Client Obligations

There are numerous obligations which come with being an owner and operator of High Voltage Electrical Equipment. The following is a brief summary of the requirements placed upon you by the law in the form of Current Legislation. Many of these are essential for peace of mind and to ensure reliability & continuity from your HV System.

Carry Out Regular Maintenance of the System

  • Maintenance must be carried out in line with current legislation, manufacturer’s recommendations & industry accepted best practices and includes:-
    • Regular Non-Intrusive Inspections of HV Equipment & HV Environments.
    • Intrusive Maintenance of all Equipment constituting “The System”.

Planning & Organisation of the Maintenance Activity

  • Formulation of a detailed Maintenance Plan.
  • Formulation of Asset Register detailing all electrical distribution equipment.
  • Co-ordination with local DNO to achieve Isolation & Earthing of Incoming Supplies for Maintenance Work to proceed.

Overall Management of the HV Power System, Operational HV Staff & the Required Documentation

  • Selection of experienced, trained & qualified individuals to be nominated as “HV Authorised Persons” for your site.
  • Restriction & Limitation of Access into areas containing HV Equipment to only properly trained, experienced, qualified and authorised individuals.
  • Schematic Diagram detailing the layout of the Distribution Network & System Fault Levels.
  • Schematic Diagram to be displayed at all key locations on the network.
  • Relevant & Current notices to be displayed at all key locations on the network.
  • Electrical Safety Rules Document governing safe operation of the “system”.
  • Management Safety Procedures covering the following:
    • Application of the Electrical Safety Rules for achieving “Safety from the System”.
    • Staff Responsibilities & Authorisations (Interview, Assessment, Recommendation & Certification).
    • Process & Procedure for dealing with any Faults & Emergencies on the System.
    • Maintenance Records (Test Sheets, Reports, Copies of Safety Documents Issued, etc.).
    • Oil Sample Analysis Records & Reports.
    • Calibration details/Certificates for all test equipment used on Maintenance Work.
    • Training/Authorisation Records for Operational Staff.
    • Continuous review of legislative requirements to ensure ongoing legal compliance.