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Authorised Person Aeronautical Ground Lighting (APAGL)

£810 + VAT
3 Days
York,   Slough and On-site.
Course Overview
This City & Guilds accredited course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to carry out Authorised Person duties and responsibilities in compliance with safety rules and procedures which meet the requirements of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989. It will also help in meeting the competency requirements identified in BS EN 61821:2011 – Electrical Installations for Lighting and Beaconing of Aerodromes – Maintenance of Aeronautical Ground Lighting Constant Current Series Circuits.
AGL control system
Airfield Lighting Runway Centre Line circuit 3
Airfield Lighting practical area, in the dark
Reverse close up angle view of the Airfield Lighting runway
Who is This Course For?
This course is designed for engineering staff with responsibility for the control, operation or maintenance of installed AGL systems and who may be appointed as Authorised Person Electrical (AGL). It is suitable for implementation of either MOD Airfield (JSP 375) or individual Civil Airport AGL Safety Rules and Procedures.
Day Morning Afternoon
  • Introduction
  • Review Of AGL Systems
  • Electrical Rules & Procedures
  • AGL Circuits & Equipment
  • AGL Safe Working Practices
  • Safety Documentation Exercise(s)
  • Group Scenario Exercises (A)
  • Group Scenario Exercises (B)
  • Group Scenario Exercises (C)
  • Safety Documentation Test Exercise(s)
  • Technical & Procedural Assessment(s)
  • Review of AGL systems as a visual aid
  • Series circuits and system components
  • Statutory requirements for electrical systems
  • Application of safety rules and procedures (JSP 375 Vol 3 or individual airport rules)
  • Safe systems of work as applied to AGL circuits
  • Correct identification of circuits and practical safe isolation exercises
  • Requirements for the completion and issue of safety documentation
Prior to attending this course we recommend you have completed the following or their equivalent and possess:
An understanding of airfield and related electrical operations.
Aeronautical Ground Lighting Technician
Everything you require for this course is provided
On successful completion, we recommend the following training courses to continue your learning path:
Management of Aeronautical Ground Lighting Maintenance

Course Training Team


Steve Martin BSc (Hons) IEng MIET LCGI

Airfield Engineering and Lighting Manager

Steve is an electrical engineer with over forty years' experience in the design, installation, operation and maintenance of electrical and airfield engineering systems. He has been heavily involved with Safe Systems of Work, including the roles of Authorising Engineer and Authorised Person for HV, LV, AGL and Hazardous Areas. Steve has worked for several organisations, within both the public and private sectors in UK and overseas, progressing from apprentice to technical director. He first became involved with training and assessment during his time with the Property Services Agency at Cardington and has enjoyed working in this specialist field at various times during his subsequent career. Steve is a regular contributor to Industry led technical committees and represents the UK on the IEC TC97 committee developing a new international standard for the design and installation of Aeronautical Ground Lighting systems. He is also a frequent presenter of papers on AGL competency and safety. As PPL’s Airfield Engineering and Lighting Manager, Steve is now concentrating on the development and delivery of specialist courses and also continuing with his consultancy and AE work.

Upcoming Course Dates
Tuesday, 19th January 2021
End date: Thursday, 21st January 2021
Tuesday, 27th April 2021
End date: Thursday, 29th April 2021
Tuesday, 8th June 2021
End date: Thursday, 10th June 2021
Tuesday, 13th July 2021
End date: Thursday, 15th July 2021
Tuesday, 10th August 2021
End date: Thursday, 12th August 2021

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