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Basic Electrical Training For Industrial Applications

Basic Electrical Training

You can access the live online training through our web-based platform from your own computer. You can see and hear the instructor and see his screen live.

You can interact and ask questions. The cost of the training also includes 7 days of email mentoring with the instructor.

This Basic Electrical Training course covers low voltage, medium voltage and high voltage major electrical components and systems in industrial, commercial and institutional facilities.

Basic Electrical Training course is a general introduction to industrial electrical systems. The course teaches a basic understanding of how electrical equipment and systems operate in industrial, commercial and institutional facilities. Students will be presented with practical, real world examples that illustrate how power is distributed and used in plants and facilities. 

The course will also deal with “Working with Industrial Electricity” – discussions and activities focus on real world, everyday electrical tasks performed on the job. Students will receive an introduction to either NFPA 70E or CSA Z462 arc flash/electrical safety standard information, as the starting point for all electrical work. Students will also learn how to  choose the right tools, materials and clothing for the job and how to perform basic electrical repairs and installations. A discussion on proper wiring will be followed by practical tips for electrical troubleshooting. The course presents an overview of other common electrical work activities such as preventive maintenance.

This Basic Electrical Training course is designed to meet the training needs of junior electrical maintenance personnel engaged in the daily troubleshooting of industrial electrical equipment. It is appropriate for electrical maintenance personnel in need of a review of electrical basics and an introduction to more complicated industrial electrical systems, integration  and electrical test equipment. The course is also ideal for mechanical maintenance personnel that have a responsibility for plant electrical maintenance activities. This Basic Electrical Training course can be customized to specific components, test equipment, and documentation.

WHO should attend

  • Machine Operators
  • Mechanics
  • Apprentice Electricians
  • Electrical Technicians
  • Non-electrical Tradespeople
  • Non-electrical Engineers
  • Cross-training Personnel and operations personnel who come into contact with control systems


Students receive

  • FREE 100-Page Digital Electrical Maintenance Handbook (Value $20)
  • $100 Coupon Toward any Future Electricity Forum Event (Restrictions Apply)
  • 1.4 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credits
  • FREE Magazine Subscription (Value $25.00)
  • Course Materials in Paper Format



Basic Electrical Training For Industrial Applications




Basic Electrical Fundamentals

  • AC and DC in Industrial and Commercial Power Systems
  • Voltage, Current and Resistance; Ohm’s Law
  • Hands-on Circuit-building Activities with Field Components
    • Simple Circuits
    • Series Circuits
    • Parallel Circuits
    • Combination Circuits
  • Using Multimeters to Measure Voltage, Current, and Resistance
  • Verifying a Circuit is De-energized
  • Modes of Failure: Open Circuits, Short Circuits, and Ground Faults
  • Power: What it is, and How It’s Determined
  • Single-phase and Three-phase Power Systems


Electrical Test Equipment

  • Multimeters
  • Voltage Testers
  • Clamp-on Ammeter, Megohmmeters & Other Equipment


Basic Testing and Troubleshooting Techniques

  • Reading Electrical Single-Line Diagrams
  • Discovering Branch Circuit Problems
  • Control Circuit Troubleshooting
  • Electrical Testing and Troubleshooting Techniques


Understanding Your Basic Facility Electrical System

  • Distribution Systems
  • Electrical Floor Plans & Facility Wiring
  • Low Voltage Major Components
  • 100 V, 208 V and 600V Systems Examples
  • Power Factor Correction
  • Low Voltage Transformers
  • Delta vs. Wye connected systems
  • Low Voltage Automatic Transfer Switches
  • Low Voltage Fuse Protection
  • Low Voltage Power Circuit Breakers
  • Molded Case Circuit Breaker
  • Low Voltage Protection Schemes
  • Switchgear and Circuit Breakers
  • Metal Clad and Metal Enclosed Switchgears
  • Overcurrent Protective Devices




Understanding Your Basic Facility Electrical System (Part 2)

  • Feeders
  • Disconnects
  • Motors, Panelboards, and Branch Circuits
  • Motor Control Centers
  • Backup Electrical Generators
  • UPS Systems and Battery Systems
  • Electrical Grounding Requirements
  • Building Automation Systems
  • Fire Protection Systems


Electrical Safety in the Workplace

  • Introduction to NFPA 70E/CSA Z462
  • Hazards & Dangers of Electricity
  • Shock, Arc Flash, and Arc Blast
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)
  • Developing Safe Work Practices


Overview - NFPA 70b/CSA Z463 Electrical Maintenance Standards

  • Differentiate between proactive and reactive maintenance strategies
  • Identify the best application for a range of maintenance strategies
  • Understand the link between electrical maintenance and workplace electrical safety
  • Become familiar with general maintenance practices such as insulation testing
  • Gain knowledge of specialized equipment and equipment-specific maintenance



Both days:

Start: 8:00 a.m.
Coffee break: 10:00 a.m.
Lunch: 12:00 noon
Finish: 4:30 p.m.



Live Online Course Registration Fees & CEU Credits

The registration fee to attend this live online training course is $499 + GST/HST.

Click Here to download a $100 discount coupon that you can apply toward the regular registration fee and pay only $399 + GST/HST

Register 3 delegates at full price $499, and get a 4th registration FREE!

Earn Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credits

Successful completion of this course qualifies delegates to receive a certificate of course completion with indicated CEUs.


CEUs are granted by the Engineering Institute of Canada. One CEU is equivalent to 10 professional development hours of instruction.

This course earns 1.2 CEUs.

Live on-line or in-person. Customized.

Live online group training

We can present this Basic Electrical Training For Industrial Applications to your electrical engineering and maintenance staff, tailored to your specific equipment and requirements. We are ready to help design this program for you. Click on the link below to request a FREE quotation.