Electrical hazards are a major cause of death and serious injury on construction sites. This industry standard provides practical guidance to employers, designers, manufacturers, importers, suppliers (including hirers), electrical contractors and electricians on eliminating or reducing the risk of electrocution and electric shock to any person.
This course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge necessary to understand the information about the electrical construction site safety in the Standard that will help in their own work activities and ensure compliance with the H&S issues.
On completion of the course, participants will understand the:
This course will go into detail on the following areas:
- Introduce the principles of operation for a site electrical system, why they need to be designed in a certain manner to achieve a system that is safe, durable & cost effective.
- Look at the key elements of the electrical system including the generation and distribution systems, grounding, residual current devices & cabling
- Show how a lock and tag system can be used to make the system safe for all users.
- Show how to size electrical cables based on the current carrying capacity and volt drop.
- Provide basic guidelines of how to size circuit breakers & generators
- how power should be distributed on a construction site
- the requirements of the Wiring Regulations regarding construction sites
- the electrical equipment and accessories that should be used
- the requirements for plugs, socket outlets and cabling on construction sites
Who this course is for:
- Who wants to learn about the real-world application of electrical design
- Electricians who are installing and operating construction site systems
- Safety officers who want to understand the principles of site electrical systems and how to operate them safely
- Electrical engineers of all grades