Electrical safety in the workplace

Electrical safety in the workplace

Do you or your employees need electrical safety training for in the workplace?

Electricity is the lifeblood of modern society, it enhances our quality of life and we are becoming increasingly reliant on it to power tools and devices we use for work and entertainment.

However, although electricity has many benefits it can also be a hidden killer as it can’t be seen, felt, smelled or heard until someone comes into contact with it.


Electrical safety in the workplace: what is covered?

This electrical safety in the workplace course will start by covering the many benefits electricity brings to society, as well as 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 goes on to provide basic instructions about how you could safely help someone you suspect has received an electric shock.

Towards the end of the course it includes an overview of the main standards, guidance and legislation that control the use of electricity in the workplace, and finish off by looking at simple maintenance plans and portable appliance testing including who within an organisation would be best to carry out the various checks.

The course is one of a variety of online workplace safety courses we provide here at UK Online Training.

Modules included in this course

Module 1        Overview and Benefits of Electricity

Module 2        What is Electricity?

Module 3        How Electricity Can Cause Harm

Module 4        Legislation, Standards and Key Steps

Module 5       PAT Testing Standards and Guidance

How long will it take to complete this course and how will I be assessed?

The average student completes this training programme in just 45 minutes.

The electrical safety in the workplace course is delivered and assessed entirely online.

It contains five modules, and at the end of each module is a multiple choice test to check the information has been correctly understood.

Students must score at least 70% in all four module tests to receive their certificate of achievement.

Which bodies recognise this course?

This electrical safety in the workplace course is approved by IIRSM (International Institute of risk & safety management)

IIRSM recognise the quality of the material provided in this course.

Course: Electrical safety in the workplace

Accreditations and approvals: IIRSM
Course time: 45 minutes
Assessment method: Multiple choice test

Pass mark: 70% in each module

Cost: £35 + VAT

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