Course Overview

A competency course designed specifically for those working in non-electrical trades

This course is for anyone who carries out small electrical tasks as part of their main job. It will teach learners how to safely and correctly carry out isolation, socket replacement, fused spur front replacement and lamp and bulb replacement alongside a number of other electrical tasks.

The course is one day in length and takes place in Watford, London. It includes both practical and theoretical aspects to ensure a full understanding of the subject. Those successfully completing the course will be awarded a certificate of attendance.

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Course Details

Course Details

Designed for those who need to carry out small electrical tasks as part of their main job, but who don’t need to learn to become an Electrician, this course is ideal for a number of professions that come into contact with simple electrical tasks regularly.

Covering aspects such as basic electrical theory, isolation, circuits, lighting, fuses, changing a plug and many more, the course covers all aspects required by non-electrical personnel to carry out simple electrical tasks.

Learning to isolate electrical equipment is a vital part of this training and will be covered in detail to ensure learners can safely carry out tasks without the risk of injury to themselves or others.

Throughout the course learners will begin to understand the need for electrical safety and how to carry out tasks competently and with confidence. Although, the course will not cover things which are more advanced and part of an Electrician’s or Domestic Installer’s job.

However, learners will cover the following 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

This course would be useful to anyone who needs to carry out basic electrical jobs and doesn’t need to learn complicated electrical tasks, of the type performed by an electrician.


The assessment consists of a 30 question, multiple choice, written test based on the aspects learnt during the course and a practical examination to ensure that learners have fully grasped the essence of the tasks and can carry them out safely and competently.

Instructors will thoroughly prepare learners for assessment to ensure they understand the subject and are able to successfully complete the tests.


On successful completion of the course and both assessments, learners will be awarded a certificate of attendance covering all the aspects learnt during the course.

This certificate is the learner’s proof that they are able to carry out tasks of the nature covered in the course content and are able to use it to show employers their success.


This Safe Isolation and Handyman course takes place over one full day, so there is no need to take lots of time off work to complete the course.


Portable Appliance Safety Services Ltd
1st Floor
41 Watford Metro Centre
Dwight Road
WD18 9SS

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Course Suitability

Course Suitability

There are a number of professions that would benefit from training in safe isolation and handyman skills. Some of the professionals taking this course have included; Caretakers, Handymen, Joiners, Plumbers, Property Maintenance Personnel, Facilities Management companies and, School Personnel and Caretakers.

As a basic level course, it is ideal for many with little or no prior knowledge of electrics as all essential aspects required for this training will be taught as part of the course content.

Those needing to learn to carry out simple electrical tasks, such as wiring a plug, replacing a socket and fused spur front, replacing lamps, replacing bulbs and other small electrical work, will find this course allows them to do these tasks safely.


As a beginner level course, it has no prerequisites and anyone needing to carry out this type of work can complete the course successfully with a willingness to learn.

Essential Readings

Essential Readings

There are no essential reading requirements for this course as all reading and learning matter is completed as part of the course itself. However, an interest in the course subject matter would be beneficial to ensure full understanding and success.

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