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Basic electrical

Three-day course

With the streamlining of many maintenance and technical departments, managers often have to use non-electrically trained personnel for routine electrical duties.

This course is designed to help non-electrically trained employees prepare for work on a range of electrical systems. This means that companies can comply with UK legislative requirements regarding the use of such personnel for electrical tasks.

This course is suitable for people like mechanical maintenance engineers, servicing and equipment installation personnel and those who work with low voltage electrical equipment and systems.

  • Basic electrical principles
  • Electrical power and units of measurement
  • Electrical test instrumentation
  • Cable and wiring systems
  • Conventional circuit layout
  • Electrical diagrams
  • Health and safety legislation (related to electricity in the workplace)
  • Safe isolation procedures for low-voltage electrical circuits
  • Safe working practices

Motor principles and testing

One-day course

This is usually taken as an extension to a three-day Basic Electrical course. It looks at both practical and theoretical issues related to electrical motors, including principles of operation, wiring connections, starting methods, testing and fault diagnosis.

This course may be particularly useful to non-electrical personnel who are required to perform routine electrical duties on low-voltage electrical equipment and systems.

It's also ideal as a stand-alone, independent course for those who need specific information and training about the basic electrical maintenance of motors, control devices and associated accessories.

  • AC and DC motor principles
  • Methods of starting
  • Methods of connection
  • Testing procedures
  • Fault-finding techniques
  • Introduction to speed control
  • Discussion and questions

Safe access to electrical panels or enclosures

One-day course

This course helps raise the level of electrical safety awareness for those required to access low-voltage electrical panels or enclosures, such as machine and process operators.

It’s mainly aimed at non-electrically trained and non-technical employees who, although not expected to hold specific electrical responsibilities, have a duty to their colleagues and their own personal safety through current employment legislation.

The course will cover protective device resetting, process adjustment/configuration and the taking of readings. It will also cover the current legislation.

  • Health and safety legislation (related to electricity in the workplace)
  • Risks present when accessing a low-voltage electrical enclosure or panel
  • Safe working practices specific to electrical enclosure or panel access
  • Resetting of a range of electrical motor thermal overloads circuit breakers and motor drives
  • Most appropriate or suitable methods to minimise the potential damage to process plant, equipment, system motors or connected equipment
  • Risks related to common equipment machines or process systems

Safe electrical isolation of low voltage systems

One-day course

This course helps non-electrical staff with some experience of electrical systems who may have to carry out electrical isolation tasks. This includes staff who may require authorisation to carry out isolation for maintenance purposes.

The course includes formal Permit to Work procedures for on-site operation, giving staff the knowledge to perform safe isolation of low-voltage systems and equipment.

Assessment methods include an online multiple-choice examination, a written examination and a practical assessment.

  • Overview and relevance of low-voltage safety rules
  • Associated procedures, basic risk assessment and documentation prior to isolation
  • Types of isolating devices
  • Methods of isolation
  • Proving or verifying an isolation
  • Controlling isolation
  • Removing an isolation and returning a system to normal operation

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