Joe Keat

Joe Keat

About Me

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Joe is a Freelance Entertainment Technician based in London, UK.

As well as Freelancing, Joe's previous work includes working as LX3 Chargehand at 'Wicked The Musical' in London's West-End.

Prior to working at Wicked, Joe worked on some of Disney's world-class broadway-style productions with shows including Disney Frozen, Disney Dreams, The Golden Mickeys, Villains Tonight, WAVS and Pirates in the Caribbean Firework Display to name but a few.

Whilst at Disney, Joe worked his way up through the ranks from a General Technician to Senior Technician.

Joe is a technically minded, enthusiastic and hardworking individual, with a proven track record of installing, operating and maintaining a variety of technical systems within theatrical, event and cruise ship settings.

Specialist Disciplines: Lighting, Show Control, Broadcast, Pyrotechnics.

Education: Foundation Degree in Sound & Lighting Design.

Random Fact: Joe is qualified Trainer & Assessor for Surf Life Saving Great Britian and has previously worked as a Beach Lifeguard for the RNLI. 

Qualifications: IPAF 3A, 3B. C&G 2377-22 & 2377-32 PAT Testing.  QSYS Level 1,  Dante Level 1 & 2. FireOne Training, Intro To Pyrotechnics, Full Clean Driving License, Clean DBS Check, Dynacord Paging System Training, Surf Life Saving Trainer/Assessor.

 

Freelance Work: Please contact Joe via the contact form.

Clients

Qualifications

Education

University

Northbrook College

Sound & Lighting Design - Foundation Degree

A-Levels

Budehaven Community School

ICT - B
iMedia - Pass

GCSE's

Budehaven Community School

Resistant Materials - A
ICT - Bx2
Music - C
Electronics - C
Maths - C
English - C
Science - C

Licenses & Training

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Portfolio

Video Technician @ Corbin & King AGM
Video Technician @ Corbin & King AGM
Conference, Video
AV Technician @ VidCon
AV Technician @ VidCon
Conference, Freelance, Sound, Video
Video & Lighting Engineer @ Tate Modern
Video & Lighting Engineer @ Tate Modern
Freelance, Lighting, Video
Video Operator @ Science Museum (Illuminate)
Video Operator @ Science Museum (Illuminate)
Conference, Freelance, Video
Venue AV Technician –  Central Hall Westminster
Venue AV Technician – Central Hall Westminster
Conference, Freelance, Sound, Video
Moving Light Technician – International Swimming League
Moving Light Technician – International Swimming League
Freelance, Lighting
LX 3 Chargehand – Wicked The Musical (West End)
LX 3 Chargehand – Wicked The Musical (West End)
Lighting, Theatre
Broadcast Production Engineer – Adobe Summit
Broadcast Production Engineer – Adobe Summit
Broadcasting, Conference, Freelance, Video
Outside Broadcast Engineer – DAZN – Chelsea FC
Outside Broadcast Engineer – DAZN – Chelsea FC
Broadcasting, Freelance, Sound, Video
Senior Technician Walt Disney Theatre
Senior Technician Walt Disney Theatre
Disney Cruise Line, Theatre
Senior Technician Broadcast
Senior Technician Broadcast
Broadcasting, Disney Cruise Line, Sound, Video
Show Control 1 – Walt Disney Theatre
Show Control 1 – Walt Disney Theatre
Disney Cruise Line, Lighting, Theatre
Show Control 1 Shipwide
Show Control 1 Shipwide
Broadcasting, Disney Cruise Line, Lighting
Show Control 2 Shipwide
Show Control 2 Shipwide
Broadcasting, Disney Cruise Line
General Technician Shipwide
General Technician Shipwide
Disney Cruise Line, Lighting, Sound, Video
STAC Productions
STAC Productions
Northbrook University, Theatre

PAT Testing

What is PAT Testing & why should I get my electrical items checked?

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is the term used to describe the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use. Most electrical safety defects can be found by visual examination but some types of defect can only be found by testing. However, it is essential to understand that visual examination is an essential part of the process because some types of electrical safety defect can’t be detected by testing alone. 

What are the legal requirements for PAT Testing?

The UK Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) states at Regulation 4(1): “Every employer shall ensure that work equipment is so constructed or adopted as to be suitable for the purpose for which it is used or provided.”

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 states at Regulation 4(2): “As may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent so far as reasonably practicable, such danger.”

This means that employers (and the self-employed) must ensure that all electrical work equipment is safe, suitable for the purpose and properly maintained in good order.

The scope of the legislation covers everything from small portable equipment e.g. hand drills to fixed 400 kV distribution systems. The requirements apply to fixed and “hard-wired” electrical appliances (or equipment), such as hand driers in washrooms or ovens in commercial kitchens, in addition to portable and hand-held appliances which plug-in, such as drills or vacuum cleaners, both single and three phase. Different inspection and maintenance regimes are recommended for fixed electrical installations and portable electrical equipment.

For further information on the legalities of PAT Testing, please click here.

What will the test include?

  1. A Visual inspection of the appliance, flex and plug top – Look for any visual signs of damage or overheating
  2. Open Each Plug Top – Inspect the fuse and connections and tighten wire connections
  3. Electrical tests – The appliance is put through a series of electrical tests to ensure that it is properly earthed (Earth Continuity Test, Class 1 appliance) and insulated (Insulation Resistance Test, Class 1 and 2 appliance)
  4. Labelling – A label is affixed to the appliance indicating whether it has passed or failed as well as additional information including the test date and Appliance ID number assigned to it. Some labels may include a barcode for ease of use during the next inspection.
  5. Records – A detailed record is given for each appliance tested as well as an inventory summary & Final PAT Certificate. These records will be made available in an electronic format (hard copy available upon request)

Pricing

ServiceItems CoveredPrice
Residential PAT Testing1-20£59.00
Residential PAT Testing21-40£79.00
Residential PAT Testing41+Contact for Quote
Commercial PAT Testing1-20£79.00
Commercial PAT Testing21-40£110.00
Commercial PAT Testing41+Contact for Quote

Areas Covered

I offer PAT Testing in Central London and surrounding areas. Please don’t hesitate to get in contact via the website form should you require any further information.

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