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Substation Entry Awareness (SUBE)

£280 + VAT
1 Day
York,   Slough and On-site.
Course Overview
Access requirements for work such as painting, checking emergency lighting and servicing fire extinguishers, or escorting contractors such as gardening, pest control or cleaning all require an awareness of the environment and potential hazards inside substations. This City & Guilds accredited course looks at the dangers of electricity and hazards that could be encountered, what behaviour and control measures are required when entering these areas, the role of personnel and the type of documentation which could be used to gain access.
Who is This Course For?
Staff who may occasionally or regularly enter substations to do work (other than high voltage work) or to accompany an Authorised Person while high voltage working or testing is being carried out.

This course is suitable for those that need to understand the access requirements for work such as painting, checking emergency lighting and servicing fire extinguishers, or escorting contractors such as gardening, pest control or cleaning.
Start Date End Date Location Price (Ex. Vat)
Thu, 29th September 2022 Thu, 29th September 2022 York £280
Thu, 27th October 2022 Thu, 27th October 2022 Slough £280
Wed, 2nd November 2022 Wed, 2nd November 2022 York £280
Wed, 16th November 2022 Wed, 16th November 2022 Slough £280
Fri, 6th January 2023 Fri, 6th January 2023 Slough £285
Thu, 26th January 2023 Thu, 26th January 2023 York £285
Thu, 16th February 2023 Thu, 16th February 2023 York £285
Wed, 5th April 2023 Wed, 5th April 2023 Slough £285
Wed, 5th April 2023 Wed, 5th April 2023 York £285
Tue, 2nd May 2023 Tue, 2nd May 2023 Slough £285
Thu, 4th May 2023 Thu, 4th May 2023 York £285

  Day 1
Start 09:00
End 17:00
  • Dangers of electricity
  • Legislation
  • Electricity at Work Regulations
  • Roles and duties
  • Documentation
  • Switchgear and hazards
  • Substation layouts and equipment
  • Walk round a substation
  • Risk assessments
Prior to attending this course we recommend you have the following:
There are no pre-requisite requirements to attend this course and everything is provided for the course duration
Course Training Team

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Graham Taylor MIET

HV/LV Electrical Systems Training Manager

Graham is a HV/LV Electrical Systems Training Manager and has over 35 years experience in the electrical industry and a further 9 years teaching Safe Systems of Work courses. Graham specialises in Electrical High and Low Voltage training courses and has extensive experience which including working in the following areas: Maintenance engineer, Maintenance Management, Project Management as well as Electrical duty holder positions. Graham has worked within a wide range of different electrical roles in various different industries including the automotive, food and print sectors, where his responsibilities included electrical installations and repairs as well as managing large engineering projects. He has also carried out Electrical Authorised Person roles in both high and low voltage disciplines.

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Steve Danby

Senior Electrical Training Consultant

Steve is a Senior Electrical Training Consultant with over 26 years experience in the electrical industry and over 14 years electrical teaching and training experience. Steve joined PPL Training in early 2014 and specialises in Electrical High and Low Voltage training courses, including electrical installations and Authorised Person for the Commercial, Healthcare and Defence sectors. Steve has worked within a wide range of different electrical roles since completing an Apprenticeship in Electrical Engineering in1990 with North Eastern Electricty Board (NEEB), more commonly known today as Northern Powergrid. His career at NEDL included working as a Craftsman on High Voltage overhead powerlines for 6 years, as well as taking up a role as a Rapid Response Faults Engineer for 4 years.

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Allan Johns

Senior Electrical Training Consultant

Allan has been in the electrical world in various industries for around 40 years since starting as an apprentice in construction installation. He has worked within the Commercial Diving, Facilities Management, Commercial and Leisure Marine as well as the Film industry mainly based within the electrical sectors of these but also covering the safety side of these areas.


Customer Questions

Q: Do you run High Voltage (HV) training courses, approved by Network Rail?
A: We have provided Authorised Person High Voltage - Operation and Safety (APHV1), SAP High Voltage - Commercial and Industrial Sectors (APHV4), and High Voltage Maintenance (HVM) training courses, approved by Network Rail.
Q: Do you run Substation Entry training courses, approved by Network Rail?
A: We have provided Authorised Person High Voltage - Operation and Safety (APHV1), SAP High Voltage - Commercial and Industrial Sectors (APHV4), and High Voltage Maintenance (HVM) training courses, approved by Network Rail. Please contact our Account Management team for information on Substation Entry for Network Rail.
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