​Electrical Training at Hawkins

Eight Fire Investigators at Hawkins recently completed some practical electrical training. The course was completed at our Reigate office where the fire investigators constructed three complete electrical installations.

This was the second time that we’ve run the course which provides a practical reinforcement for the City & Guilds 2382-10 course which our fire investigators had already completed. The City & Guilds course enables a detailed understanding of the contents of BS7671 the 17th edition of the UK wiring regulations.

The two-day practical course also included the typical inspection, testing and certification undertaken by electrical contractors at the completion of a new electrical installation and the type of inspection and testing undertaken periodically during the life of the electrical system. Following the appropriate testing, all of the electrical installations were connected to a three-phase supply to demonstrate the effects of a lost-neutral (a situation where voltages vary which can lead to electrical damage and/or a fire).

The practical course is accredited with the Chartered Society of Forensic Science and so the candidates were awarded CPD points for successfully completing the training.

Hawkins is currently rolling out a programme of advanced electrical training to their fire investigators. The training will include the City & Guilds 2382-10 qualification and the CPD accredited practical course. The next two practical courses are planned to be held at our Reigate office and our new Manchester office in 2017.

To find out more about electrical training please visit Gardiner Associates Training & Research (GATR) website. (GATR is part of the Hawkins Group).

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