Mechanical to Electrical – Part 1

Course Code: MCPTS1001

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Course overview

Course Type

Electrical, Technical Skills


MCP Training Certificate


4 Days


£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

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.

Book your place

Get in touch with our dedicated training team to discuss your requirements. We aim to respond to all enquiries within 12 working hours.

For more information on this course

Mechanical to Electrical Programme is available as both scheduled and onsite. Onsite training is a cost effective alternative to our regular scheduled training courses held at our training centre in Solihull.

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