Electrical services first aid

Nationally Recognised Training

This course provides participants with the skills to manage common first aid situations that can arise in an electrical services industry environment. It is suitable for people employed as electricians and others employed in the electrical services industry.

Electrical services first aid

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UPDATED: 11 November 2020

As of 29 October 2020, First Aid training at public venues in the Melbourne metropolitan area is open.

For the continued safety of staff and students additional measures are in place:

  • Smaller class sizes capped at 12 students
  • PPE including masks and gloves are available at our classes for students
  • Temperature screening will take place for all people entering our training venues
  • No contact first aid training: this means students will not be required to practice first aid techniques on other students or staff, only on themselves or a manikin. For example bandaging, CPR, recovery position and use of EpiPens will not be conducted on others. Students will be directed not to breathe into a manikin at this time.
  • Increased cleaning of our equipment after every class
  • Alcohol based hand sanitiser is available throughout the venue for use upon arrival, during class and departure
  • We discard all bandages, dressings or other class consumables at the end of the class and they are not re-used


Importantly, those who meet the following criteria should not attend any St John Ambulance Training course:

  • Those who are unwell or experiencing any flu-like symptoms
  • Those who have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • People who have been overseas in the 14 days prior to their course date
  • Those who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days

Those who are diagnosed with a confirmed case of COVID-19 within 14 days after attending their St John training course must advise St John Ambulance Victoria immediately on 1300 360 455

For a limited time only, all First Aid training will come with access to our Infection Control eLearning course that participants can complete online in just 45 minutes.

Students will receive a link to the course on their student readiness page.

This course provides practical advice for you and your workplace teams to follow to help reduce the spread of infection such as Coronavirus.

This course is designed for those working in an electrical services environment and covers a range of first aid scenarios specific to electrical services.

The course topics include rescue from low voltage apparatus and hazards and risk management.

This course is taught by St John trainers with over 100 years of combined experience and backgrounds in Nursing, Education and Leadership. They are ready to share their experience and passion with you that creates confidence to perform first aid should you ever need to.

6.5 hours Face to Face

Course Outline

This course covers the following:

  • Infection control
  • Defibrillation awareness
  • Introduction to low voltage principles
  • Rescue from low voltage apparatus
  • Hazards and risk management
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Bites and stings

Statements of attainment

On successful completion of this course you will be issued a Certificate which is a statement of attainment in:

  • UETDRRF10B Provide first aid in an ESI environment
  • UETTDRRF06 Perform rescue from a live LV panel

St John recommends, as per the First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice and the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines, that electrical services first aid skills are renewed every 12 months.

Assessment is through a combination of practical first aid activities and a written test paper.

You will be required to demonstrate CPR on a manikin on the floor

Students must have completed HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) within the previous 12 months.

St John first aid training

This course is available onsite

Onsite Training is a convenient and flexible training solution for your workplace and community group.

St John brings the training to you wherever and whenever you need it. This solution is available 365 days a year and 24 hours a day.