UK leading generator specialist, Dieselec Thistle Generators, has successfully achieved High Voltage Operator status for seven of its team, making it the most qualified HV team in the UK.
Following a recent refresher training course at the Scottish Power Training Centre, those achieving the High Voltage Operator status include:
· Kenny Berrie, Technical Manager
· Neil Brown, Service Engineer
· Mark Docherty, Senior Commissioning Engineer
· Davie Duff, Commissioning Engineer
· George Hobbins, Project Manager and HSE Manager
· Eddie McKenna, Service Engineer
· George Taylor, Workshop Supervisor
George Hobbins, HSE Manager at Dieselec Thistle Generators, said: “The purpose of High Voltage Training is to establish minimum standards to prevent hazardous electrical exposures to personnel and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements applicable to electrical systems. Working on the equipment in a de-energized state is required unless de-energizing introduces an increased hazard or is not feasible.
“The training is designed to help ensure that energized high voltage electrical work is performed safely by authorised employees, who are trained and provided with the appropriate safe work procedures, protective equipment and other required controls. The training is intended to ensure that employees are protected against electrical shock, burns and other potential electrical safety hazards as well as complying with regulatory requirements. All of which contributes to a safe system of work for our employees and site personnel and equipment, and the training is regularly refreshed.”
Paul Moore, Managing Director at Dieselec Thistle Generators, added: “We recruit and retain the best people in the industry, and will continue to invest in training and accreditations for our business to ensure we deliver to the highest possible standards for our customers.
“Importantly, this also provides our customers with a high degree of confidence when our engineers are working on their site testing, running and commissioning high voltage generators and equipment.”
To date, Dieselec Thistle has completed 15 high profile projects involving specialist high voltage generators and controls systems installed throughout the UK, totalling 90 MVA of high voltage emergency power.