Electrical Safety in the Workplace

2 hours
Course Cost: 
Course mode: 
Instructor-led classroom

Intended audience

This course is required for University personnel who are not qualified to work on or near exposed energized parts but have the potential to be exposed to these parts through their work activities. This includes personnel who handle tasks such as resetting circuit breakers, working in proximity to energized electrical lines, or engaging with battery or photovoltaic cell systems. Retraining is required every three (3) years.

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.

Personnel who do not encounter exposed energized electrical parts but want basic electrical safety awareness and recognition skills are advised to take the Electrical Safety Awareness Online course.


This course teaches general safety regulations, hazard identification, safe work practices, and personal protective equipment requirements. It provides the mandatory level of classroom training in shock and arc flash safety for non-qualified individuals.

Regulations and resources

Seattle Electrical Code

WAC 296-24 Part L


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