Safety for Electrical Work

Provided by: ToolingU

Electricity can cause shock, burns, and fires. Electric shock occurs when current passes through a person's body. Overheating electrical components can cause burns and fires. To prevent electrical injuries, circuits and components must be properly grounded and maintained and employees must observe lockout/tagout practices and wear the appropriate personal protective equipment. Employees must understand and practice precautionary and preventative measures in order to safely and effectively work with electricity. After completing this course, users will be able to describe the best practices for maintaining safety and preventing injury while working with electrical systems.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the importance of following electrical safety standards and practices. List the organizations and texts that govern electrical safety
  • Describe the three-stage safety model
  • Describe the basic principles of electricity
  • Describe conductors and insulators
  • Describe electrical variables
  • Describe electric shock
  • Describe the effects of electric shock
  • Describe the different burns caused by electricity
  • Describe electrical fire causes and prevention
  • Describe grounding
  • Identify wires in a basic grounded circuit
  • Describe a chassis ground
  • Describe lockout/tagout procedures
  • Describe the guidelines to follow when using PPE for electrical work
  • List the different pieces of PPE for the eyes and ears
  • List the different pieces of PPE for the head and body.

Recommended Background

  • Recommended for manufacturing personnel and maintenance technicians

Course ID







Communication, Critical Thinking, Personal Effectiveness, Electrical Safety, PPE, Electrical Basics

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

2 hrs



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