Key Features & Benefits of this Course
- CPD Approved
- Work towards compliance with The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 and The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
- Complete this online course in just 30 minutes
- Suitable for all staff and management
- End of course test and printable certificate
- Free trial, online demo and bulk discounts available
Electrical Safety Training Course Contents
1. Working Safely with Electricity
In this section includes basic electrical safety, looking at the common electrical accidents, why they happen and, of course, how to be safe and stop them happening.
It includes safety around water, safety during maintenance and testing and the requirements for inspection and testing.
Fuses, circuit breakers and residual current devices (RCDs) are also covered in this section.
2. Injuries and Emergency Procedures
Here we look at the types of accidents and injuries that may occur, such as electric shocks and electrical burns.
We explain what to do after an electrical accident and what to do after a high-voltage accident involving overhead power lines.
3. Electricity and the Law
The final section is about electricity and the law, particularly The Electricity at Work Regulations. It looks at who's responsible for employees' safety, risk assessments and RIDDOR.
Test & Certificate
This Electrical Safety Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training, and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout. As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to re-print certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
The definition of electrical equipment provided by the regulations includes anything used, intended to be used or installed for use, to generate, provide, transmit, transform, rectify, convert, conduct, distribute, control, store, measure or use electrical energy.
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
These appliances are subject to The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 (as well as falling under the duties of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999)
These regulations apply to all aspects of the use of electricity within the workplace from electrical supplies to the use of electrical equipment. They place a duty on employers, employees and the self-employed to:
- Have the electrical systems constructed in a way that prevents danger;
- Maintain their electrical systems as necessary to prevent danger;
- Have work on, use of, or closure of electrical systems carried out in a way that prevents danger.
It shall be the duty of every employer and self-employed person to comply with the provisions of these regulations in so far as they relate to matters which are within his control
- Electrical equipment used in hazardous environments (e.g. extremes of weather, temperature, corrosive conditions) must be constructed or protected to prevent it becoming dangerous;
- Only those with adequate knowledge or experience, or who are under adequate supervision should work with, or on, electrical equipment that could cause danger or injury
The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurences Regulations 2013
(RIDDOR) cover the reporting of certain incidents, including those involving electricity:
- Injury to staff due to an electric shock or electrical burn leading to unconsciousness or requiring resuscitation; or admittance to hospital;
- Electrical short circuit or overload causing fire or explosion;
- Plant or equipment coming into contact with overhead power lines.