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Course overview

This Electrical Safe Isolation training has been designed for those who operate in the electrical industry. Plumbers, heating engineers, kitchen fitters, mechanical engineers, appliance installers, and handymen are examples of tradespeople. Its goal is to ensure that learners understand and can apply the industry’s Safe Working Procedure for the Isolation of Electrical Supplies. The training is based on the requirements of the Electricity at Work Regulations and BS7671.

When working on any electrical installation, regardless of size, it is critical that operatives employ the proper isolation process every time to avoid danger to themselves and other users or engineers while work is being done. The use of industry standard procedures has been found to avoid injury and reduce incidences of installations becoming live while work is being done.

This course will deliver the knowledge and skills to ensure learners understand the requirements and can apply it on site.

Delivered at our centre or at your workplace, nationwide

Skills Training Group’s course content can be tailored for your specific industry and work types. Training & assessment can be delivered at our centres or at your location anywhere in the UK.

Modules breakdown

The purpose of this course is to look at the relevant legislation, guidance and industry practices and employer requirements with regard to electrical safety.

This includes:

  • Electricity at Work Regulations pertinent to Safe Isolation
  • Risk assessment and accident prevention
  • Permits to work and method statements
  • HSG.85, GS.38 and safe working practices
  • Locking devices
  • Safe Isolation & Testing for Dead on electrical installations

Some of our clients who trust us with their training:

safe isolation during a gas course

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. It is intended to be taken by a range of people: existing electricians, plumbers, gas fitters, facilities managers, handymen, kitchen fitters

How is this training delivered?

  • The course is delivered in the classroom with a practical demonstration and hands-on practical practice of the electrical safe isolation procedure.
  • Learners assessed in written and practical exercises.

Do I require any training books?

No books are required for this course. We will provide handouts during the training.

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Some pictures of training delivery with our clients

Our trainers have travelled far and wide from Inverness, Cardiff, London. We travel the country delivering on-site training.

British Gas engineers during their gas training course
Students who have passed their training and are displaying their certificates
Our trainer, Glenn Wilson.

Other Information

What do I need to bring with me?

You should bring the following with you to your course:

  • One passport-sized photograph (if not already sent)
  • Formal ID (Passport or Driving Licence)


Candidates who successfully complete the LCL Awards Accredited Electrical Safe Isolation course written and practical assessment will receive a certificate of competence.

Skills Training Group’s in-house Electrical Safe Isolation course can also be delivered at a reduced cost.

How do I book?

Call our office on 0808 164 2780 and speak to one of our friendly customer service team. They will discuss dates and availability and can take payment by debit or credit card to confirm your place.

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Very positive feedback from all staff who were on the training, great trainers and they made the topic interesting and easy to understand.

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Electrical training room in our Glasgow Centre

Legislation for employers

The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 sets out the general health and safety duties of employers, employees and the self-employed. The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, which were made under the Act, require precautions to be taken against the risk of death or personal injury from electricity in work activities.

Duties are placed on employers to ensure, amongst other things, that employees engaged in such work activities on or near electrical equipment implement safe systems of work, have the technical knowledge, training or experience to carry out the work safely, and are provided with suitable tools, test equipment and personal protective equipment appropriate to the work they are required to carry out.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where do you deliver Safe Isolation training?

In short, anywhere. We have two training centres in Paisley, next to Glasgow Airport & Dalgety Bay, Fife. We can deliver courses nationwide on your premise for class sizes of 6+ students.

Is your Safe Isolation course suitable for single-phase or multi-phase?

Is your Safe Isolation course suitable for single-phase or multi-phase?

Can you tailor your training to our specific work type?

Yes, we can tailor courses to make them as realistic as possible to your working environment.

Do you provide volume discounts?

If you are booking in multiple learners, please contact our customer service team on 0141 889 4516 and we can arrange volume discounts.

What if your start dates don't suit my availability?

Please contact our customer service team on 0141 889 4516 and we will try our best to accommodate you.

Are your courses Accredited?

Yes, our courses are accredited by LCL Awards, a leading building services accreditation body.

Can you manage our training diary?

For large organisations, we can manage your training diary, booking in courses and delivering the training nationwide at your outlets.

How do I book a course?

Call our customer service team on 0141 889 4516 or click book now and submit your details online and we will contact you to process your booking.

Is Safe Isolation becoming a mandatory requirement for Gas Engineers?

From July 2020, gas engineers presenting themselves for ACS assessment or re-assessment should declare by self-validating that they have technical knowledge or experience of safe electrical isolation. If they feel they are not competent to undertake safe electrical isolation, they are expected to undertake training to enable safe working practices before undertaking ACS assessments.

Who is this course for?

Handymen, Plumbers, Gas fitters, Electricians, Facilities manager, Kitchen Fitters, etc.

What are the benefits of taking electrical isolation training?

Taking a electrical safety training can provide a number of advantages, including:

The course can raise awareness about the dangers of electrical systems and the importance of using proper isolation techniques to reduce the risk of injury.

Understanding: The course can help you better understand electrical isolation procedures, methods and techniques for isolating electrical circuits, and the level of protection you need.

Maintenance: The course can assist maintenance personnel in correctly identifying and isolating electrical circuits, as well as understanding the importance of using the proper methods and techniques for safe electrical isolation.

Supervisors can benefit from the course by better understanding the electrical isolation procedures and techniques needed to keep their employees safe.

Injury prevention: The course can help prevent injuries caused by electrical hazards by providing personnel with a thorough understanding of electrical safety and isolation procedures.