Basic PLC Fault finding Principles

Face-to-face Instructor Led Courses, Industrial, Electrical

What Is Basic PLC Fault finding Principles Training?

This courseourse compares the normal behaviour of the major functional components of a PLC system with field operation to highlight key checkpoints & actions to be taken. Delegates will learn about basic diagnostic tools & techniques & will be encouraged to develop standard procedures to aid more efficient & effective troubleshooting.

Who Should Attend

Any person who requires the need to be trained in Basic PLC Fault finding Principles through the course of their normal working duties. This course is suitable for anyone working in the Electrical arena or Industrial sector, pre-requisites may be required.

Course Agenda

- Understand basic safety considerations when working with PLCs (personal & machine)
- Confirm power to PLC system (CPU/CPU rack; I/O rack(s); I/O modules)
- Recognise main system LEDs (RUN/STOP; FAULT)
- Identify battery condition (interpretation of the battery LED if an indicator exists)
- Identify any key/switch to change PLC mode (RUN/STOP)
- Understand the range of memory options including EPROM/EEPROM & implications for machine starts & operation with/without a battery
- Understand the purpose & operation of any system resets or restarts (including RUN/PGM/RUN & power cycle)
- Relate the operation of field devices to I/O LEDs
- Read & interpret simple electrical drawings & PLC program printouts & cross references
- Understand how to distinguish between PLC system & I/O faults.


Available onsite or nationwide at any of over 50 centres, see below our open course availability. Alternatively, call 0844 335 8882.


The Basic PLC Fault finding Principles course will be accredited to the latest in recognised certificating award. All successful delegates will also receive an Xyz certificate of attendance. Enrolled subscribers of the National Training Card will also have any certificate, qualification and/or ID card (where applicable) automatically added to their member account.

More Information

We train in excess of 100,000 delegates per year. For more information, please make your enquiry using the form below. The XYZ Training Group Customer Charter ensures that all enquiries are responded to the same day.

Course Availability

Available on client premises as an in-house course or at one of training venues, provided minimum delegate numbers are achieved. Whatever your requirement, simply complete the enquiry form below and we'll send you our quotation by return.

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Basic PLC Fault finding Principles
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Course Information

  • Course Duration 1 day
  • Max Class Size 12

  • All prices exclude VAT. Discounts available for larger groups & for corporate clients.
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