For more information on labor regulations please visit the Show Site Work Rules
Scope of Work on the Show Floor
Exhibitors will be allowed to perform some of their own work based on the following criteria:
Who Can Perform the Work?
- The exhibiting company is the manufacturer or distributor of the product to be displayed.
- The exhibiting company must provide proof of insurance, for their company, naming GES, Digital Signage Experience and the LVCC as additional insured as listed on the sample Certificate of Liability Insurance form in the Exhibitor Services Manual. All requirements pertain.
Ground Supported Truss
- The exhibiting company’s full time employee - Must be able to show identification confirming they are a full time employee of the exhibiting company, such as a paystub or proof of medical insurance from the exhibiting company.
- If the exhibiting company chooses to bring in their own out of town crew members, that are not employees of the exhibiting company, the crew must be union members and must have a pink contract and travel card from the union from their particular city.
- At least one member of the crew must be ETCP certified and provide proof of that certification. If the exhibitor cannot provide an ETCP certified crew member, one must be ordered thru GES. To take advantage of the discount rate and ensure availability of an ETCP certified worker, please contact GES at LVRIGGING@ges.com prior to the deadline date.
Ground supported truss is defined as truss that has full support legs on the ground, and is not required to attach to the ceiling. This is most often used for structures to hold other items or show smaller product.
- Ground supported truss may be assembled by the exhibitor or the exhibitor’s I&D service. The exhibitor may also attach to the truss any electrical product they manufacture or distribute, otherwise GES would attach any electrical equipment to that truss. If the truss is used strictly for electrical purposes, only the exhibitor themselves can assemble the truss (not their I&D service) or hire electrical booth work labor.
- Exhibitors and their crews may not use equipment to access product being displayed on truss regardless of height. (scissor lifts, man lifts, etc). Ladders up to 10 ft are acceptable in order to perform work safely at up to the 12ft maximum height.
- Exhibiting companies, or supervised attendees, for demo purposes, who manufacture or distribute lights as part of their primary business are allowed to operate the distro-board controlling the lights whether they also manufacture the distro-board or not.
- Exhibiting companies, or supervised attendees, for demo purposes, who manufacture or distribute distro- boards as part of their primary business are allowed to operate the distro-board controlling the light whether they also manufacture the lights or not.
- Exhibiting companies, or supervised attendees, for demo purposes, who manufacture or distribute motors as part of their primary business are allowed to operate the controllers for the motors whether they also manufacture the truss rigged to the motors or not. (Demo motors must be hung from a sub-grid which is installed and suspended by GES riggers).
Aerial Truss is defined as any truss structure that is supported from the ceiling, including motors, tie offs or other methods of attachments. Truss with motors will be considered flown truss with or without leg supports.
Company manufactured or distributed equipment, installed on aerial truss (truss that is controlled by motors to a certain height), can be installed by a full time employee of the company as long as the install is performed at working height (5ft or lower). Any truss work that must be performed at heights in excess of 12 feet must be performed by GES. This includes focusing and system maintenance. Lift equipment (forklifts, scissor-lifts, single man lifts or boom lifts etc.) cannot be used by anyone other than GES.
All aerial rigging must be performed by GES. For safety, GES riggers must inspect all truss and attachments before raising the truss to its final height.
GES is required to provide a comprehensive load calculation plan for the event, prior to installation. All exhibitors need to submit an accurate DWG drawing with accurate load calculations and order all related labor and equipment prior to the deadline date. A reflective plan of your booth showing the ceiling grids is available by contacting GES at LVRIGGING@ges.com. Failure to submit all plans prior to the show could result in longer wait times and increased costs. GES is happy to help with load calculations for an hourly fee of $134.50.
Please submit all plans to LVRIGGING@ges.com.
Work Exhibitors are not allowed to perform
- Install equipment that is not manufactured or distributed by the exhibitor in their booth.
- Go to another booth to install their equipment.
- Run motors unless they are the manufacturer/distributor for show demo purposes only.
- Climb truss. No exceptions.
- Work at heights over 12’ in any way including standing, putting ladders, chairs etc. on road boxes to work on elements over 12’.
Below is an overview of the necessary jurisdictional requirements that apply to Digital Signage Experience. We encourage you to contact GES Digital Signage Experience Operations at (702) 515-5703 or LVRIGGING@ges.com to discuss all of your labor requirements prior to placing your order, to ensure the most efficient and cost effective move - in. This also helps in planning to ensure the appropriate union labor is available to service the show.
Work to IATSE – Stagehands (unless equipment is manufactured or distributed by the company in their booth).
For stagehand labor, please order here. Submit an order for each required position.
IATSE Local 720’s work is defined below. Once one of the items listed below is connected to the truss then the whole truss rig and everything attached becomes IATSE Local 720s jurisdiction. (Individual runs of truss without one of these elements will be IBEW jurisdiction, Electrical Rental, Lighting (Accessories) and labor services.) Item code for all Stagehand labor is 705094.
- Audio Systems of any kind.
- A Video Wall or multiple source switching systems such as a Folsom or a Spyder.
- All Cameras (except security cameras)
- Any Projectors.
- Programmable LED lighting.
- Special effects (Smoke, Fog, Wind, Pyrotechnics or Show Control).
- Any programmable or dimmable lighting (Anything that uses DMX protocol)
- Studio Lighting. (Lights that use Tungsten, HMI or Xenon bulbs or Manufactures such as Mole-Richardson, Lowel, Desisti, Strand, Arri, Luxarc, Brightline, Kenoflo).
- Laser Lighting.
Work to IBEW – Electricians
- Electrical signs (Electrical High Lift labor and Electrical Sign Assembly labor)
- Motors and Truss for non electrical signs
The following require electrical labor - booth work, to install and dismantle
- Non dimmable lights
- Single monitors or plasmas
- Security cameras
- Ground supports truss that only holds electrical equipment
Work to Teamsters
- Ground supported truss above 12’ high with mixed purpose
- Ground supported truss below 12’ that requires labor assistance
GES is dedicated to making your show as smooth as possible and help you save money. Pre-planning is key.
Please feel free to email our rigging team to submit your plans or if you'd like to set up a consultation or have any questions or concerns at LVRIGGING@ges.com.