Course TypeElectrical, Technical Skills
QualificationMCP Training Certificate
Mechanical to Electrical Part 4: Building on the 16 practical competencies from the previous 3 parts of MCP’s Mechanical to Electrical Conversion, the Part 4 continues with fault finding and introduces programmable controllers and thermography.
Is it right for me?
Following some on-job coaching and assessment, the delegate is able to carry out basic electrical tasks without the need to wait for an electrical colleague to help him/her out. This course is for technicians who completed Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the Mechanical to Electrical programme.
What will I learn?
- Overview of the Electricity at Work Regulations and IET BS7671
- Use of test instruments: continuity, insulation resistance, earth loop impedance and RCD testers
- An introduction to inspection and testing of electrical installations
- Further use of electrical drawings and diagrams
- Theory of fault finding techniques
- Practical Fault Finding techniques on pre-prepared rigs and portable electrical equipment; testing to component level
- Practical Fault Finding on single and 3 phase systems, using digital multi-meters, insulation resistance testers and flowcharts
- Practical electrical control circuit construction
- Introduction to Programmable Controllers
- Introduction to Thermal Imaging
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
I agree the electrical training has been a success with all concerned feeling confident they have learnt from the course. It has also offered the business an independent verification of skills as a bonus.
Another major benefit has been for our apprentices, they have been able to take theoretical learning from there ongoing studies and apply in a practical format during the MCP training gaining a better understanding.
Maintenance and Reliability Manager, Siemens Digital
Excellent course delivered extremely well – great practical knowledge.
Facilities Maintenance Technician