Overview top

This two day refresher course is aimed at providing further training to experienced Marine Engineering officers who regularly supervise and/or implement marine and offshore high voltage switching operations as an "authorising officer". The course will also be valuable for Engineer Surveyors, Marine Superintendents, ETO and SETO roles.

South Shields Marine School have a range of modern marine high voltage electrical facilities and equipment which are used during extensive practical exercises.

The emphasis is on the safe working practices and procedures which should be followed before, during and after any high voltage work is undertaken.

Upon completion candidates will have knowledge of:

  • Multiple system arrangements and drawings
  • PPE requirements
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Recent updates
  • Equipment arc ratings
  • Fault levels

Entry Requirements top

Candidates must have:

  • MCA approved High Voltage Training – Management Level

Assessment top

Assessment of each candidates will be ongoing throughout the duration of the course via practical assessment and multiple choice test.

Professional Opportunities top

This High Voltage Refresher course is an opportunity for experienced authorising officers to gain further knowledge on High Voltage systems and get up to date information for safe working in marine and offshore situations.

Further Information top

Please note: If you are not an EU passport holder, you will require a Student Visitor Visa to attend any course at South Shields Marine School. 

Please contact the Marine Booking office on tel: 0191 427 3772 or email: marinebooking@tynecoast.ac.uk to book your place and to also arrange your Visa letter.

The College accepts no responsibility if you book your place online but have not obtained a Student Visitor Visa resulting in non-attendance. Refunds will not be given in this instance. 

Dates & Fees

Contact us for current course dates and fees.