Resource Review: Basic Electrical Safety Training

The course objectives are 1) to understand electricity is and how electric power is distributed 2) identify how electricity can injure and kill 3) illustrate common electrical hazards 4) demonstrate safe practices that reduce or eliminate electrical hazards and 5) understand how to respond to an electrical energy. Please note the disclaimer on the website notes that these training materials are only valid for work at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

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Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory



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Program Design Elements

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Clear, consistent screen design
User-friendly; intuitive navigation
Pace is learner controlled
Job-like examples included
Module map/table of contents
Exit option with bookmark feature

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Contains accurate information
Relevant and accurate graphics
Relevant job-like examples or other
Definitions for technical terms
Logical sequence
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Training topics covered are:

  • Overview of electricity
  • Definitions you should know
  • Electrical Circuits & Phases for AC Power
  • How electricity can injure and kill
  • Common electrical hazards
  • Safe practices
  • Switches & circuit breakers
  • Batteries
  • Safe practices at home
  • Responding to Electrical Emergencies
  • Common myths & misconceptions
This course is not designed to teach you how to work on electrical equipment or qualify you to work on electrical equipment.


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