NAPIT made their debut at this year’s PLASA Show which took place between the 16th-18th September 2018 to promote their BS 7909 Competency Scheme and City & Guilds Accredited training programme.
Temporary electrical installations are required at a range of both public and private events and to continue to raise awareness of the importance of electrical safety and compliance within the entertainment industry, NAPIT attended the PLASA show at London Olympia, the worldwide event for entertainment technology.
NAPIT are currently the only organisation who actively support the events and entertainment industry by offering a competency scheme. As a result, NAPIT were one of four companies to receive a special commendation from the judges during the Innovation Awards, saying “We wanted to commend NAPIT for developing an electrical qualification and competency scheme that is relevant to our industry, including TV, film, events and theatre.”
On the final day of the show, NAPIT’s Technical Events Manager, Paul Chaffers, spoke alongside industry expert and author of IET’s Guide to Temporary Power Systems, James Eade, in the Electrical Standards Update which attracted a large audience. James also works alongside NAPIT to develop and teach the training programme.
NAPIT’s Group Chief Executive, Mike Andrews, said “The positive response that we received at the PLASA Show was extremely encouraging, and we are pleased that our efforts to raise awareness of safety and compliance within the entertainment industry is being noticed. Our Temporary Electrical Systems Scheme and Training enables technicians to expand their professional capabilities, but more importantly it gives clients within the industry the assurance that any work carried out has been completed by a qualified and compliant NAPIT member.”
For the duration of the show, everyone who visited the NAPIT stand had the chance to win a £600 prize bundle by taking part in their Find the Fault competition. Participants had to identify 10 faults on the distribution unit, which was supplied by Lamp & Pencil Ltd, within the quickest time to be entered in to the prize draw. Out of 26 hopefuls, the lucky winner was Tom Howard, a theatre technician from Framlingham College who completed the competition in under 27 seconds!
To find out more about how NAPIT can help you in this industry, visit www.napit.org.uk/schemes/temporary-electrical-installations-scheme.aspx.Go back