Electrical Equipment and Safety: Operation, Control, Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Why Attend

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 works 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.

Course Methodology

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 them to their work scenarios.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply tools and techniques to perform electrical maintenance and troubleshooting on various types of electrical equipment
  • Demonstrate a basic current, voltage and resistance relationships in electrical systems
  • Describe how inductors and capacitors work and interact with electrical circuits
  • Explain the theory of a generator and how a sine wave is produced
  • State the difference between a power and a distribution transformer and explain the cooling methods used for transformers
  • Minimize risks by identifying the hazards associated with electrical energy and by complying with safety guidelines
  • Describe and apply the requirements in EN 500110, the most widely used standard for the protection of individuals from the effects of electrical hazard

Target Audience

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.

Target Competencies

  • Operating electrical equipment
  • Performing electrical maintenance
  • Using motor control circuits
  • Troubleshooting electrical equipment
  • Understanding electrical safety regulations and protective measures
  • Leading electrical hazards assessments


South Africa

Training Dates:

Each course starts every Monday of each week. Please book your training on a date that is a Monday.

Course Duration: T.B.A

Unit Standard: 72052

NQF Level: 4

Number of Credits: 60

Course Fees

Note: Please fill in the online application form on the left or bottom if this page to receive a quotation with detailed pricing from AATICD.

How to Apply:

To Apply Simply Fill in the Online Enquiries / Applications form on the Right Sidebar or Bottom of this website https://www.aaticd.co.za


When filling the online application form; please take note of your desired Training Month, Duration in Weeks and Training Session. This will give us the exact dates you will be attending your classes.

Also note that Tuition Fees must be paid upfront on or before training start date. This is to ensure that all resources are made availabe for you before you start. You will not be allowed into training if fees are not paid and verified.

Also note that Tuition Fees Cancellations must be made 14 business working days before the starting date of training. This will allow us to do a 50% refund of the total amount paid. If cancellations are made thereafter note that no refund will be made to delegates.

Tuition Fees include teas and lunch as well as either a laptop or tablet which a delegate will take home free of charge.

Tuition Fee DOES NOT include Accommodation, Dinners and other Extra Curricular Activities or Incidentals. Delegates are expected to fund this on their own. AATICD will not be held accountable for any incidents to delegates.

In-House Trainings are also available for 3 or more delegates for any duration. Please consult with our Administration for such In-House training bookings.

Course Outline

Course Outline

  • Electrical concepts
    • Basic atomic structure
    • Voltage / current / resistance
    • Inductance / magnetism / capacitance
    • Direct Current (DC)
    • Alternating Current (AC)
  • Electrical terminology
    • Understanding Volts / Amperes / Ohms
    • Defining Henry / Farads
    • Applying Ohm’s Law
    • Kirchhoff’s Law
  • Electrical components: operation, control, and maintenance
    • Direct Current (DC)
    • Alternating Current (AC) circuits
    • Motor fundamentals
    • P/N junction semi-conductors
    • Rectifiers
    • Transistors
    • Test equipment
    • Transformers
    • Switchgear
    • Circuit breakers
    • Protective relaying
    • Motor control center
  • Electrical maintenance planning
    • Definition of planned maintenance
    • Recommended maintenance periodicities
    • Factors that affect periodicities
    • Scheduling tips
  • Electrical hazards & protective measures
    • Electrical terminology
    • Electric shock
    • Arc flash
  • Hazard assessment concerns for live electrical work
    • Determining what hazards are involved
    • Identifying the risks involved
    • Developing measures to reduce the risks
    • Implementing the measures
    • Documenting the process
    • Reviewing process