BPMA Launches 3-Day Electrical Competency Course

01.06.2016

It is commonplace these days across many industries for companies to have radically streamlined their maintenance and technical workforce. This puts increased pressure on company managers to use non-electrical personnel for routine electrical duties.

This three day ‘City & Guilds’ course is specifically designed to assist non-electrical employees to prepare themselves for cross trade working, and to help companies comply with the requirements of current legislation regarding the use of such people for minor electrical tasks.

After completing the course, students should be able to:

  • Recognise safe working practices (related to electricity in the workplace)

  • Work within the requirements of current electrical legislation (relating to topics covered)

  • Understand the fundamental principles of electrical energy

  • Perform routine electrical tasks at a basic level

  • Perform safe isolation of electrical circuits

  • Enhance their workplace skills

  • Relate to electrical circuit diagrams

The course is primarily aimed at mechanical or un-skilled tradespersons that are preparing themselves for work upon electrical systems. The course will be of great benefit to companies that intend to employ non-electrical personnel to perform routine electrical duties, such as lamp replacement, portable appliance testing and circuit isolation.

The topics covered by the course include:

  • Health and Safety legislation (related to electricity in the workplace)

  • Basic electrical principles

  • Electrical power and units of measurement

  • Safe isolation of electrical circuits

  • Electrical test instrumentation

  • Conventional circuit layout

  • Basic first aid (related to electrical hazards)

  • Electrical diagrams

  • Cable and wiring system

Costing just £450.00+ VAT per person, which includes lunch, refreshments and City & Guilds certificate, this three day course will be held on 21st, 22nd & 23rd June at the National Metalforming Centre in West Bromwich.

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