Cortex Training is a London-based training centre specialising in live events, sound, media production and vocational courses

Introduction to Event Electrics

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One day course

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Course Overview

  • The introduction to event electrics course is designed to give event professionals the necessary information to have confidence to specify and work with temporary electrical systems at events
  • Do you work in production and are asked to specify your power requirements for events?
  • Are you a sound or AV technician/engineer that wants to learn more about event electrics?
  • Do you know how to deal with electrical faults during a show? Do you have the confidence to get the power back on if it trips out?
  • The course combines theory, practical and heath and safety to give attendees confidence and knowledge

Who should attend this course?

Anyone that wants to learn more about temporary electrical installations, production managers/assistants, site managers and site crew, venue managers, sound engineers and technicians, AV engineers and technicians, event professionals, local crew who want to learn new skills to progress their careers, event promoters, musicians and DJs

More Details

This course is not designed for electricians, this course is so non-electricians can understand how power systems work, specify power for venue requirements, specify power for festival electricians, problem solve and safely work with temporary electrical systems.

Course Details

  • What is a temporary electrical system?
  • What is electricity?
  • Earth bonds
  • Electrical Safety
  • AC and DC electrics
  • Ohms Law
  • Single phase and three phase
  • Low voltage Power
  • Do’s and Don’ts – Understand your limits and when to call the electrician
  • Electrical regulations and the law
  • Types of electrical connectors and their uses
  • Types of electrical cable
  • Fuses, MCBs, RCBOs and RCDs
  • Distribution boxes
  • Fuse boxes
  • Generators
  • PAT testing
  • How to measure and test electricity using volt indicators and multi meters
  • Working out power requirements for venues
  • Working out power requirements for festivals and outdoor events
  • Electrical safety in venues
  • Electrical safety at outdoor events
  • Designing temporary electrical systems
  • Problem solving with temporary electrical systems
  • Tricks and tips for system design
  • How to build and fix cables
  • Earth networks
  • Tricks and tips for working with generators

Course Requirements

  • GCSE Maths

About The Tutor

Dave Skelcey is a electrician, production manager, sound engineer and musician. He has worked in both residential and event electrics for the past 15 years.  He is a passionate tutor and has a wealth of event knowledge that he loves to share.

Venue Information

This course is usually run at Oxford House in Bethnal Green, East London.