HIGH VOLTAGE SWITCHING STAGE 1 & 2 - Switching Coordinator

Learn how to coordinate high voltage switching procedures

Course Outline:

This Nationally Accredited course covers everything in High Voltage Switching Stage 1 (Switching Operator, Assistant, Recipient) and progresses from here to provide the practical skills and knowledge required to control and coordinate isolation and access of local high voltage networks where multiple sources of supply can exist.

This course requires the participants to work in pairs to follow a high voltage switching program and practically complete operations of HV switchgear. 


High Voltage Switching Course Includes:
  • UEPOPS349 - Operate Local HV Switchgear

  • UEPOPS456 - Perform switching to a switching program

  • UEPOPS428 - Develop high voltage switching Programs

  • UEPOPS430 - Control Permit to work operations

  • UEPOPS424 - Coordinate Local HV Networks


HV Switching Course Content:
  • Statutory compliance (Acts, Regs, Codes of Practice)

  • 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

  • Switching high voltage equipment

  • Developing Switching Programs and Access Permits where multiple sources of HV supply may be present

  • Developing Switching Programs and Access Permits where access to perform work simultaneously at various locations on the network is required to be managed.

  • Coordinating resources and activities when managing complex high voltage switching programs on a local high voltage network.


High Voltage Switchgear and Safety Equipment Used:

  • Withdrawable high voltage circuit breakers

  • Fixed high voltage circuit breakers

  • Air break switch

  • Ring Main Unit

  • Expulsion drop out fuses

  • Portable Earthing Devices

  • Modiewark proximity voltage detector

  • insulated telescopic link sticks

  • high voltage insulated gloves

  • Arc Flash Suites

Mode of Delivery

This course utilizes a blended method of delivery with initial theory being completed online at the learners pace followed by face to face classroom and workshop assessment to cover practical and final assessments.

Online Training: Approx 6 Hours - Online training must be completed prior to face to face training

Face to Face: 2 Days


Who Should Attend?

Electrical Tradesperson, Coordinators and Engineers whose role requires them to control, coordinate and authorize access to apparatus forming part of HV network.


Refresher Training

Industry recommendation and best practice recommends high voltage switching refresher training be completed no later than 2 - 3 year intervals.

Is this course Nationally Accredited?


Is this course offered for Onsite Training?

Yes - our High Voltage Switching Simulator can be brought to site to complete practical training without the need to access onsite facilities.