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Temporary Power Systems (BS7909)

This bespoke course is for anyone working or intending to work within the entertainment industry, for which knowledge of the requirements of BS7909 is, in most cases, an essential requirement request by companies and event organisers.

Covering electrical installations at festivals, concerts, events, TV studios, stage sets, theatre and other public spaces, the Temporary Power Systems (BS7909) Course will provide an excellent extra revenue stream to your current electrical skill-set.


Course outline:

Introduction and history behind electrical installations in the entertainment industry

Standards, legislation and codes of practice

Management of events

Earthing and methods of protection

Design principles and requirements

Equipment supply and testing

Generators and other sources of supply

Operational considerations

Venue information requirements

Electrical systems for temporary structures

Mobile and transportable units


Entry requirements

It is expected (though not essential) that you have successfully completed BS7671 Requirements for Electrical Installations (18th Edition) or have existing electrical knowledge prior to undertaking this course.


Book required

You must bring the following book with you to class: IET Practitioner’s Guide to Temporary Power Systems – James Eade 2019 ISBN-13: 978-1-78561-432-3

Any resources eg. reference books or equipment needed to complete the course must be brought with you on day 1 of your course.  We are unable to provide spare books or equipment.


You’ll need to complete a practical assessment and written exam towards the end of the day in order to gain a certificate of completion from Erudite.


1 DAY  –  £155 +VAT (£186) inc fees.


Next available course dates


  • Tuesday 5th October 2021


Book online here.

Please contact us regarding the price if you wish to place multiple candidates and/or have onsite training.

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