Accidents and deaths result from equipment becoming ‘live’ due to electrical faults, lack of maintenance, or short circuit. Electrical accidents are most often caused by a combination of factors, such as a lack of training; lack of supervision; inadequate work practices; poorly maintained equipment or installation; and a hazardous work place environment.
The purpose of this program is to provide participants with a basic understanding of Electrical Safety to help identify and report any electrical hazards you may come across during your day-to-day duties so that you can help to prevent any injuries, damage to equipment or even death.
At the completion of this program you will be able to:
1. Identify types of hazards associated with electricity;
2. Identify different voltages;
3. Understand how electric shock can occur;
4. Have a knowledge of the effects of electrical current on the human body; and
5. Follow correct reporting procedures for electrical hazards.