S12 – The Safe Operation of High Voltage Power Systems (Full High Voltage Authorisation based on Transmission & Generation Safety Rules)

    Outline Content

    • Electrical hazards and precautions
    • Electricity at work regulations
    • Understanding the arc blast hazard
    • Causes of electrical accidents
    • Operational and safety features of switchgear
    • Substations and safety requirements
    • Secondary hazards and emergency conditions
    • High voltage safety rules (Transmission & Generation-based)
    • Key safes and multihasp systems
    • Test equipment for proving dead
    • Operational procedures
    • Application of electrical protection on industrial power systems
    • Fault exercises
    • Practical exercises


    5 days

    Course Overview

    This course aims to provide an understanding of industrial high and low voltage power systems including statutory regulations, safe operation, protection and fault diagnosis on a wide range of power equipment. The course is designed to enable candidates to perform HV switching operations on industrial HV networks up to and including 15kV or 33kV to prepare them for HV authorisation in accordance with their companies’ safety rules/regulations.

    This training program requires a good foundation of electrical knowledge. It is designed to bring candidates up to a competency level suitable for Senior Authorised Person (SAP) using CEGB-style safety rules.

    Who should attend?

    Personnel who are to be responsible as senior authorised persons (SAP) for switching and issue of electrical safety documents. Candidates may find it beneficial to attend our S9 course as a precursor to this course.


    Candidates who successfully complete the course and both the theoretical and practical assessments will receive a Faraday Centre competence certificate and a certificate of verified achievement issued by EAL. Candidates who fail the competence assessment will receive a Faraday Centre attendance certificate.


    Up to 15kV Authorisation
    £1300.00 + VAT (where applicable) per person.

    Up to 33kV Authorisation
    £1775.00 + VAT (where applicable) per person.

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

    Fees include

    • Candidate’s course notes (Electronic Version). If a hard copy is required there will be a nominal fee of £25.00.
    • Light lunch/refreshments
    • Competence assessment


    • It is recommended that candidates consider refresher training within a maximum of three years, subject to changes in rules, regulations, etc.
    • The Faraday certificates are dispatched to clients after receipt of full payment.

    Service package

    The Faraday Centre Ltd can also assist with hotel accommodation; please refer to page 3 for further details.

    Please note: The service package is not included in the above fees.

    Payment terms

    Standard terms for The Faraday Centre Ltd. clients with established credit are payment in 30 days from date of invoice. Otherwise, payment is required at least 7 days prior to the course commencement date.

    Course Dates


    August 2022
    15kV Monday 22 – Friday 26

    November 2022
    15kV Monday 28 – Friday 2 December

    Call us now on 01642 467236 to make your booking.