A warm welcome from Rob Molloy!
PAT Test certificate
Most wedding venues and hotels require your DJ to have a valid PAT test certificate, without this certificate, most venues will not let the DJ work on their premises. My equipment is always kept to a very high standard and is PAT tested every 12 months
Public liability insurance
Just like PAT testing, most venues require the DJ to have public liability insurance in order to operate on their premises. This type of insurance covers the cost of legal action and compensation claims made against the business; for example, the venue suffers damage due to the DJ’s equipment.
Back-up equipent (Things that can go wrong)
For your piece of mind I always carry backup equipment for any unexpected issues, modern technology can go wrong anytime without warning, so having backups is essential. I can’t believe that some DJ’s do not have any provisions in place for this ticking time bomb
Having the correct and legal insurance is probably one of the few things that a potential client would consider, but obtaining valid and legal insurance on a domestic vehicle, i.e. a car, does not exist. Being pulled over by the police in a car carrying sound and light equipment will result in seizure of the car resulting in a no show for your event. I use a van and always have valid and legal cover for my job as a DJ, it's always a good idea to check if your DJ is coming to your event in a van.