This TSA workshop is designed for:
- Entry Level Maintenance Staff needing an introduction to electricity
- Experienced Techs wanting to practice and review or update their knowledge
- Office and Management Personnel wishing to learn more about electrical work
- Home Ownership and Resident Counselors
- Any-Other-Trade Technicians who require cross-training
This hands-on electrical workshop is a beginner friendly workshop, and attending this class requires no previous knowledge or experience with electrical systems or electrical repairs. The workshop focuses on how to perform the most common types of electrical repairs that are encountered in Building Maintenance. It also addresses how to understand the electrical circuits in a building, and how to truly be safe while working on these circuits. Additionally, relevant codes with respect to repairing and replacing electrical fixtures and components will be covered.
We recently redesigned and substantially improved our training mock-ups to give workshop participants a more realistic training experience. Many students are commenting about how easy it is to learn and work on these newer life-size mock-ups. This redesigned mock-up also allows the instructor to present much more realistic scenarios, very similar to what attendees will encounter in the field.
This workshop was designed to provide a safe and controlled environment for students to practice in, while gaining new skills and knowledge. The hands-on experience offered in this workshop will help participants develop new skills and build confidence so that they can return to their agencies/facilities ready to begin performing electrical repairs and trouble-shooting electrical power outages. Any necessary tools will be provided for use during the workshop, and a detailed workbook will be included for each student to take with him or her and use later as an on-the-job reference.
Participants will perform the agenda tasks under the direct supervision of our skilled and experienced workshop leader. TSA certificates will be presented to everyone who attends.
Two days: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Major topics that will be covered during this training:
- Safety concerns related to performing electrical work
- Understanding the principles of electricity
- Power generation, transformers, and voltage drop
- The meter and breaker box
- Open and closed circuits
- Hot, neutral, and ground wires
- Amp ratings for different wire sizes
- Tools and testers for the beginning electrician
- Using different testers to diagnose various electrical problems
- Repairing extension cords and power cords
- Wiring light fixtures and light switches with different power feeds
- Understanding how to wire duplex receptacles in series & parallel
- How to properly wire GFCI receptacles
- Wiring other protected receptacles downstream of a GFCI
- Wiring a switched split-receptacle
- Understanding and troubleshooting three-way switches
- Wiring a four-way switch
- Installing various combination switches