Online Electrical Safety course providing the knowledge needed to prevent accidents & fires, ensure compliance, and generally reduce the risks from electricity at work. Duration 60 minutes, certificate emailed on completion.
Certificate valid for 3 years
Electrical Safety online course equips employees with a knowledge of electrical hazards, safe work practices, and emergency procedures, fostering a culture of risk awareness.
Around a quarter of workplace fires are caused by faulty or the incorrect use of electricity.
By ensuring staff compliance with industry regulations, employers can create a safer working environment, minimising the likelihood of injuries or property damage.
A CPD-accredited Electrical Safety certificate is emailed to learners and administrators on completion. The certificate is valid for 3 years.
The online Electrical Safety course aims to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of electrical hazards, safe work practices, and regulatory compliance.
Course objectives include.
- Educating participants on the principles of electrical systems, potential risks, and the importance of risk mitigation strategies.
- Enhance participants’ ability to identify electrical hazards, implement preventive measures, and respond effectively to emergencies.
- Highlights the proper use of personal protective equipment and emphasises compliance with relevant safety standards.
Additionally, the course aims to instil a safety-conscious mindset, promoting a proactive approach to electrical safety in the workplace.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?
The Electrical Safety Awareness 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;
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
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 Electrical Safety certificate is valid for 3 years. A posted certificate is available separately.
The Echo3 online Electrical Safety course offers key benefits by providing a comprehensive understanding of electrical hazards, safety protocols, and regulatory compliance.
A well-trained workforce contributes to a safer work environment, ensuring compliance with industry standards and enhancing overall organisational efficiency and reputation.
Echo3 courses are CPD accredited, evidencing quality and compliance with the latest regulations.
Administration is simple and can be tailored to suit your own businesses requirements.
Payment can be made securely online via Stripe or PayPal. Alternatively, you can email us to receive a quote or invoice.
The Echo3 platform is cost-effective and carbon negative.
WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?
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/
WHAT ARE ELECTRICAL HAZARDS?
Fires – The misuse of electricity is a major cause of fires in the home and workplace.
This is particularly true when the equipment produces heat (e.g. heaters, ovens, kettles, hair dryers, heat-seal packaging equipment, etc.). Many fires are caused by faulty appliances and damaged cables and connections.
Electric burns – If electricity contacts with the skin or passes through the body, it can cause burns. Burns can be categorised as first, second or third degree, depending on how badly the skin is damaged. Electric burns can also potentially damage internal organs.
Electric shock – Electric shock occurs when an electric current passes through the body. Electric shock can range from experiencing a slight tingling sensation to cardiac arrest. Shocks from electrical equipment can also lead to indirect injuries such as head injuries and fractures, due to falls from ladders or other work platforms.
- 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.