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Two National Grid Person courses are available: Person (Substations) and Person (Overhead Lines).

These are full day courses which are held at National Grid’s Academy at Eakring in Nottinghamshire, they are run four times a week for Person (Substations) (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday) and once a week for Person (Overhead Lines) (every Thursday).  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..  

These courses are suitable for individuals who:

  • Work for National Grid as contractor employees, and
  • Carry out duties as a member of a working party, and
  • Have sufficient technical knowledge or experience to avoid danger.

Individuals only need to take one course - Person (Substations) or Person (Overhead Lines) - which best matches their main working environment. Upon successful completion of the course, individuals will hold a National Grid Person authorisation for 3 years.  National Grid Person authorisations are also held on the Energy & Utility Skills Register (EUSR) and individuals will receive an Energy & Utility Skills card.

Person Renewal e-learning courses

There are two National Grid Person Renewal e-learning packages available for individuals needing to renew their Person authorisation status. To take a Person Renewal e-learning package, an individual must have an in date Person authorisation and an in date BESC AME registration. If an individual’s Person authorisation or BESC AME registration have expired, then the individual must take the full day face to face Person course at National Grid's Academy in Eakring.

Course pre-requisites

Individuals are required to confirm that general health and safety awareness has been successfully undertaken prior to course attendance. Some examples include SHEA Power and courses affiliated to the Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS card) and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB card).

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Individuals must bring their own PPE for the practical assessment.  This includes hard hat (helmet not bump cap), safety glasses, hi-vis overalls or overalls with hi-vis waistcoat or hi-vis overcoat, ear defenders/protection, gloves and safety boots (steel toe cap with mid-sole protection and ankle support, not rigger boots).  Failure to bring this PPE will result in your being refused access to training.

Reasonable adjustments

Speakers of other languages

Individuals for whom English is not their first language can have an interpreter to support them during the classroom training and practical assessment. If you need an interpreter  to support you please contact KeFax (by e-mail admin@kefax.co.uk or telephone 01623 422099) at the time of booking your course to arrange this.  Please be advised that failure to contact KeFax to make the necessary arrangements may result in you being refused access to training.  Interpreters must be sourced and paid for by the individuals attending the training or their employer and have the required PPE. 

Reading English

If you have difficulties with reading English, please contact KeFax (by e-mail admin@kefax.co.uk or telephone 01623 422099) at the time of booking your course to arrange this. Please be advised that failure to contact KeFax to make the necessary arrangements may result in you being refused access to training.

Wheelchair access

If you need wheelchair access please contact KeFax (by e-mail admin@kefax.co.uk or telephone 01623 422099) at the time of booking your course to arrange this. Please be advised that failure to contact KeFax to make the necessary arrangements may result in you being refused access to training.

Person (Substations)

This day long course consists of e-learning and assessment on underpinning Substation knowledge, e-learning and assessment in relation to the dangers of Impressed Voltage and practical health and safety Substation assessment.  Individuals must bring their own PPE for the practical assessment.

PRICE: £475pp (plus VAT)

LOCATION: Kirklington Rd, Eakring, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG22 0DA

TIME: 08:30 - 16:00

Person (Overhead Lines)

This day long course consists of e-learning and assessment on underpinning Overhead Lines knowledge, e-learning and assessment in relation to the dangers of Impressed Voltage and practical health and safety Overhead Lines assessment.  Individuals must bring their own PPE for the practical assessment.

PRICE: £475pp (plus VAT)

LOCATION: Kirklington Rd, Eakring, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG22 0DA

TIME: 08:30 - 16:00

Person Renewal (Substations)

This e-learning and e-assessment package is designed to refresh the individual in relation to relevant health and safety Substation knowledge. It is undertaken along with refresher e-learning on the dangers of Impressed Voltage.

PRICE: £375pp (plus VAT)

Person Renewal (Overhead Lines)

This e-learning package is designed to refresh the individual in relation to relevant health and safety Overhead Lines knowledge. It is undertaken along with refresher e-learning on the dangers of Impressed Voltage.  

PRICE: £375pp (plus VAT)

Friars Gate, 1011 Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4BN

Tel: +44 0121 713 8272

Email: ngbookings@euskills.co.uk

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