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Bachmann Group announces new marine electrical training courses.

Thursday, 19 January 2017


After a busy year in 2016, which saw significant expansion of their facilities, the management team at Bachmann Group’s Training Division has announced more new courses for the coming year. Several of these will be of interest to engineers working on larger yachts with complex electrical system installations. 

Bachmann Training’s Business Manager Keith Austin said, “we have listened to a lot of input from students during the last 12 months, and as a result are continuing to expand the courses on offer. This way our program is structured to meet clearly identified training demands in the maritime sector, and to keep up with the latest technological and legislative advances.”

Five new electrically based courses have been added to the training program for this year as follows:

* 1-Day Basic Electrical Course.

* 2-Day Introduction to Electrical Engineering.

* Field Service Engineers Electrical Course (For operatives in marine or industrial sectors.)

* Electrical Fault Finding for Chief Engineers.

This is a 40-hour course and will be delivered over a 5-day period.  The course is designed to equip students with the necessary practical skills and knowledge to carry out electrical fault finding. 

The course comprises of classroom-based theory and some practical hands-on learning. Delegates will receive a certificate of course completion.

The curriculum includes, electricity at work regulations including the relationship between contractors and ship’s crew. Use and application of test equipment.  How to read Electrical Drawings correctly, and how to use these drawings to track faults and carry out fault diagnosis.

* Electrical Power Generation and Management (EPGAM)

This is a 4-day course built to give delegates sound practical experience of operating ships electrical switchboards, with background knowledge in SOLAS Electrical Regulations.  This will be taught by a series of practical exercises on how to react in a safe manner to real time scenarios, set on integrated engine room & switchboard simulator.

The course content will include: SOLAS regulations appertaining to, Electrical Installations, Standard Generation, Emergency Generation, Normal and Emergency Electrical Supplies, Manual Synchronising of Generators,

Power Sharing between Generators, Blackouts at Sea, Emergency Generator Failure, Mechanical Breakdowns leading to Electrical Faults, Automatic Synchronising of Generators, Interrogation of Power Management Systems.

Apart from offering these pre-structured courses regularly throughout the year, Bachmann Training are happy to organise bespoke training programs individually for marine companies and yacht crews, where the content is tailored to suit specific operating demands.  

Keith Austin can be contacted for an informal discussion on:+44 (0)2393 877680 - Mobile: +44 (0)7904 884693E.mail: 

Established in 1983 with several decades of providing reliable professional service to the maritime industry behind them, Bachmann are looking back on yet another year of progress and positive development in 2016. During the year the various companies under the Bachmann banner were consolidated under one clearly defined Group identity, thus consolidating the company’s international branding as a leading provider of multi discipline maritime services.

Over the course of its long history the Bachmann Group has established several pillars to its service offer, all built on a solid foundation and totally resourced from within its own operational in-house capabilities. Broadly speaking these services cover the following areas: Crew Management & Recruitment, Maritime Training & Certification, Payroll Administration, Corporate Ownership & Yacht Management.

With dedicated Training Centres in Lee-on-Solent and Guernsey, the Bachmann Training Division has had a busy and successful year in 2016.

Already offering an increased number of standard training programs covering a range of specialist subjects from Electrical & Gas Engineering, Health & Safety, Fire Fighting, Yacht Maintenance and STCW through to Catering & Food Handling, the company has also added several customised itineraries during 2016. These have been specifically tailored to the individual work practice requirements of the clients, and have been successfully carried out in a series of well-planned and executed courses.

For instance MTU, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of large marine diesel engines and complete propulsion systems has contracted Bachmann Training for a series of bespoke courses

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Last Updated ( Thursday, 19 January 2017 )