The event industry has developed a wide variety of electrical distribution equipment to facilitate installation in a ‘plug and play’ fashion. Whilst these systems are highly robust, they have led to a level of complacency with regard to electrical design, which has seen an increase in the risk of electric shock and fire. In the event of such an incident, BS 7909 may well be cited in any review proceedings.

This course is designed to give an overview into the management of temporary electrical systems for live events, based on the BS 7909 code of practice.


Topics Covered

  • Newly developed, accessible course.
  • BS 7909 increasingly cited by venues as the minimum compliancy standards.
  • Understand the statutory and non-statutory requirements.
  • Understand the management structure, duties and responsibilities.
  • Understand the correct audit and documentation procedures required for small and large events.
  • Definitions, terms and principles of electrical circuits.

Who Should Attend

Site Electricians, Venue or Freelance Technicians, Site or Event Managers, Production or Hire Companies, H&S officers, Producers and Production Managers, Venue Owners, System Designers, Gaffers, Production or Hire companies and any others involved in the supply & installation of electrical equipment for events.


A good background knowledge in basic electrics.

If you would like a course that covers this, have a look at Working with Electricity.

Included Within The Course

Lunch and refreshments.


  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Exam: yes
  • Cost: £175+ VAT
  • Venue: Classroom
Program taught in:
  • English

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