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Train to be an authorised person responsible for limited switching operations in high voltage environments with our City and Guilds accredited training programme.

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Programme Details

Programme Duration
3 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
 Basic electrical experience is recommended. Anyone attending training should also have a good level of both spoken and written English.

Course Details

What is the Authorised Person Limited Operation of High Voltage Power Systems Programme?

High voltage poses a significant danger to anyone working in a HV environment – our Authorised Person HV training programme is designed to give you the training and practical experience necessary to work safely in these environments, as well as give you the experience needed to perform limited switching operations in electrical substations and switchrooms.

As an Authorised Person, you will be responsible for carrying out specific duties as defined by the Senior Authorised Person in your working environment. These duties will likely include limited switching duties on high voltage switchgear; our training programme will help you to gain the experience and understanding to do so correctly and safely. The Authorised Person training programme also gives you permission to issue limited safety documents (for example isolation documents), however you will not be qualified to issue permits for work, sanctions for testing etc (which will be carried out by a senior authorised person).

During the programme you will receive real hands-on experience of working with high voltage power systems in our HV training centre. The centre is designed to provide a real simulation of HV conditions, but runs at a intrinsically safe 110V AC to ensure you remain safe at all times during the programme.

Course Suitability

Our Limited Operation of High Voltage Power Systems programme will introduce you to the concept of electrical power systems, giving you the knowledge and training you need to enter substations/switchrooms to carry out restricted switching operations and to monitor the performance/condition of the system in a safe and competent manner.

Our high voltage training tutors will also give you an introduction to limited safety document issuing responsibilities.

The following elements are covered as part of this programme:

  • Safety Requirements
  • Electrical Hazards and Precautions
  • Operational and Safety Features of Switchgear
  • Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
  • Limited Operational Procedures
  • High Voltage Safety Rules
  • The Role of Protection Relays
  • Practical Switching Exercise
  • Case Studies
  • Programme Review

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Programme Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this programme. A basic understanding of electricity and high voltage equipment is beneficial, but not essential.

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

Not sure if you’re right for this programme? Just call the training team and they’ll be able to answer any of your concerns and point you in the right direction.

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 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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Venue Address:

PASS Stockton HV Training Centre
1 Alberto Street
TS18 2BQ

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