Electrical Safety Training and the rules which trainees must follow for the safety.

Aug 9, 2020 by

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In New Zealand, people are mostly not well aware of electrical safety and the rules to follow to keep you and others safe from dangers when you don’t know a lot about something you never know who is telling the truth and who is just mocking around.

Safety courses and license provider institutes are in abundance around you. You have to do a lot of research if you want to know about the productive and real institutes. The electrical license providers are the institutions which train people in becoming qualified and registered electricians. Electrical safety training course consists of the training on inspecting, testing and tagging the electrical appliances and equipment. We will discuss the difference between these two different institutes in more detail.

What are the schools which provide electrical license?

You get the license when you receive in-depth training and apprenticeship for several years. EWRB, Electrical Workers Registration Board registers these institutions in the electrical trade. These institutions are responsible for issuing the license to the people who want to make a career in the electrical field. Some of these schools are giving electrical safety training:

  1. MIT School Of Electrical Trades
  2. Etco Electrical Courses
  3. Unitec Electrical And Electronics Courses
  4. Open Polytechnic Electrical Studies

The most famous Electrical Safety Courses:

The focus of these courses is teaching you the safety of electrical equipment. You become a legally competent individual, and you can carry out appliance test and tag correctly. Different areas of electrical safety, including:

  • AS/NZ3760:2010 Test And Tag Training Course

You receive the information and training about the fundamentals of electrical safety and test and tagging.

  • AS/NZS3551 Medical Equipment Test And Tag Training

This course provides you with the training to test and tag medical equipment for hospitals and doctors.

 Electrical Workers Registration Board Refresher Course 

The people who are registered with EWRB and need the practice license for their career take this course.

  • Product Training Course 

As the name suggests, you get the training for testing and tagging various types of electrical products like printers, scanners or other different equipment.

The Golden Rules for Electrical Safety Training

While giving training for electrical safety, there are some rules which trainer emphasize the safety of trainees and people around them. The rules are there to protect you from the dangers of electricity and harms it can cause if handled like a naïve. These rules are the safety standards which everyone must follow to save lives. When people follow these rules in their work settings, they minimize the percentage of risks and dangers.

Those life-saving rules are as follow:

  1. Avoid touching energized circuits

Always be cautious and careful when you are around energized electrical circuits. Never touch the circuits unnecessarily if you have to touch them follow safety procedures, wear gloves and use adequate tools.

  1. Avoid unnecessary equipment touch

You never know when electrical equipment are energized or alive. Always follow the precautionary measures when you are around the electrical equipment and circuits.

  1. Remove the power of equipment

If you want to touch any electrical equipment for maintenance or service, always cut the power source. If you haven’t disconnected the power source, you are under a constant threat of an electric shock. Sometimes an electric shock from live equipment causes severe damage to lives.

  1. Always use non-conductive tools

Never use makeshift tools when you are going to operate on electrical equipment. The standardized tools for electric equipment servicing come with non-conducting handles. Always be careful if there is an abrasion on the non-conducting material do not compromise your life by using the malfunctioned tool.

  1. Never point metallic objects toward electrical equipment

When you are giving a demonstration or telling something about the electrical equipment you usually point with some objects towards it. Suppose you have chosen a metallic object to point toward electrical equipment while demonstration you are risking the lives of other people and yours too. Never use metallic pencil and never wear rings or watch near the equipment. This rule is for both trainers and trainees.

  1. Keep your hands dry at the workplace

Never use wet hands to handle the electrical equipment’s. Water is a conductor of electricity when you handle the electrical equipment with wet hands the water from your hands completes the circuit, and you get the complete package of electric current. Always wear nonconductive gloves when you are handling the electrical equipment. There is also an essential detail in this rule which you never forget. When you are in a work setting with live equipment’s insulated shoes, prove to be lifesavers.

  1. Keep one hand in the pocket

If it is possible always try to work with one hand and keep your other hand in a pocket or away. When you do so you save your chest cavity from the potential shock of an accident.

  1. Do not work in condensation

When there is condensation in the room, avoid handling or mounting the electric equipment. If the task is of utmost importance, do it by cutting the power source and following the routine.

  1. Never remove water from energized equipment

Never try to remove water from the equipment which is receiving power from an electric source. Always disconnect the equipment and then do your task.

  1. Don’t touch person in contact with electricity

Suppose someone is in contact with electric shock never touch the person equipment or the device—Pul the plug by using a leather belt or disconnect the primary power source.

  1. Report tangling equipment

If you hear equipment is producing a tingling sound, at once disconnect the device and report it.

  1. Mind your own tools

Never touch instruments or tools of another person unless you are asked to do so.

  1. Never wear loose clothing

Do not wear loose cloth or tie near the motors and other electrical equipment.

  1. Avoid placing flammables close to equipment

Do not place flammable material near electrical equipment.


In New Zealand electrical safety is not taken seriously. People do not follow the rules and instructions when they are working with live electrical equipment.

This negligence causes loss of equipment and in some cases serious harm to the people. That’s why people who want to adopt electrical field as career, must take above mentioned courses and training programs. And never deviate from the golden rules mentioned above. The rules and training programs are there to protect your life and your electrical equipment so follow them and stay safe.

Author Bio: Vixit Raj is a blogger, digital marketer and youtuber currently he is managing his blog CollegeSocialMagazine.

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