Following a recent update to National Grid’s NSI 30 safety document from the 20th January 2020, National Grid will no longer require the EUSR registered BESC AME Assessment as a mandatory requirement for individuals requiring access to National Grid Substations, Underground Cables or Overhead Lines.
In place of this National Grid will be moving their National Grid Person Training and BESC AME assessment into two training courses for Substations and Overhead Line disciplines under the National Grid Electricity Contractors Scheme. These courses are to be run by National Grid themselves at their Eakring Training Academy in Nottinghamshire.
Under the new scheme those with a current BESC:AME will be required, at expiry of their current registration, to undertake the revised National Grid Person’s Course via a computer based test but will not be required to retake a practical assessment.
For those who have not held BESC:AME prior to the 20th January 2020, there will be a face to face Person Training Course with both a computer based test and practical assessment.
Further information about the scheme changes can be found here: https://www.eusr.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/NSI-30-FAQ-FINALv3.pdf
Booking onto the new National Grid Person Training can be done here: https://ngbookings.eusr.co.uk/
Due to this change in the NSI30 requirements, Electrical Safety UK, from the 20th January 2020, will no longer be providing our robust BESC AME Assessments for contractors and individuals wanting to work on National Grid locations.
ESUK can still provide bespoke Access to Substation training courses for any other situation whether privately owned substation or DNO situated upon request.
It’s not the end for us!
Over the years of providing this training and assessment we have built fantastic relationships with clients, such as yourselves. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your custom over the past 15 years and introduce you to our other training services available.
ESUK are experts in undertaking Competency Assessments and making skills recommendation to employers ensuring fully competent and confident employees. ESUK are highly skilled in identifying gaps in knowledge and understanding and recommending the best route to ensure that legal obligations are complied with and employees are given the best opportunity to succeed in their role.
Our Courses Include:
C&G 2377 – Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)
C&G 2382 – 18th Edition Wiring Regulations
C&G 2394 – Initial Verification (inspect & test)
C&G 2395 – Periodic Inspection & Testing
C&G 2396 – Design and Verification
Bespoke C&G Assured Courses: Practical Arc Flash Risk Assessment, Electrical Principles, Safe Electrical Control Panel Entry, Safe Isolation & Proving Dead, Electrical Duty Holders
SPA Safety Passports including; Core, Food & Drink, Petrol Retail Forecourt (UKPIA), Mineral Products (MPQC), Core Construction
The scheme is a practical workplace competency assessment of which a general electrical knowledge is expected when entering, moving around and exiting designated work areas. Three separate standards exist: Substations, Overhead Lines, and Underground Cables.