HMS0505 – Electricity Safety

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Please note you cannot take the online test until the day after you have been registered for the course.

Teaching and exams spring 2022

In light of the most recent infection control regulations, we will at the start of the spring semester 2022 increase our online teaching, while we at the same time try to maintain in-person teaching where this is possible. We hope to go back to more in-person teaching later on in the semester. You will be informed about any changes in teaching or examinations on the semester page, in Canvas or through your regular channels.

Read more about postponed exams for the autumn semester 2021.

Course content

The course discusses the dangers associated electricity both for persons and property and provide a brief review of the danger level at current (I) and voltage (V). Moreover affected issues related to grounding and electrostatic discharge (ESD).

The module will be appropriate for most situation you find yourself in at UiO as well as at home.

Learning outcome

After completing the course you should have knowledge of:

  • Gained awareness that your work with electricity can harm others
  • Electrical terms that are essential for safety
  • The hazards of working with electricity and consider risk
  • The actions that can reduce risk
  • First aid in case of damage from electricity

Admission to the course

​The course is compulsory for:


The course is an individual online course. The course is available on a smart phone, PC, Mac or tablet. You can access the online course here:

You need to be registered for the course and exam in Student Web to complete the online digital exam.


The online course includes an online digital exam that you need to pass, to successfully complete the course. Please note that you will have to be registered for the course in StudentWeb to complete the exam. You have to wait until the day after you have been registered for the course to take the test.

The digital exam is multiple choice and you can take the exam more than once. When you have passed the exam you will receive an email confirming you have passed the course. You have to wait until the day after you registered for the course to take the test to get a pass.

If HMS0505 is a degree requirement or a formal prerequisite for any of the courses in your degree, you will not get your degree approved until you have passed the course.

Grading scale

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

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Jan. 20, 2022 7:23:11 PM

Facts about this course

Spring and autumn
Spring and autumn
Teaching languages
  • English
  • Norwegian