Operations

Power Testing Ltd employs an operational team who ensure that the company is run both reliably and efficiently, Thus maintaining value added and continual improvement to the benefit of our clients.

Engineers:

Power Testing Ltd. has, at present, 10 engineers working in the field of power engineering and although each is referred to simply as an engineer, each falls into one of the following two categories: Contract Engineers and Project Engineers.

Contract Engineers:

These engineers are responsible for the day-to-day requirements for the safe and continued operation of a specific network and each has long-standing experience in the operation, control and maintenance of industrial electrical power systems.

Project Engineers:

Project engineers have no fixed place of work. Each takes on specific tasks as and when necessary. This work includes activities such as fault locations, other emergency callouts and work carried out on sites where there is no permanent Power Testing Ltd. presence. They also provide a back-up service to the site engineers.

Technicians:

We use the term ‘Technician’ in preference to the term ‘Fitter’, as most of our technicians are educated to National Certificate and are selected for their versatility and depth of experience.

Staff are normally relocated on an informal rotating basis, so as to provide experience of the different systems we operate and different areas in which we work.

Cable Jointers:

Our cable jointers are fully trained and have experience up to 33,000V.

Our staff are selected for their abilities and their experience of the electrical industry, so the provision of training within Power Testing Ltd. is targeted on an individual basis.

Company sponsored college courses are provided for many of our staff. On-the-job evaluation and training is carried out by our Chief Engineer, with days taken out of normal operation for those concerned, in order to make themselves familiar with the subject at hand. We currently have a formal apprenticeship scheme in operation

We maintain a library of manufacturers’ information. This information can be accessed at any time and staff can familiarise themselves with the contents. As an extension of this, when we are installing new equipment, our staff usually visit the manufacturer’s factory for the purposes of witnessing the final factory testing and also to become familiar with the installation and operational requirements of the equipment. Such information gained is then passed on to other staff involved with these works.