NICEIC launches electrical training for gas engineers

NICEIC launches electrical training for gas engineers

Gas engineers looking to develop their understanding of electrical safety, fault finding and electrical testing can now benefit from a new training and assessment package from NICEIC Certification.

The training programme is specifically designed for engineers working on gas appliances and central heating control systems. It will provide them with the knowledge and skills to safely understand an electrical system and how to diagnose a potential problem.

“Gas engineers working on gas appliances and heating systems will often come across a fault which is down to the electrics,” said Paul Collins, NICEIC’s Technical Services Manager. “We want to provide those engineers with the basic knowledge to further their understanding of how that system operates and ensure that if they are carrying out any work, they do so both safely and correctly.”

Those attending the course will have the opportunity to understand how appliance and system controls work, with an emphasis on working safely. They will also learn how to use multi-meters for fault finding, how to safely test earth fault loop impedance, and how to interpret and action test results.

The package consists of 4 modules and can be completed as one full course or split individually depending on specific requirements.

Module 1: Basic Electrical Knowledge & Understanding – Compulsory Module
Module 2: How Systems Work
Module 3: Health, Safety and Safe Isolation – Compulsory Module
Module 4: Fault Finding, Control & Component Exchange

Modules 1 and 3 are core modules for engineers wishing to gain the basic knowledge and understanding of electrical circuits and systems. This includes safely isolating equipment prior to carrying out any work.

Modules 2 and 4 are optional modules that concentrate on understanding appliances, their systems, controls and components, to include fault diagnostics, repair and replacement.

The modules cover the following:

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of electrical circuits and systems
  • Safe Isolation of equipment
  • Wet central heating system boilers and their internal and external control systems
  • Wet central heating combination boilers and their control systems
  • Wireless control systems
  • Gas cooking appliances, controls and components
  • Ducted air heaters, controls and components

“Each module has been specifically designed with gas engineers in mind,” added Paul. “Many of them will want to improve their knowledge base, develop new skills and be able to provide an additional service to their customers. This training programme, and additional assessment, will provide learners with everything they need to know and allow them to carry out work which will ensure not only their own safety but that of their customers too.”

Course attendees must hold appropriate ACS gas certificates. As a minimum, learners must hold CCN1 and the appropriate appliance category certificates and certificates issued are valid for 5 years.

For more information, contact NICEIC Certification on 01246 269048 to find your local NICEIC Approved centre, or visit:

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