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Electrical Safety (Approved by IIRSM)

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.

Course Overview

  • Duration

    45 mins
  • Approved by

    IIRSM
  • Number of lessons

    5
  • Cost

    £12.5

Module Overview

Course Module Number Module Name Pass % Required
Electrical Safety1Overview and Benefits of Electricity70
Electrical Safety2 What is Electricity?70
Electrical Safety3 How Electricity Can Cause Harm70
Electrical Safety4 Legislation, Standards and Key Steps70
Electrical Safety5 PAT Testing Standards and Guidance70