UEPOPS428B - Develop H.V. switching programs


This Course will guide participants in the preparation of Switching instructions based on actual requirements for your Site. Role playing is also undertaken.
Switching instructions are prepared in accordance with:
State Acts, Regulations and Codes of Practice;
Site procedures and Industry best practice;
Site installed equipment and manufacturers manuals;
Energy Owner Connection Guidelines for HV Connections.

The Instructors for this Course are senior members of our High Voltage Operator team.

Units of Competency

UEPOPS428B - Develop H.V. switching programs

Unit Prerequisites

Participants must be literate in spoken English and competent in reading, writing and numeracy.

Training Location

On Site or at our Approved Training Locations.

Course aim

This Course addresses the skills and knowledge required to develop switching programs where multiple sources of supply must be considered and managed.

Learning activities

The Course involves Instructor led theory and participant preparation of switching instructions.

Learning outcomes

Trainees will develop the following skills and understanding:
Understand the regulatory and procedural requirements for Switching Instructions and field operation;
Read and interpret Single Line Diagrams;
Read and interpret Switching Instructions
Understand the correct identification of plant for access, from Single Line Diagrams;
Identification of correct isolation and earthing requirements for plant for access, from Single Line Diagrams;
Principles for the structure, format and content Switching Instructions;
Process for the drafting, checking and approval of Switching Instructions;
Preparation and checking of Switching Instructions, for multiple network configurations, for single and multiple energy sources;
Understand the physical aspects of the performance of switching as per a Switching Instruction;
Understanding different Enterprise procedures, formats and practices;
Ability to draft Switching Instructions from first principles for an unfamiliar Single Line Diagram.


Four days plus a "One on One" tutorial day per Participant with the Instructor within six months of Course completion.


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Maximum of 8 attendees

Equipment & PPE

Laptop with Microsoft Word and Excel recommended, for the preparation of switching instructions

Attendee Prerequisites

Ideally, a participant will be a trained High Voltage Operator, with a minimum of 3 years’ experience.

Assessment approach

After completion of the Course, Participants are required to complete a portfolio of Switching Instructions within 6 months of Course completion.

Accreditation Status

Nationally recognised training

Contact Us

Call Thomson Bridge to discuss your training requirements.

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Monday - Friday 09:00 - 18:00 EST.

1300 15 66 85

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