BASIC ELECTRICAL AWARENESS
The purpose of this course is to create awareness of the dangers surrounding potential electrical shock when working around electrical equipment and power lines, especially for those who are not in the electrical field and may be exposed to risk through lack of knowledge.
Electrical workers are often very aware of the risks associated with electricity and the risks involved with working with or around high voltage power lines and other electrical equipment, because they are part of that work environment. However for those working outside of the electrical industry but working in close proximity to electricity, the risk of shock, burns and even death from electrical current is significant – even though it is not something you may routinely think about or be exposed to. And herein lies the challenge, those of us who are not conscious of the risks often do not take the correct precautions.
- Electricity friend or foe?
- Potential risks
- Low voltage electrical system hazards
- Working near energized equipment
- De-energized equipment and lockout
- Storage battery awareness
- Ladders, long tools or equipment
- Low voltage overhead lines
- High voltage electrical systems
- Identifying high voltage overhead conductors
- Electrical distribution systems
- Safety in the event of power line contact
- General limits of approach
- 3 Keys to electrical safety
- Types of electrical injuries
Duration – 4 hours
Number of Participants – Maximum 20
Certifying Body – Domcor Health Safety & Security Inc.
Certificate Expiry – 3 years