Electrical Safety Course

IIRSM Approved

Electricity is the lifeblood of modern society, it enhances our quality of life and we are be-coming increasingly reliant on it to power tools and devices we use for work and enter-tainment. However, although electricity has many benefits it can also be a hidden killer as it can’t be seen, felt, smelled or heard until someone comes into contact with it.

  • Approved by IIRSM (International Institute of Risk Safety Management)
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Approximate duration: 1-1.5 hours
  • On completion, quality assured certificate downloadable straight away

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is suitable for workers of all levels who work on or near electricity as part of their job role. The Electrical Safety course provides an introduction to electrical safety. Occupations that may find the training particularly useful include, but are not limited to:

  • • Electricians and electrician mates
  • • Builders and construction workers
  • • Communications engineers
  • • Power and energy suppliers and engineers
  • • Appliance repair workers
  • • IT technicians
  • • PAT testers
  • • Cable engineers


On successful completion of the course you will be able to download a quality assured certificate.

This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. The certificate displays the IIRSM logo.

The Electrical Safety certificate does not have an expiry date. The recommended renewal period for this training is 1 year. This is printed on your certificate.

Electrical Safety online course overview

The Electrical Safety online course has 5 modules and takes on average 1 hour to complete. This course will start by covering the many benefits electricity brings to society, as well as its key components voltage, current and resistance. It will explain the two main types of electricity, cover UK accident and death statistics, and describe a simple way of remembering the electrical hazards. It then goes on to provide basic instructions about how you could safely help someone you suspect has received an electric shock.

Towards the end of the course it includes an overview of the main standards, guidance and legislation that control the use of electricity in the workplace, and finish off by looking at simple maintenance plans and portable appliance testing including who within an or-ganisation would be best to carry out the various checks.


Course modules and Pass Mark


Module Number Module Name Pass % Required
1 Overview and Benefits of Electricity 70
2 What is Electricity? 70
3 How Electricity Can Cause Harm 70
4 Legislation, Standards and Key Steps 70
5 PAT Testing Standards and Guidance 70



The online assessment is taken on completion of each training module, through several multiple-choice questions. You are required to get 70% on the tests to pass the course.

You can review all the answers before final submission and are given 3 attempts to achieve the required result.

The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. In the unlikely event that don't pass don't worry! You can call us and we will offer you 3 FREE Re-tests.