Electrical Building Services - An Introduction

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Learn the essential principles and concepts of electrical building services.

      • 01 October 2024 - 9:30am1st October 2024. 1 day at Preston. 09.30 - 16.30. 6 CPD hours
      • 1st delegate: £395.00 (£315.00 for Members)Subsequent delegates: £370.00 (£290.00 for Members)
      • BSRIA, 68 Walton Summit Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston, PR5 8AQ
      • 24 January 2025 - 9:30am24th & 27th January 2025. 2 x half days online. 09.30 - 12.30 each day. 6 CPD hours
      • 1st delegate: £395.00 (£315.00 for Members)Subsequent delegates: £370.00 (£290.00 for Members)
      • Online

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Electrical building services are essential to control the flow of electrical power throughout a building. 

This electrical building services course provides a practical introduction to electrical theory and electrical building services systems to enable delegates to communicate more effectively with specialists such as electrical designers, consultants and contractors.

"Very useful course, trainer was knowledgeable and patient", Derek Smith, Middlesex University

"Really good training - thank you" Paul Tester, CGG Veritas

"The course was really useful for me as a Graduate Engineer, who is trying to learn the basics of electrical building services. The presentation was extremely informative starting from the really basic things to explaining the most complex electrical systems used in the modern buildings" - Tisha Anna Thomas, EQUANS

Special offer

Book this course and receive 20% discount when booking onto the Mechanical Building Services - An Introduction course. Contact us to arrange (training@bsria.co.uk / 01772 754 387).

Learning aims

  • Find out how electricity is generated and how electrical systems operate.
  • Understand the dangers of electricity and why these dangers exist.
  • Explore sources of further information and guidance.

Who should attend

This electrical building services course is suitable for facility, project and commercial managers, sales staff, general construction personnel without an electrical background and non-technical facilities personnel involved in operating buildings who require a basic appreciation of how and why electrical systems work.  No prior knowledge is required.

Course content

  • Basic electrical theory: volts, amps, watts and kilowatt-hours
  • Measuring electricity; earthing, bonding and lightning protection
  • Alternating current and direct current; transformers
  • Single-phase and three-phase electricity; electrical distribution and switchgear
  • Single-line diagrams; cables, busbars and cable management
  • Circuit protection: Fuses and circuit breakers
  • Light sources and lighting levels; lighting controls
  • Emergency lighting; fire alarm systems; structured IT cabling
  • Photovoltaics; uninterruptible power supplies (UPS)
  • Power quality; regulations and standards


David Bleicher 
David has a background in building services design, with experience of mechanical and electrical design both in the UK and in the USA. Read David's full profile.

John Marrow
John has worked in the Building Services industry for over 30 years. He delivers a range of services including Technical Building Services and Applications. Sales, Project Management and Leadership Development Training. Read John's full profile

Course details

1 day course 

6 CPD hrs

BSRIA Certified Course

Delegates will be provided with a complementary copy of the BSRIA Guide BG 32/2014 Illustrated Guide to Electrical Building Services.

Please be advised this course requires a minimum of 5 delegates.  Should we receive fewer bookings, BSRIA reserves the right to amend your booking to the next available date.

BSRIA Foundation Training Programme

This course is available through the BSRIA Foundation Programme

Product details

  • Publisher: BSRIA