Basic Terms & Safety
eSET Safety Lexicon. eSET Venue Lexicon. PDF with terms and definitions available with order. eSET app also available for download from iTunes and Google Play
NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC), 2014 Edition.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration: OSHA 10/General Entertainment Safety Training
Technical Theatre Textbooks
The Backstage Handbook An Illustrated Almanac of Technical Information 3rd ed. – by Paul Carter. ISBN-13:2900911747392 Publisher: Broadway Press Publication date (November 1, 1994)
Theatrical Design and Production, 8th ed. – J. Michael Gillette and Rich Dionne. ISBN-13:978-1259922305 Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 8 edition (March 13, 2019)
Scene Design and Stage Lighting, 10th ed. – R. Craig Wolf and Dick Block. ISBN-13:978-1111344436 Publisher: Cengage Learning; 10 edition (March 26, 2013)
The following guide broadly outlines the elements contained within the eSET Basic Terms & Safety on-line examination.
The test covers seven content areas.
eSET Lexicons for Safety and Venue. One third of the test will be drawn from the lexicon.
Utilize terminology drawn from the lexicon and understand variations/synonyms and regionalisms.
Participants are strongly encouraged to download the eSET App from iTunes (IPhone, IPad) or Google Play (Android)
Identify accepted safe practice and guidelines associated with theatrical safety. Divided into all areas associated with technical theatre. OSHA guidelines, NFPA 70 (National Electrical Code) and the Life Safety Code
Understand, identify and implement best practices and procedures related to personal safety and demonstrate an awareness of the PPE, Life Safety Code and other mandated procedures and guidelines.
Understand the names and functions of organizations such as ANSI, OSHA and NFPA
Basic understanding of Fall Arrest, climbing, ladder usage practices.
Venue (Front of House)
Identify elements of the theatre pertaining to activities associated with the FOH (front of house) including but not limited to work positions, auditorium seating and layout, technical positions (lighting, sound, etc.)
Venue (The Stage)
Identify elements of the theatre pertaining to activities associated with the stage, including but not limited to stage positions, curtains, rigging, technical elements and crew assignments.
Identify elements of the theatre pertaining to activities associated with the backstage, including but not limited to areas, the shop, load-in/out and crew assignments.
Personnel and Business
Identify work assignments, work positions and overall organizational structure with a focus on the technical aspects of a production.
Specific duties within a company and/or venue.