Manufacturers are required to work to maximum capacity or risk losing their market share in today's fast-paced, competitive marketplace.  For a plant to achieve full potential its technical staff need to possess and apply high levels of mechanical, electrical, fabrication and other specialist competences.

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Cancellation Policy

Where courses are under subscribed MGTS may cancel or re-arrange a course at their discretion. Customers will be notified no later than 10 working days prior to the planned commencement date. MGTS accepts customer cancellations without charge up to 7 days prior to commencement of training. Cancellation less than 7 days will incur a 50% course fee. Transfers to alternative course dates will not incur any additional charge to the customer.

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    Site Electrical Duty Holder



    It is the responsibility of every employer to ensure that appropriate procedures are in place for serious and imminent danger in the workplace with respect to electricity, a competent person shall be nominated to implement the electrical procedures, that person is the ‘Electrical Duty Holder’




    Outline of Health & Safety Legislation

    HASAWA – outline

    Electricity at Work Regulations


    Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulation

    Explanation of the Relevance of BS 7671:2008 [ACOP]  

    Responsibilities of Duty Holders

    Safe Working Systems

    Training and Supervision of Staff

    Producing Maintenance, Inspection and Testing Programmes

    Ensuring Electrical Equipment is Fit for Purpose

    Ensuring Adequate Working Space Access and Lighting Levels

    Provision of Information Necessary to Avoid Dangers

    Supervision of Contractors and Sub-Contractors


    Regulation 8 – Information and Instructions


    Regulation 14 – Employee’s Duties

    Electricity at Work Regulations

    Regulation 3 – Employer and Employee Duties

    Regulation 4 – System Construction Maintenance, Work Activity and Protective Equipment

    Regulation 5 – Strength and Capability

    Regulation 6 – Adverse / Hazardous Environment

    Regulations 7 and 8 – Shock Protection

    Regulation 10 – Connections

    Regulation 11 – Overcurrent Protection

    Regulation 12 – Isolation

    Regulation 13 – Work on Equipment Made Dead

    Regulation 14 – Work on Live Equipment

    Regulation 15 – Workspace Access and Lighting

    Regulation 16 – Competence

    BS 7671:2008 Significance:

    Fixed Wiring

    Additions and Alterations

    Initial Verification

    Periodic Inspection and Testing 


    Duty Holder’s Responsibilities to Contractors

    Contractors – Safe Working Practice

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    Electrical Maintenance Module 4


    Engineers and technicians with experience of motor control who are required or wish to develop their electrical maintenance competencies



     By the end of the programme, participants should have an understanding of:

     Motor types:

    • Stepper motor

    • Induction motor

    • Servo motor

    Drive types:

    • Variable frequency drives

    • Stepper motor controller

    • Motion control PLCs

    • Multi axis control

    Open loop ‘vs’ closed loop control



    • Ethernet

    • Profibus

    • Sercos




    Day 1


    Day 2

    Day 3


    Advanced PLC Concepts:

    ·         Numbering Systems

    ·         Analogue Processing

    Motion and Process Control Concepts:

    ·         Open Loop ‘vs’ Closed Loop Control

    ·         Hysteresis

    ·         Lag

    ·         PID

    ·         Feed Forward

    Proportional Hydraulic Exercises

    Advanced PLC Concepts:

    ·         IEC 61131

    ·         Programming Techniques

    Motor Types:

    ·         AC Motor – Inverter Controlled

    ·         Stepper Motor

    ·         Servo Motor

    Fan Trainer Exercises

    Stepper Motor Exercises

    Hydraulic Exercises

    PID Exercises

    Advanced PLC Concepts:

    ·         HMI

    ·         Communications

    Multi Axis Control

    Multi Axis Exercises

    Review and Assessment


    Delegates will gain knowledge and experience through ‘hands on’ practice as well as discussion and demonstrations.



     Internal written and practical assessment

    Upon achievement, delegates can choose to apply for the EAL certificate of verified achievement.



     3 days

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    PAT Testing



    All staff who are responsible for the inspection and testing of portable electrical appliances to comply with the Electricity at Work Regulations and are required to achieve certification.





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


    • Obtain guidance and practical experience to enable them to carry out the inspection and testing of portable electrical appliances

    • Certification City & Guilds 2377




    • Description of “Portable Appliance”

    • Why we have to test electrical appliances

    • Asset registers

    • Testing methods to comply with Regulations

    • Practical testing sessions using a variety of testers

    • Completing records to control appliance testing

    • Interpreting the data

    • City & Guilds Examination




      2 days

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    Welding for Maintenance Engineers



    This course is suitable for maintenance engineers who are required to develop their skills in various welding techniques for the manufacture and/or repair of production and facilities assets. 



     Delegates will gain experience in selected welding techniques applicable to their workplace that will enable them to fabricate or repair components. They will be able to set up for safe and correct use of appropriate equipment for welding, cutting, brazing or applying localised heat for assembly and disassembly applications.



     Manual Metal Arc (MMA) Welding

     Introduction to equipment and controls

    Principles of MMA process

    Types of MMA electrodes and applications

    Voltage, current and electrode selection

    Practical activities to develop the required techniques


    GMAW (incorporating MIG or MAG Welding)

     Introduction to equipment and controls

    Principles and safe working practices of the GMAW process

    Gas selection and regulation

    Voltage and wire speed selection

    Practical activities to develop required technique


    GTAW (incorporating TIG or TAG Welding)

    Introduction to equipment and controls

    Principles and safe working practices of the GTAW process

    Electrode selection and preparation

    Gas and current selection and regulation

    Practical activities to develop required technique


    Safe Use of Oxy-Acetylene equipment for Welding, Cutting and Brazing

     Introduction to equipment and components

    Principles and safe working practices of the process and equipment

    Gas regulation and nozzle election

    Pressurising the system and flame ignition

    Practical activities tailored to customer requirements


    Duration of the training will be determined according to options selected.

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    MIG Welding



    Experienced welders who require updating and also personnel who require an introduction to the welding process.




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


    • Have a knowledge and understanding of the correct use of the associated welding equipment

    • Gain an awareness of the hazards associated with the process and the control measures required

    • Develop practical skills on a wide variety of applications including company specific applications

    • Each course delegate will receive a training record detailing the competences achieved during the course which is signed by both the Candidate and Tutor





    • Relevant Statutory Regulations

    • Introduction and Safe Working Practices

    • Principles of the MMA  Welding Process

    • Types of MMA electrodes

    • Voltage, Current and Electrode Selection

    • Correct Welding Procedures and Techniques

    • Types of Joints and Welding Positions

    • Inspection of Welded Joints

    • Fault Recognition

    • Practical Exercises Covering a Variety of Common Joint Configurations, Welding Positions and Material Thicknesses.


      The above covers the common core skills required to utilise the MMA process safely and correctly.


      Courses will be tailored to suit individual company requirements and where possible, utilise company specific components.




      Welder approval certification is available upon request (BS4872 : part 1 & 2, EN287/ASME).



    1 day theory plus practical days to be determined

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    Mechanical Maintenance Skills



    Designed for individuals who need to carry out basic mechanical fitting and maintenance activities




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


    • Work safely under supervision

    • Carry out routine fitting techniques

    • Carry out Fault diagnosis on mechanical applications

    • Understand basic pneumatic circuits and component application

    • Undertake a range of mechanical maintenance activities




    • Workshop Health and Safety

                 Safe use of tools and equipment

                 Workshop safety

                 Machine isolation

                 Machine guard and their applications

                 Checking tool and equipment for damage


    • Fitting Techniques

     Basic fitting practices

     Dismantling techniques

     Assembly techniques

     Fastening and locking devices

                 Use of hand tools

                 Spanners, Screwdrivers, Hammers, Saws, Files

                 Taps & dies, Drills, Wrenches


    • Mechanical Maintenance

     Drive systems and components

     Belt drives

     Chain drives


     Fitting shafts

     Keys and keyways

     Bearings and ball bearings


    • Lubrication

     Checking for leaks

     Fitting seals and use of sealing compounds

     Identifying correct lubricants

     Application of oils and grease


    • Fault finding

     Identifying common faults

     Fault diagnostic process

     Confirming identified faults


    Applications: delegates will be exposed to a range of mechanical application including gearboxes, pumps, valves, drive systems, water transfer systems etc.


    DURATION: 5 days

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