Teaching guidelines and resources
A resource for training providers for all registration classes.
Teaching and supervision guidelines
The Board publishes teaching guidelines to ensure that anyone training to be an electrical worker receives instruction that is consistent and credible. The guidelines are structured around essential capabilities and provide a benchmark for the development and delivery of courses for trainees.
The guidelines set out for each registration class:
- registration requirements
- limits of work
- electrical theory and content of exams
- practical assessment skills.
Teaching guidelines by registration class
New teaching guidelines are being published progressively. The first to be revised under the new rules of the Board and incorporating the requirements of the new classes of registration are:
Teaching Guidelines for Electricians
Teaching Guidelines for Electrical Appliance Servicepersons - Written Exam Prescriptions
Teaching Guidelines for Electrical Appliance Servicepersons - Endorsed to disconnect and connect
Teaching Guidelines for Electrical Engineers
Teaching Guidelines for Electrical Installers
Teaching Guidelines for Electrical Inspectors
Teaching Guidelines for Electrical Service Technicians
Teaching Guidelines for Associated Tradespersons
Line Mechanics Exam Matrix Guidelines and Unit Standards
Line Mechanics Examination Prescription and Teaching Guidelines
The primary responsibility of a supervisor when supervising a trainee is to take all practicable steps to ensure that:
- the work is carried out competently
- while the work is being undertaken, appropriate safety measures are adopted
- the completed work complies with the Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010.
Ensuring the safety of the trainee requires that the supervisor:
- determines the electrical isolation, testing, earthing and other associated safety measures required to make any work site safe
- identifies the boundaries of the safe working area at any work site
- ensures that equipment required to safely carry out any work is available and maintained so that the equipment is safe to use
- ensures the trainee understands the procedures relating to the use of locks for personal protection against electric shock and safety tags
- ensures the trainee is aware of their limits of work
- does not leave a trainee who has inadequate skills on their own.
The Board approves Supervision Procedures to assist employers of trainees, people who supervise trainees, and trainees with interpretation of the supervision requirements in the Electricity Act 1992 and the Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010.
Any trainee who is assisting a supervisor with the carrying out of prescribed electrical work should be supervised in accordance with these Supervision Procedures.
Appliance test sheets
Practical assessments during the training of Electrical Appliance Servicepersons require the use of the Single-Phase Appliance Test Sheet. Training Providers may use this link to download a pdf or alternatively request hard copies through our call centre - 0800 66 1000.
Practical assessments during the training of Electrical Service Technicians require the use of the above test sheet and the Poly-Phase Appliance Test Sheet. Training Providers may use these links to download pdfs or alternatively request hard copies through our call centre - 0800 66 1000.
Competence programme prescriptions and checklists
Competence programme for Inspectors
Competence programme for Electricians, Installers and Engineers
Competence programme for EAS, EST, and Associated Tradespersons
Competence programme for Line Mechanics and Cable Joiners
Practising Licence and Competence Programme Rules