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DTL announces new electrical appointments in response to rising demand

DTL announces new electrical appointments in response to rising demand

03 May 2019

Develop Training Ltd (DTL) has announced a series of appointments in its electrical team to respond to rising demand for both low voltage (LV) and high voltage (HV) training. 

Darren Crook joins DTL as a Training Consultant in HV & LV

Darren Crook joins DTL as a Training Consultant in high voltage and low voltage (HV/LV) electrical training based at DTL’s York office, one of the company’s seven training centres across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. He will teach DTL’s HV and LV courses nationwide, including at client’s own sites. He also supports the company’s sales and customer service team to advise clients on technical questions.

A former Electrical Authorised Person for Amey Defence Services, Darren has spent 20 years as a contractor working on HV substations. Darren, who lives in Thirsk, enjoys DIY and spending time with his three children.

Robbie Macdonald appointed as Senior Lecturer for Safe Systems

Robbie Macdonald has been appointed a Senior Lecturer for Safe Systems. Based at York, he will also lecture at other DTL centres around the country and on customers’ own premises. He has returned to DTL after 18 months in industry as a site engineer for a bio-gas company.

Robbie will deliver Approved Person courses on low voltage electrical work as well as 18th Edition, Competent Person and PAT testing courses. In his previous DTL role, he worked as a Senior Lecturer in Low Voltage Electrical Work, delivering low voltage training to military, healthcare and commercial clients. A former Petty Officer electrical engineer in the Royal Navy where he served for 24 years, Robbie spent two years in industry before joining DTL.

Robbie lives in North Allerton with his wife and teenage son. In his spare time, he enjoys keeping fit and is studying for higher assessor qualifications towards becoming an internal verifier. 

18th Edition Wiring Regulations

The 18th Edition Wiring Regulations became mandatory at the beginning of this year, and employers have been racing to ensure electricians are fully compliant.

 A recent survey of electrical professionals showed many don’t yet fully understand the changes, with technical areas such as AFDDs and surge protection causing them special concern. DTL runs a series of courses in the new standard at its training centres across the UK as well as on customers’ own premises. Click here to find out more.

Click here to view DTL's 3-day 18th Edition Wiring Regulations course

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