Industrial Electrical Multiskill training that really works 


Maintenance engineers that complete our Electrical multiskill training are able to competently:

·   Isolate and lock-off safely

·   Test circuits for dead

·   Reset trips safely

·   Insulation test motors

·   Navigate electrical drawings

·   Work on electrical power circuits

·   Work on control circuits

·   Change limit switches, proximities etc.

·   Check PLC inputs / outputs

·   Check out invertors / soft starts

·   Diagnose electrical faults


Electrical multiskill training consists of five three-day training modules or similar combination to suit shift working patterns.



Electrical multiskill training is a highly practical training course focusing on industrial electrical maintenance practices and fault-finding procedures with most of the training being hands on work directly related to the course content.  The training delivery can be adapted to suit companies specific requirements in terms of application, hands on practice or specific customer equipment.  This course is also suitable for mechanical craft/technicians and engineers who need to take on mutiskill electrical work. 
The Electrical multiskill training course is delivered in Kent at our Rochester training centre or can be delivered on your premises by special arrangement. 


Electrical Isolation (Module E1)

This is a basic electrical course covering fundamental theory and basic practice related to the industrial applications of electrical maintenance. 


Trainees cover the following topics:

·   Use of electrical instruments such as multi-meters, Meggers, voltage testers and proving units. 

·   Electrical diagnostic tests on three-phase electric motors

·   Identifying motors connected in both star and delta configurations

·   Voltage measurements on three-phase and single-phase systems

·   The proper and correct procedure for Electrical Isolation to do electrical work

·   Construction of a Direct-on-line motor starter with 110volt controls,

·   Testing and fault diagnosis, 

·   Construction of a reversing starter,

·   Construction of a star-delta motor starter.


The emphasis of this course is on understanding industrial electrical systems and knowing the safe working techniques and practices when working on such systems.


Panel Distribution Circuits (Module E2a)

This course introduces candidates to the ways in which electrical panels are wired and constructed. The aim is that candidates can safely identify components and understand their function within an electrical control panel. 


Trainees cover the following topics:

·   Introduction to the safety features that should be present on all panels

·   Earthing, fuse or circuit breaker protection, Isolation mechanism

·   Main and Auxiliary circuits

·   Identification of the relevant electrical circuit protection features

·   Use and layout of circuit diagrams with three-phase and single-phase circuit distribution voltages, DC control circuits and protection devices,

·   Fault diagnosis in a safe, systematic and structured manner.


Candidates should have attended the Electrical Isolation course (Module E1) or have had relevant experience proving that they can work safely within the training group.


Control Panels (Module E3)

This course introduces candidates to control circuits where external devices act as interlocks or safety devices and automatic control functions can occur.  The emphasis of this course is on understanding electrical devices that are used in control circuits and being able to interpret how they are used in circuits that control power components. 


Trainees cover the following topics:

·   The correct methods for connecting control devices into circuits,

·   Cable glanding and terminating in control panels. 

·   Further experience in fault diagnosis particularly with external plant mounted devices. 

·   Control circuit drawings: identifying components and their connection within circuits,

·   Fault finding on control circuits.

·   The disconnection and reconnection of various types of components,

·   The testing of electrical systems involving controls,

·   The removal and replacement of externally connected devices.


Candidates should have attended the Electrical courses (Modules E1 and E2a) or have had relevant experience proving that they can work safely within the training group.



PLC Electrical Circuits (Module E4a)

This course builds on the previous Control Panels course by recognising that most industrial equipment is now controlled by PLC systems and introduces candidates to the applications and use of PLC’s.  Trainees will be able to understand how electrical devices connect to PLC systems and how PLC programmes control output circuits.  Candidates should be able to carry out basic work such as safely disconnecting and reconnecting components on circuits with hardwiring and software control.


Trainees cover the following topics:

·   How electrical devices are wired into a PLC input,

·   The differences in connecting to a PLC output,  

·   The way that a ladder diagram controls PLC outputs,

·   How to use it as an effective fault diagnostic tool,

·   The technology of safety relays,

·   How they are used and connected to improve control circuit and machine operation safety.


Candidates should have attended the Electrical courses (Modules E1, E2a and E3) or have had relevant experience proving that they can work safely within the training group.


Motor Circuits and VsDs (Module E5)

This course introduces candidates to motor starter circuits where soft starting devices are used or motor speed is controlled and varied using invertors. 


Trainees cover the following topics:

·   Two speed motors and motor starting techniques,

·   Function and operation of soft starters and invertors

·   The correct methods for connecting invertors or soft starters into circuits,

·   How they should be installed in control panels,

·   Recognising the devices as invertors or soft starters,

·   Understanding their normal operation,

·   Recognise abnormal operation and fault conditions,

·   Understand the dangers of using a Megger to diagnose faults on circuits,

·   Further experience in fault diagnosis, particularly with power electronic devices.


On successful completion of this module, trainees will be able to recognise a motor starter and Invertor variable speed drive or soft start configuration and know the correct approach to take in identifying and rectifying faults. They will be able to follow power and control circuit drawings by identifying components and their connection within circuits.
This Electro-pneumatics course enables trainees to understand how pneumatics and electrical/electronics and Programmable Logic Control works with in an overall machine control system. Be able to differentiate between an pneumatic or an electrical type of fault,  See how programmable logic and sequences can enhance machine automation and control.  Use a variety of other electro-pneumatic components to assemble and test a circuit in conjunction with relays and a PLC.  Interpret electro-pneumatic circuits and understand what components do within the circuits.  Use electrical and pneumatic fault finding techniques to ascertain the nature of a fault - control system, flow, pressure, directional, actuator or machine related.  
Prerequistites: Trainees should have completed Electrical E1 to E4 and a basic Pneumatics course. 
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Trainees cover the following topics:
A revision of basic pneumatics – components, circuits, actuation and control
Direct electrical control:
Establishing correct electrical control using 24V relays and components then using a PLC with associated components and wiring
Electro pneumatic control:
Electro pneumatic directional control valves and other component types. Examination of schematic arrangements
Pneumatic and electrical circuit symbols, schematic and circuit presentation and correct documentation
Fault finding and problem analysis
Other components
Limits: reed switch, mechanical & proximity, proximity
Pressure switches, Time delay units
Differentiate between air supply, signal and machine related faults  
Assemble and test a range of standard pneumatic circuits from a schematic diagram that incorporate a range of pneumatic components.  The course will require the learner to use electrical relay control to begin with and then introduce PLC control as an alternative for comparison and expanded logical and sequential control.  The learner will diagnose a number of specific faults within selected circuits, systems through to component level. 
On successful completion trainees will be able work in a cross discipline way with a PLC programme, electrical wiring and pneumatic systems to diagnose and rectify errors and faults.