S2 – Access to Electrical Substations & Switchrooms

Outline Content

  • Electrical hazards and precautions
  • Electricity at work regulations
  • Understanding the arc blast hazard
  • Substations and safety requirements
  • High voltage safety rules
  • Key safes and multihasp systems
  • Practical exercise


1 day

Course Overview

This course covers the safe access to electrical substations and switchrooms and working in the vicinity of high voltage electrical equipment. It highlights electrical hazards and the precautions necessary to avoid danger. The course also covers the arrangement of equipment within substations and switchrooms. It includes competency in safe access procedures and receipt of appropriate safety documents.

Who should attend?

Electrical/non-electrical personnel with no previous experience of electrical power systems, who require restricted authorisation to allow access to areas containing high voltage electrical apparatus with a view to undertaking specific duties.


Candidates who successfully complete the course and both theoretical and practical assessments will receive a Faraday Centre competence certificate and a certificate of verified achievement issued by EAL. Candidates who fail or do not wish to undertake the competence assessment will receive a Faraday Centre attendance certificate.


Course: £295.00 + VAT (where applicable) per person.
Assessment: £50.00 + VAT (where applicable) per person.

Note: course assessment is optional.

All prices exclude VAT and are subject to revision without notice. Further dates can be added upon request, please contact us.

Course Dates

March 2020
Thursday 26

May 2020
Wednesday 27

August 2020
Wednesday 26

November 2020
Wednesday 04

Call us now on 01642 467236 to make your booking.