​Electrical Safety

​This course will start by covering the many benefits electricity brings to society, as well as its key components voltage, current and resistance.

It will explain the two main types of electricity, cover UK accident and death statistics, and describe a simple way of remembering the electrical hazards.

It then goes on to provide basic instructions about how you could safely help someone you suspect has received an electric shock.

Duration: 1 hour

Format: Video

Price:  £30 + VAT


Who Should Take This Course?

This course is suitable for workers of all levels, including managers, supervisors, full-time employees and part-time staff, who are required to work on or near electricity as part of their job role. The course has been designed as an introduction to electrical safety and so no pre-requisite training is needed. Occupations that may find the training particularly useful include, but are not limited to:

  • Electricians.
  • Builders and construction workers.
  • IT technicians.
  • Communications engineers.
  • Power and energy suppliers and engineers.
  • Appliance repair workers.
  • PAT testers.
  • Cable engineers.

Course Description

Electricity is the lifeblood of modern society, it enhances our quality of life and we are becoming increasingly reliant on it to power tools and devices we use for work and entertainment.

However, although electricity has many benefits it can also be a hidden killer as it can’t be seen, felt, smelled or heard until someone comes into contact with it.

This course will start by covering the many benefits electricity brings to society, as well as its key components voltage, current and resistance. It will explain the two main types of electricity, cover UK accident and death statistics, and describe a simple way of remembering the electrical hazards.

It then goes on to provide basic instructions about how you could safely help someone you suspect has received an electric shock.

Towards the end of the course it includes an overview of the main standards, guidance and legislation that control the use of electricity in the workplace, and finish off by looking at simple maintenance plans and portable appliance testing including who within an organisation would be best to carry out the various checks.

Certification

​On successful completion of the course you will be able to download a quality assured certificate​. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

This course is also approved by ​IIRSM, the ​International Institute of Risk & Safety Management, as providing quality and content-approved training.

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 1 year. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

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Course Content

​Modules

​1. ​Overview and Benefits of Electricity

​2. ​What is Electricity?

​3. ​How Electricity Can Cause Harm

​4. ​Legislation, Standards and Key Steps

​5. PAT Testing Standards and Guidance

Aims of the Course

By the end of this course learners will:

  • Understand why training in electrical safety is essential for maintaining health and safety.
  • Have knowledge of their responsibilities under electrical safety legislation.
  • Understand what is involved in carrying out a risk assessment of the workplace.
  • Understand the importance of maintaining and inspecting electrical equipment.
  • Have knowledge of the controls that can be used to help make working with electricity safer.
  • Understand the best practices when working with electricity, including overhead power lines, underground cables and indoor work near to a source of electricity.

Assessment

The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked a set of​ multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 70%. ​You will have up to six attempts for passing the assessment. 


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