National Grid Person Booking Portal

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, all Contractor Person authorisation training at Eakring has been suspended from Monday 23 March 2020 for an initial period of three months. The Person Booking Portal is not available to book face-to-face courses currently. Person Renewal e-learning courses can continue to be purchased using the Person Booking Portal during this period.

Welcome

Welcome to the booking portal for National Grid Person courses. Bookings for courses can now be made and paid for through this booking portal. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are available here and they will be regularly updated. 

Coronavirus Guidance (updated 20/03/2020)

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, senior management at National Grid have made a number of decisions regarding contractor training and authorisations. 


All Contractor authorisation training at Eakring and the off-site training pods will be suspended for an initial period of three months, starting on Monday 23 March 2020. 


All courses booked from Monday 23 March 2020 will be cancelled and you will receive a full refund. The Person Booking Portal will not be available during this period. 


The following changes are being implemented for Contractor Person, Competent Person and Authorised Person authorisations: 

  • For individuals with an in date Person authorisation and an in date BESC AME registration, the Person Renewal e-learning course will remain the standard process to follow.
  • Any first time Person and Competent Person training at Eakring has been suspended for an initial period of three months.
  • For those who require a Competent Person or Authorised Person renewal training at Eakring or a Coaching Pod, your current authorisations expiring before 1 June 2020 will be extended for three months.  The expectation is that renewal training will be undertaken as soon as possible once business as usual is resumed.
  • If there is a system critical reason for a new resource to be onsite without the relevant authorisation, under exceptional circumstances there are emergency measures under NSI30 which could be enacted - these are for critical access only.

If your current Competent Person or Authorised Person authorisation expires before 1 June 2020, your authorisation will be extended by three months from the date of expiry.  For example, if your current authorisation expires on 20 March 2020, it will be extended 19 June 2020.

National Grid will continue to monitor the situation throughout this period.  Please check this website for further updates.

Person Renewal courses

The eligibility rules for the Person Renewal e-learning course have been clarified.

An individual must have an in date Person authorisation and an in date BESC AME registration to be eligible for Person Renewal e-learning.  An individual's Person and BESC AME registrations must be in date when the e-learning is booked and when the e-assessment is taken, automated checks are in place.  If an individual's Person authorisation or BESC AME registration have expired, the individual must take the full day face to face Person course at National Grid's Academy in Eakring.

Our Courses

National Grid Person courses are full day courses, aimed at individuals who have not previously held Person authorisation and who work for National Grid as contractor employees. There are two courses that are offered: Person (Substations) and Person (Overhead Lines).  These courses consist of e-learning and assessment element and a practical health and safety element.  Individuals must bring their own PPE for the practical assessment, details can be found here.  

There are also two e-learning packages available for individuals needing to renew their existing Person authorisation: Person Renewal (Substations) and Person Renewal (Overhead Lines).  

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To check course availability and book onto a National Grid Person course, please click below.

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