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Basic Electrical Skills

Course Syllabus

  • Basic electrical theory
  • Electricity at Work Regs including safety requirements
  • Overview of the IEE Regulations
  • Cable sizing
  • Circuit protection devices
  • Measuring AC and DC Voltage
  • Circuit and component testing
  • Identifying and operating test equipment
  • BS symbols and drawings
  • Circuit discrimination
  • Isolation and switching
  • Three phase induction motors and testing
  • Motor protection devices
  • Motor control circuits
  • Course audit and review

Course Details

To give delegates basic knowledge and skills to carry out basic electrical tasks in the workplace.
 
Personnel with an electrical aptitude.
 
TV, video, practical assignments and course handouts.
 
The optimum number for this course is 6.
 
Five to ten days.
 
Dates available on request.
 

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Basic Electrical Skills For Personnel of Other Disciplines

Course Syllabus

Part A
  • Revision of Circuit Laws Units
  • Volts, amps, ohms, watts, power factor
  • Ohm's Law
  • Circuit analysis and problem solving
  • Electrical safety
  • Effects of electric shock
  • Protection and earthing systems
  • Protection Systems
  • Fuses - types, characteristics, capacities, and discrimination
  • Residual current circuit breakers
  • Fault voltage operated circuit breakers
  • Thermal and magnetic trips, MCB's
  • Low Voltage Protection
  • 110v / 130v system including colour code, plugs, sockets etc.
  • Delegate to make up plugs and extension leads to correct standards
  • Testing and installation
  • Correct use of an insulation and continuity tester
  • Correct testing procedures
  • Insulation testing, continuity, etc.
  • IEE regulations
  • Cable sizes and rating
  • Basic fault diagnosis
  • Cable Termination Systems
  • Steel wired armoured cable and MICC cable
  • Delegates will make off both SWA glands correctly and install lighting and power circuits including 2-way lighting, ring main
Part B
  • Electromagnetic induction
  • Basic principles of magnetism
  • The magnet effect of an electrical current
  • Electromagnetic induction principles
  • Mutual induction and transformer principles
  • The Electric Motor Principle
  • Fleming's left and right hand rules
  • Rotary motion
  • Electrical machines
  • The simple alternator
  • The DC generator
  • Supply voltages - 3 phase / 4 wire system
  • AC motors - 3 phase and single phase
  • Construction of squirrel cage
  • Construction of wound rotor
  • Basic principles of operation
  • Control circuits
  • The direct on line, motor circuit
  • Sequence control circuits
  • Automatic control
  • Star/Delta motor control circuit
 

On completion of the above theory, the trainee will produce electrical drawings (using various components) from a range of practical control circuits selected from the following:

  • Direct on line circuit
  • Direct on line and remote
  • Sequence control - 3 motors

Electrical Isolation:

  • Electrical Isolation procedure in accordance with the Electricity at Work Act 1989
  • Practical application of the above on our multi-motor boards

Course Details

To provide basic electrical skills to personnel of other disciplines.
 
Delegates should have a craft background, however, it is not essential.
 
Use will be made of lecture notes, OHP presentation and practical exercises.
 
Each delegate will be subjected to a series of practical tests to determine achievements of objectives.
 
The optimum number of delegates for this course is 8.
 
The course is in two parts, A and B, for five days each.
 
Dates available on request.
 

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Electrical Isolation Training

Course Syllabus

  • The dangers of electricity
  • The electricity at work regulations
  • Isolations/de-isolations defined
  • Permits to Work
  • Identification of the correct MMB cubicle
  • Correct use of isolation equipment
  • Isolation and testing for dead
  • Fuses and types
  • Removal of fuses
  • Practical exercises on safe isolations - not applicable for office staff - facilities permitting
  • Practical assessment - not applicable for office staff - facilities permitting only available for up to 6 delegates
  • Feedback and close

Course Details

To provide candidates with the technical and practical skills of safe working on electrical circuits and equipment.
 
None.
 
Information handouts.
 
Delegates will undertake an assessment based on a multi-matrix questionnaire. If 6 delegates or less are required for assessment then practical assessments will be carried out in addition to the questionnaire.
 
Maximum of 6 delegates per course.
 
One day.
 
Dates available on request.
 

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Electrical Motor Systems

Course Syllabus

  • Interpretation of electrical safety regulations
  • Electrical principles associates with induction motors
  • Using correct test equipment
  • Dismantling the induction motor for inspection
  • Identifying all parts of the induction motor
  • Problem solving with the induction motor
  • Methods of protection motors
  • Testing for electrical isolation
  • Understanding information plates
  • Installing, wiring, testing and running induction motors

Course Details

To familiarise industrial staff with the design and maintenance requirements of electrical motors.
 
None, however, the course is designed for industrial personnel wishing to improve their knowledge of Electrical Induction Motors.
 
OHP, information handouts.
 
Maximum of 8 delegates per course.
 
Five days.
 
Dates available on request.
 

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Electrical Skills Training

Course Details

To deliver competence based training and assessment for a range and level of electrical skills that fulfils the needs of both client and delegate.
 
The course will provide training and assessments to delegates for an agreed range of skills of varying levels to suit the individual requirements of both delegate and company.
 
None, however, an electrical background would be advantageous.
 
Information handouts.
 
Maximum of 8 delegates per course.
 
Dependent upon client and delegate requirements.
 
Dates available on request.
 

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Low Voltage Training

Course Syllabus

  • Electricity At Work Regulations
  • Electrical Hazards and Precautions
  • Outline of the design, construction, installation and maintenance of low voltage equipment
  • Earthing Systems, Power Equipment and Safety Earths
  • Outline of Low Voltage Installations
  • Electrical Isolation and Safety Procedures
  • Safety Documentation
  • Lock off Tag off
  • Electrical Permit to Work
  • Safe Testing of Low Voltage Electrical Equipment and Installations
  • Risk Assessments
  • Application of Low Voltage Protection
  • Course Summary and Review

Course Details

This course is intended to enhance delegate's knowledge of statutory regulations, codes of practice, safe procedures and technical aspects of low voltage power systems.
 
Delegates must have an electrical background.
 
Use will be made of lecture notes, handouts and practical exercises.
 
Maximum of 6 delegates per course.
 
Five days.
 

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Power Generation And Distribution

Course Syllabus

  • Basic electrical theory and electrical units
  • Basic three phase theory and electrical units
  • True power, apparent power, reactive power and power factor
  • Power generation and control
  • Emergency generators
  • Uninterruptible power supplies

Course Details

To familiarise staff with systems of electrical generation and distribution relating to offshore units.
 
None, however, the course is designed for offshore utilities personnel.
 
OHP, Information hand-outs.
 
Maximum of 8 delegates per course.
 
Two and a half days.
 
Dates available on request.
 

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Basic Principles Of Electrical Switchgear

Course Syllabus

  • Statutory regulations
  • Codes of Practice
  • Operational and safety features of switchgear
  • Primary conductors
  • Circuit breakers - oil / gas / air / vacuum
  • Auxiliary equipment
  • Exterior of switch-panels
  • Switch-room housekeeping
  • Battery units
  • Troubleshooting
  • Practical maintenance exercises
  • Assessment

Course Details

To provide engineers, supervisors and technicians with both theoretical and practical instruction on the operation, maintenance and repair of LV switchgear types.
 
Five days.
 

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