Electrical Competency Training and Assessment

Delegates will be able to demonstrate competence to carry out safe isolation, selection of the correct cabling and connection, testing and certification of an electric supply from the point of a pre-existing dedicated supply.


Who’s it for?

  • Anyone working on or near a live electrical supply for an alarm system or any associated electrical equipment.
  • Note: this course does not qualify delegates to design and install a complete system to 17th/18th Edition or Part P. Nor to install the dedicated supply from the distribution board.

What other experience/training is needed to take the course?


What does the course cover?

  • Introduction and basic understanding of Electricity at Work Regulations, BS 7671
  • (17th Edn), and BS 5839
  • How electricity works, simple calculations, and an explanation of Ohms Law
  • The route from generation to the consumer
  • Safe isolation, switching off the supply and ensuring it is safe to work
  • Testing: making sure that completed work is safe for the technician and the end user
  • Certification: documenting your work
  • Installation: making the connection
  • Everything you have learnt put into practice.

What are the benefits of taking this course?

  • Delegates gain technical understanding of the regulations and principles relating to the electrical supply
  • Course manuals to take away and refer to
  • Delegates with an 80% or above pass rate will be issued with a certificate of competency issued by both the NICEIC and the FIA.
  • Installation engineers will gain the demonstrable competence required to run a supply from the dedicated supply to the required equipment; theoretical knowledge and practical application of skills combine to make this a fully comprehensive course
  • Maintenance engineers will be able to safely isolate any electrical equipment before carrying out work
  • Helps to reduce the risk of electrical injury and maintain compliance with the Electricity at Work Regulations.


Delegates will be required to bring their own tools. Details will be provided with the course joining instructions.

What are the ongoing benefits?

Competence in electrical systems to ensure safe working practices when working on an alarm system connected to or near electrical supply.


  • FIA members – £300 +VAT
  • Non-members – £480 +VAT

Dates and locations: Check the FIA website for latest information.