This online electrical safety course is designed to raise awareness of risks posed by electricity and highlight best practice to keep you and colleagues safe.
DURATION | 60 minutes
Electrical Safety awareness training give staff an understanding of how to work safely around electricity.
The most widely available form of energy, we can become complacent around electricity. But the same power that makes life easier is dangerous and occasionally even fatal.
Familiarity with electricity often means we fail to recognise it as a hazard. Often we can take electricity for granted and forget the dangers it brings. Many accidents in the workplace involve electricity and the misuse of electricity is a major cause of fires in the home and workplace
Electricity at Work 1989 regulations required employers to do everything ‘reasonably practicable‘ to protect people from harm. This short online course is designed to provide the knowledge you and your colleagues need to work safely around electricity.
- To recognise electricity as a hazard and increase awareness of associated risks
- To promote a basic understanding of how electricity works
- To highlight sensible behaviour when using electrical equipment
- To provide guidelines on how to deal with an electrical related accident
Each topic listed below is covered by a short 1 to 3 minutes video that can be replayed or skipped depending on understanding.
UNIT 1 | Dangers
- The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974)
- Electrical Danger Example
- Danger of Appliances
- Electrical Hazards
- Respect Electricity
UNIT 2 | Electricity explained
- What is Electricity?
- Types of Electricity
- Current electricity
- What is a Circuit?
- Electricity and the Ground
- Conductors and Insulators
- Human Conductors
- Indirect Exposure
UNIT 3 | Electrical safety
- Basic Electricity Safety
- Visual Inspection
- Danger Signs
- Faulty Equipment
- How is Electricity measured?
- Electrical Load
- Multi-point Adaptors
- Cables & Multi-Adaptors
- Safe Use of Appliances
- What to Do if an Appliance Catches Fire
- General Electrical Safety
UNIT 4 | Emergencies
- Electrical Injuries
- Electrical Accidents
- Separate the Source
- Remove the Source
- Treating Injuries
- Prevent Shock
- Electrical Burns
- High Voltage Accident
- Vehicle and Power Lines
The Electrical safety course has been designed for everyone who works in the proximity of electricity or is responsible for maintaining a safety of a workplace. Specific job functions that this course is appropriate for include;
- Office managers
- Safety professionals
- Fire Wardens
- First Aiders
- Facilities mangers
- Construction workers
ONLINE ELECTRICAL SAFETY
Why take the online Electrical Safety training course? Electricity can kill or seriously injure either, directly or indirectly. It is therefore to manage the risks of electricity. In addition to increasing awareness of the risks. This electrical safety course also explains simple precautions to take when working with electricity. Therefore, reducing risks to you and colleagues.
Further information about electrical safety at work can be found here: http://www.hse.gov.uk/electricity/
At the end of the online Electrical Safety Training there is a 15-question, multiple-choice quiz. If learners demonstrate their understanding of the course content by achieving a minimum score of 80%, we email the course certificate. If learners score less than 80%, they can revisit any part of the course and retake the quiz until successful.
The quiz can be retaken as often as required and the certificate is valid for 2 years. A posted certificate is available separately.
- Access on phones, tablets and desktop computers
- Learner anywhere with an internet connection
- Emailed certificate
- Zero Carbon product
WHAT ARE ELECTRICAL HAZARDS?
BASIC ELECTRICAL SAFETY TIPS
- Make sure staff understand how to use the electrical equipment properly
- Have enough sockets are available.
- Ensure sockets are not overloaded
- Clear any trailing cables
- Switch off and unplug appliances before cleaning or adjusting them
- Stop using equipment that appears to be faulty
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