This course has been written and developed by the UK expert on temporary power, James Eade with industry input and backing.
The course covers the latest edition of BS 7909 issued in January 2023 and is fully up to date with the 18th edition of the Wiring Regulations (BS 7671:2018+A2:2022+Corrigendum 2023) as well as IET guidance on the use of generators written by James Eade. Other guidance referenced in the course includes the IET Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment, 5th Edition (also written by James Eade) and industry guidance from PLASA as well as the ABTT’s Technical Standards for Places of Entertainment.
The course covers the following areas:
- The requirements and practical application of legislation, relevant standards (such as BS 7909 and BS 7671), IET guidance as well as related industry guidance from the ABTT and PLASA.
- The role earth plays in electrical safety, common earthing arrangements, protective bonding requirements and generator earthing.
- The application of different electrical protection methods, including the selection of appropriate devices and their correct use.
- Testing and inspection of equipment and temporary systems, including the reporting requirements of BS 7909. This also includes a practical element using test equipment supplied by the trainer.
- Managing temporary electrical systems in accordance with BS 7909 including practical steps to assessing electrical risks, especially in special locations (e.g. wet locations or those with greater risk of mechanical damage).
- Generator operation and housekeeping and supply arrangements in mobile and transportable units.
Who is this course aimed at?
Anyone working with temporary power with experience in that field.
If you are considering attending this course, please read the following carefully. You will be expected to understand the technical content in this course
- You must have relevant experience in the electrical field
- Experience in the events industry and working with temporary power is desirable but not essential.
- You will be expected to understand the technical content in this course
- You will need to be conversant with basic electrical theory such as using Ohms Law and working out power loading.
It does NOT teach basic electrical theory
The course consists of written theory assessments as well as a practical one and is taught in a modular format with an open-book assessment at the end of each module. The assessments consist of a mix of short written questions/answers and multiple-choice questions. There is also a practical where candidates will demonstrate to the assessor their skills of observation of electrical inspection and also demonstrate testing of electrical systems using equipment supplied by the tutor.
Courses are delivered by James or his colleagues, who all have extensive experience of working in the industry. This means that candidates can be confident that the tutors will be able to understand their working environment and answer their questions.
This is a pass or fail course with all modules must be passed to achieve the award. Re-takes are offered twice a year for a discounted fee. This is depending on your overall score and practical demonstration.
Successful candidates will be awarded a City & Guilds Assured digital badge. This gives employer’s concise yet detailed information about your competencies achieved on this course.