Electrical safety training for locations teams


This 2-day course, designed and led by temporary power expert James Eade, involves a mixture of theory and practical and is designed to give unit managers and location assistants the knowledge and confidence to safely assemble basic temporary power systems. Hosted at Location One’s Barking branch, the course will centre around generators, distribution equipment and typical equipment used at unit base and on location. It will also cover topical industry matters such as correct sizing of generators and use of battery store technology.

Dates: 15th and 16th January 2024
Location: Unit 3 New Harbours, 75 River Road, Barking, IG11 0DR
Cost: £295 + VAT including lunch and refreshments


About James Eade

James is a Chartered Engineer whose career has been spent in events and entertainment across a range of sectors including film and TV. He was recently Head of Energy for the Commonwealth Games. James writes Standards and guidance for the industry and provides training and consultancy for a range of companies.


What the course will cover

  • Basic electrical theory – differences between amps, ohms, volts and watts
  • Single and three phase generation
  • Basic electrical maths – sizing generators based on load
  • Electrical protection – how circuit breakers and RCDs work
  • Practical generator operation
  • Generator earthing
  • Common issues – tripping, hunting generators
  • A brief guide to The Electricity at Work Regulations and their relationship with the Health and Safety at Work Act, including a review of pertinent Regulations and overview of the requirements of BS 7671 and BS 7909
  • Practical steps for assessing electrical hazards and risk
  • Future direction – an overview of battery storage, hydrogen and fuel cells


All course delegates will be given a course handbook with the day’s content along with further useful information about other resources.

Who it’s aimed at

  • Unit Managers
  • Location Assistants
  • Anyone in the locations department looking for a refresher



  • Acquire or refresh knowledge (and confidence!) on electrical safety, essential to your employability as a locations team member
  • Course held at Location One branch, allowing access to generators and distribution equipment typically used at unit base and on location
  • Insights and learning around topical industry subjects such as correct sizing of generators and use of battery store technology
  • Opportunity to network and share experiences with fellow locations department members



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