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Competency course for carrying out small electrical tasks

The Safe Isolation/Handyman Course is a competence course for caretakers, handymen or members of other trades that may want to carry out small electrical tasks such as safely replacing socket and fused spur fronts, electrical accessories, replacing lamps, replacing bulbs and other small electrical applications as part of their role.

What is Safe Isolation?

Ensuring that electrical equipment is isolated is a major part of the course and being able to safely isolate, prove dead and re-energise is a fundamental part of the course.

There are also practical assessments to provide valuable experience.

What Does the Course Cover?

The course is broken down into two sections, a morning section where you will learn theory and demonstrations with practical exam in the afternoon.

Learners will cover the below topics:

  • Basic electrical theory
  • Electrical shock – what is it?
  • Overview of current and resistance
  • Earthing and why it’s important
  • Different types of circuit board (240v and 415v)
  • Circuit identification
  • Fuses, circuit breakers and, MCBs
  • Lighting and power circuits
  • Safe working practices
  • Safe isolation
  • Test equipment
  • How to wire/change a plug
  • Replacing socket outlets and fused spur units
  • Working with light fittings
  • Replacing tubes, bulbs and starters
  • Ladder and step ladder safety
  • Limitations of electrical work allowed

Suitable for

The course is suitable for people who have no previous electrical experience but would like to be competent to carry out small electrical works as part of their role, such as:

  • Handymen
  • Caretakers
  • Joiners
  • Plumbers
  • Property maintenance personnel
  • Facilities management companies
  • Schools

What Assessments Are There?

There are practical assessments along with a written 15-question multiple choice test paper.

Upon successful completion, learners will receive a certificate of competence detailing topics that have been covered in the course.

Are There Any Entry Requirements?

There are no entry requirements for the course.

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