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Stage light pat test /service

Nov 2017 19 16:20

Post by nicko » Sun, 19th Nov 2017, 4:20pm

Post by nicko by nicko Nov 2017 19 16:20

Hello just wondering stage lighting pat test who does there own or do you get someone in
I am qualified pat tester and school needs to save money i do all other electrical stuff in school know someone in office has booked lighting in for service without asking me head said whats the point you can do that yes i said so why is someone coming in waste of money

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Re: Stage light pat test /service

Nov 2017 19 19:36

Post by Skoolkeeper » Sun, 19th Nov 2017, 7:36pm

Post by Skoolkeeper by Skoolkeeper Nov 2017 19 19:36

Sounds like the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing, do you have the equipment? and time and yes we have contracts on a lot of works now!! all to do with h&s and qualifications? good luck [Neutral.png]

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Re: Stage light pat test /service

Nov 2017 20 07:38

Post by craigus » Mon, 20th Nov 2017, 7:38am

Post by craigus by craigus Nov 2017 20 07:38

I do all my schools PAT testing, but I don't do the stage lighting. I use a company called cloud one.
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Re: Stage light pat test /service

Nov 2017 20 07:42

Post by trout39843 » Mon, 20th Nov 2017, 7:42am

Post by trout39843 by trout39843 Nov 2017 20 07:42

If your system is specialized stage lighting then you will need to get a firm in. However, if your lighting is like ours, LED, and is connected to an external power source, then all you need to do is PAT test that power source. You could do that and save.
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Re: Stage light pat test /service

Nov 2017 20 08:13

Post by mapper » Mon, 20th Nov 2017, 8:13am

Post by mapper by mapper Nov 2017 20 08:13

I do all our PAT testing...all 1500 painful items. I don't do the stage lighting though as it's specialist. As my duty holder refuses to pay to have it done, the fuse is pulled and there's a big DO NOT USE label over the switch gear. I'd advise you don't allow anyone to assume you're qualified to do this element.

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Re: Stage light pat test /service

Nov 2017 20 14:15

Post by JohnE875 » Mon, 20th Nov 2017, 2:15pm

Post by JohnE875 by JohnE875 Nov 2017 20 14:15

It isn't just the PAT with the lights it is about the rig and everything that goes with it. We do our testing but have left stage lighting as part of the Mandatory Testing as I don't feel competent enough to check the rigging plus how do you get up to do them?
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Re: Stage light pat test /service

Nov 2017 21 09:07

Post by beagle » Tue, 21st Nov 2017, 9:07am

Post by beagle by beagle Nov 2017 21 09:07

I used to pat test the stage lighting at my previous school. We had to make up a plug box to fit the pat tester as the stage lighting had round pins on the plugs. It worked fine but we found that we kept getting dodgy earth readings, this was mainly due to a lack of a suitable earth connection point.
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Re: Stage light pat test /service

Nov 2017 22 10:09

Post by soylentgreen » Wed, 22nd Nov 2017, 10:09am

Post by soylentgreen by soylentgreen Nov 2017 22 10:09

If your stage lighting is "fixed" (it never moves, except for focusing) it should only require testing every 2 years. A Theatre Lighting specialist would be your best bet. I assume access to the luminaires is an issue? they will be able to clean and test any kit you have.

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Re: Stage light pat test /service

Nov 2017 22 14:54

Post by jholden » Wed, 22nd Nov 2017, 2:54pm

Post by jholden by jholden Nov 2017 22 14:54

All our stage lighting and sound equipment is tested and inspected annually by a specialist contractor. As we have lighting bars that can be raised and lowered (3 manual and 1 powered) they come under LOLER.
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