Cable Jointer Training – Live LV Jointer Competency Training Courses

Published 10 Apr 2018

Cable Jointer Training

Providing Competency Training Courses For Cable Jointers LV

  • By Chris Dodds - Thorne & Derrick Sales & Marketing Manager

Pragmatic Consulting Ltd have been approved to deliver under EUSR – Competency Accord Unit 060 Live LV Cable Jointing Training Courses.

Pragmatic Consulting offer a range of courses that meets the needs of the Cable Jointing, Electrical and Utility Power Industry and are prepared to travel and provide cable jointer training events across the UK so that you are able to have training when it suits you.

Pragmatic Consulting approach each Cable Jointer Training Course in an individual manner to ensure candidates who pass through the door are trained to the highest standard whilst ensuring that they receive the support they require to help them progress and achieve.

Cable Jointer Training

Training: Live Cable jointing On Mains Cables

Cable Jointer Training Courses

After successful completion of the Cable Jointers Training Course and assessment the candidate will then need to complete a period of supervised on job experience, before returning with his / her evidence portfolio and undertake a formal cable jointing skills and knowledge assessment – this will preserve trade integrity and protect employers against under-skilled labour causing reputational damage to the industry.

On successful completion of their portfolio, witness testimonies and further assessment each candidate will then be eligible to have their achieved competence modules registered on the Energy and Utility Skills Register (EUSR) for acceptance as a level of Competence by member Companies of the Industries Competency Accord scheme.

This is cable jointer training and assessment and not authorisation.

Power Unit 060 has been split this into 3 separate cable jointing courses:

  • LV1 – Introduction to LV Cable Jointing – Single & Three Phase Services
  • LV2 – LV Polymeric (Wavecon) Main Cable Three Phase Jointing Course
  • LV3 – LV Transition Polymeric (Wavecon) to PILC STA Main Cable – 3 Phase Jointing Course
  • Location: Cable Jointer Training Centre – Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire

Cable Jointing Training Dates


LV1 Training Course

  • 23rd April to 27th April 2018
  • 18th June to 22nd June 2018
  • 20th August to 24th August 2018

LV2 Training Course

  • 16th April to 20th April 2018
  • 11th June to 15th June 2018
  • 2nd July to 6th July 2018

LV3 Training Course 

  • 4th June to 8th June 2018
  • 9th July to 13th July 2018
  • 6th August to 10th August 2018

EUSR help employers to develop industry recognised schemes of learning and register individuals’ skills and competencies on their register.

The EUSR provide workshops to approve trainers for Passport Schemes such as Safety, Health & Environmental Awareness (SHEA) Water Hygiene and Cross Country Pipelines Health Safety & Environmental (CCPHSE).


Pragmatic Consulting

Power Unit 060

Live Low Voltage Cable JointingNSA Power Logo

This cable jointer training specification has been developed from the power network standard. The specification details the required skills, knowledge and behaviours to establish competence to carry out live jointing procedures on low voltage mains cables.

The specification details the requirements for TWO separate low voltage categories. Candidates will be assessed and receive registration for BOTH of the following categories:

  1. LV Cable (XLPE)
  2. LV Mains Cable (Consac and / or PILC)

The specification details the critical requirements of the activity to establish competence and does not preclude employers from adding to the skills and knowledge detailed by the specification in their own training programmes.EUS Logo

What does competence look like?

LVJ1 Course – The cable jointer will be able to confidently carry out a range of live low voltage electrical cable jointing procedures on underground cables in accordance with company procedures.

LVJ2 Course – The cable jointer will demonstrate a safety conscious approach to the control of hazards associated with the activity whilst working and communicating effectively with other team members to achieve tasks.

What do I need to take this module?

Candidates to be assessed as competent in this skill area should have completed the modules shown below or have evidence demonstrating an equivalent level of competence:

  1. SHEA Power (Revised Version) – providing basic health, safety and environmental awareness and an introduction to specifactors relating to the power sector
  2. Access, Movement and Egress (Underground Cables) – an industry assessment of a person’s competence to enter, move around and exit an underground cable work area in a safe manner
  3. Location and Avoidance of Utilities – an industry assessment of a person’s competence to identify and locate utilities using electronic location equipment
  4. Safe Excavation of Utilities – an industry assessment of a person’s competence to safely use hand tools and hand held power tools to excavate and maintain excavations

Performance Criteria

To achieve this unit, you will need to be able to:

General Requirements

P1. Identify the cable jointing work area to be accessed using available information
P2. Select and wear the PPE required to carry out the cable jointing activity
P3. Carry out a site specific risk assessment of the cable jointing area, identifying hazards and the control measures required including justification for live working (requirements included in SHEA Power and BESC / AME Underground Cables)
P4. Implement the control measures necessary to meet safety requirements for activity e.g. barriers, signage and lighting
P5. Communicate the risks and control measures to the working party
P6. Carry out a pre-use inspection of the cable jointing tools and equipment to be used inspecting for condition and service information
P7. Assess and confirm the work space is adequate for the jointing task to be carried including suitable access / egress, lighting and protection from adverse weather
P8. Identify the correct underground cable to be worked on using company procedures
P9. Carry out a visual inspection of the integrity of cables to be worked on and jointed
P10. Use approved tools to prepare and joint cables in accordance with company working procedures
P11. Carry electrical testing of the cable to confirm its integrity, including insulation continuity testing (PILC and CONSAC to include moisture testing)
P12. Confirm cable joint measurements and tolerances meet with joint specifications and requirements

Task Specific Training – Live Low Voltage Mains Jointing

Complete ALL of the following cable jointing procedures in BOTH of the following categories.

P13. LV XLPE Cable (Mains and Service)

a) Service straight through cable joint (single and three phase)
b) Service cable termination (single and three phase)
c) Service pot end joint (single and three phase)
d) Multi service cable joint (single and three phase)
e) Terminate LV mains cable
f) Mains straight through joint
g) Mains breeches joint
h) Mains pot-end joint
i) Cable sheath repairs

P14. LV Cable Consac and / or PILC (Mains and Service)

a) Transition service straight through joint (single and three phase)
b) Service pot end PILC joint (single and three phase)
c) Multi service joint off PILC and / or Consac (single and three phase)
d) Transition mains straight through joint
e) Transition mains breeches joint
f) Mains pot-end (PILC and / or Consac)

P15. Carry out post connection testing procedures including voltage, polarity, earth loop impedance, phase rotation
P16. Install joint protection to ensure connections are protected from ingress of moisture and mechanical damage
P17. Record cable joint positions and test results in accordance with company procedures
P18. Dispose of hazardous and non-hazardous waste materials in line with company procedures
P19. Store tools and equipment safely and securely and leave the work area work in a safe condition in accordance with company procedures

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Cable Jointer Training Knowledge & Understanding

To achieve this unit, you will need to know and understand:

General Requirements

K1. The principles of Health, Safety and Environmental legislation in relation to work on or near electrical power networks and cables
K2. The organisation’s safety rules, policies and procedures relating to work on or near electrical power networks
K3. The hazards associated with work on or near electrical power networks and how to deal with them
K4. How to select, inspect and use PPE for work on or near electrical power networks
K5. How to carry out a site specific risk assessment and identify workplace hazards
K6. The dangers of electricity and how an electric shock can be received including: direct contact, induced voltage and arcing
K7. The roles and responsibilities of the relevant person/s involved in the control of the jointing procedure
K8. How to complete relevant company safety documentation for control of the LV network
K9. The effect of adverse weather conditions on jointing activities
K10. How to respond in the event of emergency situations in the work environment, including electric shock
K11. How to deal with hazardous and non-hazardous waste materials in accordance with company procedures
K12. How to leave an underground work area in a safe and secure condition. e.g. signs, lighting and barriers
K13. How to update, report and record information in accordance with company procedures

Task Specific Training – Live Low Voltage Mains Jointing

K14. How to interpret utility drawings / control diagrams to identify underground cables and apparatus
K15. How to interpret manufacturers’ jointing specifications / company procedures
K16. How to select, inspect and use approved tools and equipment for live low voltage jointing procedures
K17. How to positively identify the correct underground service / mains cable/s to be worked on
K18. The different types of earthing systems used on distribution networks
K19. The company live low voltage working procedures and how to apply them
K20. The reasons and requirements of maintaining earth continuity
K21. The test values for pre and post electrical testing of underground low voltage cables
K22. How to interpret the test results obtained from electrical testing


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For further information on the courses that Pragmatic Consulting offer please contact Jo Niblett (Managing Director).

Tel: 01926 674340 

Mob: 07747 740311


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