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Electrical Safety Training

Introduction
The benefits of attending this course is to equip a delegate with a good basic electrical safety foundation giving the delegate understanding of current legislation and standards applicable to electrical system. The delegate will also gain electrical isolation procedures and knowledge both in theory and practical. Along with safety systems which are required in working on or near an electrical system.

Who can attend?
This course is suitable for any delegate wishing to acquire basic electrical safety knowledge and procedures.

Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course the delegate will have a good basic knowledge of a safe isolation procedures and of circuit protection devices, earthing systems, the safe and correct use of safe electrical equipment.
The delegate will have a basic understanding of how electricity is generated and distributed.

Training Environment
This is both theory and practical based with a mixture of theory sessions and practical sessions.

Benefits
The Electrical Safety Training Course will be customised to your requirements and will relate to the type of activities that people need to carry out. The course delegates will be assessed upon completion of the course to confirm their knowledge. The course will be certificated as ‘Successful Completion’ and will therefore be invaluable for health and safety purposes.

Course Outline
Day 1
Health & Safety at work act 1974.
– Introduction to the Electricity at Work Regulations
– Introduction to the 17th Edition wiring regulations (Section 559 Lighting installations)
– Introduction to Ohms law (Voltage, current, resistance, power)
– Series and Parallel circuit concepts
– End of session competency test (60% Pass mark)

Protection against electric shock (Fuses, Circuit breakers, RCD’s)
– Earthing systems and acceptable standards.
– Use of test equipment (Approved voltage tester, proving unit, etc)
– Isolation procedures (Theory)
– Isolation procedures (Practical exercise on lighting circuit in Appraisal area).
– Electrical testing (Continuity, I.R., Earth-loop, etc)
– Observation to be carried out on students working to isolate light-fitting correctly. (Candidates must do this correctly to pass this part of the course)

Day 2
Cabling systems
– Types of cables (XLPE, Flexible cords, etc)
– Types of electrical connection
– Cables and current carrying capacity
– Types of lamp and light fittings
– Fluorescent
– Sodium vapour
– Halogen
– Filament
– Types of lamp holders (Edison screw, bayonet, etc)
– Emergency light fittings
– Competency test (60% Pass mark)
– Fluorescent fittings
– Ballasts/chokes
– Capacitors (Power factor correction)
– Starters
– BS EN 60598
– How a fluorescent fitting works
– Faults which can occur
– Fault finding and repair
– END OF COURSE PRACTICAL COMPETENCY TEST
– Isolate, prove dead, and remove a fluorescent light fitting in the Appraisal area.
– END OF COURSE THEORY TEST (ALL COURSE CONTENT)

CANDIDATES MUST ACHIEVE AT LEAST A 60% OR HIGHER PASS MARK TO PASS THE FULL COURSE.
CANDIDATES MUST ALSO CARRY OUT THE PRACTICAL TASK, WITHOUT INCURRING MORE THAN 2 CRITICAL MISTAKES DURING THE PRACTICAL. ALL PRACTICAL ACTIVITIES WITH BE CARRIED OUT IN CONTROLLED CONDITIONS AND ALSO UNDER STRICT SUPERVISION BY THE COURSE TUTOR.