Technicians performing electrical work during the setup, run and strike of live events have until July 31 to apply for free online electrical certification. The application fee for the Live Performance Electrical Certificate (LPEC) was waived for six months when the test was launched in February of this year; candidates will be required to pay $50 beginning August 1.**
In British Columbia, the BC Safety Standards Act Electrical Safety Regulations require workers who handle electrical or audio visual equipment to hold a valid electrical ticket. The LPEC covers work that lighting crews usually perform to cable and maintain a lighting rig or to set up audio-visual or public address systems for live events and performances. It is required for electrical work performed in touring shows and festivals in addition to theatres, concert halls and other performing arts venues.
The LPEC does not apply to the motion picture or television industries, whose workers require an LE or FE. The LPEC is a one-time certification with no requirement for renewal.
Download the study guide, application kit and backgrounders from the Actsafe website.
** CITT will be hosting a LPEC session with Brent Rossington of Actsafe at Rendez-vous 2011 in Victoria BC on Saturday August 13.