Specialist Training

Basic Domestic Electrics Course

Basic Domestic Electrical Course
This 2 day foundation course has been designed to provide trainee domestic installers with an awareness of the electrical requirements in a domestic installation. It aims to provide delegates with a basic level of electrical competency.

The course starts with an introduction to DC and AC circuit theory. It  covers the need for risk assessment in health and safety legislation and the fundamental dangers of electricity. The theme continues with the requirements of a domestic electric installation with reference to Part “P” guidance in the Building Regulations and new circuits, and minor works to BS 7671:2008 (2015). The course includes circuit wiring practicals and basic testing requirements.

Training Methodology
The course is modular providing both theory and practical requirements of electrical installations.

During the course the delegates will wire a number of domestic circuits to provide knowledge of the installation requirements including earthing and bonding.

The requirements to inspect and test work carried out on a domestic installation will be explained and practical testing, with completion of a Minor Electrical Installation Works Certificate in accordance with BS 7671:2008 (2015).

Course Content:

Day 1

Basic Electrical Principles
Voltage, Current, Resistance, Power
Ohms laws
Electrical circuits AC & DC
Measurement of electrical parameters

Legislation and Regulation
Electricity at Work Regulations1989
Building Regulations and Approved Document “P”
BS 7671:2008

Protection against Electric shock
The effect of shock

Factors affecting severity of shock
Shock prevention
Limiting the shock
Limiting the voltage
Limiting contact time

BS 7671:2008 (2013) Wiring Regulations
Scope, Principle Requirements
Assessment of Characteristics
Protection for Safety
Selection and Erection
Inspection and Testing

Earthing and Bonding
Earthing and Bonding: general principles
Bonding of incoming supplies (gas, water etc)
Supplementary bonding, as appropriate

Day 2

Practical Wiring
Installation of ring and radial circuits
Single switch lighting
Two-way switch lighting
Bonding to the installation
Practical Testing

Subsequent courses
Having completed this foundation course, delegates are well placed to continue with the following modules as preparation for applying to a national body for Part P registration:

With these qualifications and subsequent appropriate experience on domestic projects, a delegate would be in a good position to apply to become Part P accredited.

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