Entertainment / Live Event Electrical Certification

In 2008, the release of BS 7909 (code of practice for temporary electrical systems for entertainment and related purposes) required all power systems installed for these uses to be appropriately certified.  Up until this time, if testing was carried out, it was often based around the guidance of BS7671 (Requirements for Electrical Installations) which is not really best suited to the Plug and Play types of electrical system commonly found in the entertainment and event industries. 

The release of BS7909 enabled the industry to be able to request inspection testing and certification to a known standard; also to expect paperwork based upon a model form shown in the document.  Additionally it ensured that those specifying and installing temporary power systems had an appropriate method to follow.

For the summer of 2012, HPES Technical Solutions Ltd were requested to carry out testing of many hundreds of temporary electrical systems.  A need was identified for a method of collecting and collating the detail of power and distribution systems.  Our previous method which had relied upon notebook computers was not appropriate due to site requirements of 5 point PPE (including gloves).  The anticipated (and realised) risk of bad weather would also have made use of traditional computers impractical.  Click here for more information about our solution.