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Become a senior authorised person (SAP) qualified to carry out safe switching of power distribution networks on wind turbines situated both on and offshore.

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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

Important Note: if you have only limited electrical experience this programme is not suitable for you. Instead, consider taking HVSO6 (Practical Introduction to the Safe Operation of High/Low Voltage Switchgear) before attending this programme.

Using a combination of both theoretical and practical instructions, our tutors will teach you safe working procedures and best practices in relation to wind turbine power distribution systems, ensuring you can work in a safe, competent manner.

The programme takes place at our high voltage training centre where our tutors will guide you through all of the following subject matter:

  • Electrical Hazards and Precautions
  • PPE Requirements
  • Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
  • History of Wind Power Utilisation
  • Wind Turbine Power Generation
  • Switchgear Basics and General Principles
  • Operational and Safety Features of Switchgear
  • Electrical Safety Documents
  • Key Safes and Multihasps
  • Operational Procedures
  • Practical Switching Exercises
  • Issue and Control of Safety Documentation
  • Introduction to Partial Discharge Detection
  • Wind Turbine High Voltage Safety Rules
  • Wind Turbine Switchgear Safety

Course Suitability

Are There Any Entry Requirements?

You should be an engineer, supervisor or technician working within the renewable energy industry, or you should be working towards working within this industry.

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

Are There Any Reading Materials Required?

There are no peripheral reading materials required for this programme.

Additional Information

If you are interested in this programme and would like to find out more about the content, other programmes 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.

Don’t forget: lunch is provided on all our training programmes along with coffee, tea and juice.

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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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£1,050.00 £1,260 Inc VAT
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Only £125 Ex VAT

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