Basic Electrical Skills for Personnel of other Disciplines – 10 Days


To provide basic electrical training to staff who work within other engineering areas.

Delegates will ideally be from a craft engineering discipline.

Course Duration

  • Part A – 5 days
  • Part B – 5 days

Total – 10 days

Maximum Number
4 persons.

Training Aids
Lecture notes, audio-visual presentation, demonstrations and practical exercises.

Each course delegate will complete a series of Practical Tests to determine achievement of objectives.

On successful completion of the course candidates will receive a NETA certificate. The certificate will be sent directly to the delegate or their sponsor company.

Additional Information
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On completion of Part A the delegates will be able to:

  • Work safely on electrical equipment taking into account the Electricity at Work Regulations
  • Understand and interpret Ohm’s Law and solve problems relating to the Law
  • Understand and identify re-wireable fuses, RCD’s and circuit breakers, and be able to select the correct device to satisfy the IEE Regulations
  • Make up a range of plugs, leads and sockets to correct Industrial/Domestic standards
  • Use electrical test equipment safely and correctly, including multi-meters and insulation testers – P.A.T’s etc.
  • Make off cable terminations for industrial and domestic electrical applications, including S.W.A. and M.I.C.C. glands

On completion of Part B the delegates will be able to:

  • Work safely on electrical equipment within the scope of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
  • Understand electro-magnetic induction and principles relating to electrical machines i.e. the simple alternator
  • Understand the general construction of AC motors, and test windings and insulation of 3-phase and single-phase machines
  • Construct and understand control circuits including Soft start D.O.L. and Star/ Delta starting and sequential motor control
  • Carry out a safe isolation of electrical machinery



Revision of Circuit Laws Units

  • Volts, amps, ohms, watts, power factor
  • Ohm’s Law
  • Circuit analysis and problem solving

Electrical Safety

  • Effects of electric shock
  • Protection and earthing systems

Protection devices

  • Fuses – types, characteristics, breaking capacities, discrimination
  • Circuit breakers – thermal, magnetic operation
  • Residual current devices – principle of operation, types, ratings

Low Voltage cables and plugs/sockets

  • 110v/230v types, colour coding
  • Delegates to make up extension leads to correct standards

Testing and Installation

  • Correct use of an Insulation and Continuity Tester
  • Correct testing procedures
  • Insulation testing, continuity etc.
  • IEE Regulations
  • Cable sizes and rating
  • Basic fault diagnosis

Cable Termination Systems

  • Steel wired armoured cable and MICC cable
  • Delegate will make off both SWA glands correctly and install lighting and power circuits including 2-way lighting, ring main


Electromagnetic Induction

  • Basic principles of magnetism
  • The magnet effect of an electrical current
  • Electromagnetic induction principles
  • Mutual induction and transformer principles

The Electric Motor Principle

  • Fleming’s left and right hand rules
  • Rotary motion

Electrical Machines

  • The simple alternator
  • The DC generator

Supply Voltages – 3-Phase/4 Wire System

AC Motors – 3-Phase and Single Phase

  • Construction of squirrel cage
  • Construction of wound rotor
  • Basic principles of operation

Control Circuits

  • The direct on line motor circuit
  • Sequence control circuits
  • Automatic control
  • Star/Delta motor control circuit

On completion of the theory work, the delegate will produce a range of practical control circuits from the following:

  • Direct on line circuit
  • Direct on line, local and remote
  • Sequence control – 3 motors

Electrical Isolation

  • Electrical isolation procedure in accordance with the Electricity at Work Regulations (1989)

Practical application of the above on our multi-motor board