My journey and career in the Electrical Engineering world began in the mid 1970’s when I was plunged into the cauldron of learning that was otherwise known as an electrical maintenance skills course. This intensive 12 month course set me on the path of learning that has endured for well over 40 years. I literally began at the bottom of the ladder and through various jobs, promotions and additional learning began to work my way up the skills ladder.
I began my engineering career as a technician and worked hard at absorbing new knowledge and learning new practical skills. I was fortunate to work with a small team of development engineers who had a passion for passing on knowledge. Nothing was too much trouble for them If you wanted to learn then they would have all the time in the world for you; and this has become my ethos too.
I then worked for a small number of specialist engineering companies installing and maintaining leading edge test and development equipment around the world and especially in India, Africa and Europe.
As my career progressed I worked my way up to Senior Works Engineer with a major manufacturing corporation and saw travel in Indonesia, Singapore and Japan.
I became a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology and a member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and after obtaining my engineering degree I was credited with being an Incorporated Engineer. My management training eventually led to me becoming a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.
Another few years rolled by and I was now running my own electrical installations company, assessing electricians for competency in electrical work and teaching professional electrical subjects such as the BS7671 Wiring Regulations, Part P of the Building Regulations, PAT Testing and Inspection and Testing.
WHY WE WANT TO HELP PEOPLE
Having a desire to learn and a desire to do are so important in engineering and indeed in many walks of life. Electrical engineering is very much a hands on occupation and I would encourage anyone that is beginning a career in one of the electrical fields to embrace as much learning as they possibly can. We can read many books, we can watch many training videos and attend a plethora of training courses but in nearly every case, your knowledge will be multiplied many fold if you will also do the hands on learning as well.
Many electricians begin their learning with college courses and day release training schemes and we have found that for various reasons the learning has not been retained or at least gone a little “rusty”. If a skill is not practised and repeated on a regular basis then that ability will slowly wither away. This is why Learn Electrics was created. We wanted a resource of expert knowledge where electricians, engineers and other interested persons can look up snippets of specific knowledge on a need basis. These Tech Tips as we have called them deal with just one item of knowledge at a time. The content of each Tech Tip will be written in an easy to understand style along with easy to follow drawings and necessary charts.
We also have a very active YouTube channel – LearnElectrics – all one word, which has many short videos again each covering a particular subject to do with the electrical industry.
Our mission is simply to ensure that electricians, both new learners and experienced persons, have access to key knowledge that it is essential to know and to understand. There will always be occasions when knowledge needs to be refreshed or topped up and we hope to provide that opportunity here.
Whilst we make every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information that we supply, it is up to each individual to ensure that they are working competently and that they have the appropriate skills and understanding to carry out the job at hand safely. Information is supplied for guidance only and we cannot be held responsible for anything that results from the actions or inactions of any individual or group. Each person must treat the information here as guidance only and decide upon their own actions based upon their skills, knowledge and ability. Electricity is dangerous.
All learning begins with a question. We hope you enjoy using our site.