Course Info Lightning Protection Technicians

Why take the Introduction to Earthing (For Lightning Protection Technicians) course?

If you’re part of the LP industry, then this is the course for you.

As part of today’s requirements, competency and awareness in HV earthing is an absolute prerequisite to protect lives from the harmful effects of high-voltage which exist during a fault situation which may involve lightning.

Recent developments in international and national standards have proven to be real game-changers in earthing methodology and the requirements for compliance. With the bar now raised, demonstrating competence and awareness in HV Earthing has never been more important.

This is why GreyMatters Introduction to HV Earthing is developed to take you on the first step of your journey from zero to hero – in HV earthing awareness.

The course content is packed with animations and videos providing a largely intuitive view of earthing theory and best practice, which are systematically broken down into logical, easily absorbed bite-sized modules.

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


  • Greater awareness of Earthing Design concepts.
  • Cover the basics of electrical theory.
  • Provide clarity on the purpose of earthing.
  • Explain touch and step hazards.
  • Understand what fibrillation is, and, why it is essential for the earthing engineer to understand
  • Awareness of the importance of Geology and why it plays such an essential role in earthing design.
  • Receive a full explanation of Fault theory.
  • Illustrate the “Process” from design to install with applicable Standards.
  • Demonstrate measurement techniques onsite.

Who is this for:

  • Anyone seeking a higher level of confidence when discussing projects involving earthing.
  • Technicians.
  • Undergraduate engineers as a precursor to life experience.
  • Managers and supervisors who have earthing risk factors.
  • Directors and VP’s of all disciplines who wish to refresh and stay current.

Pre-existing knowledge:

This course is the first in a three-part series. There is no requirement for previous academic underpinning for this unit. The unit content is delivered in plain, easy-to-understand English and each delegate is led through fundamental earthing concepts without the need for calculation.

Theoretical concepts are reinforced with practical, real-life video examples and delegate understanding is regularly tested throughout the unit with a formal assessment at the end. The assessment results submitted are evaluated and where needed, further one-to-one advice and mentoring is available to address any weaknesses identified.

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