Back

New BS 7909 course

We have introduced a new two-day BS 7909 course which is aimed at people working in the entertainment and events industry who want to gain an understanding of temporary electrical systems.

We have introduced a new two-day BS 7909 course which is aimed at people working in the entertainment and events industry who want to gain an understanding of temporary electrical systems.

Based on the BS 7909 code of practice, which applies to a wide range of events, delegates will learn about the design, implementation and operation of temporary electrical systems.

Said Backstage Academy Technical Director Gareth Welbourn: “With the development of new technologies in our industry, we are working in an increasingly ‘plug and play’ environment where it is easy to become complacent about electrical design.”

The BS 7909 standards were introduced in 2008 and are increasingly cited by venues as the minimum requirement for those working on the electrical systems to ensure compliance.

Production Manager John Shepherd, from famed Manchester music venue Band on the Wall, said: “Temporary electrical distribution systems are something that everyone working in the live events industry will work with.

“Technology has developed that is robust and safe, but has the potential to be very dangerous when used incorrectly. The BS 7909 course that Backstage Academy is offering should be very appealing to all who work with such systems to understand, and ensure, their safe operation.”

Said Welbourn: “Feedback from industry professionals led us to develop a more accessible course for anyone with a good background knowledge of basic electrics, so we think it will appeal to everyone from site electricians, venue technicians and event managers, to production companies, hire companies and gaffers.

“In the event of any incident, this BS 7909 course may well be cited in any review proceedings, along with IET Wiring Requirements (BS 7671), which references BS 7909 for event power distribution systems.”

The course price includes one night’s stay at Backstage Academy’s on site en-suite accommodation. It can be delivered off site dependant on minimum numbers.

Backstage Academy are accepting bookings for the first course on Thursday 27th February, for £345 VAT. You can book here.

 

Share this post

More from the blog