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Control measure
Safe systems of work: Low-voltage electricity

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Apply safe systems of work for low-voltage electrical hazard

Understand: 

  • The process to be followed when low-voltage electricity is identified at incidents 
  • How isolating low-voltage electrical systems may affect an incident  
  • How to identify low-voltage electricity systems  
  • The process to be followed when low-voltage electricity can not be isolated by emergency responders 
  • Additional hazards that may be present within low-voltage electricity installations 
  • Electrical isolation points and where they may be found 
  • Three phase power supplies and the associated safe systems of work Appropriate cordon distances when low-voltage electricity is a hazard 
  • Methods to ensure electricity is not unsafely re-connected once isolated 
  • How to perform the rescue of a casualty in contact with low-voltage electricity

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Apply safe systems of work for low-voltage electrical hazard

Demonstrate the ability to: 

  • Gather information regarding electricity from a number of sources on-site 
  • Isolate low-voltage electricity supplies 
  • Implement appropriate cordon distances when a low voltage electricity hazard is identified 
  • Prevent isolated electrical systems from being reactivated 
  • Perform rescues using electrical gloves or dry insulating material