Teaching guidelines and resources

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.

Supervision procedures

The primary responsibility of a supervisor when supervising a trainee is to take all practicable steps to ensure that:

  1. the work is carried out competently
  2. while the work is being undertaken, appropriate safety measures are adopted
  3. the completed work complies with the Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010.

Ensuring the safety of the trainee requires that the supervisor:

  1. determines the electrical isolation, testing, earthing and other associated safety measures required to make any work site safe
  2. identifies the boundaries of the safe working area at any work site
  3. ensures that equipment required to safely carry out any work is available and maintained so that the equipment is safe to use
  4. ensures the trainee understands the procedures relating to the use of locks for personal protection against electric shock and safety tags
  5. ensures the trainee is aware of their limits of work
  6. 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.