The Bachmann Group’s Training Division has introduced five new courses that will be of interest to engineers and crew working on larger yachts with complex electrical system installations.

“We have listened to a lot of input from students during the last 12 months, and as a result are continuing to expand the courses on offer,” says Keith Austin, Bachmann Training’s business manager. “This way our program is structured to meet clearly identified training demands in the maritime sector, and to keep up with the latest technological and legislative advances.”

The following five courses have been added to the training programme for this year:

  • A one-day Basic Electrical Course
  • Two-day Introduction to Electrical Engineering
  • Field Service Engineers Electrical Course (for operatives in marine or industrial sectors)
  • Electrical Fault Finding for Chief Engineers
  • Electrical Power Generation and Management (EPGAM)

The five-day Electrical Fault Finding for Chief Engineers is a 40-hour course that is designed to equip students with the necessary practical skills and knowledge to carry out electrical fault finding. It will involve classroom-based theory and some practical hands-on learning. Delegates will receive a certificate on course completion.

The four-day Electrical Power Generation and Management (EPGAM) course is designed to give delegates sound practical experience of operating ships’ electrical switchboards, with background knowledge in SOLAS Electrical Regulations. This will be taught by a series of practical exercises on how to react in a safe manner to real time scenarios, set on integrated engine room & switchboard simulator.

With dedicated UK training centres in Lee-on-Solent and Guernsey, the Bachmann Training Division offers a wide range of programmes covering everything from Electrical & Gas Engineering, Health & Safety, Fire Fighting, Yacht Maintenance and STCW through to Catering & Food Handling. The company also offers customised itineraries that are specifically tailored to the individual work practice requirements of clients.