Electrical Safety Awareness Online

20 minutes
Course Cost: 
Course mode: 
Self-paced online

Note: This course was previously titled Electrical Safety, Basic – Online.

Intended audience

This course is recommended for University personnel who do not encounter exposed energized electrical parts but want basic electrical safety awareness and recognition skills.

Personnel who may encounter exposed energized parts but are not qualified to work on them must instead take the Electrical Safety in the Workplace course.

Personnel who are qualified to work on exposed energized parts operating between 50 and 600 volts to ground must instead take the Electrical Safety Low Voltage Qualified course.


This course teaches awareness and recognition of the hazards associated with electricity, basics safety controls and practices, and how to respond to electrical injuries. This course does not address arc-flash hazards and controls, lock-out/tag-out procedures, or high voltage (220V or 440V) electrical safety.

Regulations and resources

UW Electrical Safety

Accommodations and language services

The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodations to individuals who need them.

  • To request a disability accommodation, please contact the UW Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 (V), 206-543-6452(TTY), or email at dso@uw.edu.
  • To request safety training in a language other than English, please contact EH&S training at ehstrain@uw.edu and notify your supervisor. EH&S will work with you and your supervisor to arrange for interpretation or translation services.
  • For other accommodation requests, please contact EH&S Training at ehstrain@uw.edu


EH&S Training Contact

(206) 543-7201