SESSION 1. The Course Introduction
The course introduction clearly explains the aim of this course and the reason why the course is being conducted. It also includes an icebreaker called ‘Mix and Match’. This icebreaker exercise introduces the participants to the subject of electrical safety in a fun and challenging way.
SESSION 2. Basic Facts About Electricity
This session provides the participants with a basic understanding of electricity and how it behaves. It focuses on defining common electrical terms eg. voltage, current, resistance, etc., and it looks at the three fundamental rules of electricity and explains in detail what each of these rules mean.
SESSION 3. The Effects of Electricity on the Human Body
This session looks in detail at AC current levels and their damaging effects on the human body. Additionally, the session covers a wide range of other factors which will impact on the severity of any electrical injury eg. the pathway the electricity takes, the duration of the electrical shock, etc. During this session the participants learn how to calculate and determine the risk consequence of any electrical hazard they may encounter.
SESSION 4. The Recognition, Evaluation and Control of Electrical Hazards
This session starts off by looking at the theoretical side of identifying, evaluating and controlling electrical hazards in the workplace. The session then involves the participants in a written exercise which gets them to practically apply this information.
SESSION 5. What to do in the Event of an Electrical Accident
This session covers all the relevant procedures that must be followed in the event of an electrical accident. It addresses in detail what you should do if you come across someone who is connected to a ‘live’ electrical source and what you should do in the event of a fire involving electricity.
SESSION 6. The Course Review and Written Questionnaire
During this final session the participants are involved in a thorough review of the information covered during the training course. The session then concludes with the participants completing a written questionnaire.