Electrical Safety

Training program

Training program

About the course

If not used properly, electricity can kill or severely injure people and cause property damage. Every year many accidents at work involving electric shock or burns are reported. These fatal incidents are often caused by contact with overhead power lines. Even non-fatal shocks can cause severe and permanent injury. For example, shocks from faulty equipment may lead to falls from ladders, scaffolds, or other work platforms. Those using or working with electricity may not be the only ones at risk – poor electrical installations and faulty electrical appliances can lead to fire, which may also cause death or injury to others. Most of these accidents can be avoided by careful planning and straightforward precautions. This Electrical Safety course will provide some basic measures to help you control the risks of using electricity at work. Electrical safety helps organisations achieve the obligations to fulfill legal requirements and Operational Control requirements of ISO 45001:2018.

your benefits

Upon completion of this training program, participants will understand:

  • the importance of Electrical Safety
  • the basics of electricity
  • various electrical hazards
  • the mitigation measures

Course content / outline

  • Introduction to Electrical Safety
  • Key terms and definitions
  • What is Electricity?
  • Electric Charge, Static Electricity and Current Electricity
  • Electrical Conductor and Insulators
  • How Electricity is measured?
  • Electric Circuit
  • Electrical terms and devices
  • Electrical hazards               
  • Identification of hazards
  • Classification of hazards area
  • Structural hazards and mitigation measures
  • Distribution board
  • Updated as build Single Line Diagram (SLD)
  • Distribution board installation
  • Battery terminal
  • Portable tools
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Illumination
  • Ensuring proper insulation wherever necessary
  • Periodical check
  • Earth pit
  • Lightning arrestor
  • Inspection report
  • Electric Shock Restoration Diagram
  • Dampness and Dust
  • Busbar Trunking (BBT) End Opening
  • Maintenance Awareness
  • Hierarchy of Controls
  • Design a Safer System
  • Implement an electrical safety program
  • Observe safe working practices
  • Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Use Warning Labels
  • Use an Energised Electrical Work Permit
  • Accidents and Control Measures
  • Maintenance System and its effectiveness
  • Electrical Safety Audit
  • Summary of Common Mistakes in Factory Power System
  • Electricity Rules
  • Q&A
  • Examination

who should attend?

  • Operators / Maintenance workers
  • Contractors
  • Self-employed workers
  • Supervisors / Managers
  • Management professional and Consultants
  • Anyone interested in electrical safety

Training duration

1 Day


Understanding of English (if language requirement is not addressed)

Understanding / Knowledge of electrical work and  OHSMS requirements

Exam Details (Duration, Pattern)

  • Duration: 60 minutes  
  • Platform/Mode: Written or Online


Qualified participants will receive certificate on “Electrical Safety”; others will receive certificate of participation.

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