BECTU/City & Guilds BS7909
Under The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 employers have a duty to ensure that those responsible for providing an electrically safe working environment on their behalf can do so competently and effectively. Many employers enforce this certificate for those responsible for temporary power systems on their productions. The course covers design and testing of Temporary Electrical Systems as well as the legal responsibilities of those working with power and uses ordinary scenarios and situation to explain common hazards and how the associated standards can be used to mitigate the risks. The course is NAPIT and City & Guilds accredited and is aimed at those working with temporary power, particularly (but not exclusively) in the Theatre, Events and Film industry.
ABTT Bronze Award
The Bronze Award gives candidates knowledge and understanding of good working practices for the industry including:
Knots & Splicing
Fundamentals of Flying
Safe Use of Temporary Access Equipment
Doughty & Robe Maintenance
I have completed training with Doughty and with Robe for the maintenance of their equipment. For Doughty this includes Winch Stands, Couplers and Clamps. It compliments the training in thorough examination lifting equipment. Robe's Moving Lights Maintenance Training covers a wide range of their products, new and old, and also provides good training for the maintenance of any fixture, regardless of brand.
I hold a catagory 3A and 3B Powered Access License from the International Powered Access Federation. This allows me to drive and operate Mobile Vertical machines 'Scissor Lifts' and Mobile Boom machines 'Cherry Pickers'.
ETC & Avolites Programming
I have completed in depth training on ETC Eos desks and Avolites Titan desks. Whilst I have completed training and have experience programming and operating a variety lighting consoles, ETC and Avolites are the brands that I have the most experience with and are most comfortable using.