This course covers the theoretical and practical operation of common electrical equipment and components, as well as provides participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform electrical maintenance and troubleshooting.
Participants will gain an understanding of the relationship between voltage and current to work on and troubleshoot electrical systems. The course will also cover Direct Current (DC) and Alternating Current (AC) circuit concepts, transformers' types of uses and their interaction in an electrical circuit, as well as the necessary knowledge to work on and fix motor control circuits.
As electrical hazards can result in serious injury to personnel that work on or around electrical equipment, the course will also focus on international safety requirements, including OSHA standards, and best practices. Participants will learn the steps needed for the prevention of electrical injuries.
This course will be highly interactive and include group discussions, case studies and syndicate work. It will include practical exercises that will allow all participants to use the knowledge they gained to demonstrate their skills in troubleshooting electrical problems, and apply it to their work scenarios.
This course covers essential skills necessary for electrical maintenance personnel including electrical managers and supervisors, electrical professionals, electrical engineers, controls technicians and other professionals responsible for the operation, maintenance and safety functions. It will also be beneficial for anyone working with electrical contractors.
John Sams has been in the electrical equipment maintenance field for over 30 years, with at least 10 years of experience in an industrial environment involving the maintenance of electrical equipment used in an automated process. He also developed the Electrically Safe Work Practices policy and the supporting training for the logistics division of Walgreens, a Fortune 500 company, directly affecting the safety of over 3,000 individuals employed at more than 20 locations throughout the United States. John has experience in the distribution of electrical energy from the high voltage utility connection to the connection on the equipment performing the actual work. In addition, he has been involved with Electrical Safety, conducting 50 Arc Flash Hazard Assessments and training over 500 personnel in the requirements for working safely on energized electrical equipment.