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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 3 sections

  1. 1 Working Safely with Electricity
  2. 2 Injuries and Emergency Procedures
  3. 3 Electricity and the Law
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Diagram of hazards labelled within a plug as part of electrical safety training

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. As well as, safety around water, safety during maintenance and testing and the requirements for inspection and testing, fuses, circuit breakers and residual current devices (RCDs).

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

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.

Section three runs you through legal requirements relating to electrical safety

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.

About this course

This Electrical Awareness Training is designed to help you understand why electrical safety is so important and explains what you can do to keep yourself and others safe around electrical and electronic equipment.

Electrical safety isn’t only an issue for electricians or people whose job is specifically to do with electricity; it’s important no matter what job you do or what industry you work in. Electrical safety helps prevent you and other people from being injured or even killed by electrical hazards. Each year there are about 30 fatal electrical accidents in the UK, with roughly 1,000 workplace injuries involving electricity.

It is, therefore, more important than ever that staff are given electrical safety training and when our course can be completed online in just 30 minutes, why take any risks? 

This electrical safety training course looks at the laws surrounding electricity at work such as the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, as well as covering best practice for safe use of electrical appliances and what to do in emergency situations.

Did you know? - An electric shock can cost a company up to £15,000!

This eLearning course only provides awareness education. Face to face training would be needed in addition in order to complete the all-round skills and knowledge to be able to carry this forward practically in your organisation.

Keith Wickham, a presenter of Electrical Safety Training

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Keith Wickham

The importance of Electrical Safety Training

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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Electrical Safety Training certificate

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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 questions 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.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

Electrical Safety Training Certificate

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Something to learn on this course

Throw any electrical item away if it has faulty wiring.

Something to learn on this course

Throw any electrical item away if it has faulty wiring.

Why is this training important?


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

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.

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 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

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