Theatre lighting and stage equipment in schools

Electrical and mechanical testing

The electrical testing (PAT) and mechanical testing of school theatre equipment is as important as every other part of remedial testing within a premises. 

All such equipment whether it gets used used once a week, daily or annually, will still need testing and maintaining.

Portable appliance testing (PAT) is the term used to describe the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use, according to the HSE.

SES Technical offer high and low level testing and maintenance of

  • Dimmers
  • Generic lighting
  • Intelligent lighting
  • LED lights
  • Control desks both DMX and analogue
  • Lighting bars
  • Fixings and all types of suspension and grid systems.

Full certification is provided after testing along with any recommendations.

SES can also offer a full installation service for schools colleges theatres and venues.

Maintaining portable electrical equipment

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has made available a leaflet that is free to download.

“This guidance is for managers, electricians, technicians and users and gives sensible advice on maintaining portable electrical equipment to prevent danger. It covers equipment that is connected to the fixed mains supply or a locally generated supply.”