Oversee the strike of dressed sets to meet production deadlines

Business Sectors (Suites): Props for Productions
Developed by: ScreenSkills
Approved on: 30 Mar 2022


​This standard is about determining and confirming the strike arrangements and organising others to disassemble and pack set dressings and props and returning them to stores, suppliers or hirers.

This standard may be suitable for the role of Props master. *

*This is a generic term and not gender specific.

Performance criteria

You must be able to:

  1. ​analyse shooting schedules and production plans to identify the time and location of strikes and resources required
  2. liaise with other departments about the timing of strikes and modify plans when required
  3. obtain strike notices or clearances relevant to each job before commencing a strike
  4. identify, allocate and sequence the strike tasks, to ensure that the work is carried out safely and efficiently
  5. communicate the strike requirements to the team carrying out the strike
  6. obtain packing materials, and arrange transport to meet strike deadlines
  7. arrange for the set dressing to be disassembled
  8. arranged for set dressing to be labelled and returned or stored
  9. ensure that props match property lists
  10. assess whether damaged items can be replaced or repaired for the production, update records, and report all damaged items to relevant personnel
  11. check that items are handled and packed to facilitate safe and secure onwards transportation
  12. separate items no longer needed from those still required on the production
  13. ensure that items which are no longer required are returned, stored appropriately, recycled, or disposed of safely
  14. check and confirm that all items are packed to meet production continuity schedules, and in a logical sequence
  15. report and record damaged or lost items to appropriate personnel, departments, or organisations
  16. check that all items are stored safely and hygienically, to maintain their condition and security for future use
  17. ensure that heavy or bulky items are handled according to the relevant health and safety legislation, regulations, and protocols

Knowledge and Understanding

You need to know and understand:

  1. ​how to analyse shooting schedules and shooting plans
  2. the timescales and deadlines required for striking sets and how to adapt plans as required
  3. typical strike tasks, and how to identify and allocate them
  4. the importance of communicating the strike needs to the team undertaking the strike
  5. types of set dressing and props, their characteristics and use
  6. how set dressing and props are typically disassembled, packed, and transported
  7. procedures for checking and confirming the condition and identity of props and set dressing
  8. procedures for dealing with lost or damaged items
  9. how to identify which items will be needed in future
  10. how to check the information from other departments regarding the strike has been received
  11. how to handle items safely
  12. the health and safety legislation, regulations, and protocols
  13. which props and materials can be recycled, and the relevant recycling methods
  14. how to check and confirm the strike notices or clearances


Scope Performance

Scope Knowledge





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Indicative Review Date

30 Mar 2026





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Relevant Occupations

Arts, Media and Publishing, Crafts, Creative Arts and Design, Media and Communication, Media Associate Professionals, Performing Arts

SOC Code



props; strike dressed sets; production; continuity; production deadlines;