Safe Isolation of Low Voltage Electrical Installations

Assessment Information

The electrical safe isolation installer course is designed for individuals who need to practice Safe Isolation and covers Regulation 3, 12, 13, 14 and 16 Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.
There are both practical and theory assessments.


Formal craft qualification e.g. National or Scottish Vocational Qualification (NVQ/SVQ) Level 2 or 3 in heating engineering or plumbing or electrical trades, or working towards a course in heating engineering or plumbing which will lead to a formal qualification, such as NVQ Level 2 or 3 heating and ventilation or plumbing or electrical installations, or have a number of years’ experience of conventional heating engineering or plumbing and electrical installations.

Further Information

Course objectives of this training course are to enable delegates to meet the requirements of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 in respect to safe isolation of electrical equipment and competence to prevent danger and injury. The course is run over 1 day.

The certificate will not lead to any  qualification but will prove an understanding of the safe isolation process.

Expiry Information

This course has a 5 year expiry date.

Useful Information

The material produced will serve both as a means of learning, as well as a tool of reference for future use.

It is important for non-electrical personnel and managers to have a clear understanding of the legal requirements and practical implementation of safe isolation. This will ensure that they fully understand the process and the risks involved in failing to adopt these processes.

Training Materials

The training course includes

  • Introduction to safe isolation
  • Why is electricity so dangerous
  • Legislation, Regulations and Standards
  • Safe Isolation procedures
  • Devices suitable for the purpose of isolation
  • Consequences of not using safe isolation techniques

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