Basic Electrical Skills for Personnel of other Disciplines – 5 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
5 days.

Maximum Number
4 persons.

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

Practical In-Centre assessment of safe isolation, de-isolation of A.C. and three phase motor.

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 this course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand basic electrical theory and terminology
  • Understand the dangers of electricity
  • Understand their responsibilities under the Electricity at Work Regulations
  • Understand the principles of earthing and protection systems
  • Identify the safety requirements for safe isolation and de-isolation
  • Understand and identify typical electrical components within a motor control panel
  • Understand the general principles and construction of AC motors, and identify three-phase and single phase machines
  • Use a Continuity and Insulation Resistance tester to test motor windings
  • Use Voltage Indicators and Proving Unit to test and prove for dead
  • Make off cable terminations correctly using SWA glands
  • Understand the principles of a direct–on–line motor control
  • Identify the safety requirements for the isolation and de-isolation of an A.C. induction motor


Basic Electricity

  • Introduction to electricity
  • Electron theory, Volts, Amps, Ohms, Watts
  • AC/DC, Supply voltages

Electrical Safety

  • Dangers of electricity
  • Effects of electric shock
  • Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

Protection Systems

  • Earthing and bonding
  • Overcurrent
  • Fuses, circuit breakers
  • Residual current circuit breakers


  • Safe isolation to Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
  • Testing for dead

AC Motors

  • Basic principles of magnetism
  • Construction of squirrel cage motors
  • Basic principles of operation
  • Motor connections

Motor control

  • Common components
  • Direct on line motor control

Motor disconnection and reconnection

  • Isolation
  • Testing for dead
  • Disconnection and reconnection

Motor testing

  • Correct use of an Insulation and Continuity Tester
  • Correct testing procedures


  • Delegate will make off SWA cable and gland
  • Delegate will safely isolate, disconnect, reconnect and de-isolate DOL motor
  • Delegate will test windings of various AC motors with typical faults