Fundamentals of Earthing Testing – 3 Day Course

An intense program in fundamental earth assessment principles and the practice of earth testing.

Participants will develop an understanding of the science and mechanisms of assessing earthing systems, and put into practice the skills associated with testing and the interpretation of test results.

Course Overview

This seminar is an intensive 3 day course offering in-depth coverage on the subject of earthing system testing. The course will:

  • Provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to test and manage earthing systems associated with the electricity supply infrastructure and industrial installations.
  • Address practical aspects of resistivity testing.
  • Discuss the installation and maintenance of earthing systems.
  • Address the safety aspects of operational safety earthing.
  • Provide practical testing of a major substation or a suitable site.

“Course material was presented in a straightforward easy to understand manner.”

Who Should Attend?

This in depth course is designed for those responsible for power system or other assets that rely on earthing systems for their safe and correct operation. It is relevant for all industries and all sites that include high voltage substations and power systems.

A solid background in electrical engineering is essential.


  • Electrical Engineers
  • Consultants
  • Project Engineers
  • Electrical Engineering Managers
  • HV Specialists
  • Maintenance Managers


All industries, including:

  • Mining
  • Oil & Gas
  • Power Utilities (incl. Generation)
  • Renewables
  • Water and Gas Utilities
  • Rail
  • Building & Construction
  • Tunnelling and Roads
  • Heavy Industry

“The presentations were interesting and to the point.”

Locations and Dates

This course is offered in most of the major cities in Australia and New Zealand.

Please see our up to date Course Schedule for details, and please let us know if your preferred location is not available – we may add it if there is sufficient interest.

Please note that tailored, on-site training courses may also be possible.

About the Presenters

Safearth has globally recognised expertise in all areas relating to earthing systems. Our trainers are leaders in their fields and are experienced, not only in training, but also in providing consulting services, including design, specification, installation support, commissioning of new earthing systems, as well as audit, test and refurbishment support for existing systems. Our experience extends to all areas of power generation, reticulation and use, including substations, transmission and distribution systems, power stations, industrial plants and mining operations.

“When we asked questions, they had answers.”

Course Fee

$3,550pp + GST (all locations)

Ask us about early-bird discounts and group discounts.

The fee includes:

  • all lectures and workshops
  • morning and afternoon tea and lunches for the three days.
  • detailed course notes
  • course dinner on day one (drinks not included)


Full payment is required to reserve position.

Cancellations or transfers will only be accepted in writing up to 14 days prior to commencement of the training course. After that time, no refunds can be given. A replacement training course participant may be substituted.

This course is offered in good faith and has been carefully planned and prepared. If, however, due to circumstances outside the control of Safearth we are unable to deliver the course in accordance with the published details, our liability shall be limited to the refund of the course fee.


To apply for a place on this course, please click Apply Now below and complete the form.

Successful applicants will be offered a placement and issued an invoice for the course fee, which must be paid in full to reserve position.