Is this course for you?

This course is for Authorised Persons (HV) working within the healthcare sector who have successfully completed a full AP high voltage electrical course and who require an update.

The course builds upon previous training experience and updates you with recent changes in the field and current case studies. Prior knowledge and training is essential.

How often should I complete this refresher training?

HTM 06-03 states that Authorised Persons (HV) should undertake refresher training every three years.


To refresh the skills and knowledge of existing Authorised Persons (HV) on high voltage electrical systems and the dangers that these present.

To allow learners to continue issuing safety documentation in compliance with HTM 06-03 and current HSE legislation.


By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand statutory safety regulations relating to HV safe working practices
  • Follow procedures defined by HTM 06-03
  • Issue and cancel safety documents
  • Perform cable location and identification
  • Carry out HV pressure testing of cables and vacuum circuit breakers
  • Safely confirm HV cables dead using a cable spiking gun
  • Understand and operate HV protection systems
  • Practically carry out earthing of switchgear and cables
  • Carry out live HV phasing
  • Complete operating records and documentation
  • Operate and maintain HV switchgear

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Eastwood Park, Falfield, was formerly the NHS national training centre for healthcare engineering and now, as an independent company, we are the leading provider of technical healthcare engineering training in the UK.      

City & Guilds

This course has City & Guilds accredited programme status.

COVID-secure measures

Following a review of the new government guidance we want to reassure you that the essential training booked at Eastwood Park for the coming weeks is going ahead as planned.

We are operating a COVID-secure environment and will be seeking the co-operation of everyone attending to strictly adhere to these arrangements throughout their stay and we will continue to carefully monitor the situation.

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We have extensive High Voltage training facilities for both the healthcare and commercial sectors with an emphasis on practical training.