Group CBS Training Center

The Group CBS Training Center in Elgin, IL provides a safe environment for electrical equipment operators, technicians and engineers to learn about the generation, distribution, protection and maintenance of electrical distribution equipment. Hands-on classes developed by Group CBS and our training partners offer technical training on electrical testing and maintenance, as well as other critical electrical safety processes and solutions, such as remote racking and switching.

In addition to opening our doors to Group CBS partners in electrical training, such as the AVO Training Institute and Shermco Industries, we welcome any group or association focused on making the electrical industry a safer place to work. Let’s work together to make the future a brighter, safer place for our industries, our families, and our electrical professionals. For more information, email us or call 847-741-4638.

Group CBS is offering customers $2,000 in FREE safety training November 7-8, 2019.
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Upcoming Training Sessions

November 5–6, 2019
Shermco Industries
Troubleshooting and Electrical Print Reading

November 7-8, 2019
Group CBS, Inc.
Two-Day Safety Training Event

November 11–14, 2019
Shermco Industries
Substation Maintenance 1 (Circuit Breakers, Batteries and Grounding)

November 15, 2019
Shermco Industries
Installation and Removal of Protective Grounds

November 19–20, 2019
AVO Training Institute
NFPA 70E 2018

November 21–22, 2019
AVO Training Institute
Circuit Breaker Maintenance, Molded & Insulated Case (CBMMIC)

December 2–6, 2019
AVO Institute Training
National Electrical Code 2020

December 9–13, 2019
Shermco Industries
Medium-Voltage Cable Diagnostics & Testing

Course Overviews

AVO Training Institute

Circuit Breaker Maintenance, Molded & Insulated Case (CBMMIC)
Molded and insulated case circuit breakers are designed to be disassembled, inspected, adjusted and cleaned and require testing and maintenance to ensure system reliability. This hands-on course is intended for new or experienced electricians and technicians that install, maintain, repair or troubleshoot molded or insulated case circuit breakers, rated less than 1 kV, equipped with thermal, magnetic or solid state tripping devices. Participants in this course will be required to perform visual and electrical inspections on the circuit breakers and their auxiliary devices. The electrical inspections provide data regarding the condition of the insulation, contacts and operating mechanisms.

NFPA 70E 2018
The NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace has been updated for 2018. This updated standard contains significant changes when compared to the 2015 version. The course covers the requirements for working safely in the electrical environment based on the NFPA 70E. Understanding this standard is imperative for compliance with the OSHA mandates regarding electrical safety in the workplace. OSHA specifically mandates employer assessment of generally recognized hazards in the workplace, and provisions for protecting the employee from those hazards. Some of the changes in the NFPA 70E 2018 edition include: the arc flash risk assessment procedures, a revised task-based table to clarify selection methods for arc flash personal protective equipment (PPE), and the electrical safety program requirements for inspection, job safety planning, and incident investigations on electrical equipment.

The NFPA 70E is updated to reflect ongoing research to improve electrical safe work practices and PPE. OSHA compliance and a safe workplace are the desired outcomes. NFPA 70E provides the directions on how to achieve that outcome. Fewer electrical accidents are in everyone’s best interest.

Shermo Industries

Medium-Voltage Cable Diagnostics & Testing
This training course will introduce the student to modern cable testing philosophies, practices and testing methods for medium voltage electrical power cables. The student will learn the intended application of each method along with the advantages and limitations of the method. Emphasis will be placed on interpreting test results, root cause analysis and making corrective recommendations. Students will perform and analyze results of insulation resistance tests (DAR & PI), type I withstand tests (DC, AC, & VLF). Also, diagnostic test such as Partial Discharge and Tan Delta will be performed.

Substation Maintenance 1 (Circuit Breakers, Batteries and Grounding)
Many industrial customers choose to perform general testing and maintenance on incoming utility substations and downstream substations within the plant perimeters. Both technical competence and proper safety practices are critical to these procedures. This class provides the information and hands-on training to test and maintain most of the major components of the substation except for the main transformer and protective relays.

Troubleshooting and Electrical Print Reading
This is a fundamental course developed for technicians and managers who need to understand electrical power systems: how they are designed, what can go wrong and how to find the problem areas. Several types of drawings and schematics are explained and hands-on exercises will demonstrate their practical use for basic troubleshooting.

About AVO Training Institute

For more than 50 years, AVO Training’s electrical safety courses have taught electrical personnel about the dangers of electricity and how to avoid risks and injuries associated with electrical hazards. From equipment application and maintenance procedures to safe work practices, arc-flash hazard analysis, and engineering services, AVO is a complete one-stop learning center. In addition to classroom lectures, we offer a hands-on approach to training. Students perform tasks in equipment labs supervised by the most talented electrical instructors in the industry. Students learn to comply with safety standards such as NEC, NFPA 70E, NESC, and other codes set forth by OSHA, MSHA, and other regulatory organizations.

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About Shermco Industries

Since 1974, Shermco Industries, Inc. has provided electrical maintenance, design, and training services to industrial, petrochemical, and utilities businesses nationwide. We also provide comprehensive wind generator maintenance and repair. As an independent service company, Shermco has always focused on doing what’s right for you, our customers. And, as a certified and accredited full-service provider, we can deliver results across the entire continuum of electric motor, wind generator, and electrical service needs, regardless of equipment brand.

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Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago Northwest-Elgin | 495 Airport Road | Elgin, IL 60123 | 847-488-9000

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