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Substation Maintenance Training Series – Hazards and Controls

August 14, 2018 @ 8:30 am - August 15, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

FMPA’s Substation Training series provides courses specifically designed for substation personnel and other crews who work in and around substations.  The courses are designed to provide participants with in-depth instruction on substation-related topics and are tailored to the specific equipment of the attendee’s utilities, where possible.


Substation Hazards – Controls and Personal Protective Grounding
Aug. 14-15, 2018

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Lunch will be provided.)
OUC Engineering Building
6003 Pershing Avenue
Orlando, FL 32822

Overview of Session Topics:

  1. Identify specific hazards associated with substation equipment.
  • Specific hazards associated with various substation equipment.
  • Review past utility substation accidents to emphasize types of hazards
  1. Use the hierarchy of controls to eliminate or control identified substation hazards
  • Utility “best practices” for controlling specific substation hazards
  1. Requirements for personal protective equipment grounding (PPG)
  • Use of PPG’s, purpose of PPG’s (Review step and touch potential and equipotential zone), kind of PPG’s (Review various types of PPG’s used in the substation, lengths, size, etc.), PPG’s protection (Review induced voltages, incorrect application of grounds, etc.).
  1. Application of PPG’s
  • Equipment specific grounding applications (classroom exercise will use substation diagrams to describe locations of grounds), where to apply PPG, how to apply PPG
  1. Perform PPG grounding application (classroom exercise)


About the Instructor
The course curriculum was developed by Pam Tompkins and Scott Young with SET Solutions, LLC, a consulting company that has provided training and consulting services to FMPA and several of its member utilities since 2005. Pam is President and CEO of SET Solutions and has 37 years of experience in the electric utility industry. The course will be taught by Scott Young, a Senior Consultant for SET Solutions. Scott has more than 36 years of electrical substation experience and is a published substation safety author. He began his career as an Apprentice Substation Technician, worked through lead Substation Electrician and advanced to Substation Skills Training Supervisor. Scott works with utilities and contractors to provide electric utility technical and safety specific training, specializing in high voltage electrical technical training, OSHA compliance training and electric power safety process evaluation and program development.


$900 per person for each two-day session. Lunch will be provided. Please do not submit payment with registration. FMPA will send an invoice to your utility following the course.

Register NO LATER THAN Aug. 3, 2018


August 14, 2018 @ 8:30 am
August 15, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
6003 Pershing Avenue, Orlando, 32822 + Google Map


Sharon Samuels


OUC Engineering Building
6003 Pershing Avenue, Orlando, 32822 + Google Map

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