, and deliver the correct items to the correct place.
Demonstrate the proper setup and assembly order of all display components, such as pipe and drape, carpet, tables and counters.
Dismantle booth stock and demonstrate proper packing procedures for: Pipes and drapes / Tables and counters / Carpet and showcases / Peg-Board™ and tack board
Demonstrate proper interpretation of work orders and delivery lists.
Demonstrate the use of line tape during floor layout.
Display Preparation, Installation, and Dismantling; Sign Hanging and Rigging - 600 req. hrs
Demonstrate the proper use of safety equipment when erecting and dismantling displays.
Show the proper selection and use of tools for use on different types of displays.
Demonstrate the proper order of installation for a given display.
Demonstrate the ability to clean and condition all display graphics and displays.
Demonstrate the procedures for dismantling, packing, and storing displays.
Demonstrate floor marking and table skirting.
Demonstrate booth set-up for various display configurations.
Floor Covering, Materials Handling and Installation - 575 req. hrs
Demonstrate proper placement of carpet and padding.
Demonstrate various methods for installing carpet for a Trade Show.
Demonstrate the proper sequence and method to stretch and tape aisle carpet.
Demonstrate the proper techniques to safely remove and store aisle carpet.

Technical Instruction

Health and Safety Awareness - 32 req. hrs
Recognize the important areas of OSHA in general terms.
Identify the Safety Regulations as they apply to safe work practices in the tradeshow worker trade with emphasis on: Identification of safety hazards (unsafe conditions) / Proper handling of materials, including hazardous / Maintenance and safe operation of tools / PPE
Describe the precautions that must be followed when using flammable liquids and adhesives.
Explain what a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is, its purpose and limitation.
Describe the role of employer, supplier, and worker in the education of workers.
Outline emergency procedures and how to obtain assistance for injured workers.
Describe the proper technique (ergonomics) for lifting and transporting tradeshow materials.
Identify safety requirements for erecting and dismantling scaffolds, including: pre-planning, inspecting scaffold components, calculating load capacity, platform construction, access requirements, and fall protection.
Identify the different types of aerial lifts and their related safety rules and precautions.
Describe potential fall hazards in the workplace.
Describe the different types of ladders and the conditions under which they are used.
Given illustrations or verbal clues, distinguish between a proper and improper workplace set-up with regard to hazards, safety equipment and stilt selection.
Introduction to the Tradeshow Worker/General Contractor Decorating - 96 req. hrs
Describe the various jobs of a Tradeshow worker.
Identify and describe the various tools commonly used in the Tradeshow craft.
Define terminology used in the Tradeshow craft.
Describe the steps involved in planning, installing, and dismantling a Tradeshow, including all forms and paperwork.
Identify the major players on a Tradeshow jobsite.
Describe the role of deco in the Tradeshow craft.
Explain the proper procedures for operating, handling and organizing equipment.
Define the responsibility of a trade show worker to “stay on the job until finished”.
Identify symbols on a floor plan and understand their meaning.
Describe the flow and order of work from delivery to pick up.
Describe repairing vs. replacing defective equipment before the show opens with regard to: Time to replace / Effort to replace / Ability to replace
Describe floor marking procedures and how to locate and interpret the marks on a display floor.
Identify the methods and tools used for marking the trade show floor, including reading plans, working in teams, communicating; line tape, 300’ tape, scale ruler, chalking marks.
Describe the proper use of line tape.
Floor Covering, Materials Handling and Installation - 80 req. hrs
Identify the different types of carpet and padding used for trade shows.
Define Visqueen® and when to use it.
Identify and describe the function of all tools and equipment necessary for carpet installation.
Describe placement of carpets and padding.
Describe the methods used in carpet installation, such as heat seaming, double face tape, etc.
Describe proper care/damage avoidance in dealing with phone and computer lines.
Describe carpet layout in various designs, including booth, aisle, inline, and island configurations.

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