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Testing and Inspection

Making sure that the specialist equipment and systems of a performance venue are safe and in good working order is important to the smooth running of any performance and in some cases a legal requirement. Stage Electrics offers a comprehensive range of services nationwide to simplify this task:


Testing & Inspection It is recommended that electrical systems should be periodically inspected and have an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) to demonstrate a compliant maintenance regime. Stage lighting systems, whether in a school or theatre, are no different and require regular inspections.
Our qualified engineers will test your system for compliance with the wiring regulations BS7671: 2008 and where the system conforms, issue a certificate of compliance. This certificate will satisfy insurance companies and local authority requirements and support licensing applications.


An annual PAT test will demonstrate that your portable specialist theatre equipment is being maintained and cared for. Stage Electrics technicians
are experienced at using and working with Theatre equipment, particularly important when 90% of the faults are picked up via visual inspection prior to the
electrical test. Once a visual inspection is complete our technicians will electrically PAT test all performance lighting, sound and video equipment, labelling equipment with serial numbers and completing records of the results. The report produced can be used to track maintenance and act as an asset register.

Testing & Inspection Whether your venue contains complex flying systems or simple fixed bars and curtain track, they need to be inspected. Equipment that raises or lowers loads such as lighting or scenery bars must be inspected annually (and in some cases six-monthly) under the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER).
Overhead static equipment such as fixed lighting bars, curtain tracks or other equipment must be inspected under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER). Stage Electrics qualified rigging inspectors will examine both types of system to ensure that they are in safeworking order and comply with all necessary legislation and good practice.

Annual Care PackagesStage Electrics qualified electronic and electrical service engineers can repair a wide range of specialist lighting, audio and video equipment and curtain tracks. From data projectors to sound desks and moving lights to stage lanterns, our experienced engineers are able to diagnose faults, make repairs to your equipment. As part of an annual care package Stage Electrics offer a planned maintenance visit where equipment is functionally tested, cleaned and serviced, extending the usable life of equipment. Simple repairs can be affected at your premises; more complex repairs will be actioned in our fully equipped workshops.

There are variable time frames laid down by guidelines and in some instances legislation, as to how often systems should be tested. We would be happy to discuss the frequency of testing required in your venue and we can quite quickly establish with you what legislation and which guidelines apply to your space.

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