Electrical safety certification

A person who has obtained certification in electrical safety has demonstrated that he/she is familiar with legislation, regulations and instructions related to safety at electrical work.

Certification requires that the person meets certification requirements and has competence in general electrical engineering. The certification examination has two sections. For certification to be granted the student must get approximately two thirds of the maximum score in both sections.

Electrical safety examinations in 2019

25 April 2019, from 12 noon to 3 pm

14 November 2019, from 12 noon to 3 pm

Organising of examination

Electrical safety examinations are organised by educational institutions and adult education centres that provide education in the electrical field. Examination is organised twice per year on dates announced by Tukes.

You can enrol for an electrical safety examination by contacting an education organiser.  

Certification examination

The examination lasts three hours. You can receive an additional hour for completing the examination if

  • your native language is not Finnish or Swedish; or
  • you have been diagnosed with dyslexia.

Notify the educational institution about your need for extra time when you enrol for the examination.

Materials allowed during examination

You are allowed to take the following materials with you to the examination:

  • publications that are included in certification requirements; and
  • literature or other material related to the field, but not calculated examples or previous examinations.

Structure of the examination

The examination has two sections:

Section 1: administrative provisions related to electrical work and electrical safety; and

Section 2: other regulations and instructions related to electrical safety

Certification requirements

Certification requirements are valid for examinations organised after 1 January 2018.  

Electrical safety certification 1

Legislation, regulations and instructions related to electrical work included in electrical safety certification 1:

Legislation

Electrical Safety Act (1135/2016)

Government Decree on Electrical Installations (1434/2016)

Government Decree on Electrical Work and Operational Work of Electrical Installations (1435/2016)

Government Decree on the Electromagnetic Compatibility of Electrical Devices and Equipment (1436/2016)

Government Decree on the Safety of Electrical Equipment (1437/2016)

You can find links to legislation at Tukes's regulation information service.

Standards

SFS 6000 (2017)       Low-voltage electrical installations

SFS 6002 (3rd edition, 2015 + A1 2018) Safety at electrical work

SFS käsikirja 601:2018      High-voltage electrical installations and overhead lines. Includes standard SFS 6001 (2018) High-voltage electrical installations and basic requirements for overhead line standards

Other publications

Publication by The Electrical Contractors´ Association of Finland STUL:

D1-2017                  Käsikirja rakennusten sähköasennuksista

Publication by Sähkötieto ry: Sähkölaitekorjaajan opas, ST-ohjeisto 6 (2017)

Electrical safety certification 2 

Legislation, regulations and instructions related to electrical work included in electrical safety certification 2:

Legislation

Electrical Safety Act (1135/2016)

Government Decree on Electrical Installations (1434/2016)

Government Decree on Electrical Work and Operational Work of Electrical Installations (1435/2016)

Government Decree on the Electromagnetic Compatibility of Electrical Devices and Equipment (1436/2016)

Government Decree on the Safety of Electrical Equipment (1437/2016)

You can find links to legislation at Tukes's regulation information service.

Standards          

SFS 6000 (2017) Low-voltage electrical installations

SFS 6002 (3rd edition, 2015 + A1 2018) Safety at electrical work

Other publications

Publication by The Electrical Contractors´ Association of Finland STUL:

D1-2017                  Käsikirja rakennusten sähköasennuksista

Publication by Sähkötieto ry: Sähkölaitekorjaajan opas, ST-ohjeisto 6 (2017)

Electrical safety certification 3 

Legislation, regulations and instructions related to electrical work included in electrical safety certification 3:

Legislation

Electrical Safety Act (1135/2016)

Government Decree on Electrical Work and Operational Work of Electrical Installations (1435/2016)

Government Decree on the Electromagnetic Compatibility of Electrical Devices and Equipment (1436/2016)

Government Decree on the Safety of Electrical Equipment (1437/2016)

You can find links to legislation at Tukes’s regulation information service.

Standards

SFS 6000 (2017)       Low-voltage electrical installations (2017)

-     Fundamental principles, assessment of general characteristics, definitions

4    PROTECTION FOR SAFETY

-     Protection against electric shock 4-41

-     Protection against thermal effects 4-42

-     Over-current protection 4-43

5    SELECTION AND ERECTION OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

-     General rules 5-51

-     Wiring systems 5-52

-     Separation, connection and control 5-53

-     Grounding and protective conductors 5-54

5-55 OTHER ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

-     Low-voltage generating sets 551

-     Luminaires and lighting installations 559

6    INSPECTION

7    REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIAL INSTALLATIONS OR LOCATIONS

-     Construction sites 704

-     Exhibitions 711

-     Furniture 713

-     Fairgrounds 740

8    SUPPLEMENTARY REQUIREMENTS FOR SOME INSTALLATIONS

-     Repair, alteration and extension of electrical installations 802

-     Electrical repair shops and laboratories 803

-     Dry, humid and wet locations, outdoor locations 804

-     Selection and erection of plugs and socket outlets 813

SFS 6002 (3rd edition, 2015 + A1 2018) Safety at electrical work

Other publications

Publication by The Electrical Contractors´ Association of Finland STUL
D1-2017   Käsikirja rakennusten sähköasennuksista

3 Assessment of general characteristics

-     General 300

4 Protection for safety

-     Protection against electric shock 41

-     Protection against thermal effects 42

-     Over-current protection 43

5 Selection and erection of electrical equipment

-    General rules 51

-     Selection and erection of wiring 52

-     Switchgear 53

-     Grounding and protective conductors 54

-     Generating sets 551

-     Installation of luminaires 559

6 Inspection

7 Instructions for special installations or installation circumstances

-     Construction sites 704

-     Temporary installations at fairs and exhibitions

-     Furniture 713

-     Fairgrounds, amusement parks, … 740

8 Supplementary requirements for some installations

-     Repair, alteration and extension of electrical installations 802

-     Electrical repair shops and laboratories 803

-     Dry, humid and wet locations, outdoor locations 804

-     Selection and erection of plugs and socket outlets 813

Publication by Sähkötieto ry: Sähkölaitekorjaajan opas, ST-ohjeisto 6 (2017)

Sale of certification publications

You can find links to legislation at Tukes's regulation information service.

SFS standards and handbooks are sold by Finnish Standards Association SFS

Sähkötieto ry’s publication and publication D1 are sold by Sähköinfo Oy.  

Publications related to electrical safety certifications 1, 2 and 3 can be ordered as a full certification bundle from Sähköinfo Oy:stä or Opiks-Tiimi Oy:stä

 

Further information:

tel. +358 (0)29 5052 631, Timo Pietilä