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City & Guilds BPMA Competency
Electrical Course (3 Day)

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It is usual in many industries to find that companies have radically streamlined their maintenance and technical workforce departments. This puts pressure on company managers to use non-electrical personnel for routine electrical duties. This three-day 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.


Course Objectives:
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
Who should attend:
The course is primarily aimed at mechanical or un-skilled tradespersons that are preparing themselves for work upon electrical systems. The course may be of great benefit to companies that intend to employ non-electrical personnel to perform routine electrical duties, such as, lamp replacement or portable appliance testing etc.
Prerequisites:
Basic numerical and literacy skills are required.
Topics Covered:
•    Health and Safety legislation (related to electricity in the workplace)
•    Basic electrical principles
•    Electrical power and units of measurement
•    Safe isolation of electrical circuits
•    Safe working practices
•    Electrical test instrumentation
•    Conventional circuit layout
•    Basic first aid (related to electrical hazards)
•    Electrical diagrams
•    Cable and wiring system

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