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As a Senior Authorised Person, you will be responsible for others working on high voltage equipment.

Gain the necessary training and experience you need to do this job safely and effectively with our City and Guilds Accredited Programme.

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For more information call us on 01642 987 978 or email for more information.

Programme Duration
5 days
Programme Location
PASS Stockton HV Training Centre. Venue address is 1 Alberto Street, Stockton-On-Tees, TS18 2BQ. More about venue >>
Written examination and practical examination
Certificate Gained
PASS Certificate of Competency in Limited Operation of High Voltage Power Systems accredited by City and Guilds

(Certificate of Attendance gained for those who do not pass the tests)

What’s Included?
Programme entry and examination costs, lunch and refreshments (tea, coffee and juice)
Entry Requirements
Prior knowledge of inspection, operation, maintenance and repair of HV power systems is essential. Anyone attending training should also have a good level of both spoken and written English.


Course Details

About the Programme

This training programme is designed to bring the knowledge of marine and offshore personnel up to a competency level suitable for Senior Authorised Persons.

By completing this programme, you will improve your understanding of both high voltage and low voltage power systems, focusing on statutory regulations, safe operation and maintenance on a wide range of marine and offshore power equipment.

You will learn to safely perform HV switching operations on marine/offshore power equipment and to prepare yourself for HV authorisation in accordance with your companies’ safety rules and regulations.

The following subjects are covered as part of this programme:

  • UK and other national marine/offshore statutory electrical regulations
  • Electrical hazards and precautions
  • Arrangement of high voltage switchrooms
  • Emergency Conditions
  • Marine/offshore high voltage safety rules
  • Operation and safety features of switchgear
  • Issue and control of safety documentation
  • Safety lockout procedures, key safes/multi hasps
  • Treatment of system neutral point
  • Appreciation of fault levels
  • Marine/offshore application of electrical protection
  • Case Studies
  • Practical exercises (3 switching/safety documents)

Course Suitability

Programme Entry Requirements

You should have a strong general understanding of high voltage power networks and be responsible – or are going to be responsible – as a senior figure for performing switching or for issuing safety documents relating to work in HV substations, switchrooms and other high voltage areas.

Anyone attending training must also have a good level of both spoken and written English.

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About the PASS High Voltage Training Centre

To train to safely work with high voltage equipment, you need a realistic simulation of the actual conditions you’ll face when working. The PASS high voltage training centre has been designed to give you this experience, with authentic switchgear, transformers and other HV equipment for you to work with during your programme.

Our programmes are led by our experienced HV training professionals, each of whom has worked for several decades in the HV industry. When you’re not out performing practical tasks in the HV centre, you’ll be in our classrooms learning the important theory behind your training programme, or relaxing in our canteen for your provided lunch.

The PASS HV training centre is in Stockton-On-Tees, which is situated in North East England. It’s within easy access from all major motorways such as the A1 and A19 and is excellent for anyone travelling from Sunderland, Durham, Newcastle and the surrounding area. If you are travelling from further away or overseas, we can help you with finding a place to stay during the programme and ensure you have everything you’ll need during your stay.

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