This course is for existing Instrumentation Technicians or Engineers to provide basic electrical skills to those who need to perform electrical maintenance tasks including the safe isolation, replacement and testing of a range of common electrical devices (motors, sensors, heating elements, contactors) in a safe and effective manner.

The course will supplement onsite training specific to clients activities or requirements, and the duty holder responsibilities in the requirements for employees to be competent.

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  1. Basic Circuitry
  2. Electric Cable and Terminations
  3. Switching Circuits
  4. Magnetisation and Electro – Magnetism
  5. Introduction to Relays and Controls
  6. Direct online Starters
  7. Overload and Overcurrent
  8. AC Theory
  9. Transformers
  10. AC motors
  11. Single phase and Three Phase Supplies
  12. Boundaries of electrical installations, i.e. The DNO and Customer Supplies including Supply Distribution
  13. Dual Speed and Dual Voltage Motors
  14. Basics of Rectifiers, Thyristors and Inverters
  15. Basic Electro Pneumatic Circuits
  16. Drawing Symbology
  17. Understanding basic Drawings
  18. Basic Faults and how to identify them
  19. Safe Isolations
  20. Regulations i.e. Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
  21. Use of instruments


On completion of the course, participants will be able to

  • practice safe working methods on electrical systems
  • understand the relevant regulative requirements
  • demonstrate an understanding of electrical principles and units
  • identify a wide range of electrical equipment & devices and understand their principles of operation / connections
  • understand the principles of Earthing / protection and associated protective devices
  • demonstrate an understanding of electrical systems, switchgear and circuit types
  • diagnose basic faults and recognise their associated symptoms
  • work with a range of client used cable types and carry out correct terminations and connections
  • recognise the most common industrial motor types and understand their operation, connections and maintenance requirements
  • use electrical test equipment effectively and carry out testing of a range of motors, solenoids, cables (using insulation, continuity, testers, etc.)
  • identify motor and power circuit faults
  • use circuit diagrams as an aid to maintenance
  • access electrical enclosures and replace fuses, reset overloads
  • understand the need for PPE
  • perform electrical isolation, testing for dead on a wide range of devices and circuits safely.


Existing Instrumentation Engineers who wish to gain additional knowledge and skills


Candidates who successfully complete the theoretical and practical competence assessments will receive an “Attendance” certificate

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