Why take the LV Authorised Person Course (Healthcare / NHS)?

This Low Voltage Authorised Person Course has been developed specifically for those currently working in a healthcare setting or looking to join a company in the NHS / healthcare sector. It is designed to enable competent electrical staff within an organisation to work safely in accordance with HSG 85 – Safe Working Practices (Electricity at Work) when planning to carry out maintenance and repairs on a low-voltage electrical system. 

This open course covers all the key principles and procedures to ensure you can do this safely and competently, as well as ensuring compliance with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 and other associated legal and guidance documents. Please note we are able to customise this course for companies who already have specific procedures and organisational structures in place.

We also offer a more general commercial version of this course.

Course overview

Entry Requirements

This course is tailored towards experienced electrical engineers or maintenance electricians with responsibility for the upkeep, control and operation of low voltage systems who may be the delegated Competent Person or Authorised Person. If not already designated as a Competent Person then we would recommend completing a CP course before progressing.

Candidates should have a firm understanding of basic electrical principles and theory.

Course Content

Training is provided covering both practical and all procedural aspects for a candidate to be appointed and work as an Authorised Person Low Voltage.

This will allow all ensuing work carried out to be in compliance with the Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974 with an understanding of: -

  • General Safe Working Practices
  • Department of Health Safety Rules
  • Dead Working
  • LIVE Working
  • Procedures and Documentation

Covering elements from: -

  • Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
  • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Electricity Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations 2002
  • Safe Working Practices – HSG 85
  • HTM 06-02 Electrical Safety Guidance for Low Voltage Systems

This is a natural progression route for an appointed Competent Person Low Voltage.

How is this course delivered?

All theoretical study can be delivered in dedicated classrooms at any of our state-of-the-art training centres, or on-site with the client if preferential.

Students complete practical exercises that encompasses the management and control process of in-house documentation. Continual assessment takes place, in which students work with a wide range of equipment that supports their learning, as well as final written examinations.

NB. This course incorporates evening work, including short assignments and autonomous study.


Students will complete the following assessments on the last day of the course:

  • 1 hour written exam
  • Written documentation exam / paper (Roughly 2 hours but no fixed time limit)

On passing these assessments we will provide students with a formal certificate of achievement from Trade Skills 4U.

Frequently asked questions

What can I do once I have completed this course?

The Authorised Person Low Voltage Course is one element that will give your appointed Authorising Engineer (LV) a better understanding of your capabilities when they are deciding on your official appointment to AP(LV) status. The course itself familiarises you with common working practices and the documentation involved when setting up a safe system of work on complex electrical systems.

What other courses can I do after completing this course?

With environmental technology becoming increasingly more important, you may wish to consider Electric Vehicle Charging courses and, perhaps, combine this with Electrical Systems Design.

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