High Voltage (Operational) Level
- Course Type:
- STCW ➜ High Voltage (Operational)
- Training School:
- LJMU Maritime Centre
- Birkenhead, Wirral, United Kingdom
- 1 day
Continuous monitoring of candidate performance and procedural understanding throughout the Course with a final competence check conducted by an end of course written assessment
The candidates are provided with an opportunity to implement engine room procedures learnt in the classroom, thus providing them with an opportunity to gain confidence in engine room watch keeping and team work by use of simulators.
MCA to STCW Table A - III/1
A High Voltage (over 1000V) system is where the voltage is generated and distributed at high voltage or transformed to and distributed at high voltage. It does not include systems where high voltage is utilised locally e.g. ignition systems, radio transmission, radar and other navigational equipment.
For engineering officers who do not intend to work on ships with High Voltage systems there is no requirement to undertake additional High Voltage training. Any delegates applying for an EOOW CoC who have not undertaken the High Voltage Training will receive limitation ‘From the 1 January 2017 this certificate is not valid for service on ships fitted with High Voltage (over 1000V) systems’.
The above limitation can also be avoided by providing documentary evidence of having completed one of the following seagoing service requirements in the engine room on vessels fitted with HV systems:
6 months’ seagoing service in the preceding 5 years; or
3 months’ seagoing service during the last 12 months.
A course completion certificate for this course is a mandatory requirement for engineering officer of the watch (EOOW) CoC. Without this certificate, a negative endorsement will be placed on the CoC i.e. ‘From the 1 January 2017 this certificate is not valid for service on ships fitted with High Voltage (over 1000V) systems’.