Electrical Safety Training Online Course
Discounts for bulk purchases:
10% discount on 10+ courses
20% discount on 50+ courses
This Electrical Safety training course is designed to ensure that both employers and employees understand the main risks and the necessary controls for the safe use of electricity at work. Wherever people are working, there are risks to the users of electrical installations and equipment that must be considered.
This course will help you understand how to complete an electrical risk assessment, how to review existing control measures, and how to ensure that appropriate safe systems of work are put in place to keep workers from harm when their work activities involve electrical equipment or electrical installations.
- Written in compliance with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
- Developed by health and safety professionals
- Accredited by CPD and Assured by RoSPA
- Online training course and assessment with no time limits
- Full audio voiceover
- Approximate duration: 1-2 hours
- On completion, certificate is posted next working day
- Downloadable PDF certificate available on completion
Who should take this course?
This course is suitable for workers of all levels, including employers, managers, supervisors, and employees whose work activities involve the use of electrical equipment or close-contact with electrical installations. 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:
- Builders and construction workers.
- IT technicians.
- Communications engineers.
- Power and energy suppliers and engineers.
- Appliance repair workers.
- PAT testers.
- Cable engineers.
All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.
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.
Screenshots (click to view)
If you wish to try this course then register for a demo by clicking the 'interactive demo' button. You will be given the option to purchase and continue with your course at the end of your demo!
|1||Introduction to Electrical Safety|| |
What is electrical safety? Statistics for electrical accidents, types of accidents and injuries, common causes of accidents and injuries, employer duties, the Health and Safety at Work Act and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, and employee responsibilities.
|2||Risk Assessment|| |
What is a risk assessment? Key definitions, who should carry out a risk assessment? Identifying electrical hazards, the fire triangle, deciding who may be harmed and how, evaluating risks, the hierarchy of control, recording findings, and reviewing the risk assessment.
|3||Controlling Hazards|| |
Safe installations, safe electrical equipment, duties on manufacturers, importers or distributors, electrical controls and isolation, harsh work environments, portable electrical equipment, residual current devices, warning signs, fire safety, safe maintenance, and pre-use checks, inspections and combined inspections and tests.
|4||Working Safely with Electrical Equipment|| |
Working near electrical installations, equipment and wiring, risk assessments and safe systems of work, overhead power lines, underground cables, working on equipment, machinery or installations, explosive atmospheres, competency requirements for working on or near live electrical equipment, instruction, information and training, safe methods of working - PPE, duties on manufacturers and suppliers of PPE, and safe methods of working - first aid.
Download Course Overview (PDF)
Aims of the course
By the end of this course, you will:
- Understand why training in electrical safety is essential for maintaining health and safety.
- Have knowledge of your employer's, and your own, 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.
The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 85%. The answers are marked automatically so that you’ll instantly know whether you passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can this training course help me apply for SSIP accreditations like CHAS and SMAS?
Yes, our Electrical Safety course can act as evidence of industry-related training for accreditation applications, such as CHAS. It covers the requirements of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, which will help you understand how to fulfil the legal duties they set out. Knowledge of these topics form part of the training requirements set out by accreditation assessment bodies, so you must be able to demonstrate evidence of compliance in order for your application to be successful. Our course will contribute to the evidence you must provide during your application, to show that you have received the relevant training.
Please note that it will be down to each individual accreditation body to decide if our courses are sufficient for the training requirements of your specific business. This evidence only forms one part of your overall application process. It is up to you to prove you are fulfilling your legal duties and to supply sufficient evidence for everything the accrediting body requires in order for your application to be successful.