Freelance Entertainment Technician
Joe is a Freelance Multi-Skilled Technician based in London, UK.
As well as Freelancing, Joe's work includes working as LX3 Chargehand on Cinderella & 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. BS7909. 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.
Current Project: Senior Production Technician Electrics @ Andrew Lloyd Webbers Cinderella
Freelance Work: Please contact Joe via the contact form.
June 2021 - Present
Senior Production Technician (LX)Cinderella The Musical (LW Theatres)
2019 - Present
2019 - 2020
LX3 ChargehandWicked The Musical (Playful Productions)
2017 - 2019
Senior Technician - Walt Disney TheatreDisney Cruise Line
Senior Technician BroadcastDisney Cruise Line
2015 - 2017
Show Control 1 ShipwideDisney Cruise Line
Show Control 1 - Walt Disney TheatreDisney Cruise Line
2014 - 2015
Show Control 2 ShipwideDisney Cruise Line
2013 - 2015
General Technician ShipwideDisney Cruise Line
2010 - 2012
Sound & Lighting DesignNorthbrook College
A-Level & GCSE
2008 - 2010
A-LevelsBudehaven Community School
ICT - B
iMedia - Pass
2006 - 2008
GCSE'sBudehaven Community School
Resistant Materials - A
ICTx2 - B
Electronics - C
Music - C
English - C
Maths - C
Science - C
I am a fully qualified, Self-Employed Domestic Electrician with specialist experience in large Temporary Electrical systems for events & productions.
I am also available for complete Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) of your domestic or commercial site. Competitive rates with bespoke solutions.
Please don’t hesitate to get in contact for a free quote or advise for either service.
Addition of a New Circuit – Lights, Sockets, Heating, Outside Sockets & Lighting etc.
Smart Home Equipment – Smart Heating, Smoke Detectors, Wireless Lighting etc.
Partial & Full Re-wires
Consumer Unit Changes
Fire, Security Alarms & CCTV.
Initial Inspection & Testing including full certification and test paperwork.
Portable Appliance Testing – Complete Visual & Electrical testing including ID tagging and full certification following tests. Repair/replace/rewire of equipment available for any devices which are cause for concern and fail initial tests. (This can be discussed during your free quote).
Networking Infrastructure including full WiFi coverage & setup. Service packages available for 24hr networking support.
City & Guilds 4141-01 – Electrical Installation Work within a Domestic Dwelling.
City & Guilds 2392-10 – Inspection & Testing.
City & Guilds 2393 – Part P Building Regulations.
City & Guilds 2382-18 – 18th Edition Wiring Regulations.
Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing)
City & Guilds (PAT) – Level 3 Award in the In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (PAT).
City & Guilds (PAT) – Level 3 Award in the Management Requirements for the Maintenance of Electrical Equipment.
Temporary Electrical Systems
City & Guilds BS7909 – Installation of Temporary Electrical Systems for Entertainment and Related Purposes to BS7909:2011.
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.
What will the test include?
- A Visual inspection of the appliance, flex and plug top – Look for any visual signs of damage or overheating
- Open Each Plug Top – Inspect the fuse and connections and tighten wire connections
- 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)
- 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.
- Records & Certification – 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)
Contact for a bespoke quote.
I offer PAT Testing and Electrical services within London & North Cornwall and surrounding area. Please don’t hesitate to get in contact via the website form should you require any further information.
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