Electricity at Work

Electricity is a familiar and necessary part of everyday life, but every year accidents at work involving electric shock or burns are reported to the authorities.

There are simple precautions that can be taken to significantly reduce the risk of electrical injury to you, and others around you, when working with, or near electricity.

In this electricity at work e-learning course you’ll gain the knowledge and understanding required to ensure you can act safely when working with electricity as well as being able to apply principles that will help reduce the likelihood of accidents occurring in the workplace.

The e-learning course is interactive and engaging with elements of ‘storytelling’ that help make the learning easy and interesting to follow. It’s a fun way of learning the important principles of electricity at work.

Watch this video for a quick overview of our Electricity at Work course.


Who is it for?

This electricity at work e-learning course is essential health safety training. It’s particularly appropriate for people new to an organisation or for use as a refresher for existing employees.

While some professions may be more at risk of incidents from working with electricity, the truth is everyone in all types of roles have a role to play in ensuring good electrical safety practices are a normal part of day to day work. Health and safety is the responsibility of everyone within an organisation.

In order for employees and companies to be protected, we recommend this electricity at work e-learning becomes a part of each employee’s induction.

Why study this course?

The reasons to create a safe working environment where health and safety is uppermost in people’s mind are self-evident. This course will help bring the important topic of electrical safety to the forefront of your mind. In this course:

  • You’ll learn to appreciate why electrical safety is important and how accidents can be prevented
  • You’ll understand the typical electrical risks in the workplace
  • You’ll know what to do when accident occurs, reducing the danger of further incident and how to ensure the safety of everyone
  • You’ll have an understanding of PAT testing and the different roles of people in reporting concerns with equipment
  • You’ll help create a culture of positive health and safety practice in the workplace

Compared to a traditional classroom-based session, you will save a huge sum of money with our e-learning course.

Key facts

Average course duration: 70 minutes. Course content broken down as follows:
  • It’s an online e-learning course
  • Interactive and engaging content
  • Blending text, graphics, images and stories
  • On-going testing as your progress with a final assessment

Price: GBP 10.00

Why study with ICM?

Practical courses - This course is designed to help you in the real business world, giving you practical skills that you can quickly and easily implement in the workplace.

Interactive and engaging - Learning doesn’t have to be boring. This multi-media course is designed to keep you engaged throughout.

Step-by-step learning - This course is broken down into easy to manage bite-size chunks. From start to finish we take you on an enjoyable learning journey.

Certificated courses - Employers recognise hard work and you will be awarded an official ICM certificate upon successful completion of your course.

Course content

  • 1Introduction to electricity at work

    • list two of the main causes of electrical accidents
    • describe the types of injuries caused by electrical accidents
    • answer simple questions about working with electricity such as what is a ‘safe voltage’
    • explain what to do if they see someone who is not working safely.
  • 2Reducing risk

    • describe their responsibility to themselves and their colleagues with regards to health and safety.
    • give examples of high risk environments
    • give an example of equipment which has heavy usage in a benign environment
    • describe the simple visual check they can make to electrical equipment
    • explain what an RCD is and how it works
    • explain ways of working with reduced voltage
    • explain why they shouldn’t tamper with equipment which is locked and tagged
    • describe special care that should be taken working near power lines
    • explain what should be done with damaged or defective equipment.
  • 3Portable equipment

    • explain why portable equipment is particularly vulnerable
    • give an example of a piece of equipment which can damage its own cable
    • describe higher risk environments for portable equipment
    • explain what a PAT test is and who should carry them out.
  • 4In an emergency

    • explain why electrical accidents can be dangerous for those trying to help.
    • describe what to do if they encounter someone suffering from an electric shock.
    • explain why it’s necessary to keep a safe distance from incidents involving high voltages.
    • describe what they can do if they find someone experiencing a low voltage shock.
    • explain three things that should happen after an incident accident involving electricity.