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Electrical Safety

Electrical Skills

This comprehensive interactive multimedia training program consists of two individual lessons that trains participants to understand the principles of basic electrical safety.

Audience: This program is excellent for training every employee in all disciplines in basic electrical safety awareness.

Number of Courses: 2

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Course 1 – Electrical Safety Awareness

Prerequisites: This lesson is designed so that no prior knowledge is required.

Description:This lesson covers basic electrical safety practices based on the OSHA standards stated in 29CFR 1910 requiring qualification for work on live circuits. The lesson provides an understanding of electricity focused on increased awareness and prevention of industrial accidents.


  • Describe how voltage, current, and resistance are related and the effects various amounts of current have on the human body
  • Identify the factors that influence body resistance to electric shock
  • Describe how the amount of time spent in contact with an electrical circuit will affect the severity of shock
  • List basic safety rules when working around electricity
  • Describe the safe loading of circuits
  • Identify safety considerations when using an extension cord and the proper procedure for inspecting portable electric hand tools
  • Define the purpose of a ground fault interrupter (gfi)
  • Identify the correct type of fire extinguisher to use on an electrical fire
  • Identify requirements necessary to be a “qualified” person as defined by osha’s 29cfr 1910
  • Describe the need to lock and tag a de-energized circuit before working on the circuit
  • Describe the dangers of static electricity
  • And describe the proper procedure for operating mobile equipment
  • Around energized circuits

Course 2 – Electrical Personal Protective Equipment

Prerequisites: No specific prerequisites are necessary for successful completion of this lesson.

Description: This lesson introduces several types of electrical personal protective equipment including hand and arm protection, eye and face protection, and head protection. Also this lesson reviews general protective equipment such as matting, line protectors, covers barriers, insulated tools, and fuse handling equipment.


  • Identify safeguards for personal protection when working on or near electrical equipment
  • Describe the hazards for which gloves should be worn and the factors to consider when selecting gloves
  • Properly inspect gloves and sleeves prior to use
  • Properly repair gloves and sleeves
  • Properly wear gloves and sleeves
  • Properly care for gloves and sleeves
  • Identify approved protective eye wear and the types of hazards for which it offers protection
  • Properly put on, take off, and care for protective eye wear
  • Explain the protection provided by helmets and identify the level of protection offered by Class A and Class B helmets
  • Properly inspect, wear, and maintain your protective helmet
  • Follow safe work practices
  • Identify safeguards other than PPE worn on the body
  • Properly use rubber insulating equipment such as line protectors, covers and blankets
  • Properly use matting
  • Identify the safety features provided by insulating tools and how to use them properly
  • Properly use fuse pullers
  • Properly use barriers
  • Properly use ropes and handlines
  • Identify and use alerting techniques
  • Identify the requirements for being “qualified”