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Gain an understanding of the dangers and associated safety requirements in High Voltage Substations and Switchrooms 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
1 Day
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 Safe Access to High Voltage Substations and Switchrooms accredited by City & 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
No previous experience needed – open for both electrical and non-electrical personnel. Anyone attending training should also have a good level of both spoken and written English.

Course Details

About the Safe Access to High Voltage Substations/Switchrooms Programme

This training programme is designed for electrical and non-electrical personnel who need to enter high voltage substations, or switchrooms as part of their work. As a safe entry programme, this training is designed for those who will not directly interact with HV equipment inside the substation or switchroom; it is ideally suited for those who may enter to undertake specific duties such as reading meters, cleaning or painting etc.

Safe Access to HV Substations and Switchrooms is designed to give you an understanding of the dangers and associated safety requirements within these environments. It will focus on electrical hazards, different types of HV equipment and the precautions you should take to prevent danger to both yourself and others.

This high voltage training programme also covers the arrangement of equipment within substations and switchrooms, steps to be taken in an emergency and various other associated elements.

The following elements are covered as part of this programme:

  • Safety Requirements
  • Electrical Hazards and Precautions
  • Arrangement of High Voltage Substations
  • Basic High Voltage Safety Procedures
  • The Role of Protective Relays
  • Emergency Conditions
  • Demonstration of Switchgear Principles
  • Electrical Incidents
  • Programme Review


Course Suitability

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 on 01642 987 978 and they’ll be able to answer any of your questions and concerns.

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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 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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