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The BS 7909 forms include:
Form G1 Completion Certificate
BS 7909 Completion Certificate PDF
HEADER: Certificate reference & date.
PART 1: Description of activity covered and supply characteristics.
PART 2: System details of supply used.
PART 3: Essential inspection and tests.
PART 4: Declaration.
Form G2 Schedule of Test Results
BS 7909 Schedule of Test Results PDF
HEADER: G1 Completion Certificate reference & date.
PART 1: Circuit details and test results.
Form G3 Confirmation of Electrical Completion
BS 7909 Confirmation of Electrical Completion
PART 1: Details of the event.
PART 2: Schedule of sections.
PART 3: Confirmation declaration.
PART 4: Distribution (of certificates).
What does BS 7909 apply to?
BS 7909 applies to Temporary Electrical Systems (TES) and is for use with BS 7909, code of practice for temporary electrical systems for entertainment and related purposes.
This would include indoor and outdoor event power such as live concerts, village fetes, corporate events, TV and film sets. This does NOT normally include temporary electrical installations for construction sites, for construction sites see ❯ BS 7671.
BS 7909 Installations Include:
- Film & TV Sets
- Outside Broadcasting
- Theater Electrics (also see BS 7671)
- Televised Sporting Events
- Portable / Transportable Generators
- Outside Catering
- Village Fates
- Exhibitions (also see BS 7671)
- Event Power
- Music Festivals
Basically all temporary electrical systems for entertainment and related purposes.
BS 7909 Testing and Inspecting
Before the installation or set-out of any electrical equipment all leads, cables, distro’s and any other associated electrical equipment should be adequately tested and inspected to ensure it is safe to use, suitable for its intended use and meets the minimum requirements of the relevant standards, detailed records of the tests and inspections should be kept in case of any incidents or claims in the future.
P.A.T. (Portable Appliance Testing) may also apply to electrical appliances and equipment. For Portable Appliance Testing see the IET ❯ Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment. For BS7909 see ❯ BS 7909:2011.
Once all of the electrical distribution equipment, cables and any other associated electrical equipment has been tested, inspected and deemed safe and suitable for use then the source of electrical power and earthing arrangements should also be checked and confirmed (whether that be a generator or the mains electrical supply) before connection is made.
On completion of carrying out the above checks then the installed system must be fully tested and inspected in accordance with BS 7909 and signed off by the senior person responsible (SPR) with copies of the Completion Certificate, Schedule of Test Results and Confirmation of Electrical Completion handed to the event manager.
BS 7909 Training Courses
There are many training providers who offer BS 7909 training courses for electricians, listed below are a few Bs 7909 courses selected at random,
BS 7909 Books
Here are a few BS 7909 related books you may find helpful…
A guide to the application of BS 7671 & BS 7909 for temporary events, BS 7909:2011 Code of practice for temporary electrical systems for entertainment and related purposes, Electrical Safety for Live Events.
Guidance Note GS50
– Electrical Safety at Places of Entertainment
This guidance outlines the main risks with electrical equipment used at places of
entertainment and steps that can be taken to prevent electrical danger. It contains
practical advice for dutyholders who are organising events and for those who
provide venues and facilities for production crews and entertainers.
– Source HSE GS50 (Forth Edition)
Download ❯ HSE GS50 (Electrical safety at places of entertainment).
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