Authorised Person HV Training Course – Limited Operation of High Voltage Power Systems

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HVSO1 is designed for those who wish to enter high voltage substations and switchrooms to perform limited switching operations at Authorised Person level.

Course Code



This is a 3 day training course.

Course Location

PASS Training Centre
1 Alberto Street
TS18 2BQ

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Course Entry Requirements

A basic understanding of electricity and high voltage equipment is recommended for this course, but not essential. If you’re unsure if this course is right for you, just call us and we’ll help you choose which courses you need.

Anyone attending training should also have a good level of both spoken and written English.

Course Description

Take this course to train yourself as an authorised person who will be responsible for entering high voltage substations and switchrooms to perform limited switching operations.

With a strong focus on the safety requirements, theory and practical skills needed for safely entering HV areas and performing switching, this course incorporates a mix of practical and theoretical exercises designed to expand your high voltage knowledge.

After taking this course you could move on to training as a Senior Authorised Person on other courses and gain further responsibilities in high voltage environments.

Course Content

The course covers the following modules:

  • Safety Requirements
  • Electrical Hazards and Precautions
  • Operational and Safety Features of Switchgear
  • Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
  • Limited Operational Procedures
  • High Voltage Safety Rules
  • The Role of Protection Relays
  • Practical Switching Exercise
  • Case Studies
  • Course Review

We can also provide bespoke modules designed in combination with your unique business safety protocols. Please contact us directly for more information on tailoring your training course.


Written examination and practical examination

Reading Requirements

There are no peripheral reading requirements for this course.

Certificate(s) Gained

  • PASS Certificate of Competency

Those who do not complete the course or do not pass the tests will receive a certificate of attendance instead.

More Information

If you’d like any further information on any of our courses, including confined space awareness, please give us a call 01642 987 978 or contact our training team.

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