Registrations for this course are now open, and you can register at anytime to begin the course. The course delivery is 100% online, allowing you to study at you own pace and convenience. Please note that the course may take up to 2 hours to complete, so we recommend allocating sufficient time for its successful completion.
Electricity, present in all workplaces, kills a significant number of workers every year. Most of these fatalities occur outside the electricity supply industry.
Effective control of electrical hazards needs to consider the nature of the work and the exposure, and include appropriate controls for electrical workers outside the electricity supply industry and for non-electrical workers.
While control of electrical hazards requires specialist knowledge, the generalist Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) professional has a vital role in stimulating critical analysis to ensure electrical safety is effectively integrated into an organisation’s OHS management system and risk management processes for both electrical and non-electrical workers.
To deliver on this role, the OHS professional should understand the basic physics of electricity and how electricity causes injury and death, the regulatory framework, standard controls for both electrical and non-electrical work, and how the controls might fail. This course is based on the OHS BoK Chapter 23.1 Electricity please also read the chapter.
Chapter Learning Outcomes
Influence design and procurement to minimise electrical hazards
Develop and maintain safe systems of work relating to electricity
Influence job planning to minimise electrical hazards
Apply knowledge of the regulatory framework for electricity and knowledge of electrical hazards
Develop processes to monitor and evaluate control strategies
Identify when specialist advice is required and define the scope of work
Facilitate the development and implementation of control strategies
Interpret information to explain electricity as a hazard
Explain the workplace safety procedures relating to electricity