High Voltage Operations

High Voltage Operations

Thomson Bridge is an industry leader in the provision of tailored training and advisory services in high voltage operations and electrical safety.

We have established our profile as a trusted business partner by providing experienced HV professionals who are knowledgeable, flexible and committed to the safety of everyone who works with HV equipment and electrical networks.

Our HV Professionals have extensive experience across Renewable and Thermal Generation, Substations, Transmission, Distribution and Rail networks. They are recruited for the depth of their knowledge, their ability to communicate, and their demonstrated safety leadership. They are skilled practitioners who want to pass on to new generations of HV operators how to assess hazards, determine and evaluate risks and implement safety protections to operate safely, for themselves, their work party and the network.

Complementing our experienced practitiioners is a team of young engineers, instructional designers and illustrators. This team is focussed on delivering the best technical advice, and learning materials that we can, including curriculum development, online modulesblended learning solutions, videos and technical diagrams. They are expert in understanding your plant and local context.

Our HV Services

Our HV Services are delivered with the objective of ensuring compliance with your relevant regulations and are aligned to your work practices. We seek to contribute to ensuring that your staff and contractors have the skills and competence to work safely on or near electrical apparatus.

Our HV Electrical Advisory services range from developing procedures for High Voltage operations and electrical safe access, switching instructions for energisation and maintenance, to the writing of complete electrical safety management plans and authorisation systems. We also undertake audits and incident investigation.  Services are delivered by our professionals with significant operations and maintenance experience and supported by engineering capability.

Our HV Training services include HV Operator courses and incorporate training curriculum that is contextualised to:

  • Your Company HV Operating policies and procedures;
  • Relevant Australian electrical regulations;
  • Relevant Australian WHS legislation and regulations;
  • Mapped to nationally accredited Units of Competency from the UET transmission, distribution and rail and UEP generation industry training packages: and
  • Industry best practice.

We provide a range of HV related training including HV Familiarisation, Arc FlashPermit recipient, Recipient in Charge, all delivered with the knowledge and attention to detail that demonstrates our commitment to the safety of your people and the effective operation of your plant.

HV Operator Flowchart

Operator Flowchart V1

Thought Leadership

In 2019, Thomson Bridge was appointed to lead the drafting of an important national industry guideline for Arc Flash Hazard Management. This paper was published by the Australian Energy Council (AEC). Thomson Bridge is proud to have worked on this assignment with the AEC, together with a cross section of the electricity generation industry practitioners and professionals from Alinta Energy, CS Energy, Origin Energy, AGL Energy, Hydro Tasmania, Delta Electricity, Snowy Hydro, ENGIE and Stanwell Corporation



Case Studies

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  • High Voltage
  • Substation
  • Transmission
  • Wind