Electrical Safety Training System Non-Electrical Workers

Earn your ESTS Non-Electrical Workers certificate upon successful completion of this course


This course is designed specifically for non-electrical workers who typically use, apply, and/or operate electrical equipment in the workplace or work in close proximity to overhead power lines. It will inform you about the associated hazards and risks and explain how to protect yourself from being potentially exposed to electrical shock and arc flash hazards.

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe how electricity is produced and distributed
  • Identify shock and arc flash electrical hazards
  • Understand normal and abnormal conditions of energized electrical equipment
  • Summarize your roles and responsibilities
  • Apply safe electrical work practices
  • Explain emergency response procedures for electrical incidents

This course provides awareness training that is not specific to any region or country; therefore, it is important to familiarize yourself with and follow your employer’s specific policies and practices.

This course was developed by a leading electrical safety subject matter expert with over 22 years of experience as an electrical engineer. In addition to having vast experience as an independent electrical safety consultant, the developer was the first Vice-Chair of the CSA Z462 Workplace Electrical Safety Technical Committee and is currently a CSA Z462 voting member and leader of Working Group 8 annexes.


Course Introduction

  • Overview
  • Objectives

Introduction to Electricity

  • What is electricity?
  • Ohm’s law
  • Where does electricity come from?

Standards and Regulations

  • Health and safety regulations
  • Plan-Do-Check-Act
  • Consensus-based standards

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Normal condition
  • Abnormal conditions
  • Normal or abnormal?
  • Look, listen, and smell

Understanding the Risks

  • What are the risks?
  • Effect of shock and arc flash

Taking Precautions

  • Approach boundaries – shock and arc flash
  • Overhead power lines and buried cables
  • Step and touch potential
  • Environmental conditions
  • Personal protective equipment

Reporting Incidents and Emergency Response

  • Emergency response
  • Reporting the incident

Conclusion and Final Exam

  • Final note
  • Final exam


Average Completion Time

Completion times vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time is 90 minutes.


Knowledge Assessment

Testing is conducted in this online course to reinforce the information presented. You are provided unlimited opportunities to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.


Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to download and print. You can access your certificate through your online account.