Industry Training Officer
David joined ETT in 2002 as an Industry Training Officer, having previously worked in installation, maintenance and certification of electrical building services. His work with apprentices involves Apprenticeship NVQ assessment, as well as Directed Learning and Workplace monitoring. He also acts in a more general role as Health and Safety Officer and as Advanced Inspection and Testing Assessor.
As an Industry Training Officer, David is responsible for managing the Electrical ApprenticeshipsNI Programme in the Ballymena, Coleraine, Limavady and Londonderry/Derry areas. His primary responsibilities within the organisation are; to develop customer awareness of the services offered by ETT; to offer support to electrical contractors regarding apprenticeship enquiries; to maintain records of apprenticeship achievement; and to prioritise health and safety within the organisation.
David has been able to turn his professional skills to good use by offering practical assistance in helping refugees in Serbia / Bosnia. He also assisted in the process of rebuilding homes in India following the 2004 Tsunami.
Blog Posts from this Expert
by David Richmond on 26 November 2013
One of our Training Officers David Richmond, attended the Aico workshop, here's what he thought.
by David Richmond on 19 November 2013
Wondering what you can do after your apprenticeship with ETT? read about past ETT apprentice Aaron McCann and his new job with Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE).
by David Richmond on 07 October 2013
Check this blog for the bus pickup points for the upcoming Induction Days
by David Richmond on 24 June 2013
UK employers overwhelmingly want more control over training, with qualifications better tailored to their needs, a major annual survey suggests.
by David Richmond on 13 May 2013
The introduction of energy smart meters in 30 million UK homes will be delayed for more than a year, the government has announced.
by David Richmond on 06 February 2012
Home study plays an important part in achieving the Electrical Apprenticeship. Follow ETT's tips to get the most from your revision.
by David Richmond on 20 June 2011
The Electrical Safety Council's (ESC) flagship campaign, "Plug into Safety" aims to do more than just raise awareness of electrical safety; they want to take RCD protection mainstream...
by David Richmond on 06 April 2011
In the UK, since 2001 an average of 50 people per year die as the result of a fall from height and a further 8,700 are seriously injured.
Don't let a member of your team become the next statistic.
Free Risk Assessment Download included at end of article.
by David Richmond on 28 January 2011
Carbon monoxide is a highly poisonous gas that has no smell, colour or taste. It can be released by any appliance which burns oil, solid fuel, wood or gas, including boilers, if they are not properly installed and maintained.
When you inhale carbon monoxide it starves your body of oxygen. Even low level exposure over a long period of time can cause lasting damage to your health, including permanent brain damage; it can even result in death.
by David Richmond on 20 January 2011
If not, why not?
How important is fire safety to you?
When did you last check your smoke alarms work correctly?
by David Richmond on 02 December 2010
Christmas is usually a time for festive cheer and fun. However, the season often brings an increased risk of electrical accidents and fires in the home. ETT have gathered the opinions of our Training Officers to try and ensure you stay safe this Christmas.
by David Richmond on 15 November 2010
How do you reduce energy consumption without reducing the load connected to it?
by David Richmond on 15 November 2010
All non-domestic premises will have to comply with new fire safety legislation, which is introduced on the 15th November 2010.
by David Richmond on 12 July 2010
Asbestos is a hidden killer.
It could be hidden in any building that was built or refurbished before the year 2000...including the one you're working in right now.
Thousands of tradesmen are unknowingly working with asbestos. Are you one of them?