Frequently asked questions and answers
Do you supply a contract
yes we do this protects you as well as us we normally sign this at a face to face meeting so we can clarify any of the smaller details
we can offer a simpler contract as well for party’s when required
All Clients receive a Bookings confirmation
Portable Appliance Testing
Taken from the HSE website http://www.hse.gov.uk/electricity/faq-portable-appliance-testing.htm
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 require that any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury is maintained in a safe condition.
However, the Regulations do not specify what needs to be done, by whom or how frequently (i.e. they don't make inspection or testing of electrical appliances a legal requirement, nor do they make it a legal requirement to undertake this annually).
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Is PAT Testing Compulsory?
No. The law simply requires an employer to ensure that their electrical equipment is maintained in order to prevent danger. It does not say how this should be done or how often. Employers should take a risk-based approach, considering the type of equipment and what it is being used for. If it is used regularly and moved a lot e.g. a floor cleaner or a kettle, testing (along with visual checks) can be an important part of an effective maintenance regime giving employers confidence that they are doing what is necessary to help them meet their legal duties.
So OK we established that venues should not try to enforce this if you can provide a record of maintenance.
If your asked for a Pat test you could offer other evidence but you may need pat to cover your Public Liability Insurance not for the venue Fact.
in February 2012 i undertook a PAT and Electrical safety course.
Michael Barrett first registered On 20th February 2012 by PAT Training Services Ltd 1 Aston Court Town End Close Leeds LS13 2AF
This allows us test on a more regular basis not just once a year.
We Test every 3 months not a year and do visual inspections every time the equipment is used not every 3 Months.
We put safety First.
Public Liability Insurance
Every DJ should have this and we do Click Here to see full policy Details
10 million pounds of cover
Your venue should be more Than happy to accept Our certificates as proof of compliance.
Mobile Disco essex party Questions to Ask
Most people don't book DJs that often so here's some tips on what to ask.
1. Are they available for your date?
Begin your phone call or enquiry by indicating the date, time, and location of your event. If they're unavailable there’s not much point prolonging the call but they might be able to offer you some friendly advise..
2. How long have they been a DJ & how many events have they performed?
A professional, experienced Disc Jockey will be able to plan & smoothly guide your celebration from start to finish allowing you to relax and enjoy the party.
I have over20 years experience and provide wedding and Birthday disco's on a weekly basis, every year over the Essex, Outer London, Suffolk and Norfolk areas.
3. What type of music do they provide and will they play requests?
It's your party! You want someone who takes an interest in what YOU want. You want a DJ who is flexible so that any request from your guests can be fulfilled, providing it meets your acceptable music criteria. A professional will concentrate on quality of the sound, not quantity and will spend time on the night ensuring that your seated guests can talk comfortably while others are dancing.
I always take requests and will invite you to send me a playlist of any favourite songs that you want to be included. I can cover most types of music from 1950 to present day charts. If you have chosen songs that I do not have then I will gladly source them free of charge. I always monitor volume levels so that it's comfortable for all your guests.
4. What is their appearance like?
Will they wear a formal dinner suit (tuxedo), tidy-casual, or a T-shirt, jeans and trainers? Find out ahead of time and make your preferences known! Different events command different attire.
I always wear trousers, shirt and tie and maintain a professional presence at all times, even when setting up the equipment.
5. What kind of equipment do they use & what is their technical expertise?
You are paying money for a professional and they should have brand-new-looking, quality equipment and know how it operates. Make sure it's all professional equipment, not home stereo or consumer grade. There is a difference!
All of my equipment has been carefully selected so that it not only sounds good but it looks good too. I take special attention to presentation so that all of my sets are visually appealing from the view point of your guests. I only use professional equipment which is always of the highest standard i am also a certified PAT Tester. My equipment is visually checked at loading and the setting up stage we check Pat every 3 months not the required year.
6. Do they have Public Liability Insurance?
Many venues now insist that all entertainers have their own insurance. Accidents are extremely rare but for peace of mind it’s worth checking that the entertainment you book does have the necessary cover - or you could be liable if damage or injury is caused by the DJ you have hired. Many hotels now have a policy of refusing entertainment if they cannot produce evidence of suitable insurance (check the small print of your venue hire documents).
I carry a 10 million pound insurance policy and all of my equipmentis PAT tested as required. Certificates are available on request if your venue requires copies of them. Just Download from Above.
7. Do they have back-up equipment on hand in case of an emergency?
Yes even professional equipment can fail on occasion. Usually, only the pros invest the extra money to ensure that everything works and backup systems are in place. Booking a reliable Disc Jockey is a very important decision for the success of your event.
I always carry back up equipment and music at all times.
8. Will they personally be the DJ for your reception?
Some DJ's will book your event and then pass it on to another DJ to play your night. Some (almost always the cheap ones) don't even bother to turn up if a more lucrative booking comes along*! Make sure you get what you are paying for.
I will personally be the DJ at your reception. I never pass work on to anyone else and most importantly I never let people down. I offer you a one to one approuch and carefully log all discussions regarding your special occasion so that nothing gets over looked or forgotten.
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9. How much do they charge?
Not surprisingly, most professional, reputable DJ's charge more for their services than a hobby DJ who is just looking to make a few extra pounds on the side. Question a company that is low in cost... there's a good chance you will be putting the success of your wedding or party at risk in order to save a few pounds*.
Also, keep in mind all the time and money you already have committed to your wedding or party and the impact the DJ has on how everything turns out. If a family friend offers to do it for £100 less than a reputable, experienced, professional DJ, think twice before jumping at the lower price. For most wedding receptions and special occasions it is the combined efforts of many professionals who work together to ensure your day is successful. Your evening is as important, so choosing a professional Disc Jockey is always a good investment.
I always try to keep my prices competitive against other DJs offering the same quality and experience. Unlike other DJs I have a wide selection of different sets available to suit different budget levels.
10. Do they require a deposit and a written agreement?
If not, why not? If a DJ is serious about his business, he will want an agreement and a deposit. The agreement should offer a guarantee that he will show up on the day and will perform for the times you have decided on. If there's no deposit and no agreement, there's nothing to bind him to your event. A professional DJ will insist on a deposit to confirm your date and a booking agreement is your protection.
you will be rquired to pay a deposit of £75.00 to secure your required Date
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