Covered in this course

The Electrical Safety Training course is broken down into 3 sections.

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.

Diagram of hazards labelled within a plug as part of electrical safety training

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.

Images of various electrical burns representing the need for electrical safety in the workplace

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.

Section three runs you through legal requirements relating to electrical safety

Electrical Safety Certificate

Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Electrical Safety Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a 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 reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Electrical Safety Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Electrical Safety Training Certificate

Real user reviews

Based on 94 real user reviews.

4.29 out of 5
Good overview of electrical safety

Overall this module gave a good oversight into electrical safety however a slide on lock off tag off isolation would beneficial

Clear, simple to follow.

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Easy to follow.

As usual clear instructions, easy to follow.

I thought i know but i did learn lots of

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Covers most aspects of what to look out

a good reminder of what negligence in electrical safety could cause and that one should always be aware of keeping electrical appliances in good working order

Nice and easy

Straight forward training and nice and easy test. Would be interested to look into more training programs.


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really good and very informative

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Legislations relating to Electrical Safety

It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work. Take a look at relevant legislation below.

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

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, Section 3 (1)


  • 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.

Why is training required?

Electrical Safety Training is not just for electricians, but for everyone. It’s required to prevent injuries caused by electricity, which can be very painful and in more serious cases, fatal. Because we use electrical appliances every day, we tend to forget just how dangerous they can be. Our training course looks doesn’t just look basic safety, but it also looks at common accidents, what to do in emergencies and laws surrounding electricity.

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