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Electrical Training

Hawkins are able to provide electrical training courses for fire investigators. Our training is CPD accredited with the UK Association of Fire Investigators (UK-AFI) and consists of both theory and practical exercises.
The format of our electrical courses have been designed for suitably trained fire investigators working in either the public or private sectors. 

Electricity for Fire Investigators

This two-day course provides 12 hours of CPD with the UK-AFI and includes the following content:

Other Courses

Hawkins also offers two additional 2-day courses titled ‘Large Electrical Appliance Course’ and ‘Electrical Installation Construction and Testing Course’. Each course provides 12 hours of CPD accredited by the UK-AFI.

If you would like further information on our training programmes, please get in touch. 

Hawkins investigator carrying out electrical training


Some of the team from Surrey fire and Rescue service were recently able to attend your Electricity for Fire Investigators course and Electrical Installations course at your office location in Reigate.

As a uniformed fire investigation team, we work across a multitude of situations, partnering with both other uniformed services and colleagues from the private sector.

Through our work we are always looking for ways to increase our fire investigation knowledge and the subject of electrics. I would like to add that the courses attended achieved just that. They provided the correct balance of understanding the fundamental basics of electricity and successfully migrated that information to role specific understanding of how and why electrical failure occurs in a fire scene and also how to identify and recreate those faults.

Please pass on my thanks to all involved in the delivery of the course, its input will be invaluable in our ongoing role as investigating officers.

Matt Oakley BSc (Hons)| BTEC (7) LETAPAEWE | Watch Commander
Surrey Fire and Rescue Service

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