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Adrian setting up the resident's back up oxygen tank

January was an interesting month for me, as I got the opportunity to do quite a few different jobs!

One of the main things I have been doing since my last blog is electrically testing the communal areas in blocks of flats. I have been helping my colleagues to check that all the electrics in the flats are safe, and making amendments when I need to. This piece of work has been interesting and I’ve really enjoyed it. We check the electrics inside and outside the flats and as it’s January, one of the downsides of this job is that it’s very cold!

As well as my electrical testing work, I have been working on the repairs team. It’s been great to go out to meet our residents and help them. Recently I had to fit a plug socket closer to an elderly resident’s bed as they needed a constant supply of oxygen. I did have to turn their machine off to do so, but as the picture shows, I helped them set up their back up oxygen tank. This then gave me enough time to fit the plug socket.

As I’m not attending college this year, I have to organise for an assessor to come in and see me do my work. Doing these sort of jobs gives me a chance to practice and improve my skills before my assessor comes in. I’m still learning every day and looking forward to see what I get up to the rest of this year.

Adrian Astbury

Electrician apprentice



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