BS7909 : Temporary Electrical Supplies
This course deals with the requirements of BS7909: 2008 - The Code of Practice for the creation and operation of Temporary Electrical Systems for Entertainment and Related Purposes.
BS7909 is used in a huge range of events beyond the scope of the IEE Regulations.
The Standard outlines the necessary management arrangements and the required range of electrical supplies, heavy-duty flexible cables and portable distribution units needed.
The systems used range from very simple to highly complex and the Standard gives recommendations for all temporary electrical systems.PLEASE NOTE: This course can be undertaken 'on-site' at the delegates' premises, or as a distance learning course. Please contact our office on 01579 348544 or email@example.com for further details.
Course objectives/key benefits
To provide a knowledge and understanding of BS7909: 2008 - The Code of Practice for the creation and operation of Temporary Electrical Systems for Entertainment and Related Purposes.
Who is the course aimed at?
The course is intended for all those involved in electrical work that is required to comply with BS7909.
For candidates expecting to gain the necessary understanding to allow them to do work in temporary installations, an understanding of electrical principles together with an appreciation of electrical installation working practices is a pre-requisite of the course, and these participants should possess a recent City & Guilds 2382: 17th Edition qualification (IEE Wiring Regulations, BS7671).
For studio managers, production directors and other non-electrical candidates who need to gain an understanding of the Standard without the need to actually perform electrical work in temporary installations, there are no pre-requisites to the course.
Candidates must hold a current 17th Edition Electrical qualification and should possess an understanding of electrical principles together with an appreciation of electrical installation working practices.
South West Assessment and Training offer a 17th Edition Electrical qualification for anyone who does not currently hold one.
On completion of the course, participants will understand;
- the scope of activities that require compliance with BS7909
- the relationship of BS7909 to other standards, regulations and the legislative framework
- the terms defined in BS7909
- the required management arrangements and responsibilities
- the requirements of planning and procurement of electrical equipment
- the meaning of ‘small/simple’ and ‘large/complex’ events
- the cables and connectors required
- the earthing and bonding arrangements required
- the requirements for RCDs
- the importance of compliance with maximum earth fault loop impedance values
- how cables and switchgear etc should be protected against damage
- how circuits should be identified and isolated
- how inspection and testing should be performed and the documentation required
- how completion certificates and schedules of test results should be completed.
One day (including assessment).
PLEASE NOTE: This course can also be delivered through distance-learning. However, the practical assessment MUST be undertaken at our training centre in Liskeard, Cornwall.
Please contact our office on 01579 348544 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Written question paper
Candidates who successfully complete the assessment will receive a CERT-AIN certificate in the Requirements for Temporary Electrical Installations (BS7909:2008) and will also be able to carry out work in accordance with the scope of this course.
Candidates will be provided with a training pack.
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