Please feel free to request copies of Driving Licence and Passport, for obvious reasons these documents are sent direct when needed.
Other commonly requested items are below
Public Liability Insurance
It is considered essential to ensure that all work carried out around clients, colleagues, talent and members of the public, interacting with in any way, including being in the vicinity of are fully insured. We use a leading insurer that are industry specific, and fully understand the risks that are associated with all aspects of the Entertainment Industry.
First launched in 2007, the National Rigging Certificate (NRC) is a qualification designed to give riggers recognition for their skills, knowledge and expertise, and a means of demonstrating that they’ve attained a professional standard within their chosen rigging discipline. It provides employers and venue operators with a benchmark to use in hiring that is an appropriate, entertainment industry created qualification rather than something borrowed from another sector.
PLASA created a scheme that assesses (not train) riggers using recognised assessment methods. NRC candidates have work experience rather than JUST being assessed at the end of a short course. The NRC measures the minimum core requirements for someone working at Level 2 or 3 as specified by UK National Occupational Standards.
Assessment of a candidate is individual and comprises sampling work experience, practical tests to check skill, and written and oral questions to test knowledge. The NRC only uses assessors who are both subject experts and qualified to be an assessor to the national required standards. On gaining the award, individuals are issued with a certificate an NRC ID card.
The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) promotes the safe and effective use of powered access worldwide. Set up in 1983, IPAF is a not-for-profit members’ organisation that represents the interests of manufacturers, distributors, users, rental and training companies. It serves as a forum for all active in the world of powered access. IPAF has played a key role in promoting many of the design, safety and testing procedures that are now established in the powered access industry.
Those who successfully complete IPAF training are awarded the PAL Card (Powered Access Licence), the most widely held and recognised proof of training for platform operators. The PAL Card is valid for five years and shows the machine categories that the operator has been trained in. It also features the holder’s photo and signature, and can be verified by calling IPAF.
The revised 5th Edition of the IET Code of Practice on In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment brings about a number of changes to what was formerly colloquially known as ‘PAT testing’; not least a move away from the use of ‘portable appliance testing’ as a reference to the process of the inspection and checks that need to be done on equipment while in-service. The course is aimed at increasing the candidate’s understanding of the need to take a holistic approach to the management of electrical equipment in the workplace in order to comply with appropriate legislation, along with the practicalities of doing so. The course has been developed firmly with the entertainment and events industry as a focus, the content contextualises the requirements of the IET guidance in the Code of Practice in a manner that will be invaluable to rental companies, technicians, freelancers, and venue managers alike.
BS 7909 to Temporary Power Systems – 3 Day
This is a new training programme updated with the latest industry guidance. It replaces the old Skillset Certificate in Temporary Electrical Systems (SCiTES) and the Bectu NAPIT NA7909(3). The course has been created for all of those working with temporary power, particularly (but not exclusively) in the broadcast/film, theatre, festivals, shows and exhibition industries. The course is fully up-to-date with the 18th edition of the Wiring Regulations (BS 7671:2018), IET guidance on the use of generators. It also incorporates new industry guidance from PLASA and the ABTT’s Technical Standards for Places of Entertainment.
First aid course attained in line with the Health and Safety Executive (Firs Aid) Regulations 1981. Attained 19-04-2018
Alpha and Omega are committed to the safety of children and vulnerable adults while working alongside them on productions. We have composed four documents that we work by as a minimum and invite companies we work alongside to also acknowledge these Safeguarding documents as a minima.