HSE Inspector's Guide to Electrical Safety
Electricity can kill or severely injure people and cause damage
to property. Learning to work safely with or near electricity and
electrical equipment can significantly reduce the risk of injury to
This workshop-style training course provides relevant
legislation, guidance, and industry best practice in relation to
electrical safety and gives delegates a practical understanding of
what HSE inspectors are looking for in the control of electrical
safety risks, including the effectiveness of appropriate
Delegates will review known high-risk electrical safety issues
together with the controls based on HSE's investigation experiences
and understand the practical application of enforcement.
This workshop will be delivered by former HSE specialist
electrical inspectors whose extensive industry experience includes
giving guidance to dutyholders, investigating serious incidents and
taking enforcement action.
The workshop is based on HSE's practical enforcement experience,
gained from inspecting higher risk industries, but also those
industries where, although the hazards can be high, the risks are
thought to be well-controlled.
Delegates will be provided with information that will help them
- Understand relevant legislation, guidance and industry best
practice in relation to electrical safety
- Understand the high-risk and priority issues that an HSE
inspector will focus on
- Be able to reflect on, and plan for, any necessary improvements
in the control of risks associated with electricity
- Understand their electrical network responsibilities
- Identify possible systems (policies, procedures and people
issues) to help better manage electrical safety and review safety
issues that are likely to trigger enforcement action
- Understand what could happen when things go wrong and what they
might be expected to do
- Understand the investigation process and see what steps an HSE
inspector would take during an investigation of electrical
What the course will cover
This course reviews the relevant Electricity at Work
Regulations, provides an insight into what happens when an
inspector calls and gives an overview of the available guidance.
Delegates will look at electricity as a hazard, safe isolation,
public supply and safety (Electricity Safety, Quality and
Continuity Regulations) and the basis for a policy for electrical
safety management. The course will include some practical workshop
sessions, where delegates assume the role of an HSE inspector.
Delegates will examine the background to electrical control systems
and interlocks and the background to the electricity industry.
Delegates will also gain an insight into what happens when things
go wrong by studying case studies of previous incidents and will
receive an update on the outcome of recent relevant court
Who should attend?
Health and Safety Professionals responsible for managing or
advising on the interface between businesses and the HSE.
Business owners, senior managers and technical specialists
responsible for managing and controlling general electrical safety
risks. Owners and operators of both public (licensed) and private
(unlicensed) electrical distribution networks.
Live online course information
live online training courses are taught in
real-time, allowing you to have a direct dialogue with our experts,
a high level of interaction with the other attendees and lots of
opportunities to ask questions - just as you would in a real
All you will need is an
internet-connected computer, laptop or tablet with a webcam and
microphone. Before you book, you can check that you meet the
Zoom system requirements and run a diagnostic test
to ensure the software is compatible with your firewall
£545 per person (includes digital training resources and
certificate of attendance).
Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit
card at the time of booking.
Some of our training courses can also be delivered
in-company, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704
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