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Electrical Safety Training
This Electrical Safety Training Course is for everyone because everyone uses electricity and electrical appliances on a daily basis. It offers practical advice and guidance for safety when working around electricity. Work towards legal compliance to current legislation with our RoSPA approved Electrical Safety Training.
- Gain a better understanding of the law surrounding electrical safety
- Learn how to safely work with electricity
- Learn how to react in an emergency and deal with electrical injuries and burns
Covered in this course
This training course is broken down into 3 sections
- 1 Working Safely with Electricity
- 2 Injuries and Emergency Procedures
- 3 Electricity and the Law
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).
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.
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.
Presented byKeith Wickham
The importance of Electrical Safety Training
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Electrical Safety Training certificate
DOWNLOAD AND PRINT
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.
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.
102 real user reviews
the scoring for this one isn't very good
some of the questions have more serious consequences and therefore should carry more weight with the points system.
A really good reminder for me
It is a while since I have done some electrical safety training and it definitely reminds you of what you have forgotten. It is also important to understand your responsibility with regards to risk assessments and RIDDOR
Progressing through slides was annoying
In full screen the next button was not working in chrome 38 times I had to click next which I found very annoying I watched it with my colleague only to find out she could not take the test without first going through the slides. Understandable but you should put a warning.
Very good for the amateur
Encompasses most aspect of basic electrical safety as would be expected from this course - well delivered in a simple but not patronising tone. Ideal for facilities Managers and caretakers who may not be technically adept.
Very good course
A very good course for awareness of the hazards of electricity
Far too long for an office worker
I appreciate electical safety is important, but we all use it at home and don't need to spend 30mins to be told how to such eggs, a few key facts is all we need.
A great electrical safety course.
Good all round course, very knowledgeable, learnt a lot from it.
Content spoiled by imagery
The content was presented clearly and made its points effectively. The use of graphic simulated injuries is superfluous and vulgar.
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
- 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