Maintenance of Electrical Installation and Condition Monitoring in Compliance with SS538


This short course is structured to introduce participants to the maintenance and condition monitoring of electrical installation. The course is conducted through lectures and case studies to enable the participants to have a clear understanding of various regimes in electrical installation maintenance and the application of cost-effective condition monitoring techniques to actively monitor the health status of the electrical installation, and take appropriate actions timely to minimise the risk of potential blackout which could have adverse impact on business operations and personal safety. The relevant law and Regulations, the code of practice and safety procedures as regards the maintenance of electrical installation will also be discussed


The participants will learn through this short course the key regulatory frameworks pertaining to the maintenance of electrical installation. The participants will be guided through the maintenance concept, the requirements under SS 538: 2008 COP for Maintenance of Electrical Equipment of Electrical Installations and the application of condition monitoring techniques to optimise the asset utilisation as part of the asset management strategy.


Statutory requirements on maintenance of electrical installation and case study (1/2 day)

– Highlights of Electricity Act, WSH Act and Regulations

– Safety co-ordination, isolation and earthing procedures in Tx Code

– High Court Judgment on electrical installation incident

Maintenance concept of electrical installation (1/2 day)

– Equipment failure and the consequence

– Common factors leading to electrical installation failures

– Various maintenance activities

– Types of maintenance

– Safety coordination

Understanding SS538:2008 (1/2 day)

– General requirements for an electrical installation

– Criteria of maintenance and 10 maintenance approaches

– Maintenance of high and low voltage switchgear

– Maintenance of transformers

Safety Interlocking Systems, Protection Requirements for customer installations and Condition Monitoring (1/2 day)

– Maintenance of high voltage cables

– Precautions to be taken when carrying out cable joints and terminations

– Understanding various switchgear interlocking systems

– Understanding protection requirements

– Switching operation for maintenance works

– Overview of condition monitoring techniques for switchgear, transformers, and cables

– Asset management strategy and condition monitoring


Engineers, Facilities Managers, Building Owners and Skilled Workers involve in Maintenance Works.


Participants will be issued a Certificate of Attendance.


Date:    3 – 4 October 2019 (Thurs & Fri)

Time:    9.00 am to 5.30 pm

Venue: HDB Centre of Building Research,

10 Woodlands Ave 8, Singapore 738973 “Fee:  S$790 Nett


Refreshment and lunch will be provided. Complimentary parking lots are available on first-come-first-served basis.


PEB — Pending


Er. Nicholas Lee Poh Choo
PEng, BEng (Electrical), Consultant

Er. Lee has more than 40 years’ experience in the public utility sector, holding several senior positions when he worked in SP Power Grid. He was involved in the predictive and conditioned based maintenance to improve network reliability and power quality in the power distribution network.

Mr HC Lim

BEng (EE), MSc (IE), LLB (Hons), BSc (Economics) Hons, P.Eng, C.Eng, Sr MIES, MIET, ACS, ACIS is a Principal Consultant, a translator, an advisor for parties in adjudication as well as a certified ACTA trainer and assessor.