Electrical Safety Training Online Course

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This online Electrical Safety course provides a well-rounded approach to electrical safety basics and will increase understanding of the dangers of electricity from a shock protection as well as an arc flash protection point of view.

With an increase in reported injuries or deaths associated with the use of electricity, electrical safety is becoming a more prominent health and safety topic in industry. Canada’s newest electrical standard, the CSA Z462-08, outlines the requirement for safeguarding workers from electrical hazards.



In this online electrical safety course, the following topics are covered:

  • Energy Flow and Barriers
    • Insulation
    • Safety basics
    • Barriers
    • Grounding and bonding
  • Induction
    • What is induction?
    • Electrostatic induction
    • Electromagnetic induction
    • Induction testing procedures
    • Basics of electrostatic discharge (ESD)
    • Effects of electrostatic discharge (ESD)
    • Principles of static control
    • Static control products
  • Step and Touch Potential
    • Effects of step and touch potentials
    • Effects of a ground fault
    • Protection against step and touch potentials
    • How a worker may receive a shock from step and touch potentials
    • Ground mats and their uses
  • Electricity and the Human Body
    • Five primary electrical hazards
    • Major factors which contribute to the effects of electricity on the body
    • Delayed effects associated with electricity on the body
  • Electrical Shock and Arc Flash Hazards: Approach Boundaries
    • Types of boundary limitations
    • Qualified and unqualified person
    • Limited approach boundary
    • Restricted approach boundary
    • Prohibited approach boundary
    • Arc flash protection boundary
    • Electric shock hazard analysis
    • Equipment labels
  • Electrical Safety Training for the Qualified Electrical Employee
    • Distinguishing appropriate qualifications for tasks
    • Limited approach boundary for unqualified persons
    • Voltage rated electrical gloves
    • Personal protective equipment
    • procedures for de-energizing equipment and verifying zero energy state
  • Personal Protective Equipment
    • When personal protective equipment is required (PPE)
    • Types of necessary personal protective equipment (PPE)
    • Limitations of personal protectice equipment (PPE)
    • Maintenance of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Safe Work Procedures
    • Importance of a safe work procedure
    • How to develop a safe work procedure
    • Hazard assessments and risk evaluation
  • Corded Electrical Equipment
    • Care and use of power tools
    • Power tool hazards
  • Extension Cords
    • Selection, use, and care of an extension cord
  • Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters
    • Types of ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI)
  • Circuit Protection Devices
    • The use of fuses and circuit breakers


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Course Duration

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Online test:

Testing conducted throughout this online Electrical Safety course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants are able to repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved. Supplemental materials necessary to complete this course can be accessed online.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Online Certificate of completion

Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing.

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