MODULE DETAILS

Module 11: Electrical Safety and Wiring Regulations

Nominal duration: 5 weeks (60 hours total time commitment)

This time commitment includes the preparation reading, attendance at each webinar (1 hour plus 15-30 minutes for discussion), and the time necessary to complete the assignments and further study.

MODULE PURPOSE

To identify hazards and carrying out maintenance work, interpret statutory or legal regulations/acts dealing with electrical safety at work and the responsibilities of employer and employee in ensuring safe work practices, examine theoretical aspects involved in electrical safety and the relevant safety systems and appliances commonly used at work, examine design of electrical equipment and their selection in a given installation in ensuring safety, follow procedures/practices adopted for safe working in different parts of electrical installations including outdoor switchyards, examine the need for periodic inspection and planned/condition-based maintenance in ensuring safe operation of electrical equipment, examine the organisational aspects of safety, the procedures adopted for reporting of accidents, carrying out investigations and arriving at appropriate measures to improve safety and prevent accidents.

PRE-REQUISITE MODULE(S)

Module 10: Power System Protection

 

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

 

To evaluate the achievement of the learning outcomes; written assignments, group projects and practical exercises are set.

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

1.    Explain electrical safety and hazards

2.    Select and design electrical safety systems

3.    Examine substation and battery installation safety requirements

4.    Examine organisational aspects of safety and safety regulations

 

 


Learning Outcome 1

Explain electrical safety and hazards

Assessment Criteria

1.1

Examine the role of protective earthing

1.2

List the types of protective equipment

1.3

Explain how electric arcs are caused

1.4

Outline the consequences of an arc flash

1.5

Explain how arc exposure can be limited and arc flash accidents avoided

1.6

Describe the concepts of ‘Insulation’, ‘Enclosure’ and ‘Isolation’ in relation to electrical safety and design

1.7

Outline the policies of operational and safety locking mechanisms and requirements



Learning Outcome 2

Select and design electrical safety systems

Assessment Criteria

2.1

Discuss safety aspects in electrical circuit design

2.2

Select safety equipment  for a given electrical circuit

2.3

Examine safe operation and maintenance


Learning Outcome 3

Examine substation and battery installation safety requirements

Assessment Criteria

3.1

Outline the substation safety checklist

3.2

Identify hazards when working with compressed fluids and list methods to prevent hazards


Learning Outcome 4

Examine organisational aspects of safety and safety regulations

Assessment Criteria

4.1

List organisational aspects of safety

4.2

Examine wiring regulations

4.3

Outline occupational health and safety regulations, codes and practices for power systems

Delivery mode

A combination of asynchronous and synchronous e-learning delivery comprising a judicious mix of interactive online web conferencing, simulation (virtual labs) software, remote online labs, online videos, PowerPoint slides, notes, reading and study materials (in PDF, HTML and Word format) accessed through the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS).

Software/Hardware Used

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