T5 – Cable Identification & Spiking

Outline Content

  • Safety requirements
  • Ground clearance and use of Cable Avoidance Tool (CAT scanner)
  • Methods of cable identification
  • Cable spiking (use and maintenance of spiking tool)


1 day

Course Overview

This course is designed for electrical personnel responsible for identification/spiking and proving dead of HV power cables. It provides instruction in the practical, technical and safety aspects of identifying electrical power cables and their subsequent spiking to ensure the safety of personnel required to work upon these cables.  (Note: this is not a cable fault location course).

Who should attend?

Electrical Engineers/Technicians responsible for ensuring the safety of personnel working on HV underground electrical power cables.


Candidates who successfully complete the course and both theoretical and practical assessments will receive a Faraday Centre competence certificate. Candidates who fail or do not wish to undertake the competence assessments will receive a Faraday Centre attendance certificate.


Course: £279.00 + VAT (where applicable) per person.
Assessment: £85.00 + 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

September 2019
Monday 23

October 2019
Monday 14

November 2019
Monday 25

Call us now on 01642 467236 to make your booking