Please Note: This course is not suitable for Offshore ROV personnel. If you are working in the ROV industry, then please head to the ROV High Voltage Training Course page. 

If you are in any doubt on whether this course is suitable for you, please contact MTCS and we can advise accordingly.

Introduction

High Voltage is defined as a line voltage (phase-to-phase) in excess of 1KV AC or 1.5KV DC.

It is prudent to treat all voltages in excess of 50V AC with caution and this course has been created for personnel working in any industry who are involved in the operation, maintenance and testing of High Voltage (HV) equipment.

This course, delivered via MTCS Online, and is designed to provide participants with:

  • a method by which individuals are made aware of the hazards of working on systems that make use of ‘High Voltage’;
  • a method by which individuals are made aware of legislative and company safety requirements concerning HV equipment;
  • a method by which individuals are made aware of the operational and technical procedures required to make the system safe to work on;
  • and, a means of assessing a person’s knowledge of the safety-critical factors, operating procedures, and basic procedures to isolate and make safe of High Voltage systems.

Please Note: This course is not suitable for personnel who are required to work on ‘Live’ High Voltage Equipment

The course also includes an optional practical assessment  that requires individuals to conduct a Risk Assessment followed by an Electrical Isolation in the workplace.

This course is delivered in 2 stages:

Stage 1: Knowledge

This comprises of the following modules:

  1. Introduction
  2. Safety with High Voltage
  3. Risk and Injury
  4. Safe Systems of Work

Stage 2: Practical Activity (Optional)

Stage 2 provides the option to carry out an electrical Isolation under supervision.  The practical activity is only recommended for personnel who are required to assist in electrical isolations in the workplace.  It must be conducted under the supervision of a suitably qualified and competent person (Supervisor/Team Leader) who is responsible for carrying out electrical isolations at the worksite

Participant Requirements

The MTCS High Voltage Awareness Training course is suitable for persons involved in the operation, maintenance and/or testing of High Voltage equipment in any industry.

The course is also suitable for personnel who work in the vicinity of High Voltage equipment and are therefore required, by their employer, to be made aware of the hazards associated with High Voltage equipment.

Module One : Introduction

The aim of this module is to:

  • Define High Voltage and explain how the concept is addressed in industry.
  • Define ‘competence’ and how it applies to maintenance on High Voltage systems.
  • Provide an introduction to the legislative requirements that apply to maintenance activities on High Voltage equipment.
  • Introduce the Electricity at Work Regulations that apply to maintenance activities carried out on electrical equipment.

Module Subject Areas

  • Aims and Objectives
  • Introduction to the Course
  • Definition of High Voltage
  • Definition of Competence
  • Definition of Technical Knowledge
  • Definition of Experience
  • Health & Safety at Work
  • Electricity at Work Regulations

Module Two : Safety with High Voltage

The aim of this module is to:

  • Discuss the safety legislation that applies to High Voltage systems and how it determines the way we carry out maintenance activities on such systems.
  • Define your own responsibilities and those of colleagues when working on High Voltage systems.
  • Identify what is considered to be safe working practice when carrying out electrical maintenance activities.
  • Introduce the concept of the risk assessment that must be undertaken prior to carrying out maintenance activities.

Module Subject Areas

  • Attitudes Towards Safety
  • The Safety Culture
  • Safety Legislation
  • Approved Codes of Practice
  • Responsibilities
  • Personnel Requirements
  • Key Personnel Roles
  • Safe Working Practices
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • The Management of Health and Safety at Work
  • Risk Assessment

Module Three : Risk and Injury

The aim of this module is to:

  • Explain how the human body is affected by electricity.
  • Explain how electrical burns originate.
  • Provide an overview of the first aid techniques for the treatment of injuries caused by electricity.

Module Subject Areas

  • Introduction to the Risks of Electricity
  • The Effects of Electric Current on the Human Body
  • The Body as a Conductor
  • Electrical Hazards to the Human Body
  • Burns Caused by Electricity
  • Overview of First Aid Actions and Treatment of Electric Shock

Module Four : Safe Systems of Work

The aim of this module is to:

  • Examine the key concepts that must be considered to protect us from electric shock.
  • Identify what is considered to be ‘safe working practice’ when working with electrical systems.
  • Identify the key steps to follow when carrying out the isolation of High Voltage equipment prior to performing maintenance activities.

Module Subject Areas

  • Introduction to Safety in Electrical Maintenance Procedures
  • Live Working
  • Protection Against Electric Shock
  • Safe Working Practices and Procedures
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Selection and Use of Equipment
  • Insulation, Earthing and Bonding
  • Passive Protection
  • Active Protection
  • Use of Test Equipment
  • Performing an Isolation

Course Delivery

  • This High Voltage Awareness Training Course is available through MTCS Online.
  • Interested persons may register at https://online.mtcs.info/ and purchase the course.
  • A certificate is provided upon successful completion of the course.

Stage 2: Practical Assessment (optional)

The practical activity is optional and requires the individual to carry out the following under Supervision, in accordance with HSG85.

  • Conduct a Risk Assessment prior to carrying out the High Voltage Isolation
  • Prepare the work area
  • Identify High Voltage on the system
  • Disconnect and Isolate the system
  • Post suitable warning notices
  • Prove the system dead
  • Discharge stored electrical energy where applicable
  • Install suitable ‘additional earths’ where applicable
  • Complete documentation such as Permit to work, Isolation Control Certificates
  • Reinstate the work area

 

On completion of the Practical Activity individuals are required to submit, via their MTCS Online account, evidence of the activity to for verification and certification.

MTCS High Voltage Awareness Training Course
PURCHASE COURSE

Key Points

Course Fees
The MTCS Online High Voltage Awareness course is priced at £330.00 (ex VAT) per person.

Duration
This course is split across four separate modules which participants may study and submit responses without time constraints.

Location
This High Voltage Awareness Training Course is available via MTCS Online, our dedicated online learning and assessment platform.

Suitable For
Persons involved in the operation, maintenance and testing of High Voltage (HV) equipment.

The course is also suitable for personnel who work in the vicinity of High Voltage equipment and are therefore required, by their employer, to be made aware of the hazards associated with High Voltage equipment.

Includes
All course materials and certification.

Next Steps
Contact MTCS for further details on this High Voltage Awareness Training Course

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