Electrical Safety


Created for everyone who works around electricity, this online course educates the risks of electricity and highlights the best-practice to keep you and colleagues safe.  Certificate emailed on completion.

Electrical Safety course

DURATION 60 minutes

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This online Electrical Safety training provides learners with 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.



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  • 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
  • Voltage
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Respect Electricity

UNIT 2 | Electricity explained

  • Atoms
  • 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?
  • Fuses
  • Electrical Load
  • Multi-point Adaptors
  • Cables & Multi-Adaptors
  • Safe Use of Appliances
  • What to Do if an Appliance Catches Fire
  • General Electrical Safety
  • Lightning

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;


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.



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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 comes into contact 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

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