New Booking Portal Launched to support National Grid Electricity Contractors Scheme

National Grid is making changes to the training requirements for individuals who require National Grid Person authorisation to gain access to a National Grid substation or overhead lines.

From Tuesday 10 December 2019, Energy & Utility Skills will manage the bookings for the National Grid Person (Substation) and National Grid Person (Overhead Lines) courses on National Grid’s behalf, for courses delivered from Monday 20 January 2020.

National Grid recently launched its revised NSI 30 document which no longer includes our EUSR scheme, BESC:AME, as a mandatory requirement for individuals requiring access to a National Grid substation or working on overhead lines.

Instead, all individuals who require this access will be required to undertake a National Grid in-house training course and assessment.

National Grid’s existing Electricity Contractors scheme will remain in place, with all contractor registrations for National Grid Person still recorded within EUSR.

Transition arrangements for individuals needing to renew their Person authorisation before the 20 January 2020 remain in place.

We are not withdrawing BESC:AME as a scheme although we anticipate that its removal as a requirement for National Grid Person authorisation may have a significant impact on its take-up in the power industry. As a part of these changes, National Grid will also no longer permit the use of live sub-stations for BESC:AME assessments.

If you have any queries please contact the EUSR support team by email or telephone 0121 713 8272.