Construction Safety Focus – Electrocution Hazards

Construction Safety Focus – Electrocution Hazards

OSHA Standards

Protective Devices

Power Line Contact

Why This Course Is Essential

Awareness is the key to prevention!

Welcome to the crucial and insightful course on “Safety Focus Four-Electrocution Hazards” designed specifically for the construction industry. This course is the third instalment in our comprehensive “Construction Safety Focus Four Hazards” series. For a well-rounded understanding and to complete the series, we encourage you to explore the additional courses.

This series has been meticulously curated in alignment with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Construction Outreach Program, with an aim to empower construction workers with vital knowledge. The primary objectives of this program are:

  1. Enhancing workers’ understanding of the hazards they may encounter in their work environment.
  2. Familiarizing workers with their employer’s obligations in safeguarding them from these potential workplace hazards.

The construction industry is recognized as one of the riskiest sectors, accounting for 60% of OSHA’s total inspections. The urgency of safety education in this field is underscored by startling statistics.

For instance, in 2013, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 796 fatal on-the-job injuries to construction workers. This figure not only exceeded any other industry sector but also represented nearly one out of every five work-related deaths in the U.S.

Now forward to the present, The latest available data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for the year indicates that construction and extraction occupations accounted for the second highest number of occupational deaths out of the total 5,190 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States. This was a total of 951 construction occupational deaths, marking an 25.8% increase from the fatal work injuries reported in 2013.

In terms of specific causes, falls, slips, and trips accounted for a significant portion of the fatalities in construction.

Furthermore, the fatal occupational injury rate of private industry construction workers was almost triple the national average: 9.4 per 100,000 full-time equivalent construction workers compared to 3.2 for all workers.

The BLS also reported that fatality injury rates varied depending on the trade. Among the highest fatalities per 100,000 FTE workers were roofers (59) and iron and steel workers (36.1). Fatal injury rates for other trades included plumbers/pipe layers/pipefitters/steamfitters (5.7), carpenters (5.9), electricians (7.2), painters/paperhangers (11.6), construction equipment operators (11.9), and construction laborers (12.8)​​.

In light of the current information from OSHA and industry data regarding construction site illnesses, injuries, and fatalities, this course’s completion will equip students with the capability to identify and understand the “focus four hazards” prevalent in the construction industry. These hazards include fall hazards, caught-in or-between hazards, struck-by hazards, and electrocution hazards.

Upon completing all four courses in the “Safety Focus Four Hazards” series, students will be endowed with the skills to:

  1. Identify common focus four hazards in their work environment.
  2. Understand and describe the nature of these focus four hazards.
  3. Implement measures to protect themselves from these hazards.
  4. Recognize the responsibilities of their employers to mitigate these focus four hazards.

In less than three hours, this course helps provide the skills and competencies necessary to identify and mitigate construction-related hazards, effectively manage risks, and promote a culture of safety in the construction industry. By the end of the course, participants will have the knowledge and tools to create a safer working environment, protect themselves and their colleagues, and contribute to the overall success of construction projects.

Who the course is for

This course is designed for workers, supervisors, and safety professionals in the construction industry who are responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of employees. It is also suitable for individuals seeking to enhance their knowledge of construction site safety. 

Why it works

  • Minimal disruption to the working day – the course takes only half a day
  • Designed for anyone, in any construction sector, worldwide
  • Provides the knowledge and tools required to identify roles and responsibilities in the construction or demolition environment.
  • High-impact programme
  • Efficient and effective learning – multiple construction site topics are covered in a single, self-contained course.

The business benefits

Participants will have the knowledge and tools to create a safer working environment, protect themselves and their colleagues, and contribute to the overall success of construction projects.:

  • Minimise risk of an incident.
  • Improve your safety culture
  • Develop staff roles in critical point controls.
  • Achieve an internationally recognised and respected certification for staff
  • Enhance your reputation within the construction industry.

Your benefits

By taking this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand your own responsibilities for construction safety
  • Identify and report on potential hazards
  • Assess workplace safety levels
  • Comply with the OSHA and international standards

The average time needed to complete the course is 3 hours and the minimum pass mark for the exam is 70% and we recommend the course is taking every 2 years.

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Who benefits From This Course

Everyone! construction safety is a serious risk to our lives, homes and businesses.

The world is changing quickly and businesses need employees with training, knowledge and skills in order to be competitive.

People who continually develop their professional skills or pursue higher education and training, are placing themselves at the forefront for career advancement opportunities in their future.

By giving yourself or your employees, the knowledge to perform your role safely at work, you will stay safe at work and go home safe, which makes the rest and play time in life, far more rewarding, whatever it is you love to do.


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Course Includes

  • 23 Lessons
  • 1 Test
  • Course Certificate