Eaton’s Electrical Sector has recently joined forces with the Electrical Training Trust (ETT) in Northern Ireland to deliver specialist training for apprentice electricians as part of the ETT’s Apprentice Week training event.

The training was delivered by Eaton sales engineer for Northern Ireland, Ivan Brown, to groups of apprentices over two days at the ETT’s training centre just outside of Ballymena in County Antrim and provided invaluable advice on electrical and building regulations as well as an important insight into how a global company operates.

After providing an overview of Eaton and its electrical products, Brown’s presentation went on to explain exactly what several important electrical and building regulations, such as the 17th Edition of the Wiring Regulations, Part M and the DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) and Part L2 of the Building Regulations, mean for electrical contractors.

He then offered practical advice and solutions for meeting these requirements using the latest electrical protection devices, consumer units, wiring accessories, panelboards and metering products before giving the apprentices an insight into Eaton’s Green Building Solutions and an overview of motor control and protection considerations. The presentation finished with a short quiz to enable the apprentices to check their understanding of the presentation and ask any further questions they had.

Commenting on the event, Brown said, “It was great to be involved with the ETT on a local level and the feedback we had from the apprentices was extremely positive. Being able to speak directly to the next generation of electricians was an invaluable experience for me too. We are hoping to be involved with more of these types of events in the future such as a seminar on energy and efficiency savings.”