BESC Training

BESC AME

The Access, Movement & Egress registration scheme is intended for all persons who will be required to carry out duties on or near operational plant and equipment in transmission and / or distribution electricity environments. It replaces the previous Basic Electrical Safety Competence (BESC) scheme, however to aid recognition for delegates transferring to the new schemes the 'BESC' notation has been retained.

The scheme standards cover the basic requirements for safely entering, moving around and exiting work areas in electrical environments, they do not cover skills required for carrying out operational work tasks on the electrical network, e.g. cable jointing.

AME assessments are available in the following areas of electrical transmission and distribution:


Substations

You must show you are competent to:

  • Safely access, move around and egress a substation work area
  • Comply with Company procedures, health and safety regulations and environmental practices
  • Identify the risks associated with substation apparatus, substation damage and excavation
  • Use and communicate data and information
  • Resolve problems effectively and efficiently

For further information, please download the Course Specification PDF


Overhead Lines

You must show you are competent to:

  • Safely access, move around and egress an overhead line work area
  • Comply with Company procedures, health and safety regulations and environmental practices
  • Identify the risks associated with overhead line apparatus and damaged overhead line apparatus
  • Use and communicate data and information
  • Resolve problems effectively and efficiently

For further information, please download the Course Specification PDF


Underground Cables

You must show you are competent to:

  • Safely access, move around and egress an underground cable work area
  • Comply with Company procedures, health and safety regulations and environmental practices
  • Identify the risks associated with underground cable excavations and damaged underground cable apparatus
  • Use and communicate data and information
  • Resolve problems effectively and efficiently

For further information, please download the Course Specification PDF


Registration is based on successful completion of a workplace assessment. These assessments should take place in a normal workplace and should not cause any interference to normal work operations. The assessment can also be completed with unconnected equipment so long as the scenario mirrors that of an operational site. Upon successful completion the assessor will give the trainee a cover note and the trainee will be registered on the EUSR and a BESC card produced within 28 days.Registration last for 3 years after which the candidate must undertake a further assessment to remain registered with EUSR.

Assessment is delivered by qualified assessors accredited by Energy & Utility Skills (EU Skills).

Course Duration 1 Day