Are you an electrician or lighting technician working in broadcasting or film? If so this course is essential for you.
The Skillset Certificate in Temporary Electrical Systems (SCiTES) has been created for all of those working with temporary power, particularly (but not exclusively) in the broadcast/film, theatre, festivals, shows and exhibition industries.
This certificate has been developed following a request from a safety group comprising of the major broadcasters, BECTU, PACT and freelance electricians.
There have been significant changes in the electrical standards (noteably BS 7671 and BS 7909) and working practices in recent years.
Increased understanding and application of health and safety legislation, better knowledge of electrical safety principles and products and the greater demands placed on temporary systems (caused by modern equipment) has led to the industry developing this course.
The intention is to allow experienced practitioners already working in the industry, or those newly qualified by the allied routes such as 17th edition qualifications or electrical NVQ's, to demonstrate an understanding of what is required to practice safely with temporary electrical systems.
Under health and safety law employers have a duty to ensure that those responsible for providing an electrically safe working environment on their behalf can do so competently and effectively. Many employers (spearheaded by the BBC) are intending to enforce this certificate for those responsible for temporary power systems on their productions.
This course highlights the legal responsibilities of those working with power and uses ordinary scenarios and situation to explain common hazards and how the associated standards can be used to mitigate the risks.
The certificate has already been run around the UK with a good percentage of candidates intending to recommend it to their colleagues.
It is a two day course with 11 short assessment papers through the two days. 9:30-17:00 each day
James Eade, Chartered Engineer, has worked on live events around the world and continues to get his hands dirty on location.
He represents a number of trade associations on British standards committees including BS7909 and BS7671.
For further information on the course see the link below.
It is essential that you read the Pre-application checklist before applying for a place on this course.
Car parking: The college does not have its own car park but there is one at Quarry Hill, Centenary Square, LS9 8AH Pay & display (coins, notes or pay-by-mobile) £8.20 for all day.
Alternately the college has discount vouchers for the NCP markets car park Harper Street, LS2 7EA (pay on return coins, notes, cards) £8 for 24 hours is the discounted price.The voucher can be collected from reception when you leave, it is 5 minutes walk.
The nearest train station is Leeds City Station 10 minutes walk from the college.
We appreciate that when circumstances change you may no longer be able to attend a training course date you have already booked and paid for.
Whilst we will always try our best to accommodate any alterations to your plans, BECTU has a standard cancellation policy which is as follows:
- if you notify us (phone/email) 3 full days or longer before the scheduled course date you will not be charged and will be refunded in full any course fees you have paid.
- for any cancellation you make that is less than 3 full days before the course date, you will be charged 50% of the total course fee with 50% refunded. This is unless you can demonstrate to us extenuating circumstances.
- if you do not attend the course and/or fail to notify us in advance you will be charged the full course fee.
- we are unable to reimburse any non-transferable travel or accommodation expenses that may arise from a course being re-scheduled or cancelled.
BECTU reserves the right to cancel courses without liability. However, where possible, delegates will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.