What Is Electrical Maintenance?

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We provide a lot of training materials for maintenance technicians, and as a result we wanted to write some articles introducing people to different types of maintenance, including electrical maintenance, the subject of this article.

In other recent articles, we introduced you to mechanical maintenance and facilities maintenance.

And in a second (upcoming ) series of maintenance-related articles, we’ll introduce you to 5 maintenance strategies, including reactive/corrective maintenance, preventive maintenance, predictive maintenance, and conditions-based maintenance. So stay tuned for all that.

For now, though, let’s dive into our introduction to electrical maintenance.

Electrical Maintenance

In an industrial facility, the electrical maintenance department may be in charge of installing electrical equipment; inspecting electrical equipment; diagnosing faults with electrical equipment; and servicing and repairing faulty electrical equipment.

Electrical maintenance may be corrective/reactive or preventive. Best-in-class industrial facilities spend more time on preventive maintenance and less time on reactive/corrective maintenance.

In addition, operational maintenance may include simple chores that don’t require detailed knowledge, including things like cleaning, inspecting, lubricating, and adjusting. This kind of word is often performed by a machine operator instead of an electrical maintenance technician.

Electrical Maintenance Training Topics

A well-trained electrical maintenance training technician will be familiar with the following topics (and more):

We provide online training courses on electrical maintenance topics as well as online training for other maintenance specialities. Let us know if we can help you with maintenance training at your facility.


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Jeffrey Dalto

Jeffrey Dalto

Jeffrey Dalto is an Instructional Designer and the Senior Learning & Development Specialist at Convergence Training. He's worked in training/learning & development for 25 years, in safety and safety training for more than 10, is an OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer for General Industry OSHA 10 and 30, has completed a General Industry Safety and Health Specialist Certificate from the University of Washington/Pacific Northwest OSHA Education Center and an Instructional Design certification from the Association of Talent Development (ATD), and is a member of the committee creating the upcoming ANSI/ASSP Z490.2 national standard on online environmental, health, and safety training. Jeff frequently writes for magazines related to safety, safety training, and training and frequently speaks at conferences on the same issues, including the Washington Governor's Safety and Health Conference, the Oregon Governor's Occupational Safety and Health Conference, the Wisconsin Safety Conference, the MSHA Training Resources Applied to Mining (TRAM) Conference, and others.

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