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Safe Isolation of Electrical Systems

This qualification aims to provide practical guidance to learners wishing to gain knowledge and understanding on the management of electrical safety, with particular emphasis on low voltage safe isolation procedures to be followed during construction and refurbishment projects, and during maintenance activities.  

This qualification is aimed at

  • Duty holders, Managers and supervisors responsible for safe working practices;
  • Electricians working on construction/refurbishment projects and carrying out maintenance and fault-finding activities;
  • Other trades who are required to safely isolate electrical equipment prior to mechanical maintenance activities.

Successful completion of this course will mean that candidates will learn, develop and practise the skills required for understanding of the correct legislations in how to carry out safe isolation what needs to be done to make sure workers on-site are not exposed to danger when working on or near live electrical systems and equipment in buildings.

Entry requirements

This is industry specific course and no formal entry requirements. 

Course content

At the end of the course, delegates will:

Study number of chapter and modules that help you to gain necessary knowledge to be able to carried out safe isolation.

The workshop will confirm the individual understands how to correctly use test equipment to isolate all of, or part of, and electrical installation to allow safe work.

During your study you will cover a range of knowledge and skills across areas including design project.

Units of Study will be

  • Introduction to safe isolation procedures
  • Electricity at Work Legislation
  • Electrical safety equipment for safe isolation purposes
  • Safe isolation on-site practical application and practice
  • Assessment

Assessment methods

There are mix of written exams, written assignments and practical assessments.


Successful Completion of the course leads to the award of a Bedford College Underpinning knowledge certificate (COURSE CODE): Safe Isolation
Further study and career options

During or on completion of the course you should be seeking work in the Electrotechnical sector. If students find employment they can progress to complete 2357 Level 3 NVQ. On completion of the diploma you can then progress to any of our CPD short courses.

Additional information

To take part in this course you will need note-taking equipment, a scientific calculator, current version of the IEE Wiring Regulations and On Site Guide.

Pay by instalments

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 7 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

Funding information

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable. Find out more about your payment options and how your loan could be written off at

Course Information & How to Apply

To book onto this course please contact our Business Development team on 01234 291747 or email

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
1 day 30/04/2021 Fri 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £120 Cauldwell Street BBD1631S2

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We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.

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