Consultants specialising in electrical safety for the events industry
The IET Guidebook
The IET has published its first guide dedicated guide on the subject of temporary power for events. A review that appeared in the IET Wiring Matters magazine can be downloaded here or you can order your copy here. Read the press release about it here. Candidates who have been on a course hosted by us can obtain a copy at a discount - please email with your name and the course and venue you attended.
Site guide coming soon
Updates for the forthcoming 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations (BS 7671) are upon us and the IET book will be updated in the coming months to reflect the changes.Also due in the summer of 2018 is a new companion site guide for crew working on site which will have salient information in a brief format to help assemble safe systems.
Skillset replaced with C&G
The former Creative Skillset Certificate in temporary power systems is no longer running, and is now a City & Guilds Accredited Training Program operated by NAPIT, who have also developed a competency scheme for those dealing with temporary power. More information will be made available on this site soon. the most current information is available on the BECTU website here. It includes upgrade information for those who already have completed the Creative Skillset Certificate.
To make life easier for all, we have made available the model forms that can be found in Annex G of BS 7909:2011. The suite comprises the Completion Certificate (Form G1), the Schedule of Test Results (Form G2) and the Confirmation of Electrical Completion for larger events using more than one Completion Certificate (Form G3).
Comprehensive expertise in electrical safety
James Eade specialises in providing support and assistance to those working with electrical systems at temporary events and related installations. James has worked in the industry for over 25 years, in areas as diverse as theatre, corporate, touring, TV as well as permanent installation work. He represents the industry through various trade associations and sits on several British Standards & IET committees. He has been heavily involved in the creation of BS 7909, and authored the guidebook for the IET on the subject (see panel on right).
Electrical Safety Management
Electricity can be an immense source of energy and, unleashed unwittingly, it can cause shocks, explosions, burns and more. While it is possible to design protection, systems have to be managed and that is especially true when more than one contractor is involved, or if you operate a hire business, performance venue, festival or building hosting visiting shows or events. Creating an electrical safety management policy should not be arduous or involve unnecessary duplication of existing guidance. It should though be clear about who has duties or expectations and what they are.
Several training courses are available including the popular electrical safety for event managers course as well as the BS 7909 Exposed session. Principally we offer the new City & Guilds Accredited Training Program in Temporary Power Systems, which James developed with the competency scheme NAPIT. It was the former Creative Skillset certificate in temporary power systems but now includes an extra day practical assessment. It is currently the only industry recognised assessment course for BS 7909.
Design and verification
We can offer full design services as well as inspection and testing. For electrical contractors involved in event venue projects, we can advise on the application of Standards such as BS 7671, BS 7909 and Technical Standards for Places of Entertainment published by the ABTT.