HSG47 – Avoiding Dangers from Underground Services – HV Substations
This product is operated by Pragmatic Consulting Ltd.
Training is aimed at individuals operating within National Grid substations and compounds.
The course aims to enable individuals to:
- Describe the problems associated with the use of cable avoidance equipment in a high-voltage substation environment.
- Describe the methods which can be employed to ensure optimum equipment operation in this type of environment.
- State the requirements of HSG47.
- Describe the dangers from underground services.
- State the requirements for managing contractors when they are engaged in this type of work.
- Describe the requirements for planning the work in accordance with HSG47.
- Explain how plans and utility searches assist in the avoidance of underground services.
- Describe the process for underground mapping.
- State the requirements for safe systems of work in accordance with HSG47.
- Explain how cable and pipe avoidance is achieved.
- Describe the practices used to help ensure safe digging.
- State the requirements for back filling.
- Describe how alternative digging technologies can be used.
- Describe how to deal with “the unknown service”.
The training is valid for 3 years with a refresher course giving a further validation period of 3 years.
Registration on EUSR is valid for 3 years from date of training.
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