A proficient electrical design is fundamental to ensuring that work on a new or alteration to an existing installation will be safe once the work is complete.
Designers need to understand the requirements of their client to ensure that:
A properly designed, constructed, installed, commissioned and maintained electrical installation will ensure that there is no risk of electric shock or burn injury if used correctly.
This unit will examine these concepts in more detail.
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Trevor Pickard is a self-employed electrical engineering consultant. After serving a student apprenticeship with a Distribution Network Operator (Midlands Electricity Board), Trevor held various engineering positions in the company and its subsequent privatised entities and gained experience in the construction, maintenance and operation of high and low voltage electricity distribution systems. This was followed with posts in Design, Safety, Production Engineering, as Production Manager of a large urban based operational division, as General Manager of the Repair and Restoration department, and as General Manager of the Primary Network department (33kV-132kV). Trevor is still actively involved in the writing of standards in the domestic, European and International arena with BSI, CENELEC and IEC. For many years he lectured for the IET on their various short courses and he has authored books in the City & Guilds Diploma in Electrical Installations series and more recently modules in the Electrical Distributors Association/IET Product Knowledge Programme.