Is this course for you?

This course is for electricians, maintenance staff and project engineers working in the healthcare environment and in accordance with HTM 06-02 as, or aspiring to, the role of Authorised Person (LV).

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


To present the information contained in the HTM 06 suite of guidance (covering electrical services safety, supply, distribution and management) and other relevant NHS guidance clearly and concisely.

To create an open forum for learners to discuss their own HTM 06 related issues and gain the skills to manage systems safely and economically.


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

  • State the key contents of HTM 06-02 and the reasoning behind the contents
  • State the dangers associated with electricity
  • State other working documents relevant to HTM 06-02 and the role of the Authorised Person (LV)
  • Describe the duties and responsibilities of the Authorised Person (LV)
  • Describe typical components and their function within a typical low voltage distribution system
  • State the requirements and reasons for the inspection and testing of electrical installations
  • State the different types of circuit protective devices used in low voltage distribution systems and compare their characteristics
  • Describe the function of a standby power supply and typical maintenance requirements
  • State the requirements of HTM 06-02 for Competent Persons including contractors for which the Authorised Person has responsibility
  • Describe how electrical safety work should be monitored
  • Identify correct safety documentation to be utilised for a variety of practical applications when working on low voltage systems
  • Complete safety documentation as part of planned safety work in accordance with the requirements of HTM 06-02 for a variety of practical applications

Other information

The guidance covered on this course is Health Technical Memorandum 06-02: Electrical safety guidance for low voltage systems. We recommend that you bring your own copy so that you can make notes.

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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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Classrooms are available for theory learning and group exercises (close to training laboratories when practice activities are included).

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LV facility

Our electrical training facilities include a dedicated training room for low voltage courses.