Introduction to the Electrical Trade - Revised
Learn the theories, safe practices, and procedures of the electrical trade with this free online course.
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This course will first introduce you to the most common occupational hazards that electricians face, including electric burns and shock. You will also look into the risks involved when working with tools and equipment, with batteries and ladders, around overhead equipment, in confined spaces, and in the absence of precautionary measures. You will then learn the importance of wearing personal protective equipment as per the demands of the job.
You will then study how electrical circuits work. The course will discuss voltage source, load, volt-ohm-milliammeter, and conductors including the roles that voltage, current, and resistance play in electrical systems. You will look into electrical theory and study electric charge as well as the movement or flow of electrons in a circuit. The course will also cover the fundamental electrical concepts such as Ohm's law and Kirchhoff's Law as well as discuss series circuits and parallel circuits.
Every electrician must possess a basic set of knowledge and skills, whether they work on residential, commercial, or industrial projects. They must also acquire strong troubleshooting skills as well as observe safe electrical practices. This Introduction to the Electrical Trade online course will teach you the theories and skills that will get your career in the electrical trade off to a great start. Check out the course today, and learning something really useful in just a few short hours.
Module 1: The Electrical Trade
The Electrical Trade: Learning Outcomes
The Electrical Trade
Career Opportunities in the Electrical Trade
The Electrical Trade: Lesson Summary
Module 2: Electrical Safety
Electrical Safety: Learning Outcomes
Electrical Safety and Electric Shock
Practicing Safety Measures
Other Workplace Hazards and Precautionary Steps
Basic Tool Safety
Working in Confined Spaces
Handling Hazardous Materials
Safeguarding Against Falls
Electrical Safety: Lesson Summary
Module 3: Electrical Circuits
Electrical Circuits: Learning Outcomes
Electrical Circuits - Other Terminologies
Electrical Circuits: Lesson Summary
Module 4: Electrical Theory
Electrical Theory: Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Electrical Theory
Electrical Theory: Lesson Summary
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
- Discuss the basics of the electrical wiring system in the various sectors
- Identify the job requirements in the electrical trade
- State the effects of an electric shock
- List the safety standards and requirements specified by OSHA
- Explain what is meant by the lockout / tagout rule and when it should be used
- Identify the safety rules when working with ladders, overhead equipment, tools, hazardous materials
- Describe electrical power, charge, and current
- Define Ohm's law
- State Kirchhoff's laws for current voltage
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