By October 31, 2016 Read More →

New electrical training centre equipped is with Seaward HV test equipment


A new high voltage (HV) electrical training facility has been kitted out with specialist test equipment from Seaward to ensure the highest standards of technical tuition and learning.

Specialist training provider, Eastwood Park, in South Gloucestershire is introducing a new comprehensive programme of HV courses for Authorised Persons in the healthcare and commercial sectors, as well as technical managers and heads of departments who are responsible for the operation of private HV power distribution networks.

The courses are being delivered in a new purpose built facility that incorporates an 11KV control and distribution centre.

As part of the new investment at Eastwood Park, neon and digital high voltage indicators and digital phasing equipment manufactured by electrical test specialist Seaward have been installed.

The test equipment will be used on a variety of high voltage courses to help delegates understand the regulations relating to safe HV working practices and to enable them to carry out practical work that will include simulated fault finding, making systems safe, proving live and carrying out power supply phase comparisons.

Kevin Furey, Senior Engineering and Training consultant is heading the new centre. He said: “The new HV training facility will enable us to replicate a variety of faults and operational conditions, creating a safe and reassuring environment in which engineers can learn and gain the necessary accreditation to meet Competent and Authorised Person roles.

“The investment in the new HV switchgear and power control facility is complemented by the use of specialist test equipment from Seaward. This equipment is widely used in the electrical utility and distribution sector, enabling our trainees to gain a thorough practical understanding of HV systems and procedures.”

Eastwood Park provides a wide range of technical training courses that have been developed in partnership with leading industry bodies and associations, including the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (IHEEM).