Practical Introduction to the Safe Operation of High/Low Voltage Switchgear

New to switchgear operation? This course is suitable for both electrical/non-electrical personnel and is an excellent starting point if you are aiming for full switching authorisation.

Course Duration: 3 Days

Location: Stockton-On-Tees High Voltage Training Centre

Assessment: No assessments

Certificate Gained:  PASS Certificate of Attendance

Entry Requirements: No previous experience needed

Included: Course entry and examination costs, lunch and refreshments (tea, coffee and juice)

Reading Requirements: There are no peripheral reading requirements for this course

Book your place on our Safe Operation of HV/LV Switchgear training course today by filling in our online booking form to the right, or by calling the team directly.

About the HV/LV Switching Training Course

Learn the basics of safely performing switching on high and low voltage electrical systems with this hands-on, practical training course.

Made for both those with electrical experience, and those new to the field, this course will outline the principles behind performing switching on power systems up to and including 15kV, giving you a thorough understanding of the process plus practical experience of actually performing switching operations.

The course aims to enable you to familiarise yourself with operational procedures and potential physical constraints associated with high voltage power systems, prior to receiving full authorisation training.

The following subjects are covered as part of this course:

  • Operational Procedures
  • Single End Drive Motor Isolations
  • Transformer Isolations
  • Ring Feeder Isolations
  • Circuit Main Earth Application Procedures
  • Additional Earth Application Procedures
  • Electrical Safety Documents
  • Key Safes and Multi Hasp Locking (Multihasp) Systems
  • Abridged High Voltage Safety Rules
  • Course Review

This course is ideally suited as an entry-level course before advancing on to the HVSO4 course (Safe Operation of High Voltage Power Systems – Full HV Switching Authorisation).

Are There Any Entry Requirements?

Although there are no specific requirements for this course and it is suitable for both electrical and non-electrical personnel, an understanding of the basics of electricity and electrical systems would be an advantage.

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

Additional Information

If you are interested in this course and would like to find out more about the content, other courses on offer or would like to find out more information about PASS itself and the facilities available to you, contact the training centre where an advisor will be happy to answer all your questions.

About the PASS 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 course.

Our courses 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 course, 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 course and ensure you have everything you’ll need during your stay.

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