Electrical Safety Course

Electrical Safety CoursePurpose

Electrical Safety Course is designed for personnel who may come into contact with electrical hazards and gives added reinforcement for the need to be familiar with electrical protective devices and the effects of electricity on the human body. The course also exposes delegates to new equipment technology and equipment options for different situations that may be encountered on the job. A delegate successfully completing this course will be introduced to electrical safety and establish its role in today’s industry and describe basic concepts and techniques of electrical safety related work practices.

Target Audience

All employees who work with or around electrical panels, electrical equipment and electrical cords.

Course Content

Electrical Safety Course

  • Electricity and how it works
  • Lockout / Tagout
  • NEC area classification
  • Intrinsically safe and explosion proof
  • Static electricity hazards
  • Potential electrical hazards.
  • Proper use of extension cords and GFCI’s / RCCB / ELCB.
  • Types of injuries from electric shock.
  • Emergency response to electrical injury.
  • How Fuses, Breakers, Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters and Earth Leak Protection work
  • Indoor and outdoor electrical equipment

People are injured when they become part of the electrical circuit. Humans are more conductive than the earth (the ground we stand on) which means if there is no other easy path, electricity will try to flow through our bodies.

There are four main types of injuries: electrocution (fatal), electric shock, burns, and falls. These injuries can happen in various ways:

  • Direct contact with exposed energized conductors or circuit parts. When electrical current travels through our bodies, it can interfere with the normal electrical signals between the brain and our muscles (e.g., heart may stop beating properly, breathing may stop, or muscles may spasm).
  • When the electricity arcs (jumps, or “arcs”) from an exposed energized conductor or circuit part (e.g., overhead power lines) through a gas (such as air) to a person who is grounded (that would provide an alternative route to the ground for the electrical current).
  • Thermal burns including burns from heat generated by an electric arc, and flame burns from materials that catch on fire from heating or ignition by electrical currents or an electric arc flash. Contact burns from being shocked can burn internal tissues while leaving only very small injuries on the outside of the skin.
  • Thermal burns from the heat radiated from an electric arc flash. Ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) light emitted from the arc flash can also cause damage to the eyes.
  • An arc blast can include a potential pressure wave released from an arc flash. This wave can cause physical injuries, collapse your lungs, or create noise that can damage hearing.
  • Muscle contractions, or a startle reaction, can cause a person to fall from a ladder, scaffold or aerial bucket. The fall can cause serious injuries.

CourseFee INRDurationCourse TimingDate CommenceRemarks

1 day10:00-18:00On Demand