Foundation Passport - Electrical Workers


This is a one-day health and safety refresher training course. To attend this course, you must already be a registered electrical worker – completion of this course will renew your Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) practising licence and First Aid/CPR. 

The Foundation Passport - Electrical Workers course is for registered 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 Safety Card (Passport) 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: while completion of this course will renew your EWRB practising licence, you must still pay a licence renewal fee to the EWRB to complete your renewal.  


Important Pre-Course Action

  1. As required by EWRB, please complete two brief online modules before attending this course - www.ewrb-learning.co.nz/register/ and bring your certificate with you
  2. Review and bring a copy of AS/NZS3000:2007 section 8 to the course
  3. Bring your own test equipment - multi-meter, insulation resistance tester and RCD tester

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

  • Electrical supervision
  • Testing appliances
  • Residual current devices
  • Multiple earth neutral system
  • Testing of electrical installations
  • Code of compliance & certificate of verification

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 (valid for two years)
  • Renewed EWRB practising licence once you have paid the licence fee to the EWRB
  • 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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