Learn how to safely and effective switch high voltage and perform the role of Switching Operator, Switching Assistant or Recipient

Course Outline:

This Nationally Accredited HV Switching Course Stage 1 covers the practical skills and knowledge required for operating primary high voltage switchgear and performing switching to a switching program. This program is aimed specifically at those personnel who are involved in the switching of high voltage apparatus under the direction of a switching sheet and/or switching coordinator for the purpose of access.


Range of switchgear and other safety equipment used and operated in this course includes air break switches, withdrawable circuit breakers, Ring Main Units, Pole Fuses (EDO Fuses), Earth Switches, Modiewark proximity detector, portable earthing devices, insulated link and operating sticks, insulated gloves, arc flash suits.



UEPOPS349 Operate Local HV Switchgear

UEPOPS456 Perform switching to a switching program

UEPOP430 Control permit to work operations


High Voltage Switching Training Course Content:

  • Statutory compliance and Legislation

  • Basic high voltage switching principles and fundamentals

  • Site-specific high voltage switching procedures

  • Preparing to operate high voltage switchgear

  • Operation of outdoor and indoor high voltage switchgear

  • Operation of high voltage test equipment

  • Application of installed and portable earthing devices

  • Performing switching in accordance with a switching program

  • Introduction in the preparation and writing of basic high voltage Switching Sheets and high voltage 

  • Access Permits


Mode of Delivery:

This courses consists of blended learning with initial theory and required knowledge delivered online at the learners pace followed by 1 day face to face workshop/classroom learning to complete practical elements and final assessment.

Who Should Attend?

Any personnel who is required to carry out high voltage switching and filling the role of Switching Operators, Switching Assistants and Access Permit Recipients.


Refresher Training:

Industry recommendation and best practice recommends high voltage switching refresher training be completed at intervals not exceeding 2 - 3 years.

Is this course Nationally Accredited?


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