Electric Shock Investigations

Electric Shock Investigations

This course trains participants so they can effectively assist or take the lead role in an electric shock incident investigation. This course is a must for any electrician or electrical engineer that may be required to investigate an electric shock incident. Download a course flyer here.

This course is the industry standard in Australia with thousands of electrical people already trained. This course is BHP approved (WAIO) and the preferred electrical incident investigation course for many of our clients. Our clients for this course include other mining companies such as Rio Tinto, Glencore, MMG, and safety regulators such as Access Canberra, EnergySafe Victoria, and many network businesses, electrical inspectors & electrical contractors, etc.

This course involves 18 theory modules with an assessment to be completed at the end of each module. The course takes around 24 hours to complete with an optional 2 day course on Electrical Incident Report Writing.

The training modules are:

  • Legal Issues for Electrical Incident Investigations
  • Causes, Effects and Prevention of Electrical Incidents
  • Effects of Current on Human Beings
  • Effects of Current on Livestock
  • Introduction to Lightning
  • Introduction to Electric Arcs
  • Earthing Systems Operation
  • MEN Polarity, Neutral Integrity and Phase Rotation Testing
  • Fault Loop Impedance
  • Test Instrument Usage
  • Residual Current Devices
  • Types of Electric Shock Incidents
  • Forensic Incident Investigation – Preplanning
  • Forensic Incident Investigation – First response
  • Forensic Incident Investigation – Collecting the Evidence
  • Forensic Incident Investigation – Analysis and Interpretation
  • Forensic Incident Investigation – Report Writing
  • Forensic Incident Investigation – Finalisation


  • Staff can investigate with confidence.
  • Reduce risk of further incidents.
  • Reduce risk of litigation.

This course can also be delivered in person with practical, real-life, incident investigation sessions included. Simply contact us to discuss.

Online students have 90 days to complete the course but this can be extended if issues arise that prevent completion in that timeframe.


“Probably the best post trade training I have attended. Practical demo’s and exercises. Excellent real world scenarios.” 

Michael Weeks – Angloamerican, Moranabah North Mine.

“PowerLogic’s Shock Investigation Certificate Course is the best course I have ever done.” 

Thomas Rigby, Contracts Compliance/Electrical Engineering Manager – BMC, Poitrel Mine.

“Very enjoyable course. Very beneficial to my job role. Thoroughly enjoyed the course. Content was very relevant and will certainly improve my work methods.” 

Brian Plunkett, Electrical Inspector – BHP

“The online course content is excellent, the website is great, easy to use and navigate. I like the way that it is all set out, the presentation that matches the video is available, so no excuse on not having enough resources.” 

Henry Hodgson, Electrical Safety Officer – Tasmanian Department of Justice.

“I have completed a course like this many years ago. This course was a lot more in depth. It was a great course.”


“Thank you very much for the training you provided last week. It was an amazing and very informative course.

Matt Bendall, Operational Authority Electrical – Woodside Energy Ltd

Course Details

Online Cost: $2,999 (GST incl) via credit card. Group discounts apply – payment via invoice and bank transfer, cheque, BPAY or credit card.
Onsite Cost: Onsite by quotation
Training Time: 24 hours
Who should participate:
electrical engineers, electrical fitter mechanics, emergency service fitters, district mechanics, on call electricians, apprentices, installation inspectors, power line workers, power quality technicians, incident investigators.
Other details:
ONLINE ENROLLMENT METHOD: Simply register for our online training centre by clicking the link below and once registered, click on the course and pay via a credit card using Paypal.