Electricity & Safety Measures

By Dr. Rakhi Sharma   |   Indira Gandhi National Open University
Learners enrolled: 4956
This course on ‘Electricity and Safety Measures’ will introduce you to electricity, from generation to transmission to cities/ towns, to distribution up to the end user. You will learn the elementary electrical, overview of electrical power system, Quality of electrical supply, general tools and tackle, Major substation equipment, Operation & maintenance practices for substation and transformer in the first part of this course. While the use of electricity is a boon to us, its misuse could lead to major accidents. We shall learn importance of earthing and guidelines for providing earthing arrangements, Protection of the electrical equipment for safe use of electricity, Important electricity rules related to safety in the second part of this course. While we do take all precautions to avoid the unforeseen, what if some accident does happen? You will be introduced to the basic safety measures. You shall learn about the essential First-Aid measures. Immediate First-Aid may save life. It is essential to restore the electrical system, at the earliest after any disaster; this is the issue of Disaster Management. All these aspects are covered under the third part of this course. As a common interest course, this course helps in building up your knowledge and skill on electrical power and safety.

Course Credit: 4
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 15 Feb 2021
End Date :
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 30 Jun 2021
Category :
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Credit Points : 4
Level : Diploma

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Course layout

Week 1:   Elementary Electrical - Basics of Electricity

Week 2:   Exposure to General Tools and Tackles,
          Testing of  wiring Installation

Week 3:   Electrical Power System :Overview
  Quality of Electrical supply
  Power Distribution System - Basics
  Distribution Line equipment

Week 4:    Transformers
   Major Substation Equipment  
   Operation & Maintenance  Practices

Week 5:   Earthing

Week 6:   Electrical System Protection

Week 7:   Important Electricity Rules Related to Safety

Week 9 & Week 10:  Electrical Safety
                                      Accident Prevention & Protection

Week 11:  First Aid

Week 12:  Disaster Management

Books and references

IGNOU course material  available at eGyankosh
  • Course OEE-001: Electricity & Safety Measures;
    Course OEE-002; OEEL-001 of Programme “Certificate of Competency in Power Distribution” being offered by SOET, IGNOU
  • Block 2: Electrical Safety and Disaster Management of Course BEE-002:Energy Management, Block 2: Operation & Maintenance of course BEE-001: Power Distribution Sector of Programme “Advanced Certificate in Power Distribution”  being offered by  School of Engineering & Technology(SOET), IGNOU

Instructor bio

Dr. Rakhi Sharma

Indira Gandhi National Open University

Dr. Rakhi Sharma holds doctoral degree, Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, India and post graduation, Master of Technology (M.Tech.) with Distinction from Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT), Bhopal, M.P. She obtained her Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree in Electrical Engineering from Prestigious Government Engineering College Jabalpur, M.P. Her areas of research interest are Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems, Electrical Power Generation and Distribution, Renewable Energy, Life Cycle Assessment, Electrical network analysis.

Dr. Rakhi Sharma is Director and Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering in School of Engineering & Technology (SOET), Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi and has over 21+ years of teaching and research experience. She has been associated with designing and development of various distance learning technical Degree/Diploma/Certificate programmes. She has many publications in international journals of repute and international/national conferences. She is the member of several professional bodies. Dr. Rakhi Sharma is the recipient of two prestigious All India University Gold Medal award for ‘Innovations in Distance Education’-2010 & Best Research Paper Award’-2014 at IGNOU, New Delhi.

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