Customized Knowledge and Competency Courses

At OCS Training Institute, we understand that a safe and qualified workforce is vital to the success of any company. OCS Training Institute’s services address the critical shortfalls in technical training and impart the knowledge and skills to help develop a competent workforce in the oil, gas, renewable and infrastructure industries.

Our methodology requires delivering the critical theoretical (knowledge) and skill (competence) essentials with a combination of classroom and hands-on learning. All of the skillsets in the course have a competency section attached to them where the students must demonstrate their ability to conduct the action correctly, adequately and safely. This is conducted in OCS Groups 15,000ft2 training facility.

OCS Training Institute often develops boutique courses tailored to meet specified training needs identified by our clients. OCS has provided multiple customized training courses to all industries with exceptional feedback and tailored competency sections to suit the client.

Depending on the competency requirement finalised for the course (If it is tailored to your company’s individual requirements) it is possible that the training location be mobile and OCS Group is able to provide the training at your location, facility or industrial workplace.

HV Switching

Topics covered regarding HV switching include the following.

  • Switching plans and recommended practices
  • Black Start Procedures
  • Testing for Dead (practical assessment)
  • Associated
    • PTW
    • Risk Assessments


  • Correct Torqueing as per Manufacturer Information,
  • Torques Wrench, Correct Contact, Correct Fittings,
  • Avoidance of Ionization and Corona witness marks.

HV Termination and cable landing (Landing the HV cable in a transformer)

  • Cable terminations, splices, repairs and bracing
  • Recommended practices
    • Isolations, switching and grounding
  • High Voltage cabling and electrical stress relief
    • Capacitance
    • Dielectrics
    • Energy storage
    • RC time curves

HV Over Current Devices

  • OL’s, GCFI, ACB, VCB’s
  • Voltage Transformers
  • Current Transformers
  • Time Current Characteristics
  • Withdrawable Breakers
  • Protection Relays

HV Transformer tests

  • Distribution components -switchgear and transformers
  • Isolations, switching and safety
  • Winding Resistance

In addition to the basic scope discussed OCS Groups currently provides the following general basic and specific knowledge and competency training;

  • Core electrical principles and concepts
  • Static and dynamic behavior of electrical fields and electrostatics, generation and coupling
    • Concentrating on the following concerns;
  • Material behavior in strong electric fields (stresses)
  • Physical and electrical forces and phenomena
  • Electrical Safety Standards & Laws
  • HV terminology
    • System component identification and
    • Functions
  • Arc Flash
    • Protection Boundaries
    • Appropriate PPE
  • NFPA-70E Electrical Safety Standards
  • Power system distribution and dynamics (P.F, KVAR, KW, KWA)
  • Synchronization
  • Load sharing (droop)
  • Isochronous Generator Operations

High Pot Cable Test

Testing and Equipment

  • Hi-Pot ( High Potential Tests)
  • Polarized Index Testing
  • Dielectric Discharge
  • Infra-Red Testing
  • Insulation Resistance Testing
  • Continuity Testing
  • Dielectric Absorption Ratio Testing
  • IRT testing
  • Specialized electrical testing
  • High Resistance insulation testing
  • 4-wire Kelvin testing
  • Corona and Partial discharge tests
  • Short Circuit and fault current analysis methods and calculations of fault energy
  • Circuit protection components and coordination
  • TCC curves and setting device parameters
  • Voltage Indicator
  • Voltage Proving Unit

Recommended OCS Capabilites

Hazardous Area Inspection

Hazardous Area Management

Electrical Audits

Recommended Training

Industrial Facility Electrical Safety

Renewable Energy Electrical Safety

Infrastructure Competency