Electrical Safety

Our online Electrical Safety course explains how to protect workers against electrical damage and fire

Key Learning Points:

  • How hazardous electrical equipment can be
  • The importance of a risk assessment approach
  • Everyday responsibilities towards electrical safety
  • How to conduct informal, basic equipment checks
  • The PAT testing process
Electrical Safety
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Course Overview

Working with electricity is part of the modern world. Electricity can be dangerous, causing injury, fire or even death. Offices are full of electrical appliances, all of which are potential hazards.

In this Electrical Safety online course, you take on the role of an office worker accompanying an electrical consultant around the workplace. You'll focus on how to recognise electrical hazards and what you can do to minimise the risks.

Course Details

  • Course duration: 25 minutes
  • Part of our Fire Safety collection of courses
  • Multiple-choice question assessment
  • Certificate on completion
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Course Contents

Our Electrical Safety course is broken down into four modules and an assessment. These are:

The Hazards of Electricity
The Hazards of Electricity
Even in an apparently “low-risk” area like an office, we are surrounded by electricity and its associated risks. This module provides an overview of how electricity works, who has responsibility for ensuring electrical safety in the workplace and what the main risks are. It also explores what the law says in relation to electrical safety.
The Risk Assessment Approach
The Risk Assessment Approach
Taking a risk assessment approach to electrical safety is an effective strategy for managing risks in the workplace. This module covers the dangers of portable electric equipment and badly maintained equipment. Learners will also find out how to spot hazards in their environment and their appropriate control measures.
Everyday Responsibilities
Everyday Responsibilities
Each and every employee plays an important part in protecting the safety of our workplaces. This module explores the everyday safety principles to promote electrical safety in workplaces. These include the regular checking of handheld equipment and asking some key questions about the equipment and its environment.
Inspection and Testing
Inspection and Testing
Inspection and testing, in addition to everyday user checks, are important aspects of electrical safety. This includes PAT testing by professionals. This module covers the key points about inspection of electrical equipment, including frequency of formal testing and how to conduct basic, informal regular tests yourself.

Who Should Take This Course?

Our Electrical Safety online course is suitable for employees of all levels and industries.

  • Office managers
  • Office administrators
  • Health and safety professionals
  • Fire wardens
  • Managers responsible for safety in the workplace.

The Assessment

During the four modules, learners collect a "charged battery" for answering questions correctly. If they haven't collected all batteries, they are invited to revisit the relevant topics before sitting the final assessment.

The overall assessment is in a multiple-choice question format. Learners must achieve a mark of 80% or above to pass the course.

2 Ways of Purchasing

You can purchase our courses individually or for even better value you can purchase the complete range of Compliance, Health and Safety or Performance Management courses in one neat bundle.

1. Individual Licenses

If you buy courses on an individual bases you pay a price per learner, per course per year. You can run these courses on your own LMS if Xapi/SCORM compliant or you can take them.

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Buy all of the Compliance, Health and Safety or Performance Management courses in one great value package and receive unlimited benefits.

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1. Individual Pricing

Number of Learners Cost (per year)
1 - 10 29 / per learner
11 - 20 25 / per learner
21 - 50 20 / per learner
51 - 100 15 / per learner
101 - 150 10 / per learner
150+ POA

Exchange rates are updated regularly but are only intended as a guide.

2. Complete Bundle Pricing

If you buy all the Compliance, Health & Safety or Performance Management in a complete bundle, all features come as standard, no matter the size of your organisation!

Number of Learners Cost (per year)
1 - 100 30 / per learner
101 - 200 25 / per learner
201 - 300 21 / per learner
301 - 400 18 / per learner
401 - 500 15 / per learner
501 - 750 12.50 / per learner
751 - 1000 10 / per learner
1001 - 2500 8 / per learner
2501 - 5000 6 / per learner
5000 - 10,000 5 / per learner
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The Importance of Electrical Safety Training

The most common cause of workplace fires is electrical equipment. Electrical faults cause a large proportion of non-residential fires, often with serious consequences. Fires that start in this way often begin unexpectedly and can spread to their surroundings with alarming speed.

At even 50 volts, electricity can cause serious injuries. It makes sense for everyone to be trained in electrical safety!

The Importance of Electrical Safety Training

FAQ's

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What is electrical safety?
Electrical safety is avoiding hazards due to faulty electrical equipment or poor usage of electrical equipment. Every appliance in an office or home is a potential electrical safety hazard. With the proper equipment and training, workplaces can ensure electrical safety is upheld and people and property are protected.
What is an electrical hazard?
An electrical hazard is anything that puts people and property in danger from electrical sources. Common electrical hazards in offices include overloaded plug sockets, faulty appliances and damaged wiring. Learning to spot electrical hazards in the workplace is an important part of maintaining health and safety at work.
What are some common electrical safety hazards in the workplace?
Common workplace electrical safety hazards include faulty wiring, overloaded sockets and faulty or incorrectly installed appliances. Even standard office surroundings that might seem low risk are home to many potential electrical safety hazards. Training in electrical safety can equip employees with the knowledge they need to spot electrical risks.
What regulations govern the safety of electrical appliances at work?
Electrical appliances are covered by the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016. Employers must ensure all equipment is safe, in good condition and regularly tested. They are legally responsible for the health and safety of their staff and anyone else who might be impacted by work activities.

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