Course Title: Electrical Safety Awareness Training

Course Overview: The Electrical Safety Awareness Training course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of electrical hazards and safe work practices to mitigate risks in the workplace.

This course covers fundamental principles of electrical safety, regulations and standards, risk assessment, and best practices for preventing electrical accidents.

Through theoretical instruction, practical demonstrations, and interactive exercises, participants will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize electrical hazards, implement appropriate safety measures, and respond effectively to emergencies.

Course Objectives:

  1. Understand the basic principles of electricity and electrical systems.
  2. Identify common electrical hazards in the workplace.
  3. Comprehend relevant regulations and standards governing electrical safety.
  4. Conduct risk assessments to identify potential electrical risks and hazards.
  5. Implement preventive measures and safe work practices to mitigate electrical hazards.
  6. Demonstrate proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) for electrical work.
  7. Respond appropriately to electrical emergencies, including electrical shock and fires.
  8. Promote a culture of electrical safety in the workplace through awareness and communication.

Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to Electrical Safety

  • Overview of electrical hazards and risks
  • Importance of electrical safety in the workplace
  • Statistics and case studies on electrical accidents
  • Regulatory requirements and standards

Module 2: Basic Principles of Electricity

  • Understanding voltage, current, and resistance
  • Overview of electrical circuits and components
  • Types of electrical systems (AC and DC)
  • Effects of electricity on the human body

Module 3: Electrical Hazards and Risks

  • Common electrical hazards in the workplace (e.g., shock, arc flash)
  • Factors contributing to electrical accidents
  • Case studies and examples of electrical incidents

Module 4: Regulations and Standards

  • Overview of relevant regulations.
  • Compliance requirements for electrical safety
  • Importance of documentation and recordkeeping

Module 5: Risk Assessment and Management

  • Conducting electrical risk assessments
  • Identifying and prioritizing electrical hazards
  • Strategies for risk mitigation and control measures

Module 6: Safe Work Practices

  • Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) procedures
  • Proper equipment selection and maintenance
  • Electrical isolation techniques
  • Working near energized equipment

Module 7: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Selection, inspection, and use of PPE for electrical work
  • Types of PPE for different electrical hazards
  • Proper donning and doffing procedures

Module 8: Emergency Response

  • Actions to take in the event of an electrical shock
  • Procedures for responding to electrical fires
  • First aid for electrical injuries

Module 9: Promoting Electrical Safety

  • Effective communication of electrical safety practices
  • Encouraging a culture of safety in the workplace
  • Continuous improvement and feedback mechanisms

Module 10: Practical Exercises and Case Studies

  • Hands-on demonstrations of electrical safety procedures
  • Simulation of electrical emergency scenarios
  • Analysis of real-life case studies and lessons learned

Conclusion:

  • Recap of key learning points
  • Final assessment and evaluation
  • Distribution of certificates of completion

Duration: The Electrical Safety Awareness Training course typically spans over one to two days, depending on the depth of coverage and practical exercises included.

Note: This course outline is customizable and can be tailored to meet specific organizational needs and industry requirements. Additional modules or topics may be added based on the audience’s background and the nature of their work environment