The South Eastern Discotheque Association
I am an active committee member of SEDA, but what does this mean to you as my potential client:
SEDA is an association of Disc Jockeys that is run by the membership for the membership. It is the oldest association of its kind in the UK and celebrated its 35th Birthday in 2009
The association seeks to promote good practice among it’s membership. In order to do this SEDA publishes a code of practice and entry criteria which all members comply with. These standards ensure that members operate in a professional and safe manner.Â When booking a SEDA member for your event, you can be assured of the following:
- All members that are operating a mobile disco have Public Liability Insurance of no less than £1 million pounds.
- The equipment used by the DJ is reliable, safe, portable appliance tested (PAT) and set up in a safe and secure manner.
- The DJ’s presentation is both professional and of such standard that would bring repute to disc jockeys in general.
- The DJ has an adequate and appropriate supply of recorded music.
- The DJ uses safe and reliable transport.
- The DJ will arrive on good time to start the programme at the time agreed with the client.
- The DJ meets the detailed standards as set out in the requirements for membership of the South Eastern Discotheque Association.
- The DJ carries a fire extinguisher suitable for electrical fires and a 13amp mains socket tester.
This is the main part of the code of practice a SEDA member promises to follow:
Clarity Of Sound
- Sound recordings must be reproduced clearly.
- The sound level must be within the design limits of the system with due regard to the size of the venue and its acoustics.
- The DJ must be able to be understood in all vocal work.
Safety & General Tidiness
- Safe working practices must be employed.
- The DJ’s equipment must be safe to use.
- All leads and cabling is secure and taped down where needed.
- All wiring and connections are in good repair, correctly connected and properly rated.
- The disco itself and surrounding area must be tidy.
- The DJ makes use of business cards, contracts, diary, telephone, e-mail, etc.The DJ must be prepared to accept the South Eastern Discotheque Association’s requirements for Public Liability Insurance.The DJ must keep accounts of all transactions relating to his or her business for submission to HMRC.
- The DJ must be prepared to accept the South Eastern Discotheque Association’s requirements for Public Liability Insurance.
- The DJ must keep accounts of all transactions relating to his or her business for submission to HMRC.