Electrical Awareness Training – November 2019 to Feb 2020

Scottish Power has been working in partnership with Forestry and Land Scotland to create a refreshed Electrical Awareness Training package. The training utilises the expertise of the Network Operator and will be delivered across Scotland, irrespective of Network Provider territory.

You may have recently attended electrical awareness training, but you are encouraged to attend this event, as it has been designed to be forestry specific.

Electricity on operational sites will always be a key constraint and the harsh reality is that as an industry we continue to incur accidents and fatalities when working in and around electricity.

The new training aims to keep electricity firmly in the minds of all those who work within the forest industry and the training content is as follows:

  • Cultural perceptions around electricity
  • Types of OH and UG lines
  • The distribution network
  • HSE overview, statutory requirements and electricity ref’ doc’s
  • Areas for improvement
  • Industry-specific guidance – FISA 804 and Goalpost management
  • Electricity within RAs
  • Worksite Planning (exercise)
  • Emergency procedures

Intermingled throughout the above will be real-life examples of the consequences of striking electricity.

For this round of training, the focus will be harvesting and the following people are recommended to attend:

  • Harvesting Contract Managers and Supervisors (Trade and FLS)
  • Timber Purchasers
  • Principal Harvesting Contractors and Operators
  • Principal Hauliers

Nine events have been scheduled and are as follows:


Event Dates Venue Address
North 27 & 28/11/19 Nairn Community & Arts Centre

King St,

Nairn IV12 4BQ

West 18 & 19/12/19 Forestry and Land Scotland

Millpark Road


PA34 4NH

Central 15 & 16/1/20 Scottish Natural Heritage, Battleby, Redgorton, Perth, PH1 3EW
South 25, 26 & 27/2/20 EASTERBROOK HALL

The Crichton Trust

Grierson House

The Crichton Bankend Road

Dumfries, DG1 4ZE

There will 20 places/event and they will run from 10.00am through to 3.00pm. All refreshments, including lunch, will be provided.

To book your place please email the below with the following information:


  • Name (if booking more than one place, please list all names)
  • Preferred event location and date (if both dates are suitable, please rank them in order – this will help with logistics of allocating places)
  • Name of organisation/business you work for and your role(s) within it
  • Any special dietary requirements

Please note that as the events are restricted to 20 attendees. We will do our best to allocate you your chosen date but may have to offer you an alternative if demand for any one day is beyond capacity.

Booking of places must be made by 30/9/19

On confirmation of your attendance, we would ask you to honour the commitment that you have made (unless in the event of an unforeseen emergency)

 Thank You

Jim Denholm – Health and Safety Consultant / Trainer – Scottish Power

Julian Fryer – FLS Technical Advisor

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