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Greenroom Showers (Signs)

Discussion in 'Stage Management and Facility Operations' started by tech2000, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. tech2000

    tech2000 Active Member

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    The greenroom at my theater has a shower on each, the mens and womens side of the room. The past (at least) 6 or 7 years the shower rooms were used for prop storage because we didn't have enough storage space. I recently cleaned each out and now that the shower rooms are cleared out, we are going to use them for what they were intended for, however, I want to put up signs on each of the doors stating the rules for use because being a high school, I know some of the students may take advantage of the empty room.

    If anyone has any rules I could add, that would be great as I want to post it monday.
    The first one I put down was "Only one person may occupy the showering room at a time."

    Thanks!
     
  2. soundman

    soundman Well-Known Member

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    I would check with the athletic department and see what rules they have, they might require sandles to prevent the spread of athletes foot and the like. If your worried about people hooking up in there you would need a solution that you could lock from the outside with out others being able to lock a student in there while still letting the student lock themselves in.
     
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    Keep them locked unless a show needs it, period. I have showers in my dressing rooms and they never get used, one has been converted into a paint sink area another one is just storage.

    Unless someone really needs the shower for a show (large hair change or something), leave it locked.
     
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    Without strictly monitoring the use of these showers, your theatre could get in serious trouble with your school district if something happened. I agree with Footer, it should be kept locked unless absolutely necessary.
     
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    Some may call me jaded, but I don't think a sign is going thwart the raging hormones of teenagers.
     
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    tech2000 Active Member

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    Quite true
     
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    That was my thought.
     
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    Footer Senior Team Senior Team Premium Member

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    At the school I work at... well... stairwells have been used. I don't think a sign is going to stop anything.
     
  9. gafftaper

    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    Signs are useless... padlocks on the other hand work wonders.
     
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    At my school it has been used if it is reasonably private and can be entered without the use of powertools...
     
  11. tech2000

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    We're going to try to get maintenance to put deadbolt keyed locks on the 2 showers and 2 bathrooms in our greenroom.
    The showers will stay locked unless a renter says it will be needed, and the restrooms will stay locked until a renter's time starts.
    Hopefully they can install them!
     
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    I just saw this sign on Futurama and it seems perfect. :lol:
    [​IMG]

    Seriously though, a padlock is the best option. A sign isn't going to stop anything.
     
  13. avkid

    avkid Not a New User Fight Leukemia

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    That is a very bad idea, anyone can lock a padlock and they are easily lost.
     
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    Well from the OP, its probably going to be locked most of the time. When ever it needs to be unlocked, just lock the padlock onto the ring.
     
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    The padlocks we use cannot be locked without a key.

    Now with that said, your local fire marshal may have something to say about you using padlocks on the exit from the showers.
     
  16. avkid

    avkid Not a New User Fight Leukemia

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    A deadbolt keyed on both sides is the answer here.
    [​IMG]
     
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    That's what they have on all the staff restrooms throughout the school. along with another that can only be unlocked from inside the room to prevent anyone walking in on them!
     
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    I use several Masterlock brand padlocks that require the key to be in it to lock. And, the lock cannot be left open without a key, so it has to be locked to remove the key. Only $6.00 at Menards... Hope that made sense...
     
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    avkid Not a New User Fight Leukemia

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    They're called key retaining, believe it or not.
     
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    When we have the pit apron up, under it is a favorite spot.

    I would second the lock idea, probably just a double-keyed deadbolt, and only unlock it when there is a responsible adult supervising, and even then, only when needed.
     

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