APD has added another string to its skills bow.
Project Engineer Grant Elliot recently took part in a 4 day Solar PV course in Chesterfield, delivered by NICEIC. The training and assessment are designed to provide the necessary skills for the design, installation, testing, commissioning, handover, servicing and fault finding of solar photovoltaic systems in accordance with the latest NOS/QCF criteria and MCS scheme requirements.
The course included:
Health & safety risks and safe systems of work
Regulations/standards relating to PV system installation work and pre-work surveying
The purpose of PV system components
Types and characteristics of PV modules
Estimating annual energy performance
Layouts and requirements for the installation of PV module arrays
PV system protection techniques and components
Initial inspection, testing and commissioning
Handover of solar PV systems
Routine inspection, servicing and maintenance of solar PV systems
Diagnose and rectify faults in solar PV system installations
Grant attained a level 3 award and can now install, test and sign off small solar PV systems. Great job!