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About this course

Following the government’s guidance, from 4 April we will not be requiring delegates to undertake any testing before attending their course. However, it is strongly recommended that face coverings are worn when in enclosed spaces and where social distancing is not possible. There may also be some courses which still require additional PPE - this will be provided as appropriate.

While the requirement for testing has been relaxed, we ask that students/delegates only attend their course if they are fully well to do so - this is to ensure that fellow students/delegates and staff are protected and courses can continue to run.

If you have any issues or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us by email at warsash.admissions@solent.ac.uk.

This course is suitable for marine engineer officers, electrical or electro-technical officers, engineer surveyors and marine superintendents.  

The training will provide you the essential knowledge of high voltage (HV) installations to meet the knowledge, understanding and proficiency requirements as set out in STCW 2010 Table A-III/1 for electrical, electronic and control systems at the operational level.

What you'll learn

The course is a blend of classroom and practical training using dedicated facilities to enable students to achieve the following training outcomes: 

  • Knowledge of the arrangement and protection of HV installations on board a vessel, including what is considered to be high voltage, typical voltages found on board ship, the reasons why modern vessels are equipped with high voltage generators, the difference between insulated and earthed neutral distribution systems, which circuits will operate at high voltage, and the function of the protection devices and their sequence of operation. 
  • Knowledge of the safety requirements necessary for HV installations, including the hazards associated with high voltage, the requirements outlined in the HSE publication Electricity at Work safe working practices, the terms 'authorised and competent' person, the difference between an ordinary and a high voltage permit to work, the isolation process required to produce a high voltage permit to work, and the importance of a circuit main earth. 

Further information

Please see MSN 1861(M) for further information on requirements for revalidation of Certificates of Competency (CoCs). 

Further information on the STCW 2010 Manila Amendment requirement for engineer and electro-technical officers to undergo training in HV systems

Please see our Covid-19 statement and guidance for those attending maritime training and certification courses and exams at Warsash Maritime School and Solent University.

Course location

Maritime Simulation Centre, Solent University, Southampton

Start time

9am

Course Information

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  • Approvals

    MCA

  • Career progression

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  • Prerequisites

    There are no formal prerequisites for this course, however we strongly recommend you are currently working or studying in a marine engineering-related environment.

Course availability

Please contact admissions for course availability and to book.

Contact us

Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course.

Online bookings will be confirmed with joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment should be received in the normal way.

Please ensure that you follow the booking process and do not enter payment details more than once, unless you are booking more than one course. If you experience any issues, please email warsash.admissions@solent.ac.uk.

Admissions Team


Normal office hours are (UK time):

08.30 - 17.00 Monday to Thursday
08.30 - 16.30 Friday