BASIC ELECTRICAL AWARENESS
and SAFE ISOLATION

This course is for mechanical and semi-skilled operatives that require a basic knowledge of electrical installations and equipment.

Course Duration: 1 Day

Course Dates:

Please contact the office for dates

Cost: £175.00 + VAT

Basic Electrical topics covered:

  • Electricity as a form of energy

  • Supply systems

  • Electricity, molecules and the atom

  • Conductors

  • Insulators

  • The basic electrical circuit

  • Ohm's Law

  • Series circuits

  • Measuring current (ammeter)

  • Measuring voltage (voltmeter)

  • Direct current and alternating current

  • Earthing arrangements and systems in the UK

  • Dangers of electricity

  • Risks and effects of electric shock

  • Levels of voltage

  • Fire risks

  • Earthing and bonding

  • Double insulation and other protective measures

Safe Isolation topics covered:

  • Dangers of electricity

  • Risk and effects of electric shock

  • Levels of voltage

  • Earthing systems

  • Fire risk

  • Earthing and bonding

  • Industrial accidents

  • Electricity at work

  • Assessing safe working practices

  • Deciding whether to work 'dead' or 'live' and how to do both

  • Safe isolation procedures

  • Additional precautions

  • Twelve steps to safe isolation

  • Safe isolation flowchart