HVSO2 – Safe Access to High Voltage Substations and Switchrooms

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Learn to safely enter high voltage substations and switchrooms to carry out a wide variety of maintenance tasks.

Course Code



This is a 1 day training course.

Course Location

PASS Training Centre
1 Alberto Street
TS18 2BQ

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Course Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. A basic understanding of electricity and high voltage equipment is beneficial, but not essential.

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

Course Description

This training course is made for those who need to enter high voltage substations or switchrooms, but will not be involved in interacting with high voltage equipment.

Tasks you may be performing could include reading electrical meters, general cleaning and tidying, non-electrical maintenance work, painting or other tasks assosciated with substations and switchrooms.

During the course, you’ll learn to understand the dangers and risks associated with high voltage equipment as well as the safety requirements placed upon you when working in a substation and switchroom.

The course focuses on electrical hazards, different types of high voltage equipment and all relevant precautions you should take to both protect yourself and others.

Course Content

The course covers the following modules:

  • Safety Requirements
  • Electrical Hazards and Precautions
  • Arrangement of High Voltage Substations
  • Basic High Voltage Safety Procedures
  • The Role of Protective Relays
  • Emergency Conditions
  • Demonstration of Switchgear Principles
  • Electrical Incidents
  • 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 only.

Reading Requirements

There are no peripheral reading requirements for this course.

Certificate(s) Gained

  • PASS Certificate of Competency in Safe Access to High Voltage and Switchrooms

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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