Course Information


Course type: Classroom & Workshop

Estimated course length: 1 Day

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

Cost: £120 - 150 + VAT

Available centres
  • Paisley Academy, 01418894516
  • Dalgety Bay Academy, 01314606511
  • Paisley Academy, 01418894516
  • Paisley Academy, 01418894516

    This Electrical Safe Isolation course has been developed for persons working in electrical related industries. i.e. Plumbers, Heating Engineers, Kitchen fitters, Mechanical Engineers and Appliance Installers. Its aim is to ensure learners are fully aware of and able to put in to practice the industry Safe Working Procedure for the Isolation of Electrical Supplies. The course is underpinned by the requirements laid down in the Electricity at Work Regulations and BS7671.


    When working on any electrical installation whatever size it is imperative that operatives apply the correct isolation procedure every time to prevent injury to themselves and other users or engineers whilst work is taking place. Apply the industry standard procedure has been shown to prevent injury and reduce incidents of installations being made live whilst work is being carried out.


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


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




    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:

    • Understanding health & safety legislation
    • Risk assessment and accident prevention
    • Permits to work and method statements
    • Lone working
    • HSG.85, GS.38 and safe working practices
    • Locking devices
    • Sources of supply


    Skills Training Group’s Essential Electrics and Safe Isolation course is made up of 6 modules incorporating the Safe Isolation of Single/Multi-Phase Systems:-

    • Module 1: Basic electrical theory (mandatory)
    • Module 2: Heating controls and wiring.
    • Module 3: Fault finding techniques.
    • Module 4: Common components used in the Gas Industry.
    • Module 5: Common components used in the Refrigeration Industry.
    • Module 6: (Specialist module as per centre/clients/manufacturers requirements)


    Module 1 is a mandatory module. Candidates are required to sit a minimum of 1 additional module (2-6) in addition to the mandatory module.




    • 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.




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




    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.




    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.

    Electrical Safe Isolation

    Electrical Safe Isolation 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?

    Our safe isolation training covers both single-phase and multi-phase, so is suitable for both domestic and commercial operatives.

    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.

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    We work with some of the UK’s most well-known industry employers who trust us with their training requirements.


    We promise you quality training that will not only provide the accreditation you need but the competence and practical skills to confidently apply safe, methodical working processes in your chosen field.


    We offer you high quality, low cost training fees at all of our industry leading training centres.


    All our training staff are fully qualified industry experts and have 10 years+ experience working with some of the UK’s most accomplished electrical employers.


    We have invested over £250,000 to create the best possible training facilities, incorporating real-life practical scenarios to prepare you for the workplace.


    As an LCL Awards Accredited Training Centre we can offer certification turnaround in under 5 working days.