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IVDE Training2017-12-20T12:43:30+00:00

Quality Technical Training for the Power Industry

Impressed Voltage Drain Earth (IVDE) Training Course

Course Overview

Duration     One day

To provide delegates with sufficient knowledge of Impressed Voltages to work safely on High Voltage Plant, which is not subject to the National Grid Safety Rules, but is being constructed or removed within or adjacent to an existing High Voltage substation containing Live Equipment.

On successful completion of the course delegates will be able to:

  • understand the Dangers from Impressed Voltages on High Voltage Plant not subject to the National Grid Safety Rules
  • as an Earthing Control Person, be able to instruct the application of Impressed Voltage Drain Earths to guard against these voltages
  • as an Earthing Application Person, be able to demonstrate practically how to safely apply Impressed Voltage Drain Earths to guard against these voltages
  • successfully complete the associated Assessment Papers
  • be appointed by their own company as either an Earthing Control Person or an Earthing Application Person

Course Contents

  • Purpose and Scope
  • Definitions
  • What is Impressed Voltage?
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Authorisations and Training Requirements
  • Impressed Voltage Drain Earth Schedule
  • Application and Removal of IVDEs
  • Transfer, Clearance and Cancellation of IVDE Schedule

Who Should Attend

This course is aimed at 

Personnel who are working in the Principle Contractors CDM area and are required to apply and/or control the application of IVDE’s on substation equipment being constructed or removed within or adjacent to an existing Live High Voltage substation.

Final Qualification

After successful completion of this course, delegates will be registered with Energy and Utility Skills and receive an I.D card. This will be valid for one year, you will then be required to complete the same process again to renew this.

Anything Else

Note:

Personnel requiring authorisation as an Earthing Application Person under the IVDE Procedure must have:

  • 3 years continuous experience working in a substation HV Plant environment undertaking a Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) role
  • a valid National Grid Competent Person authorisation (annually)

Personnel requiring authorisation as an Earthing Control Person under the IVDE Procedure must have:

  • 5 years continuous experience working in a substation HV Plant environment undertaking a Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) role
  • a valid National Grid Competent Person authorisation or TP137 M&E Principal Contractor Representative authorisation (annually)
  • passed an IOSH Managing Safely course or TP137 M&E Principal Contractor Representative authorisation

The training will be delivered by experienced power engineers each of whom has at least 10 years experience in carrying out this type of training.

The training will be designed to be delivered to a maximum of 9 delegates on each course.  This number has been arrived at by taking into consideration the need for the training to be interactive.

The following equipment will need to be provided by the client as below:

  • Impressed Voltage Drain Earths and Earthing Application devices (earth pole)
  • Access to a length of bus bar and earth tape
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Training room with a projection screen, whiteboard/flip chart, notepaper and pens
  • Refreshments if required