Is this course for you?

This course is for electrical engineering staff working in the healthcare environment and in accordance with HTM 06-03, nominated to the role of Authorised Person (HV).

Learners must have a firm understanding of basic electrical principles and theory prior to attending this course.


To provide learners with the knowledge and skills to work safely on high voltage electrical systems and understand the dangers that these present.

To enable learners to issue 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 all 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
  • Understand high voltage grading for your site

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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 assured programme status.


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HV facility

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