National Commercial Electrical Maintenance Code

Commercial electrical maintenance tasks this Spring

Spring is traditionally the time for cleaning and starting anew, and that’s why this is the perfect time of year to consider your electrical maintenance tasks. But what should you include on your checklist? And what are the advantages of tackling your electrical maintenance work?

What are some of the most important commercial electrical maintenance tasks this Spring?

After the winter months, where weather can cause damage, and wear and tear can be more pronounced by use, electrical maintenance can be essential for keeping your property safe and sound, and maintaining your legal obligations to Electrical Safety.

You should:

Book a PAT test- at this time of year, there are generally more electricians available than during autumn or winter months when demand is highest. This means it can be a good idea to book a PAT test for any new electrical appliances, and be prepared and legally covered, for the rest of the year.

Carry out electrical testing- you should consider hiring an electrical team to carry out any electrical testing during this time of the year. This usually involves testing emergency lighting systems, and backup power supplies and generators.

Carry out independent maintenance- you can also carry out your own maintenance at this time of year too. You should consider checking all light bulbs and fixtures and making any appropriate changes, as well as checking any damage or wear and tear to cables, cords and electrical items.


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This course is designed to provide basic electrical skills to those who need to perform first-line electrical maintenance tasks including the safe isolation, replacement and testing of a range of common electrical devices (motors, sensors, heating elements, solenoids, etc.) in a safe and effective manner. Importantly, the format of the course is specifically designed so that, when combined with suitable on-site consolidation of training, it will assist the maintenance manager in meeting the legal requirements for employee competence in electrical work.


No prior electrical knowledge is assumed. The structure and content of the course is aimed at those who currently fulfil a maintenance role, for example mechanical fitters. Many companies use this course to help introduce flexibility to their workforce, as part of a multiskilling programme.

Candidates with previous electrical experience (for example instrument engineers, electronics engineers, or those that have gained the necessary knowledge of electrical principles from elsewhere can attend a shortened version of this course. An eligibility assessment is available on request.


The course has an extensive hands-on practical approach, placing emphasis on safe working practice and on the development of useful, practical skills. Comprehensive course notes are provided.


On completion of the course, participants will be able to

practice safe working methods on electrical systems

understand the relevant regulative requirements

demonstrate an understanding of electrical principles and units

identify a wide range of electrical equipment & devices and understand their principles of operation / connections

understand the principles of earthing / protection and associated protective devices

demonstrate an understanding of electrical systems, switchgear and circuit types

diagnose basic faults and recognise their associated symptoms

work with a range of cable types and carry out correct terminations and connections

recognise the most common industrial motor types and understand their operation, connections and maintenance requirements

use electrical test equipment effectively and carry out testing of a range of motors, solenoids, cables, etc. (using insulation, continuity, tong testers, etc.)

identify motor and power circuit faults

use circuit diagrams as an aid to maintenance

access electrical enclosures and replace fuses, reset overloads etc

perform electrical isolation, testing for dead, etc on a wide range of devices and circuits safely.




It is unlikely that a candidate coming to this apprenticeship without previous relevant experience would complete the apprenticeship in less than 42 months, and a typical completion time is likely to be 48 months. This may reduce if an apprentice is part-qualified or has relevant experience on entry

Typical job titles:

Installation electrician, Maintenance electrician and Electrician

Occupational profile

Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical systems in industrial, commercial and domestic environments. Electricians might work in both indoor and outdoor settings. Electrical equipment and systems may include switchboards, motors, cables, fuses, thermal relays, fault current protection switches, heating, lighting, air conditioning and metering equipment as well as crime and fire alarm systems and renewable energy technologies. They are able to work on their own proficiently and work without immediate supervision in the most efficient and economical manner.

They may contribute to the design of electrical systems. They are able to set out jobs from drawings and specifications and requisition the necessary installation materials. Electrical safety is an important area of Electricians’ work. On completion of their work the electrical systems must be safe to use. They must adhere to safe working practices without endangering themselves or others

Entry requirements

Individual employers will identify any relevant entry requirements in terms of previous qualifications, trainability tests, or other criteria. Most candidates will have English and mathematics at level 2 on entry.

Knowledge and Skills

Electricians will use engineering knowledge and understanding to apply their technical and practical skills. They will contribute to the design, development, manufacture, construction, commissioning, operation or maintenance of products, equipment, processes, systems or services. Electricians must:

Understand and apply the principles, practices and legislation for the termination and connection of conductors, cables and cords in electrical systems

Understand and apply the practices and procedures for the preparation and installation of wiring systems and electrotechnical equipment in buildings, structures and the environment

Understand and apply the principles, practices and legislation for the inspection, testing, commissioning and certification of electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment

Understand and apply the principles, practices and legislation for diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment

Understand and apply the electrical principles associated with the design, building, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems

Oversee and organise the work environment.


Maintenance Electrician Resume Examples

Maintenance Electricians work in a variety of industries and make sure that electrical equipment is functioning properly. Typical duties listed on a Maintenance Electrician resume include inspecting machines, diagnosing technical issues, performing repairs on site or in repair centers, making sure safety guidelines are being followed, and reporting to supervisors

Based on our most successful resume examples, Maintenance Electricians should demonstrate technical skills, troubleshooting abilities, attention to details, proactivity, stamina, and teamwork. Employers select candidates holding an Associate’s Degree in electrical maintenance.

Industrial Maintenance Electrician

Extensive experience as industrial electrician in reputed steel organization. Install new or upgrade existing systems and equipment at major manufacturing plants to achieve energy conservation goals system. Detailed knowledge of electrical systems including preparation, added extras and modifications on minor circuits. Excellent in computer knowledge and English communication.

Installed, maintained, repaired and tested equipment for plant utilization of electric energy.

Recommended organization on whether continuous function of equipment could be risky,

Performed general electromechanical repairs on systems and equipment, ensuring adherence to code requirements.

Troubleshoot and install PLC’s.

Constructed different electrical equipment by using hand tools and power tools.

Maintenance Electrician

Modified and developed programs in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) using RSLogix 5000/500/5, and PicPro software.

Troubleshot and repaired machines on-site and through ControlLogix 5000, SLC 500, PLC 5, Micrologix, CompactLogix, Siemens S-5, and Giddings & Lewis (G&L) PLC, UltraWare and AB DriveExecutive software.

Modified and programmed Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) using Factory Talk View and Panelbuilder32 software.

Updated and created electrical schematic drawings and ladder logic diagrams.

Assisted in upgrading and starting up various machines.

Industrial maintenance experience in 480V, AC/DC drives and motors, servo drives and motors, encoders, VFD, starters, safety relays, control relays, safety switches, proximity switches, photo eyes, conveyor systems, general mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic valves.

Created work lists, scheduled and performed electrical predictive and preventive maintenance.

Installed necessary components to existing machinery for better performance.

Maintenance Electrician

Ran own van and worked independently as well as in teams as needed

Retrofitted commercial and industrial lighting systems of various sizes and styles

Installed new circuits and updated circuits ranging from 120V systems up to 480V systems

Troubleshot and installed various ballasts, lighting contactors, neon signs, etc. on live circuits

Performed preventative maintenance procedures in industrial, commercial and residential settings

Ran new circuits for various machines, lighting systems and anything else per customer work orders

Troubleshot, diagnosed and repaired neon signs or all different sizes and types