Course Overview

Competency course for caretakers, handymen and those working in a non-electrical trade

Do you need to carry out small electrical tasks as part of your job? Learn safe isolation and how to correctly 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.

This one day course based in Stockton-on-Tees includes practical and theory elements and on successful completion learners will achieve a certificate of competency.

Course Details

Course Details

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

The Safe Isolation / Handyman Course in Stockton-On- Tees covers 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


Practical assessments along with a written 30 question multiple choice test paper.


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


One day.


Portable Appliance Safety Services Ltd
1 Alberto Street
TS18 2BQ

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Course Suitability

Course Suitability

This course is a popular choice for those living in the Teesside area and is suitable for job roles such as:

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


No formal pre-requisites are required.

Essential Readings

Essential Readings

There are no essential readings for this course, but an interest in the subject matter would be beneficial.

Available Courses

24 May Stockton-on-Tees £299.00
25 Jun Stockton-on-Tees £299.00
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