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 - 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 circuits only.
Advanced Refresher Training in the Safe Operation of High Voltage Power Systems - 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 - S6
This is a practical programme designed to assess candidates’ safe switching practices when operating on High and Low voltage power systems up to and including 33kV (upon request). It is intended for candidates requiring independent external assessment of their level of competence and is not intended as a training course.
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 should be undertaken as a pre-cursor to the S4 or MAR4 ‘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.
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.