Electrical Risks Induction Training - 20 min
Welcome to the Electrical Risks Induction Training Course. This course has been designed to provide you with an understanding of the controls that should be applied to electrical risks in the workplace.
This course will provide you with information about:
- electrical risks and ways that you may be exposed to electrical risks, and
- controls that should be applied to reduce the risk associated with electrical risks.
This course has been reviewed by a recognised subject matter expert.
It has been designed to comply with best practice national health and safety standards. Terminology has been chosen for clarity and ease of comprehension across jurisdictions. For example, ‘employer’ has been used to signify the broader term ‘PCBU’, while ‘WHS’ represents both work and occupational health and safety.
This training is not a substitute for professional legal advice. If you require further advice or information, please contact the health and safety regulator in your jurisdiction.
What are electrical risks?
Electrical risks refer to the possibility of part of a person's body coming into contact with an electrical current. The current flows through the person's body tissue and into the ground (earthing).
Some of the injuries that can be caused by exposure to electricity include:
- electrical burns, and
Electric shock can interfere with the functioning of the heart, can cause the heart to beat irregularly, and cause lasting damage to the heart muscle.
A Certificate of Completion is issued on successful completion of the course and you are required to get an 80% pass mark to be deemed as understanding the content. It is recommended that training is conducted every 2 years to stay refreshed.