BESC/AME Substation2017-12-01T13:27:18+00:00

Quality Technical Training for the Power Industry

BESC/AME Substation

Course Overview

BESC/AME Substation Training Details

Pre-course learning material is sent out to the candidates prior to the day.

The half day event comprises:

Training: One and a half hours tuition, to ensure that people who are working in high voltage transmission substations are fully prepared for the assessment.

Assessment: The assessor will observe and question the candidates to test for compliance with the BESC/AME standard, typical activities that will be assessed are:

  • Wear and make proper use of the relevant personal protective equipment.
  • Conduct a site specific Risk Assessment to identify the hazards and risks associated with work in a substation and to determine the necessary control measures required to work safely.
  •  Gain the necessary permission to enter the substation compounds and, if appropriate, the work area, from the person in charge of the work. Use the correct entry and exit points.

BESC:AME Pre-requisites (National Grid sites)

Valid Person Authorisation (we can arrange this for the same day as the BESC/AME training).

General Health & Safety awareness qualification e.g. SHEA (Power). KeFax can provide this.

We will need to confirm at the time of booking that the candidate is currently working or expecting to work as a contractor or subcontractor on a National Grid site.

Who Should Attend

The Basic Electrical Safety Competence (BESC/AME) passport scheme is intended for anyone who carries out work either directly or indirectly on or near operational plant and equipment associated with the transmission and distribution of electricity.

Final Qualification

On successful completion of the BESC/AME assessment, candidates will be registered with Energy and Utility Skills and receive an EUSR I.D card with their registration/expiry printed on the back. The BESC/AME qualification will expire after three years, candidates will then be required to complete the same process again to renew this.

Anything Else

All candidates must bring Full National Grid safety line policy PPEAll items are COMPULSORY

Safety Helmet

Light Eye Protection

Hearing Protection

Overalls or Coveralls


Safety Boots with ankle support are mandatory (rigger boots are not permitted)

High Visibility Jacket or Waistcoat