Course TypeElectrical, Technical Skills
QualificationMCP Training Certificate
Price£955 + VAT
This 16-day programme is designed for technicians who have no previous electrical background, to enable them to perform high frequency, low risk, first-line electrical maintenance tasks including safe isolation, replacement and testing of a range of common electrical devices (motors, sensors, contactors, overloads, etc.) in a safe and effective manner.
Most importantly, the format of the course is specifically designed so that, when combined with suitable on-site consolidation of training, it will assist the maintenance manager in meeting the legal requirements for employee competence in electrical work. MCP’s mechanical to electrical conversion training is a City and Guilds accredited course.
Is it right for me?
This is ideal for technicians that are working in a maintenance environment. This is the first electrical course any delegate from a mechanical background should enrol on. No prior electrical knowledge is assumed.
What will I learn?
- Health and Safety
- Relevant parts of BS7671 IET Wiring Regulations and Electricity at Work Regulations
- Emergency isolation
- BSEN:60617 symbols
- Methods of protection including fuses, circuit breakers and RCD’s
- Cables/systems: termination of single core and sheathed cables
- Connection to BS EN60309-2 and BS1363 plugs
- Circuits: connect one-way, two-way lighting circuits and ring and radial socket outlet circuits
- Supplies: single and three phase supplies up to 400 V
- Earthing and bonding
- Use of instruments to include continuity and insulation testing
- Theory to support the practical activities listed above
Following completion of this course, we recommend skills learnt are practised in the workplace until a proficient standard is achieved. Candidates can then be signed-off as competent to carry out the prescribed tasks.
What are the benefits?
- Motivation and development of staff
- Improved staff retention
- Formal targeted training with direction and end focussed on business need
- Encouragement of teamwork through coach and assessor communicating more with opposite trade
- Re-focussed of training budget
- SOPs and training packages are written around business need
- Safe job; Timely job; Right first time job
- Improved productivity as downtime is reduced due to increased skills base
- Cross cover of skills in event of absenteeism, sickness etc.
- Nationally recognised qualifications where appropriate; skills are validated
- Training records meet and exceed those required by HSE etc.