Course Info

Why take the Introduction to Earthing (Grounding) course?

As part of today’s requirements, a competent earthing design is an absolute prerequisite to protect lives from the harmful effects of high-voltage which exist during a fault situation including lightning.

Due to recent developments in international and national standards. New methodologies have proven to be real game-changers including the requirements for compliance. So, with the bar now raised. Demonstrating awareness-competence in HV Earthing is paramount for this safety-critical component.

Therefore, the GreyMatters Introduction to HV Earthing has been developed to take you on your first step on the journey from zero to hero.

The course is an intuitively based, rich in video and animations covering the fundamental concepts and real-life scenarios behind HV earthing, which are systematically broken down into logical, easily absorbed bite-sized sessions.

This online awareness training for earthing course will achieve the following learning outcomes:


  • Greater awareness of Earthing concepts.
  • Refresh the basics of your understanding of electricity.
  • Provide clarity on the purpose of earthing.
  • Explain touch and step hazards.
  • Understand what fibrillation is and, why it is essential for the earthing designer.
  • Awareness of the importance of Geology and why it plays such an essential role in earthing design.
  • Receive a full explanation of the Fault theory.
  • Illustrate the design “Process” and applicable Standards.
  • Demonstrate measurement techniques in the field.

Who is this course for:

  • Anyone seeking to increase confidence when discussing projects involving HV earthing.
  • Technicians
  • Engineers/Project managers from disciplines other than the electrical field.
  • Undergraduate engineers – as a precursor to life experience.
  • Construction/civil engineers involved in delivering projects with earthing or earthing design risk factors.
  • Directors and VP’s of all disciplines who wish to refresh and stay current.

Pre-existing knowledge:

As a first step, this course is the first in a three-part series. Therefore, there is no requirement for previous academic underpinning for this module.

The unit content is delivered in plain, easy-to-understand English and each delegate is led through the basic earthing concepts without the need for calculation.

Concepts are reinforced with practical, real-life examples (videos), and understanding is regularly tested throughout. On completion of the course, each delegate will have the option to take a formal assessment – the results submitted are evaluated and feedback provided. Further one-to-one advice and mentoring are available* to address any weaknesses that may surface during the course.

*Terms and conditions apply.

NOTE: Watch the video above before you complete this lesson.

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