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Essentials of Electrical Systems and Safety Awareness

Upcoming Courses
Course Content 
Learning Outcomes
Who Should Attend
Course Timings
Course Fees
In-House Training 

A full overview and agenda, need to know information, and booking instructions can be found on the individual upcoming course pages. Click on a course below to view.

Upcoming Courses 

2020 schedule will be released soon, please contact the Training Team to be put on the course demand list.

Course Content 

  • Basic Electrical Theory; volts, amps, resistance and power
  • System voltage classifications
  • Power Quality
  • Alternating current and direct current
  • Transformer types and functions
  • Single and three phase supplies
  • Earthing and bonding
  • Circuit protection – fuses, MCB’s and RCD’s
  • Electric shocks and effects
  • Electrical Regulations and standards
  • Typical hazards and safe working practices
  • LOTO – Lock Out/Tag Out
  • Measuring electricity – instrument types and applications
  • Cables, bus bars and cable management systems
  • Motor types and starting – DOL, star delta, VSD’s
  • Forms of control panels
  • Uninterruptible power supplies (UPS)
  • Structured cabling systems 
  • Network topologies
  • Screening and segregation of cables

Learning Outcomes 

  • Improved understanding of the operation and application of electrical components
  • Better understanding of the terminology and jargon associated with electrical systems and components.
  • Improved awareness of the legislation affecting electrical systems
  • Better understanding of the safety issues posed by electrical and mechanical systems
  • Better knowledge of safe working practices associated with electrical systems
  • Improved confidence when supervising electrical specialists/contractors works
  • Better appreciation of cable types and applications 
  • Greater appreciation of forms of control panel and applications
  • Better understanding of motor starting techniques and associated settings

Who Should Attend 

The course is designed for anyone who is not a trained electrical engineer, but does get involved with electrical works in terms of appointing and supervising electrical contractors or dealing with design consultants.
This will apply to, but not exclusive to:

  • Project engineers
  • Project supervisors
  • Facilities management operations
  • Estates departments staff 

It is also suitable for graduates and anyone who wants to update their basic knowledge of electrical systems and safe working practices.

Course Timings  

Registration is open from 09.30 
Start Time: 10:00
Latest Finish: 17:00

Course Fees 

  • Members Rate: £336 (£280 ex VAT)
  • Standard Rate: £372 (£310 ex VAT)

In-house training at your site 

Training multiple staff at once provides the opportunity for your organisation to have a training package crafted to your specific needs. In-house training can help your organisation overcome challenges and fill the skills gaps in your workforce. Courses run on a minimum number of six staff*.

For an In-house quote please email the following information to

  1. Name of course
  2. Approximate number of staff
  3. Your site address  

*Minimum numbers for in-house courses outside of the UK may vary


To contact the CIBSE Training Team with a query please

Email: or call: +44 (0)20 8772 3660