Who should attend?

This programme is aimed at non-electrical personnel who are required to understand and carry out basic electrical maintenance tasks and fault finding on electrical machinery.

About the course

This ‘hands on’ programme comprises of 2 x 5-day courses. Each course is deliberately planned to allow individuals to return to the workplace with new practical skills and knowledge to carry out basic electrical maintenance tasks. Delegates gain practical experience in using test equipment (e.g. multimeters, isolation testers, insulation testers etc.) as well as reading and interpreting circuit drawings. Delegates learn to wire up circuits and carry out fault finding on our electrical training rigs.
The training is formally certified through the awarding body EAL. Delegates must successfully complete the assessed practical tasks and knowledge tests on both 5-day courses in order to gain certification.

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Electrical Maintenance Course outline

Week 1
  • Electrical Principles – fundamentals of voltage and current
  • UK power network – overview of generation and transmission
  • Basic First Aid – treatment of electric shock
  • Protective devices – understanding fuses, circuit breakers and RCDs
  • Safe isolation – practical procedures, including use of GS38 compliant testers
  • UK legislation and electricity – insight into Electricity at Work Act 1989
  • Electromagnetic induction – concepts behind motors, transformers and solenoids
  • Three phase AC induction motors – principles and basic testing
  • 17th Edition Wiring Regulations - overview
  • Lighting and 13A sockets – testing of circuits
Week 2
  • Electronics – principles and practical setup of a DC power supply
  • Basic AC motor control – wiring up DOL, star-delta and forward-reverse circuits
  • AC Variable Speed Drives – principles and setup of simple drive system
  • DC and Single Phase AC motors – principles and basic testing
  • PAT testing – overview
  • Earthing systems – types of system, practical testing
  • Basic automation – design and wire up simple control circuits
  • Programmable Logic Controllers – introduction and basic programming
  • Static electricity – understanding of principles
  • Building Regulations and Part P – basic overview
  • Temperature control – basic understanding

Follow on NVQs

The 2 week Electrical Maintenance course can serve as underpinning knowledge for the EAL NVQ Level 2 in Engineering Maintenance (electrical pathway). If delegates are regularly working on basic electrical tasks with limited scope and risk, this Level 2 NVQ is a suitable competency qualification once they have completed the Electrical Maintenance course. The NVQ is delivered at customer premises through regular visits from Waterside assessors. For more on electrical training, contact Waterside on 01744 616 837 or use the Contact Us form to get in touch.

Please call 01744 616 837 or use the Contact Us form for more details

Additional Information

Course: Electrical Maintenance 2

Start date and time: 23/05/2022 

End date and time: 27/05/2022 

Location: Technology Campus, Pocket Nook Street, St Helens, Merseyside, WA9 1TW

Provider: Waterside Training