It is vital that electricity is treated with respect and that a safe system of work is employed when working on or near systems and equipment that may be energised or powered by electricity.
Electricity is everywhere, as it is a convenient and efficient power source which can be used to power almost every appliance, at both home and work. But, there are many hazards involved with electricity, and if used without proper precautions, it can cause severe injuries and even death. In this course we will take a look at some of the legislation regarding working safely with electricity, the hazards of electricity and the injuries it can cause. We’ll also learn about some of the safety precautions that can be taken and how performing risk assessments can reduce the likelihood of the these hazards occurring.
The aim of this course is to teach you about the following subjects:
Rules and regulations for electrical safety
Hazards of electricity
What precautions should be taken
How to reduce the risk of electrical hazards