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Leading consultant James Eade (right) teaching an electrical safety course.

James Eade Launches Brand New, Updated BS 7909 Course

UK – James Eade, the UK’s leading consultant in electrical safety for the event production industry, has developed a brand new, fully updated course covering BS 7909 – the Code of Practice for temporary electrical systems for entertainment and related purposes.

The trailblazing new course, BS 7909 Temporary Power for the Events Industry, has been developed by Eade in consultation with industry experts to ensure the most up-to-date and relevant guidance for this rapidly changing discipline. Unique in the event production market, the course is only available from James Eade, and is not affiliated with, or offered by, any other industry business or organisation. 

The course is fully up to date with the new 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations (BS 7671:2018) and the new IET guidance on the use of generators. It covers a broad range of areas including multiple sources of supply, RCDs, earthing and bonding, inspection and testing as well as the management of temporary electrical infrastructure.

Attendees will learn how and why the IET Wiring Regulations and BS 7909 apply to temporary events, why they are important, and the best route to compliance. The content includes examples of current practice, and where this differs from best practice, as well as the common dangers that exist in a typical event environment.

Initially, BS 7909 Temporary Power for the Events Industry will be accredited by James, but the process of gaining accreditation by a leading awarding body is underway and is expected to be completed soon.

In addition, James Eade is also offering other new and updated training courses on related subjects, including:  

• Events Industry Electrical Standards Update - A brand new course designed to give candidates an understanding of the changes to BS 7671: 2018 (The IET Wiring Regulations 18th Edition) that are most relevant to events and entertainment. It also includes the latest IET guidance on generator use and earthing practices, as well as new guidance from PLASA on lightning protection at events. 

• Generator Principles and Earthing - Another new course based on new guidance developed by James for the new IET Guidance on Temporary Power Systems.  

For more information on these courses or for guidance on any aspect of event power, please visit

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