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Safe Isolation 2023
Cardonald Campus
Start Date
Various start dates
Qualification Type
Other non-advanced qual
Course Type
1 day


The BPEC electrical safe isolation installer course is a one-day commercial training course aimed at operatives who need (in the course of their normal work) to safely isolate single-phase and three-phase electrical supplies and equipment.

The 1 day course is for electricians only. Those from other trades require the 2 day course and should get in touch for more information including cost.

Courses run on demand 'ENQUIRE NOW'.

What will I learn?

The BPEC Safe Isolation of Low Voltage Electrical Installations training course covers:

  • Introduction to safe isolation
  • Why is electricity so dangerous
  • Legislation, Regulations and Standards
  • Safe Isolation procedures
  • Devices suitable for the purpose of isolation
  • Consequences of not using safe isolation techniques

This course is delivered in accordance with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989. There are both theoretical and practical assessments. 

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Formal craft qualification e.g. SVQ Level 2 or 3 in heating engineering / plumbing / electrical trades;
  • or working towards a formal qualification, such as SVQ Level 2 or 3 heating and ventilation / plumbing / electrical installations;
  • or have a number of years’ experience of conventional heating engineering or plumbing and electrical installations.

Employer and industry links

BPEC (British Plumbing Employers Council) is an industry leading specialised provider of qualifications, assessments, training courses and learning materials,  working closely with a UK wide network of colleges, private training centres and industry stakeholders. BPEC is dedicated to providing education and lifelong learning to those who work in the Building Services Engineering (BSE) sector.

Jobs and further study

This course enables delegates to meet the requirements of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 in respect to safe isolation of electrical equipment and competence to prevent danger and injury. 

The certificate will not lead to any qualification but will demonstrate understanding of the safe isolation process where required. 

Making an application

For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

More questions? Contact us about this course