Power System Safety Protection (PSSP)

Power System Safety Protection

(PSSP)

Power System Safety Protection (PSSP) is defined as the required constraints applied to the power system to provide worker protection from power system hazards during prescribed work. All personnel required to access or work on the power system must be authorized.

There are five categories of PSSP authorization based on the hazards and complexity of the associated work.

There are five categories of PSSP authorization based on the hazards and complexity of the associated work.

CATEGORY 2

  • This course is the System Component training that is required for authorization to either:
    • Power System Safety Protection (PSSP) Category 2
    • Worker Protection Practices (WPP) Category A
  • The desired outcome of this course is that you will fully understand both the hazards you may encounter at BC Hydro facilities and the safety precautions you must take to avoid injury. Authorization limited to access to the power system (e.g. entering stations, work sites etc.).

CATEGORY 3

  • This course is the part 1 and part 2 of the System Component training required for authorization to:
    • Power System Safety Protection (PSSP) Category 3
    • Worker Protection Practices (WPP) Category B
  • Authorization limited to work on the power system that does not require a Safety Protection Guarantee except a Protection Extension on the power system under the direction of another crew member who has received a Safety Protection Guarantee, and for some types of work requiring an Assurance of No Reclose Permit.

 

Coming Soon Training Programs

  • The following training categories are not currently available. Please contact us for inquiries.

CATEGORY 4 (Prerequisite Category 2 and 3)

  • Authorization limited to receiving an Assurance of No Reclose Permit for tree trimming work by qualified trimmer/climbers.

CATEGORY 5 (Prerequisite Category 2 and 3)

  • Authorization limited to switching Level I - IV equipment, receiving Safety Protection Guarantees, Live Line Permits and authorized to isolate level V equipment to take Self Protection.

CATEGORY 6 (Minimum prerequisite Category 2, 3, and 5)

  • Authorization to receive operating authority, to perform PIC duties, and to issue Safety Protection Guarantees, Live Line Permits and Assurance of No Reclose Permits.

PSSP Training Category 2 & 3

Dates

March 3rd, 2021
March 17th, 2021
April 7th, 2021
April 21st, 2021
May 5th, 2021
May 19th, 2021
June 2nd, 2021
June 16th, 2021

Inquiries

Farid Poursoltani
604-571-6540

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