Training program on “Electrical Safety & Auditing”


The course is aimed to build the capacity of senior and junior supervisory staff to adopt electrically safe procedures to prevent accidents and promptly respond and take measures to tackle any emergency or hazardous situation. The course is designed to provide advanced knowledge about electrical safety for the plant managers and supervisors.

Who should attend? Plant managers and supervisors, Safety officers, practicing engineers all those who are not much well verse with electrical safety & Audit. The program will be very much useful to all new joiners to take futuristic step towards work strategies.

Course will focus on the following learning objectives:
  1. An in-depth understanding of electrical safety procedures & accident and fire prevention techniques
  2. Learning how to manage the situation after an accident has occurred
  3. Participatory learning to get an insight of management of fire risk
  4. Learning to cope with the critical situations created by the various hazards

Course Objectives

Personnel who are exposed to electrical hazards must understand the basics of electrical hazards and safe work practices outlined in company’s Safe Operating Practices (SOPs) in order to implement the procedures and bring improvement in electrical safety performance. The course objective is to provide each individual with an overview of management of electrical safety by knowing the hazards that are applicable to their workplace by giving them the necessary exposure of the intricacies of electrical safety to the plant managers and the supervisors before conducting the audit. At the end of the course, each participant will become familiar with compliance responsibilities set forth by the statutory regulations. Emphasis will be placed on the use of compliance management techniques when dealing with electrical safety in the workplace.

When participants complete the course they will be able to:
  • Recognize the hazards of electricity & take preventative measures
  • Avoid making body an electrical conductor
  • Avoid causing damage to equipment or conductors
  • Take emergency measures to rescue someone who has received a shock
Course Contents

Module One

  1. Review of electrical safety awareness of the participants
  2. Obligations of Supervisor
  3. Fire of electrical origin- its avoidance
    • Electrical Fire Hazards
    • Classification of Fires
    • Chemistry of Fire
    • Electrical Heat Sources
    • Electrical Fire Causes
    • Electrical arcing.
    • Short Circuit philosophy
    • Over fused Circuits
    • Transformer Fires
    • Fire Extinguishers
    • Do's and Don’ts
  4. Electrical Safety Audit (ESA)
    • Purpose of Electrical Safety Audit
    • Electrical Safety Audit Mandatory?
    • Audit Objectives & Scope.
    • Methodology
    • Audit Modus Operandi
    • Periodicity of Electrical Safety Audits
    • Safety Audit for Transformer, Distribution System,Switchgears etc.
  5. Management of Electrical Risk.
    • Hazards associated with electrical systems
    • Common Causes of Electrical Accidents
    • Unsafe Acts & Unsafe Conditions
    • Overloading of Cable Trays
    • Hazards from Electrical Tools
    • Accident Prevention ways
    • Fuse Vs Circuit Breaker
    • Competent and Authorized person-- defined & explained
    • Accident investigation Process
    • Statutory provisions
    • Electrical Risk management techniques.

Module Two

  1. Earthing System Management
    • Importance & Objectives
    • Governing Specifications
    • Types of earthing
    • Desirable features
  2. Other electrical safety related issues
    • Review of impact of power quality on electrical safety
    • Review of Impact of fault level on electrical safety.
    • Safety Feature For Electrical Switchgear
    • Arc resistant switchgear
    • Safety in Elec. Maintenance
  3. Electrical Safety & Power Quality
    • Symptoms of poor quality
    • Harmonics sources and their impact on safety
    • Harmonics Mitigation
  4. Condition Monitoring
    • Purpose
    • Switchgear Diagnostics
    • Transformer Diagnostics
    • Risk Assessment
    • Partial Discharges
  5. Accident Case Studies & Prevention Measures.
    • Complications in Permit-to-work system.
    • Shortcuts taken LOTO procedures
    • Cable tray mismanagement
    • Electrical tools and PPE management
    • Electrical Safety by Design Criteria

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