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. This 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.
This course is aimed at everyone because everyone uses electricity and electrical appliances daily.
One of the key points of this course is intended to offer practical advice and guidance for safety when working around electricity, including why electrical safety is so important and explains what you can do you keep yourself safe around electrical and electronic equipment. Online training is flexible, efficient and cost-effective, so candidates can progress through the modules at their own pace, in their own time, making it easy to fit the training around their work and personal life.
Course Cost: £20 per licence
Our Workplace Health and Safety course is a great induction course in relation to health and safety as it covers a wide range of topics in more detail and has been designed to complement this course. Anyone who is required to complete a risk assessment, our Introduction to Risk Assessment course would be a great next step and anyone who handles chemicals, our more detailed COSHH course would cover this more thoroughly.
- Overview and Benefits of Electricity
- What is Electricity?
- How Electricity Can Cause Harm
- Legislation, Standards and Key Steps
- PAT Testing Standards and Guidance
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).