The basic marine High Voltage Course is designed to provide an all-round understanding of ship’s high voltage system together with practical switching and other operational skills. Training incorporates elements of both High Voltage (Operational Level) and High Voltage (Management Level) courses.


On completion of the marine High Voltage Course, delegates are expected to demonstrate the following results:

• Recognize and prevent hazards associated with High Voltage Systems;
• Be able to describe the design of the ship HV system and know its functions and safety requirements;
• Be familiar with and employ in every days work all the safety procedures connected with the HV operations, use safety equipment competently;
• Develop own switching strategy for malfunctioning components of the system;
• Be able to isolate, earth, test components of the HV system safely and efficiently by selecting a suitable apparatus for the job.

Course content:

• Legislative Framework;
• Electrical hazards and personal safety equipment for High Voltage System;
• High Voltage and Power Distribution Systems:  their design, operational functions and safety requirements;
• HV Switching Sequence;
• Low and Medium Voltage Switchgear;
• Offloading and isolation procedures;
• Earthing and short circuiting practices;
• Electrical Permit to Work and Sanction to Test;
• Variable Speed Drives (VSD) (in syllabus of some centers).

Assessment: theory test and practical assessment with the focus on production of own switching strategy for isolating element of HV system, selection of correct apparatus for the test and safe working practices.

Target Audience: Ship Engineers of all ranks, ETOs and Electrical Officers, Engine Surveyors, Superintendents.

Pre-requisites: Some previous knowledge of marine electrical systems.

Duration: 4 – 5 days.

Training Centers Offering This Course

The Netherlands (5)

Den Helder, nl

Ijmuiden Amsterdam Harlingen Sneek Leeuwarden Terschelling Delfzijl Urk, nl

Rotterdam, nl

West -Terschelling, nl

USA (2)

Dania Beach, Florida (just south of Fort Lauderdale), us

Norfolk, W Virginia, us

Australia (1)

Launceston Tasmania, au

Spain (1)

Madrid, es

Germany (1)

Hamburg, de

Romania (1)
UK (1)
Cyprus (1)
Finland (1)