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The Safe Isolation/Handyman Course in Hamilton near Glasgow is designed for caretakers, handymen, and professionals from various trades who wish to gain competence in carrying out small electrical tasks as part of their responsibilities. This comprehensive course covers the essential knowledge and practical skills required to safely handle electrical equipment and perform minor electrical maintenance tasks.

Course Highlights:

Safe isolation procedures:

Learn how to safely isolate electrical equipment, verify its de-energized state, and re-energize it when necessary. Ensuring electrical safety is a core component of this course.

Course Content:

The course is divided into two sections, with theory and practical aspects covered throughout the day. Participants will explore the following topics:

  • Basic Electrical Theory: Gain a foundational understanding of electrical principles.
  • Electrical Shock: Learn about the dangers of electrical shock and how to prevent it.
  • Current and Resistance: Understand the concepts of current flow and electrical resistance.
  • Earthing: Explore the importance of grounding in electrical systems.
  • Types of Circuit Boards: Study 240-volt and 415-volt circuit boards and their functions.
  • Circuit Identification: Learn how to identify and trace electrical circuits.
  • Fuses, Circuit Breakers, and MCBs: Understand the role of protective devices in electrical circuits.
  • Lighting and Power Circuits: Explore different types of circuits and their applications.
  • Safe Working Practices: Acquire knowledge of best practices for working safely with electricity.
  • Test Equipment: Learn to use various electrical testing instruments effectively.
  • Wiring/Changing a Plug: Gain hands-on experience in wiring and replacing plugs.
  • Replacing Socket Outlets and Fused Spur Units: Master the skills needed to replace electrical outlets.
  • Working with Light Fittings: Understand light fixture installation and maintenance.
  • Replacing Tubes, Bulbs, and Starters: Learn how to safely replace lighting components.
  • Ladder and Step Ladder Safety: Discover safe practices for working at heights.
  • Limitations of Electrical Work Allowed: Understand the boundaries of small electrical tasks.

Suitable Participants:

This course is suitable for individuals with no prior electrical experience but who are interested in becoming competent in performing small electrical work as part of their job roles. Suitable participants include:

  • Handymen
  • Caretakers
  • Joiners
  • Plumbers
  • Property Maintenance Personnel
  • Facilities Management Companies
  • Schools


The course includes practical assessments and a 15-question multiple-choice test paper to assess your knowledge and skills. Upon completing the course, participants will receive a certificate of competence, outlining the topics covered.

Entry Requirements:

There are no specific entry requirements for this course, making it accessible to individuals with varying levels of experience.

Other Similar Courses:

For those interested in related courses, we also offer:

  • PAT Testing Competency: Become a qualified Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) tester in just one day, even if you have no electrical background.
  • Basic Electrical Installation: A short course designed for beginners, covering electrical systems, installations, and inspection.

Join us in Hamilton near Glasgow to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for safe electrical work within your role. Enroll in the Safe Isolation/Handyman Course and enhance your competence in performing small electrical tasks effectively and safely.

Available Courses

30 Aug Hamilton (Glasgow) £299.00
30 Sep Hamilton (Glasgow) £299.00
22 Oct Hamilton (Glasgow) £299.00
26 Nov Hamilton (Glasgow) £299.00
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