Technical education provider CNet Training has strengthened its existing partnership with Fluke Networks by launching a new electrical installation and appliance testing training programme.
The one-day programme, which is delivered at CNet’s dedicated training facility in Bury St Edmunds, UK, or on-site at a customer’s premises, will equip learners with the skills and knowledge to test electrical installations ensuring that they are safe and guaranteed to work, and to document legal compliance with the BS 7671 standard, demonstrating quality and good workmanship.
The programme utilises the latest Fluke equipment to enable participants to carry out practical exercises in a hands-on environment so that they can apply this new knowledge immediately in the workplace.
The number of knowledgeable and experienced electrical installation test technicians in the UK has seen a significant decline in recent years. Factors such as experienced staff approaching retirement age and being replaced by technicians learning their trade, as well as the increased deployment of temporary workers, mean that training and skills development are more important than ever before.
Working in partnership, CNet and Fluke are providing businesses with an opportunity to address these challenges and offer operators the action-based learning needed to acquire the skills to work accurately and safely. The training also enables businesses to prove that installations have been carried out safely and comply with industry regulations and standards, reassuring all parties and demonstrating quality.
Certifying staff with this programme also boosts productivity, as better trained and more knowledgeable installation testers can execute jobs right first time, therefore minimising downtime risks and, as a result, cutting costs.
Robert Luijten, Field Marketing Manager at Fluke EMEA, said, “Testing and troubleshooting in the electrical sector are absolutely essential but recruiting technical people can be difficult. That’s why here at Fluke we are keen to support companies in their onboarding and employee development activities. Whether for compliance, safety or efficiency reasons, we believe this electrical installation test training course will put companies in a stronger position to face the increasing demands of testing in today’s world.”
Matthew Hawkins, Director of Sales at CNet Training added, “This programme provides a valuable opportunity for businesses and individuals to gain vital hands-on training that can be applied immediately in the workplace. Strengthening our longstanding partnership with Fluke Networks and offering this programme enables us to set a benchmark that is respected across the industry and demanded by professionals who aspire to achieve a consistent level of excellence.”
CNet and Fluke have worked in partnership for over 20 years, commitment to delivering the highest quality technical education programmes using the latest equipment Fluke has to offer, giving learners in the UK the best technical education experience possible with the high-quality, professional equipment.