Many of our clients spin the turntables on top of folding tables. They love our folding table risers that lift up the surface so they don’t have to crouch over their equipment.

Our friend Har Megiddo showed off how he uses our folding table risers on YouTube here.

We wanted to show love for our DJ clients by keeping them safe! Here are some tips for DJs to maintain their safety while they’re providing fun for their clients.

 

Ears

High decibels mean hearing loss, so plenty of DJs wear earplugs. This might make it harder for you to hear how loud it is in the room you’re playing, so watch your LED meters to gauge the volume.

 

Slips, trips and falls

You can’t do much about drunk customers spilling their drinks on the floor, but you can put a splash guard on the front of your console to help prevent them leaning over your equipment, drink in hand.

Taping down cords and removing any other trip hazards when you can will help you avoid the dangers of trips and falls. 

Bring a flashlight with you so you can navigate in dark and badly lit rooms and hallways after your set is over.

 

Lights

If you work with lasers, make sure you set them high enough so no one will be looking right into them, as this causes eye damage. 

 

Back strain

Use your legs to lift up heavy equipment like speakers so you don’t end up with back or other joint problems later on. If you’re lucky enough that there are no stairs at the venue, a small trolley works well for transporting your gear and keeping your back safe.

Does the venue have a folding table for your gear? Bring along a set of easy-to-install folding table risers to lift it up so you don’t end up with back strain during and after your set.

 

Electric shock

This is a lot less fun than the electric slide. Check your cables for cuts and wear, and if your gear is rattling inside due to a loose component don’t use it.

Another great way to avoid shock is to bring two residual current devices (RCDs). One for your lighting and one for your sound equipment will help you avoid the hazard.

 

Stay safe and party on!

 

If you’re a DJ and you have other safety hints, let us know in the comments!