First high voltage courses delivered at new training facility

The first of Eastwood Park’s high voltage courses were delivered last month, marking the launch of its new purpose-built HV training facility.

Electrical Portfolio Manager Kevin Furey led the training delivery to hospital estates professionals and industry specialists. Attendees were from varied backgrounds, working in roles as Technicians and Electrical Engineers to Senior Authorised Persons and Directors. They attended either the Authorised person HV commercial (HVC) (for all staff nominated as an Authorised Person HV in the commercial sector) or the Authorised person HV (HTM 06-03) refresher (HVAPr) course(for those nominated as an AP working with HV on healthcare estates).

Both courses saw learners undertake a mixture of theory and practical work, using the extensive facilities Eastwood Park now has on offer. These facilities allow learners to take part in simulated fault finding as the new facilities mimic a small scale hospital site, with distribution substations, a dedicated Authorised Person (AP) HV office and a variety of different switchgear reflecting that typically used in the UK. Both courses are City & Guilds accredited and conclude with an assessment in the form of typical practical scenarios and a formal technical awareness exam. Pleasingly all delegates passed so a great 100% pass rate.

We were delighted to receive excellent feedback on our training. Marytn Lloyd on the commercial course commented the training was “invaluable in my daily role” and that the “classroom was exceptional for learning, combining HV equipment as part of an experiential learning process”. Meanwhile on the healthcare side, Geraint Randall said he felt there was an “excellent assortment of equipment and simulation systems” and that the “practical work reinforced theory through application”.

Following the success of these pilot courses, Eastwood Park is now delivering its full programme of high voltage training courses, which complements an our popular portfolio of low voltage (LV) electrical training. For bookings call +44 (0) 1454 262777 or training@eastwoodpark.co.uk.