High Voltage Courses
The Faraday Centre undertakes a wide range of High Voltage courses - depending upon your level of knowledge and experience. The S4 is for those seeking Full Authorisation and our S9 course provides you with practical, hands on introduction. We have many other High Voltage courses for you to chose from. You will find further information on these courses below:
Refresher Training in the Safe Operation of High Voltage Power Systems (Limited High Voltage Authorisation) - S3
This is a refresher programme designed for personnel who have limited high voltage authorisation, restricted to switching operations and issuing documents for work on single end drive circuits only.
The Safe Operation of High Voltage Power Systems (Full High Voltage Authorisation) - S4
This training programme requires a good foundation of electrical knowledge. It is designed to bring candidates up to a competency level suitable for senior authorised person (SAP).
Refresher Training in the Safe Operation of High Voltage Power Systems (Full High Voltage Authorisation) - S5
This is an advanced training programme that requires a good foundation of electrical knowledge. It is designed to refresh the knowledge, skills and experience of the candidates relating to safe practices and legislation applicable to high voltage power systems.
Individual Review & Competence Assessment (Full High Voltage Authorisation) - S6
This is a practical programme designed to assess candidates’ safe switching practices when operating high and low voltage power systems up to and including 15kV. It is intended for candidates requiring independent external assessment of their level of competence and is not intended as a training course, rather an assessment course.
The Safe Receipt of Sanction for Test Documents - S8
This course is designed to enable those who are required to carry out testing on high voltage equipment, to become authorised to receive sanction for test documents, in relation to safe practices and legislation applicable to high voltage power systems up to and including 15kV.
Practical Introduction to the Safe Operation of High & Low Voltage Switchgear - S9
This course is designed specifically for individuals with little or no previous experience in high voltage switching. It focuses on the practical (hands-on) element of switching and is predominately workshop rather than classroom based. This course may be undertaken as a pre-cursor to the S4 or MAR4/OS4 full authorisation courses.
Access to Electrical Substations & Switchrooms - S2
The course covers the safety requirements for working in the vicinity of high voltage electrical equipment, it highlights electrical hazards and the precautions necessary to avoid danger. It also covers the arrangement of equipment within substations and switchrooms, in addition to safety procedures, understanding of key safes and multi hasp systems and steps to be taken in an emergency.
The Safe Operation of Wind Turbine High Voltage Distribution Systems - WT4
This course is designed to provide personnel within the renewable energy industry, with the knowledge of electrical safe working procedures and best practices, to enable them to carry out their duties in a safe and competent manner. This course is a renewable energy development from our S4 course. It is intended to cover the distribution system and not the operation of the actual wind turbine system.
Introduction to the Safe Operation of High Voltage Power Systems - S1
The S1 course provides an introduction to the safe operation of high voltage power systems for non-electrical/electrical personnel who are required to enter high voltage switchrooms and perform limited switching operations. The method of delivery of this course includes both classroom theory and practical exercises. Upon completion, candidates will be assessed to a competency level suitable for an authorised person (AP) switching and issuing documents for work on single end circuits only.
33kV Upgrade Course (indoor equipment) - S10
This course is designed for personnel who have previous authorisation up to 15kV, who wish to extend their authorisation level to enable them to operate on (indoor) 33kV systems. The course focuses on the practical (hands on) element of switching and is predominantly workshop rather than classroom based. This course should be undertaken as an augmentation to the S4 (or similar) full authorisation course.
Authorising Engineer - AE
This course covers the duties, training, familiarisation, assessment, endorsement and safety auditing of high voltage personnel.