ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE & FAULT FINDING

OVERVIEW:

This course is designed to assist technicians in understanding the difference between preventive and reactive electrical maintenance.  The importance of having a structured maintenance programme in place. Develop fault finding and troubleshooting techniques to assist technicians in their role of breakdown/maintenance technician.

 

SUITABLE FOR:
Technicians employed as maintenance/breakdown personnel in any company and has responsibility for the electrical maintenance of residential buildings, hotels, schools, factories, places of work etc.

 

DURATION:
5 Days

 

CLASS SIZE:
Maximum of 12 trainees per class

 

COURSE CONTENT:

1. Recap on basic electrical principles:

  • Ohm Law
  • Power and energy
  • Electrical circuits

2. Understand protective devices and how they function

  • MCB
  • RCD
  • RCBO

3. Cable sizing and current rating

4. Calculate volt drop on cables

5. Use of electrical multimeters, grip on ammeter and insulation resistance testers

6. Working safely with electricity

7. Lockout/Tag out

8. Understand the difference between preventative and reactive maintenance

9. Logical systematic approach to fault finding

10. Fault finding techniques

11. Faulting finding on:

  • Domestic installations
  • Industrial installations
  • Motor control circuits

 

METHODOLOGY:

  • This course is both classroom and workshop based.
  • Trainees will get hands on experience working on simulated real life installations, where they will practice their skill in fault finding using a logical systematic approach.
  • The skill of using a multimeter to fault fine will be demonstrated and trainees will have an opportunity to practice on real circuits.
  • They will develop techniques that will assist in fault finding and speed up the process.
  • All the necessary theory to support this will be covered.

 

ASSESSMENT:

There is both a theory and practical assessment.

 

CERTIFICATION:

On successful completion trainees will be awarded an Etiwa Certificate of achievement.