Electrical Safety: Hazards and Protective Measures

Why Attend

Electrical hazards can result in serious injuries or death for personnel that work on or around electrical equipment. In Fact, electrocutions rank fourth in causes of industrial fatalities. In order to ensure a safe workplace, personnel must understand electrical safety regulations, electrical hazards, and the use of safe work procedures and protective equipment.This course focuses on international safety requirements, including OSHA standards, and provides information on the steps needed for the prevention of electrical injuries to individuals tasked with the operation and maintenance of electrical equipment.

Course Methodology

This course will be highly interactive and include group discussions, case studies, and syndicate work. Participants will have the opportunity to use reported accidents as workshop material to determine what went wrong and identify the steps that could have been taken in order to prevent the incident.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Minimize risks by identifying the hazards associated with electrical energy and by complying to safety guidelines
  • Enhance safety by understanding the difference between low, medium, and high voltage and by adopting the relevant safety rules accordingly
  • Apply the inspection requirements when working with or on electrical equipment to avoid equipment damage and possible injuries to personnel
  • Follow inspection requirements for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and reduce injuries by identifying defective PPE
  • Describe and apply the requirements in EN 500110, the most widely used standard for the protection of individuals from the effects of electrical hazards

Target Audience

This course is designed for professionals managing and supervising personnel involved in the maintenance and repair of electrical equipment, such as field supervisors, safety professionals, site managers, lead technicians, maintenance engineers, and maintenance supervisors.

Target Competencies

  • Electrical safety regulations
  • Electrical inspection requirements
  • Electrical hazards assessment
  • Electrical protective measures


South Africa

Training Dates:

Each course starts every Monday of each week. Please book your training on a date that is a Monday.

Course Duration:

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Course Fees

Note: Please fill in the online application form on the left or bottom if this page to receive a quotation with detailed pricing from AATICD.

How to Apply:

To Apply Simply Fill in the Online Enquiries / Applications form on the Right Sidebar or Bottom of this website https://www.aaticd.co.za


When filling the online application form; please take note of your desired Training Month, Duration in Weeks and Training Session. This will give us the exact dates you will be attending your classes.

Also note that Tuition Fees must be paid upfront on or before training start date. This is to ensure that all resources are made availabe for you before you start. You will not be allowed into training if fees are not paid and verified.

Also note that Tuition Fees Cancellations must be made 14 business working days before the starting date of training. This will allow us to do a 50% refund of the total amount paid. If cancellations are made thereafter note that no refund will be made to delegates.

Tuition Fees include teas and lunch as well as either a laptop or tablet which a delegate will take home free of charge.

Tuition Fee DOES NOT include Accommodation, Dinners and other Extra Curricular Activities or Incidentals. Delegates are expected to fund this on their own. AATICD will not be held accountable for any incidents to delegates.

In-House Trainings are also available for 3 or more delegates for any duration. Please consult with our Administration for such In-House training bookings.

Course Outline

  • Electrical hazards
    • Electrical terminology
      • Resistance
      • Voltage
      • Current
      • Conductor
      • Insulator
      • Grounding
      • Protective earthing
      • Bonding
    • Electric shock
      • Electric shock defined
      • How it occurs
      • Effect on human
      • Rescue methods
    • Arc flash
      • Arc flash defined
      • How it occurs
      • Effect on human
      • Rescue methods
  • Equipment hazards associated with electric shock
    • Equipment hazards
      • Inadequate wiring hazards
      • Overload hazards
      • Flexible cords
      • Inadequate protective earthing
    • Protective devices
      • Fuses
      • Circuit breakers
      • Ground fault circuit interrupters
  • Electric shock protective measures
    • Equipment engineering for shock protection
    • Boundaries for shock protection
    • Personal Protective Equipment for shock protection