This intensive two-day workshop provides the necessary skills for Photovoltaic system theory, component selection, installation, testing, servicing, commissioning, maintenance and fault-finding. The course provides the participants with a complete and up‐to‐date overview of domains concerning Photovoltaic (PV) with emphasis on component selection, installation, operation & maintenance. The course will cover the necessary SANS10142-1 compliance requirements.

Course Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this course, the participant will gain an understanding of the physical phenomena which affect the design of systems and methods by which these phenomena can be analyzed as well as the additional requirements which need to be considered in formal specifications to ensure adequate and proper installations. In brief, the course furnishes confidence to plan, install and maintain a solar PV system and takes into consideration the majority of systems investigating different system configurations, components, and operating characteristics. The course targets the aspects which are particular to solar PV systems giving operatives the buoyancy to select install and maintain systems.


Today, the demand for technical skills and expertise in the field of electrical MV/LV reticulation is increasing. It is the responsibility of companies, industries, and municipalities to improve and educate their workforce in order to flow with the technological trend in MV/LV reticulation.

Selections of appropriate MV/LV reticulation philosophy, equipment, cable sizing, fault level calculations, earthing design, protection schemes, etc. are crucial matters that determine the life span of any electrical reticulation. Nowadays, several methods of MV/LV reticulation have been developed, for instance, philosophies like SWER-phase, phase-to-phase systems, single-phase and dual-phase systems have evolved as the most cost-effective systems. However, methods of MV/LV electrical reticulation are not always the same in different environments, therefore in-depth knowledge of reticulation methods is required by a designer in order to design system that will provide maximum return on investment, considering capital cost as well as operations and maintenance costs.

This intensive two days workshop which is based on appropriate SANS and IEEE standards aims to expound on reticulation practices by thoroughly explaining with detailed discussion and real-life examples of the design, installation, and upgrading of MV/LV electrical reticulation. The course will equip engineers, technicians, planners, etc. with essential knowledge and state-of-the-art MV/LV reticulation planning, design and design tools, Installations and maintenance. It will also help participants:

  • To perform fault level calculations and to select the appropriate size of MV/LV reticulation equipment such as transformers, breakers, fuses, cables e.t.c
  • To comprehend the design and application of protection schemes to any component of MV and LV Reticulation system such as overhead power lines, underground cables, power transformers and substation busbars.
  • To be able to apply effective and non-effective earthing to any medium voltage and Low Voltage Reticulation Networks, etc.
  • To understand and apply appropriate techniques in the design and installation of power reticulation within the building



This course will discuss the selection, maintenance and testing issues relating to medium and high voltage switchgear and circuit breakers. Low voltage switchgear will also be covered and you will receive a thorough grounding in switchgear theory and standards. You will gain a solid understanding of the issues associated with the proper application, maintenance and testing of these critical items of equipment with an overriding emphasis on safety. The focus is on air blast, oil, SF6 and vacuum circuit breakers. Other power system protection components will be discussed as well to ensure that switchgear is understood in the correct context.

Installation of high voltage distribution and transmission equipment has increased significantly over the years due to ongoing global demand for power. As a result, the need to ensure reliability of operation of power systems is paramount. It is critical that all personnel operating and working with such equipment have a sound knowledge of their operational requirements and maintenance. The course will develop and enhance an understanding of what is involved in the maintenance of these essential components of the power systems, through the tips and tricks learnt and developed by some of the world’s pre-eminent electrical engineers.




Transformers are very reliable devices and can provide service for a long time if regularly maintained. Modern transformers and switchgear are much more efficient than they were half a century ago but are subjected to more power dips and harmonic distortion than before. Transformer failures, when they occur, are usually of a very serious nature and require costly repairs and long downtime. The best policy against transformer failure is to ensure that they are properly operated and maintained. For all practical purposes transformer life expectancy beyond 20 years significantly depends on the quality of maintenance applied to it.

This course is focusing on critical issues that should be considered in establishing good operating practices and implementing an effective transformer and switchgear maintenance program. It provides very practical guidance for maintenance scheduling, operational and testing procedures to achieve long service life of power and distribution transformers and switchgear.




SANS 10142 is a national adoptable standard for the safe installation of electrical wiring in South Africa. From 1978 to date, SANS 10142-1 for low voltage installation has undergone a series of amendments. In March 2012, edition 1.8 was published. However, with the advent of electric vehicle charging stations, UPS equipment and PV installations off-grid or on-grid, secondary supply networks or distribution systems, electrical installations in hazardous locations, a new edition 2 was published in March 2017. In July 2020, edition 3 was released, and here, SANS10142 is now classified into four parts (Part 1, Part 1-1, Part 1–2 and Part 2). In SANS10142-1-2020 Part 1, there have been changes in the code; therefore, it is the responsibility of every user of electricity to comply with this new edition 3.

In this two-day intensive and interactive course, participants will be provided with an in-depth review of this new edition of SAN10142-1-2020. The course will, in detail, elaborate on the need to ensure that people, animals and property are protected from hazards that can arise from the operation of an electrical installation under both normal and fault conditions. Therefore, installation requirements regarding conductors, cables, distribution boards, circuit breakers, fuses, switchgear, transformers, Motors, PV installations, earthing, bonding, protection, etc. will be presented. Testing, measurement, verification, and certification of low voltage installations will be elucidated.



In our country today, there has been a tremendous growth of towns and cities, housing estates, shopping malls, industrial complexes, factories, hospitals, and some agricultural installations requiring equipment very similar to a small industrial park. Such premises require at least one step-down medium voltage transformer and these prompted the provision of SANS10142-2. This standard is based on the requirements for the design, erection and modification of medium voltage electrical installation with nominal voltages above 1 kV a.c. not exceeding 22 kV a.c. and up to and including 3 MVA installed capacity.

The first edition of this medium voltage installation standard (SANS10142-2) was published in 2009.  In order to cope with technological advancement, amendments have been made to the content of Edition 1 and the latest Edition 1.1 was published this year march 2014.


In these two days’ intensive and interactive course, participants will be provided with an in-depth review of the current amendment 1 of SAN 10142-2:2014. The course will in detail elaborate on referenced occupational health and safety and regulations applicable to this standard. Moreover, the content of the standard requirements will be expounded with details, diagrams, videos, photos, practical scenarios, etc.


This course has been designed to provide training for electrical personnel who work in an Arc Hazard environment. This course covers the knowledge required to recognise arc flash hazards and ways to mitigate those hazards, recognise when it is unsafe to proceed with the work and to select and recognise limitations of the personal protective equipment to protect themselves from the hazards.

The knowledge developed in this course will be applied by licensed electrical workers, electrical engineers and their supervisors in electrical installations where high electrical energy situations exist and arc flash incidents may occur. 



Due to the increase in fatalities relating to High Voltage Systems, the need for training on these systems is in demand. There are stringent laws that every Company has to follow in terms of working with HV equipment, which we will delve into during the course.


     Obtain the skills & tools to ensure Compliance within your Organizations

     Standard Operating & Engineering Procedures

     Understand the Background to the (OHS Act)/(MHSA Act), and your Company

     Operating Regulations for High and Medium Voltage Systems and how they relate to each other.

     Adopt Approved Ways of Operating on and around HV Equipment

     Gain Insight into the Safety Precautions to be followed

     Acknowledge what the Regulations Demand for Isolating from Supply


The Operating Regulations are an Attempt to Provide the necessary Precautionary Measures required to Avoid the Dangers which are present when you are working with HV Electrical Equipment, and the Object of the Regulations is to:

       Ensure the Safety of All Personnel

       Safeguard Electrical Apparatus from Damage

      Safeguard the Continuity of Supply



One of the main objectives of earthing electrical systems is to establish a common reference potential for the power supply system, building structure, plant steelwork, electrical conduits, cable ladders & trays and the instrumentation system.

The importance of human life and the advances in electrical and electronic technology, and its increased sensitivity and scope for increased consequential losses, together with the introduction of SAN 10199, SANS 62305, SANS1063, SANS 10200, SANS 10292, SANS61024 etc., has further lifted the requirements for a professional approach to the provision of Earthing and lightning protection. Moreover, in electrical systems, fault currents can be caused by lightning or electrical faults and a low impedance earth must be present for the safe dissipation of the fault current. The purpose of a lightning protection system and effective earthing, therefore, is to control the passage of a discharge in such a manner that prevents personal injury or property damage. Installations where lightning protection is highly desirable are: high rise buildings, power stations, substations, factories, mining areas, television stations, radio stations, telecommunications stations etc.

It is important therefore that an effective earthing system (lightning protection earthing and electrical earthing systems) be properly designed and installed specifically to the unique requirement of the structures to be protected.

This two days course/workshop which is based on appropriate SANS, IEEE & IEC standards has been prepared to enhance understanding of earthing, bonding and lightning protection of electrical equipment and building structures. It is aimed at equipping learners with in-depth knowledge of purposes and various methods electrical system earthing, bonding and lightning protection system design, implementation, maintenance and testing.

Key benefits of attending

  • To understand the importance of effective earthing and lightning protection
  • To appreciate the risks (to personnel and equipment) of improper grounding
  • Obtain state of the art knowledge of earthing and bonding of electrical equipment
  • Obtain an in-depth knowledge of purposes and various methods electrical system grounding and bonding
  • Imbibe knowledge of Special earthing design for Traction substation, High voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system and windfarm earthing
  • Acquire know-how of design, implementation, maintenance and testing of substation grid, determination of step potential, touch potential, Grid potential rise etc.
  • Enhance your expertise and credibility



This course is designed to enable managers, supervisors and operators to understand the issues associated with shift working and to implement strategies to ensure that they can achieve the very best results in a shift working environment.  CONTACT US 



Effective & Reliable (Lean) Maintenance is no longer optional to be competitive in the fast pace global business world.

This uniquely developed course focuses on waste elimination; equipment reliability; FMEA; Planning; Scheduling and Shutdown Management. Our comprehensive soft copy templates is Excel; Six Sigma & Kaizen based and introduces you to best practice maintenance planning and scheduling systems. Delegates may bring their laptops; upload over 20 templates, work on them in groups; and leave the training empowered to go and implement in their workplace. This computerised course requires Windows 2003 – 8 and only basic knowledge of Excel; WORD and Power Point. All templates are provided on a CD. They are simplified and easy to use during and after by the delegates.

Please bring your laptop.


This course will provide a detailed explanation of important principles of fluid flow in pumps and in piping systems that are prerequisites for their successful selection, installation, and operation. Vital elements of pump construction such as seals and bearings will be discussed, and their impact on the reliability and availability will be explained. Various methods of pump performance adjustments, such as throttling, by-pass, speed control, impeller trimming, and others will be described.

The course will introduce methods of cost analysis, including initial costs of the pump and pumping system, commissioning and start-up costs, operating and maintenance costs, and decommissioning and disposal costs.

The course will provide answers to questions related to pump fitness for service (FFS) analysis, root cause analysis (RCA), and failure mode analysis.

Various examples and case studies from real-life technical practice will help remove any misconception related to efficiently operating a pumping system.


Root Cause Analysis is a tried and tested method of identifying; analyzing and solving problems. There are many unique tools and methods available. This can be a challenge. What tool will work in your company? Which method is suited to your business environment? Are your current tools effective?


•  The aim of this course is to provide supervisors and managers exposure to different options to consider. 

•  A list of the top 20 RCA tools available.  

•  Hard copy templates that are filled in each day. 

•  A sample Power Point presentation template. 

•  A3 report and 8D report template to choose.   

•  Depending on the tool selected; the delegate can prepare his/her practical exercises which can be presented to management if required. 

•  Delegates are introduced to maintenance, production; quality and supply chain analysis opportunities via the facilitator and team members. Group work and case studies are done. CONTACT US 

Engineers; managers and supervisors are often appointed as a GMR 2.1 without the roles and responsibilities been explained in sufficient detail. This appointment is a tremendous responsibility for the engineer; manager or supervisor, his/her subordinates and even the future of the business. Legal liability has risen to one of the top risks that any business in any industry type can face. We are in a global environment and doing business internationally has subjected all industry types to the same OHS Act rules and regulations.

 The law states clearly that if there was serious negligence on the part of the organisation; the Department of Labor can close down that particular organisation for 6 months, while paying the salaries of its employees. This course provides very valuable and precise information that is vital to help the engineer or section manager understand this very crucial role and avoid legal liability claims.

Engineers, managers and supervisors are extremely busy at work and tend to leave ISO audits preparation to the day before the audit. This creates severe stress and frustration. The facilitator will share with you how to keep up to date on a constant basis instead of putting yourself under pressure during the audit. CONTACT US 

This training workshop will demonstrate proper rostering principles and other considerations for roster design. During the workshop we will step through key factors for evaluating different rosters and work practices. This workshop focuses on the business, employees and health/safety needs of your respective work area(s) and how to use this information to evaluate the performance of your current rosters and design alternatives that better satisfy these needs. This workshop is highly interactive, will focus on specific roster and shiftwork interests identified by delegates and provide options and strategies to address existing rostering issues.

Participants at this workshop can expect to gain valuable insight into the design and implementation of rosters for multi-shift operations and develop potential solutions to satisfy their own roster problems. CONTACT US 


The new regulation on the management of chemical agents (Substances) was promulgated in April 2021.   It replaces the old chemical substance regulation and is applicable to all industry categories.

Chemical agents, which includes chemicals, radiation, and biological agents, are widely and continuously used in industry.  These agents may have detrimental immediate as well as long term impact on employees handling theses agents, the workplace, communities, and the macro environment on a global level.  As with all categories of risk, the impacts from chemical agents will ultimately have an economic impact on economies, local as well as global.  The implementation of an effective hazardous chemical agent management system is thus of utmost financial, legal, and moral importance. 

This course will give an outline of all aspects to be considered in the process of developing and implementing the hazardous chemical agent management system.


The delegate will receive information on and insight into the following:

  • Legislation applicable to hazardous chemical substance management, with specific focus on the new Regulation for Hazardous Chemical Agents of March 2021, promulgated under the OHSAct
  • Classification of hazardous chemical agents
  • Health impact due to exposure to hazardous chemical agents
  • Management responsibility towards employees who may be exposed to chemical agents
  • Protection of the employee exposed to hazardous chemical agents
  • Medical surveillance related to chemical agent exposure
  • Good house-keeping in the chemical substance area
  • Chemical worker personal hygiene
  • Work procedures related to tasks performed in the chemical agent area
  • Transportation of hazardous chemical agents
  • Chemical-related emergency preparedness and incident management

Candidates will be required to submit an assignment within 10 working days after the completion of the course.  On the successful completion of the assignment, the candidate will be awarded a competency certificate.


Hazardous Task Assessment and Risk Management is fundamental to reducing the likelihood of Hazardous accidents and incidents during a project or work.  It is a core component of establishing a safe system of work.  Task Risk Assessments are carried out to ensure the work can be undertaken in a safe and controlled manner.

By analysing all known tasks and identifying any potentially hazardous activities or locations, delegates must be able to quantify those risks and assist/ advise in the identification of suitable and adequate prevention, protection, control measures or systems prior to any work commencing.

As part of business activity, employees are performing various tasks on a daily basis.  All these tasks have inherent risks that have the probability of resulting in a loss.  Management has the responsibility to prevent this loss, thus protecting the well-being of the employees and ensuring the future of the company.

This course will give an outline of all aspects to be considered in the process of developing and implementing a company-specific hazardous task assessment and risk management process.

Candidates will be required to submit an assignment within 10 working days after the completion of the course.  On the successful completion of the assignment, the candidate will be awarded a competency certificate.


Hazardous waste is generated on
an ongoing basis throughout all categories of industry. This waste can have a
long-term and permanent negative impact on employees, the workplace,
communities, and the macro environment, even on a global level in certain instances.
  The implementation of an effective hazardous
waste management system thus of utmost importance. This system is a management
tool to ensure compliance to applicable legal requirement, ensuring business
financial growth as well as recognising the moral responsibility towards
employees, communities, and the future of the macro environment.

This course looks at chemical waste,
radiation waste as well as biological/medical waste and will give an outline
of all aspects to be considered in the process of developing and implementing
the hazardous waste management system.



The Management of all companies functioning in the general industry has very specific legal, financial and moral responsibilities in terms of the occupational safety and health of the employees on-site, as well as those of others that may be impacted resulting from business activity.  The core requirement is to identify the risks and take the necessary actions to manage these risks.  Effective risk management will only be achieved through the development and implementation of a formal system through which risks can be managed.

This course will give an outline of all aspects to be considered in the process of developing and implementing a company-specific occupational health and safety risk management system.


The delegate will gain an understanding of and insight into the following:

  • Legislation applicable to occupational health and safety management
  • The process of developing the risk management system
  • Risk assessment
  • Incident management
  • Safety representative and committee activity
  • Chemical substance management
  • Plant and equipment safety
  • Energy source management
  • Occupational health
  • Occupational hygiene
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Environmental management
  • System monitoring

Candidates will be required to submit an assignment within 10 working days after the completion of the course.  On the successful completion of the assignment, the candidate will be awarded a competency certificate.


The course aims to provide a framework for the HSE Management System audit process, to be used during internal or external audit processes.

As part of the business risk management approach, occupational health, safety, and environmental risks and impacts need to be identified and managed.  The HSE risk management system is developed and implemented in order to achieve this objective.  

All management systems are functional as a management tool, thus the effectiveness of the system as a tool should be measured regularly.  As the level of effectiveness is also impacted by the level of compliance to system requirements, the level of compliance should thus also be measured regularly.

This course outlines the core principles of auditing an implemented system. The principles include evaluation of system effectiveness as well as compliance with the system requirements.


A laboratory is a critical part of many organizations; it’s a place where innovations and new findings occur every day. Operating a laboratory requires a great deal of foresight, planning, and a concise business strategy. Deadlines are critical, time to market imperative, and mistakes unacceptable, the smooth running of laboratories is of top importance within the organizations. Technological advancements enable laboratories to operate faster, and to catalogue and manage data more effectively, producing increased expectations.

Lab managers are in search of solutions to keep up with the demand to deliver new and enhanced products in record time. All laboratories need to have sound business processes to enable them to deliver technically sound calibrations and tests.

This workshop has the methodology and practical means of meeting these demands with three important objectives:

  • Quality Management
  • Laboratory Productivity
  • Laboratory Safety



This course has been specifically designed to help equip laboratory Managers/supervisors with highly effective tools that will give them a competitive edge & hands on opportunity to develop ideas & strategies that could revolutionize the laboratory. This workshop provides an integrated & logical approach to help the laboratory manager navigate decision making in today’s dynamic laboratory industry. Laboratory managers/supervisors are in search for & need solutions that will assist them in their daily responsibilities to make their tasks less stressful – that is why this course is a must for all to attend.

The course aims to inform learners about the basic principles of managing a laboratory and understand the difference between leadership and management.



This course has been designed to provide high-quality training to professionals seeking to effectively internally audit a Laboratory Quality Management System based on ISO/IEC 17025:2005.

It is imperative for testing and calibration laboratories worldwide to establish their competence in generating valid results. ISO/IEC 17025 is the international standard that provides the requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories. It enables laboratories to set up a rigorous quality system and gain broader acceptance of their test reports and certificates.

Our course on the latest version of ISO 17025:2017 aims to provide a better understanding of the requirements of the standard and to impart the essential skills to effectively audit based on ISO 17025.