Basic Electrical Awareness

This course will cover the key elements to consider when devising safe working practices for persons who carry out work on or near electrical equipment which needs to be safely isolated. It includes advice for managers and employees who control or influence safe working practices regarding the safe isolation of part or all of an installation for maintaining electrical equipment in the workplace.


Key Areas Covered
  • Identifying definitions used in electrical awareness
  • Identifying the hazards of electricity
  • Identify legislation – including key regulations concerned with the safe isolation of electricity
  • How to assess safe working practices
  • How to correctly select and use safe isolation equipment
Course Content

Electrical Awareness Training Course Content

  • Hand-outs (including candidate revision questions and feedback)
  • Identifying correct safe isolation equipment
  • Practical demonstrations using safe isolation equipment
  • Assessment of safe isolation on electrical insolation rig by the candidate

Course Outcome

On completion of the course candidates will receive a certificate of attendance and a signed
assessment sheet by the assessor if safe isolation has been carried out correctly.

Pre-requisite Knowledge/Qualifications


Recommended Follow-up Courses

Portable appliance practical course

Basic Electrical Awareness
Duration1 day
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateThis course runs a number of times throughout the year. Contact us for the next available dates
Price£138 + VAT
This will include parking, refreshments, lunch vouchers and a certificate of attendance.


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