The main standards to follow for electrical safety in the UK are The Electricity at Work Regulations of 1989 and British Standard BS7671, IET Wiring Regulations, HSG85-Electricity at Work: Safe Working Practices, HSG107- Maintaining Portable & Transportable Electrical Equipment.
Approved by IIRSM & IOSH
Electrical safety is paramount for all establishments and all job roles, as electricity and electrical appliances are part of our daily life. This Electrical Safety Training Course offers practical advice and guidance on safe electrical practices, empowering you to work safely around electricity.
Moreover, our IIRSM and IOSH-approved course provides an opportunity to achieve legal compliance with current legislation, ensuring you meet your responsibilities for electrical safety.
Electricity is essential for our daily lives, but it can also pose significant risks if not handled with care. In the UK, electricity causes an average of 25 deaths and 2,000 injuries yearly, making electrical safety a crucial concern. Our Electrical Safety Training Course provides practical guidance and advice to help individuals work safely around electricity, with modules covering various topics.
This course will start by covering electricity’s many benefits to society and its key components, voltage, current and resistance. It will explain the two main types of electricity, cover UK accident and death statistics, and describe a simple way of remembering the electrical hazards. It then provides basic instructions about how you could safely help someone you suspect has received an electric shock.
The course will also introduce you to relevant legislation, standards, and key steps to ensure electrical safety, empowering you to work towards legal compliance.
Additionally, the course covers the standards and guidance for portable appliance testing (PAT), providing you with the knowledge to ensure electrical safety for portable appliances in the workplace. By completing this training, you’ll gain the essential skills and knowledge to work safely around electricity, reducing the risk of accidents and injuries.
International Institute of Risk and Safety Management(IIRSM)is an independent professional membership organisation for those managing risks of all forms as a part of their job role. The organisation works with representatives from all risk disciplines from compliance, environmental management, health and safety, insurance, quality management and more. They work by championoing risk management through setting standards, providing practical education, training, advice and resources.
IOSH, or the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, is a professional body that accredits health and safety professionals and promotes safety and well-being in the workplace. As an accrediting organisation, IOSH is critical in ensuring that health and safety professionals are trained to the highest standards and adhere to best practices.
By the end of this course, you will be able to
Understand what electricity is, its benefits, and define the terms used about electricity.
Identify how it causes harm to the body, how to be safe around it and be able to assist if someone is hurt.
Understand and be aware of the legislation, refer to further guidance and understand the standards.
Recognise the importance of safety management of electrical equipment.
The Electrical Safety Training Course is suitable for many individuals, including employees, employers, self-employed persons, and anyone who uses or works with electricity and electrical appliances regularly. It is especially beneficial for those working in the construction, engineering, manufacturing, and maintenance industries.
Employers and supervisors are legally responsible for providing a safe working environment, and ensuring electrical safety is an essential part of this. This course can help employers to meet this responsibility, equipping them with the knowledge to identify and manage electrical hazards in the workplace. It is also suitable for employees and self-employed persons who work with electricity, enabling them to recognise potential hazards and work safely to avoid accidents and injuries.
Additionally, the course can benefit individuals who use electrical appliances regularly, such as those in domestic settings, hospitality, care providers, educational establishments and more.
Ultimately, this course is suitable for anyone who values their safety and the safety of others around them. By completing this training, individuals can work towards legal compliance with current legislation and standards, creating a safer working environment for themselves and others.
The course includes Closed Captions and subtitles in English, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
The Electrical Safety Training Course comprises six comprehensive modules designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to work safely around electricity and electrical appliances.
Module 1 provides an overview of electricity and its benefits. It covers how electricity is converted into other forms of energy, and the fundamental components of electricity, including voltage, current, and resistance.
Module 2 focuses on electricity, delving into various conductors and superconductors. It also covers key terms used when describing electricity, enabling individuals to understand the principles of electricity better.
Module 3 explores how electricity can cause harm, providing alarming facts on the approximately 1000 electrical accidents and 25 deaths in the UK annually. It highlights how electricity can cause harm, including sustained muscular contraction, respiratory paralysis, ventricular fibrillation, and death in extreme cases.
Module 4 covers legislation, standards, and key steps to ensure electrical safety. It introduces individuals to the relevant regulations covering all aspects of electrical equipment, from design and installation to maintenance and safe use.
Module 5 focuses on PAT Testing standards and guidance, specifically for portable appliances such as electric drills, extension cords, office equipment, pressure water cleaners, floor cleaners, and kettles. This module teaches individuals how to use these appliances safely in the workplace or at home.
Module 6 is the final assessment, a multiple-choice test designed to review all the information shared throughout the course. By completing this assessment, individuals can demonstrate their understanding of electrical safety principles and gain certification.
Overall, the Electrical Safety Training Course is a comprehensive training package suitable for anyone who works with electricity or electrical appliances. It provides individuals with the essential knowledge and skills to work safely around electricity, enabling them to reduce the risk of accidents and injuries in the workplace or at home. Join Course Central today to start your training and take the first step towards electrical safety.
At the end of the course there is a multiple-choice exam. The required pass mark for all modules is 70%. It is essential to achieve the requried pass mark to issue a certificate.
Retake information :
You will be given 3 attempts at each module. If a module is failed on the third attempt,
it will become locked and you need to contact us for the module to be
unlocked again. You are only permitted up to 3 extra attempts per
You can take the exam up to 3 times, and if not successful, should repay the course fee and start again.
45 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off.
It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).
This entirely online course can be accessed from any device with the following system specifications:
• Browser: Up to date web browser
• Video: Up to date video drivers
• Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
• Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)
An approved course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Approved courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification. However, the Certificate of Completion and Transcript for the course showing the awarding body’s logo confirms that you have the best knowledge and skill for the job role.
There are no prerequisites for this course. However, it is advised have at least Level 1 understanding for a Level 2 course and a Level 2 understanding for a Level 3 course. This helps to contextualise the content delivered through the course and ensure effective learning.
Having a minimum literacy, numeracy, English as the course content in mainly in Enfglish.
A basic understanding of how to use a website through your device to access, attend and complete assessments will benefit the user.
CPD is your Continuous Professional Development, an investment you make in yourself. It helps to keep your skills and knowledge up to date to prepare yourself for the greater responsibilities you want. We have a range of CPD courses for you to complete online.
Once you achive 70% pass mark for all modules you’ll be able to see your digital certificate straightaway. We can email you the digital certificate within 24 hours. It is essential to achieve the requried pass mark to issue a certificate.
You can take the exam up to 3 times, and if not successful, should repay the course fee and start again.
We also have option for you to order printed course certificate to be delivered by post to your work or home address. Once successfully the order is placed you can expect the certificates to arrive within 5-7 working days in UK and Europe. For rest of the world it can take upto 12 working days.
You can always buy this course for your team members. Please let us know about your business training needs. You also gift this course to your family and friends. Just let us know after successful purchase of the course.
This course will aid refresher training. It will give evidence of an understanding for staff induction. It will evidence awareness and improve your knowledge supporting your current skillset.
Please note: if your company pays by invoice, we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.
Step 4: Support
Our friendly Learner support team is happy to help at any stage of your course. Call us on 0203 488 1760 (Mon - Fri: 10 pm - 4 pm | Excluding Bank Holidays) or contact [email protected]. Alternatively, have a look into our support page for useful information and guidance to complete your course.