MNHMS0015ES – Introduction to Electricity Safety

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Course content

The goal is to ensure that students of instrument laboratories have a good and safe learning environment. The use of electricity and electrical equipment entails some risk. In order to work safely when using electrical equipment  and instruments in the laboratory it is important to have some knowledge of current and voltage, as well as knowledge of hazards and precautions.

Learning outcome

After completing the course you should have the following knowledge:

  • Routines and procedures for working on the instrument laboratories.
  • Roles and responsibilities.
  • Safe use of electrical appliances and instruments.
  • Some important electrical concepts, such as Static electricity, high voltage, low voltage electrical isolation (isolation transformer), double insulation, fixed installations and grounding system.
  • Prevention of injuries and accidents.


Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

This course is compulsory for:

New students at the following bachelor programs:

New students at the following Master's programs:

Other students who need to have one or more courses which have MNHMS0015ES as a compulsory prerequisite.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

The following course must be taken in the same semester or be taken earlier than MNHMS0015ES:

Overlapping courses

The course overlaps with HMS0505 – Electricity Safety


Teaching includes a one 45 minutes lecture at the beginning of each semester. Participation is required to pass the course.

The course uses Fronter.

Access to teaching

A student who has completed compulsory instruction and coursework and has had these approved, is not entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework. A student who has been admitted to a course, but who has not completed compulsory instruction and coursework or had these approved, is entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework, depending on available capacity.


To pass the MNHMS0015ES you must have obtained an approval for having participated in the teaching. You are responsible for ensuring that your attendance is registered at the lecture.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

This course is compulsory and an ​​attendance record is kept. Illness or other valid reasons of absence must be documented by a medical certificate or other equivalent documentation. Medical certificates can be delivered to MN-studieinfo during opening hours or sent to the office by post. Remember to state which course and for which date the medical certificate applies to.
All students who have been away for the entire course or parts of the course must take the equivalent course or parts of course the next time it is offered (at the beginning of the following semester).
Students who have not passed MNHMS0015ES - Introduction to Electricity Safety will not get their degree approved, if the course is compulsory in the program requirements, or if it is formal prerequisite knowledge for any of the courses in the degree.


Facts about this course






Spring and autumn


Spring and autumn

Teaching language

For bachelor students: Norwegian

For master and exchange students: English