It is a legal requirement to ensure that your installation is periodically inspected and tested to ensure it complies with all the relevant regulations. Whether this is your electrical installation, portable equipment or your rigging and flying equipment we can inspect and certify your installation at intervals which suit the usage of your facility. There are various pieces of legislation and guidance which apply to theatre and event spaces and we can offer you advice as to what is relevant to your setup and ensure you are fully compliant.

When it comes to theatre and event spaces, whilst the electrical requirements in terms of inspection and testing under BS7671:2018 are identical to those of a domestic or industrial installation, the intricacies of a stage lighting installation for example can often be confusing to a contractor who is not experienced in this type of installation. At Pearce Hire we have over 30 years of experience of both installing and testing installations such as this and we are National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC) approved contractors. As such we can ensure that your installation is comprehensively and expeditiously tested and certified. This will help you to ensure you comply with the conditions of your licence and also your insurance company.

Portable appliance testing (PAT) will demonstrate that your portable equipment is electrically sound and safe to use. Again theatre and event technology can often be alien to general PAT contractors who are not experienced in this field. To Pearce Hire’s experienced and trained technicians PAT of this type of equipment is common place and we will ensure that your equipment is both electrically sound and functionally in tip top condition. Whilst some PAT companies will only visually inspect and electrically test we will also ensure that all functions of the equipment are in excellent condition and provide preventative maintenance at the same time.

We can also inspect your rigging, flying and suspension equipment using experienced and qualified test engineers. Whether it’s the under the Provision and User of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) which would include fixed items such as curtain tracks, lighting bars and fixed grid. In addition to items which fall under PUWER we can also inspect, test and certify lifting equipment which falls under the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER), this would include items such as counter balance flying systems, electrically winched systems, chain hoists and associated lifting accessories.

Whatever your requirements we can ensure that you comply with the relevant legislation and guidance and that your installation is safe to use, please contact us for further details and to discuss your requirements.