Fundamentals of Grounding – 2 Day Course

This is the premier HV grounding testing and design course in North America − an intensive program in fundamental grounding principles and the practice of grounding system design and testing.

Participants will develop an understanding of the science behind grounding, the associated mechanisms that lead to grounding-related risk, and an ability to manage them through effective design, testing and management.

Course Overview

The complexities of grounding systems are explained and modeled in this course through the application of theoretical and practical sessions.

This 3-day course provides a comprehensive treatment of the principles and practices used in the design and testing of grounding systems to effectively manage and assess their performance, condition and risk.

The course is structured to provide a clear presentation of principles and includes lectures with practical examples, as well as personal involvement in problem-solving by computer analysis.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for those responsible for power system or other assets that rely on grounding systems for their safe and correct operation.

A solid background in HV power systems is recommended.


  • Electrical Engineers
  • Project Engineers
  • Electrical Engineering Managers
  • HV Specialists
  • Maintenance Managers
  • Asset Managers
  • Regulators
  • Safety Managers

“The presentations were interesting and to the point.”

Locations and Dates

This course is available across the USA and Canada.

Please see our Course Schedule for details, and 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.

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

About the Presenters

Safearth has globally recognized expertise in all areas relating to grounding 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

Contact us using the form below to confirm pricing. Also, ask us about early-bird discounts and group discounts.

The fee typically includes:

  • all lectures and workshops
  • morning and afternoon tea and lunches for the three days.
  • detailed course notes


Full payment is required to reserve a 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.