Foundation Passport - Electrical Workers


A one-day health and safety awareness training course which includes Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) practising licence refresher and First Aid/CPR.

The Foundation Passport - Electrical Workers course is suitable for all residential and commercial electrical workers, including those who are self-employed (this course is not applicable for line mechanics or cable jointers).

With the Foundation Passport - Electrical Workers course you will:

  • Renew your practising licence and your site access at the same time, saving you money, time and travelling costs
  • Gain practical testing skills in line with AS/NZS 3000:2007 Section 8 and AS/NZS 3760:2010
  • Gain competence in First Aid/CPR
  • Earn 3 credits towards your Certificate in Construction Site Safety

Please note that while this course covers the requirements to renew your EWRB Practising Licence, a licence renewal fee still applies to the EWRB. Electrical Inspectors can only renew their licence at a limited number of courses. Please note this course has been renamed from the Electrical Passport, and is still open to both first-time and renewing trainees. 

Please contact us prior to booking your course if you need more information.

From April 2017, the Foundation Passport – Electrical Workers course will be updated to a full-day to include an extended practical electrical component and a new health and safety module. To reflect these changes and to bring this course in line with other EWRB-approved providers, the pricing has been increased. Member pricing now starts from $175 (excluding GST).

As the Foundation Passport – Electrical Workers course renews both your EWRB licence and your site access in one go, we are confident this course still provides great value for money.

What The Course Covers

Health and Safety

  • Shape health and safety culture through positive conversations
  • Take action to improve health and safety on site
  • Understand the impact of the new law on health and safety culture

Electrical Safety

  • Insulation resistance of an installation
  • Main earth resistance
  • Earth bonding to metalwork resistance
  • Mains polarity insulation resistance of the mains
  • Continuity and polarity of the power circuit
  • Ensuring the residual-current device (RCD) is isolated on both live circuits when it is switched off

First Aid/CPR

  • Run by qualified First Aid/CPR Trainer
  • Covers specific requirements in legislation and codes of practice for the electrical industry

Site Safe regularly reviews and updates course content in partnership with the construction industry to ensure alignment to best practice industry standards. Our latest version of the Site Safe Passport takes an interactive format, including group workshops and videos to ensure an engaging and enjoyable learning experience. Visit our Why Choose Site Safe Training page for more information.

What You Will Learn

Learning Objectives

  • Understand your basic health and safety responsibilities
  • Understand how to work safely and why this is important to you
  • Take personal responsibility for being safe
  • Speak up when you are not safe
  • Gain practical testing skills in line with AS/NZS 3000:2007 Section 8 and AS/NZS 3760:2010
  • Gain competence in First Aid/CPR

What You'll Get at the End of the Course

  • A Site Safety Card (Passport) that indicates your level of training and gives you access to site (valid for two years)
  • Site Safe endorsement on your Registered Electrical Workers License Card
  • 7 Licensed Building Practitioner points
  • 3 credits towards the Site Safe Certificate in Construction Site Safety (only one Passport level course may be counted towards the certificate)
  • Site Safe Passport Handbook

Next Learning Steps

Completing a Site Safe Passport means you'll gain site access for the next two years.

Next time you want to renew your site access, you can expand your health and safety knowledge with a new course that's relevant to you. We now offer a suite of cost-effective four-hour Passport Plus courses on specific subjects, as well as a variety of one and two-day courses, all of which will renew your Site Safety Card/Passport. 

Please note, however, that only the Foundation Passport - Electrical Workers course will renew your EWRB Practising Licence.

Have a look at the pathway examples for more training options after successfully completing this course.

Check out our Training CPD Matrix to see Site Safe courses and credits at a glance.

With over 60,000 New Zealand construction workers attending a Site Safe Passport course each year, most major New Zealand contractors require a Site Safety Card for entry to their sites, and as a prerequisite in their tender process.

As well as offering Foundation Passport courses for the building construction, electrical, and consultant industries, Site Safe now also offers a range of four-hour Passport Plus courses which automatically renew Site Safety Cards/Passports.

Book your seat on the next course today, or contact us for more information.

For a full list of our training courses visit our Our Training Courses page.

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