New electrical training course for catering engineers

Catering engineers can now take a formal course in electrical training courtesy of a new industry-specific programme announced this week.

The City & Guilds Competency Electrical Course is the product of a joint venture between associations CESA and CEDA in conjunction with British Gas.

The course is initially aimed at members of both associations and will allow engineers to demonstrate their knowledge of basic electrical systems and tasks, leading to City and Guilds certification.

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It is designed to teach how to recognise safe working practices relating to electricity in the workplace. Applicants will learn the fundamental principles of electrical energy, how to perform routine electrical tasks and basic first aid related to electrical hazards.

“The course enables engineers and companies to demonstrate competency and professionalism by teaching applicants how to safely carry out basic electrical tasks,” said Nick Oryino, chair of CESA and Catering Equipment Standards and Registrations Board (CESRB).

“It will benefit the whole of the industry and ensure a uniform, common level of training for engineers. For companies, it means they can be sure that their employees are trained and able to demonstrate their competence in this critical area”.

The course costs £420 per candidate, including refreshments and certificate post-completion.

Organisers expect demand to be very high, so are taking bookings on a first come first served basis, with no more than two candidates per CESA/CEDA member on each course.

More details can be obtained by emailing here.

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