Revision of theatre equipment

Revisions of theatre equipment are essential to maintain the safety, reliability and optimum performance of the equipment. Common inspections include checking electrical and mechanical components, testing lighting and sound systems, inspecting stage mechanisms, and fire safety.

Most theatres and cultural facilities have so-called assembly areas, for which special, stricter rules defined by standards apply. These standards specify what must be met in these spaces, for example, in terms of fire protection, emergency lighting, etc.

There are two types of revisions:

  1. The initial inspection is carried out before the equipment is put into operation.
  2. Regular reviews shall be systematic and shall be carried out at regular intervals.

Each inspection is documented by an inspection report, which is important, for example, for insurance claims in the event of an accident or injury, for successful approval, etc.

For example, the following technological units are subject to audits and regular inspections:

Electrical equipment

Electrical equipment in cultural buildings includes all electrical infrastructure and equipment used to provide electrical power and lighting for the premises, operation of audio and visual equipment, and other electrical functions. This includes electrical wiring, lighting systems, sound and audio-visual equipment, security systems and more.

Security systems

In cultural facilities such as theatres, community centres, cinemas, etc., different types of security systems can be installed to protect property, staff and visitors. These include:

  • Alarm systems: detect unauthorised entry or dangerous situations and trigger warning signals.
  • Camera systems: They monitor the area and record images, which helps in surveillance, identification of persons and investigation of incidents. Stage camera systems then record the progress of the performance for further processing and video format distribution.
  • Access Controls: Restrict access to certain areas of the theatre through cards, codes or biometric identifiers.
  • Fire detectors: monitor the presence of smoke, heat or flame and activate an alarm in the event of a fire.
  • Safety lighting: provides sufficient lighting in emergency situations for evacuation.
  • Security of technical equipment: includes protection of theatre equipment and facilities against theft and vandalism.

Stage and technological equipment

They include various elements and technologies used on and around the theatre stage. These include:

  • Stage moves: mechanisms that allow the movement of stage equipment such as curtains, scenery and lighting equipment.
  • Lift tables and podiums: movable platforms or stages used to elevate actors, musicians or scenery.
  • Ropes: systems pulling stage equipment by means of ropes and catenaries.
  • Shading: mechanisms for controlling the lighting and shading of the stage.
  • Special Effects: technology and equipment used to create visual and sound effects, such as pyrotechnics, smoke machines and sound systems.
  • Audiovisual technology: video and audio projection equipment, including projectors, screens and sound systems.

Other regular service interventions include the fireproofing of the curtain.

Regular revision checks range from 3 months to 5 years depending on the type of equipment.

Do not underestimate the importance of revisions and service checks. Well-maintained equipment will operate safely and reliably, and regular checks will prevent potential problems. Prevention is key, whether it’s breakdowns, damage to equipment or health hazards to visitors to your community centre, theatre or cinema.

We will make the revisions you need and we are also able to rectify any faults found as soon as possible.

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