Safe Grounding Systems: Understanding, Designing & Testing – 3 Day Training Course

This grounding training course is an intensive program in fundamental grounding principles and the practice of grounding system design and testing. It has been developed and is delivered by leading specialists in grounding, all with significant utility experience and a sound understanding of real-world power systems.

Participants will develop an understanding of the science behind grounding, the mechanisms through which grounding does its job, or which grounding-related hazards and risks are created, and an ability to manage those risks through effective design, testing and supervision.

Course Objective

This 3-day course provides a comprehensive review into the complexities of grounding system design, performance and life-cycle management through the application of theoretical and practical sessions.

The course is structured to provide a proper understanding of principles, an insight into common techniques and some experience of measurement and testing methods. It includes lectures, demonstrations and student participation, with practical examples and case studies.

Course Deliverables

This course will provide participants with valuable knowledge and skills to support or review grounding system design, testing and supervision associated with the electricity supply infrastructure and industrial installations.

It will also address the complex mechanisms of inductive and conductive interaction between substation and powerline grounding systems and metalwork. Finally, it will investigate techniques for solving problems found in grounding system design, using both empirical and analytical computer-based techniques.

Upon successful completion of this course participants will be credited 20 PDH hours.

Who Should Attend?

This in-depth course is designed for electrical engineers, project engineers, maintenance managers, asset managers, HV specialists, consultants, regulators and other technical staff responsible for power system or other assets that rely on grounding systems for their safe and correct operation.

A solid background in substation design, maintenance, or operations is recommended.

HV Electric Substations ∙ Nuclear Power Plants ∙ Fossil Fuel Power Plants ∙ Renewables ∙ Industrial ∙ Defense

“The presentations were interesting and to the point.”

Locations and Dates

Please see our Course Schedule for more 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

The standard price for this course Is $1895.00. Discounts are available for group bookings. Payments can be made by credit card, direct deposit or purchase order. Further information is available on our website:

To ensure each student is sufficiently able to interact with the instructors and hands-on demonstrations, class sizes are limited to 24 attendees.

The fee typically includes:

  • all lectures and workshops
  • morning and afternoon coffee 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.