Health & Safety Course

Health and Safety for Field Service Technicians

This unit is designed to give learners a good understanding of safe working practices, including the legal requirements and regulations surrounding health and safety.

This unit is recommended for all individuals starting out in all fields of FD&A and a compulsory unit for those taking the level 3 qualification pathway.

Certain qualifications have been recognised as advanced of this unit and are therefore recognised as prior learning. For more information on this, please go to the prerequisites section below.

At the end of the course, delegates will take the ECS health & safety examination to test their knowledge. 

For more information, please watch our short video of approximately 7 minutes to find out more.

What's on the Health & Safety and Environment units of the Qualification Pathway?

Delegates taking the health & safety for field service technicians’ course will receive a course book at the start of the course. The course book will contain a copy of the slides used during the course, along with an explanation to accompany each slide and space to make their own learner notes. These books are to be retained by the delegates and are a useful reference tool for the work place.

For courses that take place within the classroom environment, a hard copy of the course notes will be provided at the start of the course. For courses taking place on-line, delegates will have access to the course notes digitally. Following completion of the online course delegates will be contacted and have the option to receive a hard copy of the course book in the post. Details on how to access the digital course book will be provided within the course invitation e-mail. Delegates will need to set up access to the digital course book prior to the start of the course.

At the end of the health & safety for field service technicians’ course, you should have an understanding of the following:

• H&SAW Act 1974
• Manual Handling
• Working at heights
• Lone Workers
• Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER)
• PPE
• Asbestos
• COSHH

At the end of the course, delegates will take the ECS health & safety examination to test their knowledge. The examination is closed book and no reference material will be allowed.

For further information on the exam, including access to the free ECS revision guide, please click on this link, Preparation and Revision | Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ecscard.org.uk) .

We would strongly recommend that delegates read through the ECS revision guide before taking the exam.

Delegates taking the course in the classroom, will be provided with a tablet to access the exam.

A copy of the course syllabus is available by clicking on the following link, Health & Safety Course Syllabus.

Any delegates who wish to progress onto the advanced qualifications, including the H&S and environmental courses, will need to have completed and passed the foundation course in FD&A systems.

Existing qualifications relating to Health & Safety

Delegates are exempt from the respective mandatory health & safety course if they have the following;

NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health & Safety, ‘Or’ City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Electrotechnical Technologies (2357) both of these must be 3 years from the issue date to be accepted, ‘Or’ a valid ECS assessment certificate, not just the card.

The successful completion of this course & the exam, could be your next or final step towards the overall Advanced Qualification, or alternatively this could lead to an additional advanced qualification for those that have already achieved the overall qualification.

The course will provide an understanding of health and safety and how it relates to fire detection and alarm systems.

Upon completion of the exam, delegates will get an instant result. The next step for successful delegates is very much dependant on individual circumstances with regards to your position on the qualification pathway.

Once the overall qualification has been completed, a level 3 certificate will be issued. In the interim period, e-mails will be sent out confirming your result that can be used as evidence.

Yes, this training has 6.5 Hours CPD.

  • FIA member £150 + VAT
  • Non-members £240 + VAT