Electrical Safety Online Course

Electrical Safety Online Course

1-2 Hours1-2 Hours
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If you work with or near a source of electricity, it's vital you know how to carry out your work safely, to protect yourself as well as those around you.

Created by health and safety professionals, this online course in electrical safety will teach you the extreme dangers of electricity, while giving you the knowledge to implement safer working practices. You'll understand the legal requirements of working with electricity to ensure your workplace is fully compliant with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.

By the end of this electrical safety course, you'll have an awareness of general health and safety practices and feel confident in identifying potential risks. 


By the end of this 1-2 hour electrical safety e-learning course, you will:

  • Know why electrical safety training is important for maintaining health and safety in the workplace
  • Understand your key responsibilities in electrical safety legislation
  • Be able to carry out a risk assessment in your workplace
  • Realise the importance of regularly inspecting and maintaining electrical equipment
  • Recognise the control measures used to safeguard working with electricity
  • Explain best practice methods for working with electricity, involving overhead power lines, underground cables and working in close proximity to electrical sources indoors


This online safety course covers the following subject areas:

  • An introduction to electrical safety - why it's important
  • Types of injury, accidents and statistics
  • The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
  • Employer and employee training and responsibilities
  • Risk assessments - what are they, and why are they important?
  • Recognising electrical hazards in the workplace
  • The fire triangle
  • Who is most at risk of injury?
  • Calculating risks, documenting your findings and updating risk assessments
  • Controlling hazards – safe installations, fire safety, voltage, residual current devices, PAT, hand-held equipment, inspections, warning signs and maintenance
  • Safer working practices near sources of electricity
  • Working with overhead power lines and underground cables
  • Working safely near wiring
  • Ways to work on equipment, machinery and installations safely
  • Working safely in explosive atmospheres


At the end of this course, you will need to take an online exam containing 15 multiple-choice questions. The exam is marked automatically and you’ll find out your results straight away. A pass mark of 80% is required, however, if you are unsuccessful, you can re-take the exam as many times as you need to at no extra charge.

Who is this Course for?

Anyone who works with or near electricity as part of their job should be aware of the associated risks and safety legislation. No pre-requisite training is needed, as this course is a complete introduction to electrical safety.

It's particularly recommended for employers, contractors, managers and supervisors, as well as those working in the following professions:

  • Appliance repair workers
  • Builders and construction workers
  • Cable engineers
  • Communications engineers
  • Electricians
  • IT technicians
  • PAT testers
  • Power and energy engineers
  • Power and energy suppliers
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