Testing and Maintenance

Compliance Inspection and Testing undertaken by a competent third party can form a critical part of demonstrating how you are fulfilling your legal obligations. Maintenance, often referred to as Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM), can be a very important addition to your Inspection and Testing regime, ensuring equipment in your venue is readily available to the user in a functioning and safe condition.

A suitable Testing and Inspection Scheme will help demonstrate compliance with relevant Health and Safety Legislation and PPM can improve the longevity of equipment.

A typical Testing and Inspection regime may include; electrical infrastructure, technical equipment, rigging and supporting structures, raise and lower systems and access equipment. A PPM Scheme may add cover for the maintenance of all of these areas or only some of them dependent on your needs.

Who is your duty holder?

A Duty Holder is the person considered by law to have overall control of the premises. e.g. Premises or Venue Manager, Facilities Manager, Bursar, Business Manager or the Headteacher. 

The Duty Holder for every venue has a responsibility in law to follow the requirements of the relevant legislation, that relates to the adequate inspection, testing and maintenance of equipment provided to their employees, users and visitors etc.

School hall

Installation Testing

Any fixed wiring installation should have a current EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report)

Many electrical contractors will not test dimming and theatre systems as they are seen as specialist. Check the date on your last report to see if it is within 5 years. We test each circuit and make sure that not only is your installation safe, but it performs to the very best that it can so you’re getting absolute best value from your investment.

Lighting Bars

Under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) fixed equipment overhead also needs to be maintained in a suitable condition for use and inspected by a competent person with records kept. We will open every socket and test every circuit, carrying out any repairs on site to get you up and running as safely and quickly as possible and making sure your infrastructure is working at its very best. We will bring all access equipment with us, built by qualified staff.

PAT Testing

We can carry out PAT testing in your venue or at our premises. As with any electrical testing in a theatre or event venue lighting or sound equipment is often seen as specialist and not to be touched. We can test your equipment at height or on the floor and provide full certification for your records. We open every plug and check every mm of cable to ensure the tested item is completely safe.

Equipment Servicing

Regular servicing of your equipment can reduce the likelihood of unexpected breakdowns. We can repair and maintain your expensive and essential theatre equipment including Lighting, Sound and Projection. Often schools and places of worship will not have the ability to work at height to perform a simple task such as replacing a projector lamp. Let us sort that out for you quickly and safely.

Lifting Equipment

All lifting equipment needs to be inspected. The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998 cover any equipment that is used at work for lifting or lowering loads. They stipulate that a number of criteria must be met including a minimum of an annual inspection by a competent person. The regulations also include all of the lifting accessories and any attachments used for supporting it.

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