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Electrical Services Explained

18.0 CPD Hours

Standard Rate
£1450.00  +VAT
Member Rate
£1160.00  +VAT
  • Electrical Services

Upcoming dates

  • 05-07 Nov 2024 London Venue TBC

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This extensive and detailed course is suitable for all types of professionals who want a good grounding and understanding of electrical engineering. 

The course summaries the key aspects of electrical engineering in building services and provides clear concise notes and summary tables for future reference, to use in your daily activities. Topics include:

  • Legislation & guidance
  • Basic electrical principles
  • Transformers and substation design
  • Alternative and standby power supplies (generators and UPS)
  • Dangers of electricity and physiological effects of electric shock
  • Explanation of short circuits and fault currents
  • Protective systems using fuses and circuit breakers
  • Lighting & lamps with simple design calculations
  • Wiring systems and final circuits, differences between the ring and radial final circuits
  • Examples of cable sizing calculations
  • Overview of BS7671 Wiring Regs and Electricity At Work Regulations
  • Inspection and testing and certification to BS7671 IEE Wiring regulations and EAWR
  • Periodic inspection and testing of existing installations and Portable Appliance Testing
  • Certification and reporting

Learning outcomes:

Attendees will gain a wide breadth of knowledge across electrical services, and feel confident in applying this in their everyday work.


'There is a lot covered in this course in regards to regulations that I feel can be implemented straight away'

This course is suitable for all types of people whether you are an engineer or facilities manager or mechanical engineer, who want a good grounding and understanding of electrical engineering. 

The course would be suitable for professionals working in the industry, practising electrical engineers and / or electricians, facilities managers and / or engineers who require a better understanding of electrical basics or any person with some basic electrical knowledge wishing to familiarise themselves with all aspects of electrical engineering in buildings services.

  • Electrical engineers of all grades
  • Electricians of all grades
  • Building services engineers
  • Property managers of all grades
  • Facility Managers of all grades
  • Building surveyors of all grades
  • Architects

This course is also applicable for anyone involved in the build process and the high-level procurement of electrical installation design or services would find this course useful as a means to increase their understanding and improve their awareness of the design and installation requirements of electrical services.

Agenda for event
Time Description
Day 1

Supplies, switch-gear and safety

Session 1
  • Introduction
  • Power Supplies
  • Electricity supplies at high & low voltage, maximum demand, substations, transformers, metering
Session 2
  • Generators & Uninterruptible Supplies
  • Use of generators & uninterruptible power supply systems (UPS)
Session 3
  • Distribution Switchgear & Protection
  • How main and sub-main circuits are determined, arranged and protected
Session 4
  • Fuses & Circuit Breakers
  • Selection & use for equipment protection
  • Overview of short circuits, earth faults & discrimination between devices.
Day 2

Systems, Circuits & Cables

Session 1
  • Lighting Systems & Control
  • Different lighting & lamp types
  • Electrical supplies and switching arrangements
Session 2
  • Power Circuits
  • Ring mains and radial circuits, their uses & application
  • Motors, starters & overloads
Session 3
  • Wiring Systems & Containment
  • Matching wiring systems to the building
  • Merits & selection of current wiring practices
  • Cabling for fire & emergency lighting systems
Session 4
  • Conductors and Cables
  • What influences the sizing of conductors to ensure safety and reliability
  • Simple cable sizing


Day 3

Inspection, Testing and Certificates

Session 1
  • Regulations
  • Overview of the Electricity at Work Regulations and the IEE Wiring Regulations - BS 7671
Session 2

Inspection and Testing (I&T)

Session 3
  • Certification, Reporting
  • Portable Appliance (PAT) Testing
Session 4
  • Course Summary
  • A case study of the design and installation of a small electrical installation


Heather Beaumont

Heather Beaumont

Managing Director, Canty Compliance|

An experienced Technical Manager with over 35 years in technical service delivery, coupled with a NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, Heather has worked in technical consultancy as well as contract and operations management in facilities management. She is qualified for working in highly regulated environments such as MoD, Defra and NHS as well as pharmaceutical research and manufacturing. Heather is trained in all key areas of customer account and team management, including KAM, Customer Service Skills, Performance Coaching and Leading People through Change. Heather has been working in Training for 7 years and is currently MD of her own technical consultancy business providing facilities management and health and safety apps and software.


Meet the trainer: Get to know your trainers: Heather Beaumont, Electrical Services Explained trainer (

Remote - How to join:

This course will be hosted live online on Microsoft Teams. A Microsoft Teams account is not required, you will be sent a link to join.

You can choose to join on your preferred web browser, or if you already have the Microsoft Teams desktop app, click 'join meeting'.  You will then automatically join the course through the app.


The course location will be underneath the respective date, please make your way to the location.

Parking is not available.

Course Materials:

The course presentation and any additional materials will be sent to delegates once attendance is confirmed on the day of the course.

We are working towards being more sustainable, therefore we do not recommend materials to be printed.

What is included?

- Full days training with an industry expert trainer

- CPD certificate

- PDF course materials

- Lunch and refreshments**

**For face-to-face courses

Two simple ways to book:

Card - Use the 'Register Now' button at the top of this web page.

Invoice - Please fill in the booking form herePlease note you are only booked onto the course once Training has processed the form.

* If you are having any difficulties please either email us at [email protected].

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