A new training course from Worcester Bosch has been designed to provide information to installers when confronted with electrics when working on boilers.
The ‘Basic Electrics for Heating Engineers’ course will aim to cover everything demanded of a heating engineer when they attend a boiler. Installers will learn the different terms used in electrical theory, while also gaining hands-on practical experience.
The comprehensive practical course covers all electrical scenarios which could be encountered by a heating engineer, including: how to safely isolate an appliance prior to undertaking a service or repair, how to conduct an earth loop impedance test, the use and measuring of resistances and voltages on a range of components, and the basic checking of components.
To gain entry onto the course, no previous experience is required, however, it is particularly suitable for installers who have ACS or OFTEC qualifications, as it will allow them to expand upon any existing knowledge. The course will also be accessible for those on approved apprenticeship schemes.
Nick Fothergill, Worcester’s National Training Manager, said: “Electrics for those without the required knowledge can be fraught with danger. We’ve therefore developed this course, which covers everything from basic checks, to explanations of the terms used in electrical theory, to provide heating engineers with the knowledge they need to feel confident when working on heating systems. The course will be invaluable to those who routinely find themselves carrying out maintenance and repair work on heating appliances.
“In an increasingly competitive market, installers must be proactive. This course not only provides heating engineers with the necessary electrical safety knowledge, but it is just one more way in which they can instil confidence in their customers”.
Completion of the course, which is verified by Logic Certification, will require heating engineers to pass a practical and theoretical assessment on the subjects covered. The course will take one day to complete and can be taken at Worcester Bosch’s, Worcester and West Thurrock Training Academies.
Courses cost £50.00 per person and more information can be found at Worcester-bosch.co.uk/training or by calling 0330 123 0166.