Electrical Safety Principles for Maintenance Work

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Electrical Safety Principles for Maintenance Work Online Course

This electrical safety principles for maintenance work online training course gives guidance on electrical safety principles and procedures for workers whose jobs involve working with or around electricity.

Electrical safety is incredibly important for all workers, and especially for those who must work directly with electrical equipment on a regular basis. Electrical accidents can cause fires, burns, and even loss of life. This course provides up to date safety protocols and procedures that can help maintenance workers stay safe around electrical equipment.

Electrical Safety E-Learning Course

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Why this Electrical Safety Principles for Maintenance Work Training Course is Vital

Most electrical accidents happen during maintenance of electrical equipment, according to the Health and Safety Executive. These accidents commonly occur due to inadequately trained staff and/or unaddressed issues in the work environment. Even certified electricians can still make mistakes that result in injury, damage to property, and legal penalties.

In order to avoid electrical accidents, employers must provide up to date training for any and all staff who work in any proximity to electrical equipment. Procedures for equipment maintenance should be current, clear, and effective. This helps businesses save money, keep employees safe, and avoid legal penalties.

Employers are legally compelled to ensure the health and safety of their employees, and electrical safety training is an important part of that duty.

Objectives of E-Learning Training on Electrical Safety Principles

This online training course aims to enable workers to practice electrical safety principles and procedures, and to ensure that they can work safely with electrical equipment.

Prerequisites

This online course requires:

  • No prior subject knowledge
  • No course certification requirement

Course Content of Online Training on Electrical Safety Principles

This online course contains the following sections:

  • Important Safety Principles
  • Procedures for Disconnection, including:
    • Identification
    • Disconnection
    • Isolation
    • Proving Dead
    • Dissipating Residual Energy
    • Warnings & Cordons
    • Release Procedures
  • Two Case studies that highlight lessons learned from previous accidents
  • Practical tips to help keep workers safe

Who this Electrical Safety Principles for Maintenance Work Course is for

This online training course is intended for all individuals who encounter electrical equipment during performance of work duties. Naturally, this includes nearly every worker.

Learning Outcomes of Online Course on Electrical Safety Principles

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify sources of electrical exposure for workers
  • Follow electrical maintenance safety procedures when appropriate
  • Perform proper checks and controls before, during, and after electrical work
  • Select and check necessary equipment
  • Use proper PPE
  • Explain the importance of worker participation in maintenance of electrical safety at the workplace

Why Choose Human Focus for Electrical Safety Principles for Maintenance Work?

Choosing Human Focus for this health and safety at work e-learning course offers the following benefits:

  • RoSPA assured
  • High-quality video content with clear voice-over
  • Supports compliance with health and safety regulations
  • Short, informative, and interactive
  • Mini interactive quizzes to support retention

Course Format

  • 100% online course
  • 35+ minutes in length
  • End of course knowledge test

Certification

An IIRSM-approved certificate will be issued by Human Focus to trainees upon completion of training course.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the different types of electrical accidents at work?

The most common are shocks and burns. Most electric shocks do not cause permanent injury, but exposure to live circuits can cause serious injury and even death. Accidents involving electrical work at height or on high vehicles represent a large portion of electrical accidents, according to the Health and Safety Executive.

What are the most common causes of electrical accidents at work?

Faulty or poorly-maintained equipment and improper work with live circuits are the most common causes of electrical accidents at work. Employees should check and maintain electrical equipment and safety procedures regularly to minimise the risk of accidents.

Portable appliance testing can also help in this regard. Above all, general electric safety in the workplace training can help employees minimise the risk.

Is it safe to work on live electrical equipment?

Workers should avoid working with live circuits whenever possible. If it is impossible to perform necessary work when the circuit is turned off, then extensive preventive measures should be taken, and training should be followed to the letter.

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