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Basic Electrical Installation Maintenance – Course

GCS Training
Level 1
Two days

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Basic Electrical Installation Maintenance is primarily aimed at those who have limited or no experience with electrical circuits and components.

The course will provide learners with the theory and practice required to undertake basic electrical maintenance within their own premises or place of work, such as connecting a plug top, changing a light switch or fitting or checking for circuit continuity. 

Upon completion, learners should be able to:

  • Understand how to safely isolate equipment
  • Determine the risks of working with electrical equipment and know how to minimise them

Key information

No specific electrical knowledge is needed for this course, but candidates must be able to understand and retain technical information.

The course will consist of classroom instruction and exercises. 

It covers:

  • Safe isolation procedures
  • Safe installation procedures and practices
  • Component identification
  • Identifying unsafe electrical situations
  • Electrical earthing and bonding requirements
  • Installation and replacement of electrical components
  • Basic fault finding techniques
  • Checking the correct and safe operation of an installed electrical component

Learners attending this course may also consider:

  • Portable appliance testing
  • Domestic installer course
  • Installing domestic photovoltaic systems

There is no formal assessment involved with this course, but a knowledge assessment is included where learners will receive a Gower College Swansea certificate of attendance.

All delivery staff are experienced electricians and qualified teachers, who boast a very high success rate for this essential course.

The course is £250 per person, VAT exempt.