Battery Safety & Installation Training

Organisation profile

Established in 1991, O'Hara Engineering Services has built an excellent reputation in the electrical installations sector from building services right through to distribution and transmission Sub-Stations. The clients list includes The Health Services Executive, Office of Public Works, ESB and other "Blue Chip" companies. They have a proven ability to deliver the highest quality of installation & service at all voltage levels. The ethos of the company is "efficiency through technical excellence"

Training aim

To provide theoretical knowledge in accordance with both local & international standards,  when coupled with experience will assist in a person being deemed competent in stationary battery systems

Learning objectives

Introduction to IEC 62485 1 & 2., Methods of Protection, Methods Disconnection, Prevention of Short Circuit and other current based effects, Protection During Maintenance, Generation of Gas, Prevention of Electrostatic discharges, Protection against Electrolyte hazards, Battery Housing, Charging Current, Operation Control Procedure, Electrical Hazard Awareness, Fire & Explosion Precautions & Battery Handling.

Course outline

The purpose of this training is to instruct personnel in relation to the current standards for battery installations. This training is suitable for personnel who have at least served their apprenticeship as an electrician under the National Training programme and must have achieved at minimum a qualification to this standard. This training in not suitable for untrained persons.

It is assumed that the participants have a thorough knowledge of the current National Rules for Electrical Installation

Trainer's profile

Michael O’Hara has been involved in the electrical contracting sector for over 35years, in that time he has worked at all levels of electrical contracting industry and is currently the Managing director of his own company. His reputation in the industry is unrivalled, and he is considered to be one of the most technically competent figures in the sector.  He serves on the ETCI Sub-Committee 2/8 (Low Voltage Generators), TC10 Sub Committee 2 (Medical/Critical  power distribution systems) and TC3 

Course duration

1 Day

Assessment & certification

Training Certification of Successful completion following a candidates demonstration of understand and participation.

Who should attend

This Course is set out to cater for the learning needs of Engineers, Electricians and Maintenance Technicians

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