Arc Flash & High Voltage Safety - Qualified Electrical Worker Certification
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This two-day program was designed, and is taught, by senior electrical professionals, each with over 40 years experience on electrical systems from 2300V to 500kV. It is taught regularly to substation electricians responsible for medium voltage systems to 25kV and to utility personnel responsible for 69kV to 500kV systems.

It combines in-depth exploration of the Workplace Electrical Safety standard, CSA Z462-18 and practical workshops assessing and mitigating hazards for anyone working on or near high voltage systems. For Saskatchewan participants it exceeds the requirements for Qualified Electrical Workers. Since 1981, several thousand international participants have learned to recognize HV hazards created by electrical systems, equipment and devices and determined the controls used to protect themselves from these hazards.

This program is taught by certified electrical professionals with decades of field experience and solid credentials as professional adult learning instructors and includes professionally designed slides, videos and extensive use of case studies. It examines the electrical hazards found in industry and stresses the importance of the individual employee proactively recognizing hazards and applying safe work practices with the goal of zero incidents.

Who should attend: Substation Electricians, Engineers, Commercial and Industrial Electricians, Instrumentation Mechanics, Technicians, Managers & Safety Professionals.

You will be able to: Safely operate and maintain High Voltage systems. Work confidently using established safety procedures. Organize HV workers under your lead. Communicate fluently regarding your High Voltage systems. Avoid accidents and injuries. Comply with provincial/state and federal legislative requirements.

Next Arc Flash & High Voltage Safety - Qualified Electrical Worker Certification Courses
November 26 – 27, 2018 Edmonton, AB OR18133 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
December 3 – 4, 2018 Ottawa, ON OR18139 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
December 6 – 7, 2018 Trenton, ON OR18140 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
December 10 – 11, 2018 Calgary, AB OR18363 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
January 14 – 15, 2019 Mississauga, ON OR19017 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
January 14 – 15, 2019 Saskatoon, SK OR19013 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
January 17 – 18, 2019 Sarnia, ON OR19019 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
January 17 – 18, 2019 Calgary, AB OR19015 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
January 21 – 22, 2019 Oromocto, NB OR19021 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
January 24 – 25, 2019 Dartmouth, NS OR19023 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
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  • Talon, Renewable Energy Corp
    “Great course. I learned a lot. It will also be great for my resume and for power linesman jobs if I get into the job trade again.”
  • Tim Kupchanko, Spectra Energy
    "Set forth the value of not rushing into tasks. Take the course, especially for the Arc Flash component."
  • William Cairns, Essroc Cement
    “Great course, it was very well presented and good material. I learnt a lot on safe work procedures with working on high voltage equipment.”
  • John Cyr, Brookfield Renewable
    “I believe this course provided great information and has increased my knowledge and awareness when working with HV apparatus. The content and examples were very relevant to my current employment.”
  • Matt Thompson, DMI Peace River Pulp
    "I was pleasantly surprised by how much useful & practical information I took away from this course which I will be able to apply to my job immediately."

Course topics

I. ELECTRICAL ACCIDENTS

Objective: Realize the damage electricity can cause to the human body and understand the basic principles of safety in normal and abnormal conditions.

II. CSA Z462

Objective: Understand how to relate and apply the Arc Flash mitigation guidelines as set out by the Canadian Standards Association.

III. RECOGNIZING HAZARDS

Objective: Learn to recognise all energy sources and hazards created by various electrical equipment and devices.

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I. ELECTRICAL ACCIDENTS

Objective: Realize the damage electricity can cause to the human body and understand the basic principles of safety in normal and abnormal conditions.

  • Electrical Faults
  • Electrical Accidents

II. CSA Z462

Objective: Understand how to relate and apply the Arc Flash mitigation guidelines as set out by the Canadian Standards Association.

  • Limits of approach for electrical shock and flash hazards
  • Arc flash parameters
  • Determine curable burn distance during a short circuit
  • Determine energy released during a short circuit
  • Techniques for reducing arc flash energy
  • Selection of proper personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Review the three types of electrical hazards: electrocution, arc flash, and arc blast
  • Describe conditions required for each to occur
  • Describe procedures to reduce these hazards
  • Describe the impact of voltage,amperage and time on the level of electrocution and flash hazard
  • Describe fault current available
  • Review calculation methods for a supply transformer
  • Describe the impact of fault current on the level of electrical hazard

III. RECOGNIZING HAZARDS

Objective: Learn to recognise all energy sources and hazards created by various electrical equipment and devices.

  • Insulation
  • Cables
  • Power Transformers
  • Instrument Transformers
  • Fault Currents
  • Disconnects
  • Switchgear
  • Breakers
  • Fuses
  • Relays
  • Starters
  • Motors
  • Capacitors
  • Emergency Systems

IV. MANAGEMENT CONTROL

Objective: Understand legislation and apply methodologies to comply.

  • Legislation
  • Electrical Code
  • Purchasing Controls
  • Engineering Controls
  • Training

V. SAFETY DOCUMENTATION

Objective: Establish an accessible and usable system of practice that will protect both life and liability.

  • Rules
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Safe Work Procedures
  • Codes of Practice
  • Operating Procedures
  • Permits & Clearances
  • Switching Procedures

VI. PHYSICAL EQUIPMENT

Objective: Gain a comprehensive knowledge of the required PPE and ancillary High Voltage safety equipment available.

  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Safety Equipment
  • Signs and Barriers
  • Equipment Protection
  • Interlock
  • Grounding

VII. FIELD CONTROL

Objective: Understand and apply preventative and post accident meetings, analyses and reports.

  • Inspections
  • Job Planning
  • Pre-job Meeting
  • Hazard Identification
  • Hazard Reporting

VIII. WORK METHODS

Objective: Learn and apply safe practical skills.

  • Limits of Approach
  • Switching Practices

IX. GROUNDING

Objective: Learn the dangers of and how induced currents and ground gradients are produced and how to safely select, install and maintain temporary grounds for protection of the worker.

  • Describe potential gradients as they relate to ground faults
  • describe how & where step, touch, mesh, and transferred potentials may appear during a ground fault
  • Induced Voltages
  • Safe Grounding Procedures
  • Grounding and dissipation of residual energy
  • Temporary Grounds

X. SWITCHING

Objective: Interpret and use a single line diagram to write a switching sequence to safely isolate an electrical device for work. Validate existing operating orders and switching procedures. Develop and maintain mandated documentation for all electrical equipment isolation and maintenance work.

  • Single Line Diagrams
  • Using Prints
  • Electrical System Drawings
  • Safety Documentation
  • Isolation
  • Lockout/Isolation
  • Switching Workshop

XI. JOB PLANNING

Objective: Carry out Hazard/Risk Analysis in determining the degree and extent of hazards for maintenance tasks on all electrical equipment.

  • Necessity of job planning to safely perform task
  • Hazard Control Workshop
  • Job Planning Worksheet

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August 15 – 16, 2019 Calgary, AB Executive Royal Hotel - North Calgary OR19081 Register
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  • Dave Wallace

    Years of Experience
    43

    Dave has worked as an Industrial Electrical electrician and Electronic Technologist for over 40 years, starting his electrical career at the Nova Scotia Institute of Technology in 1975. His main specialty is troubleshooting electrical and electronic systems in various manufacturing plants and marine applications with extensive experience on PLC’s and VFD’s. Dave’s worked nationally...

     
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  • Peter Waugh

    Years of Experience
    39

    Peter Waugh brings 39 years of experience in fields of maintenance and human resources management. Peter graduated in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick. He started his career with Westinghouse Industrial Field Service servicing power distribution equipment. He then moved to the Pulp & Paper industry where he worked for three companies over the next 30 years working in...

     
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  • Dave Neal

    Years of Experience
    45

    With 33 years of on the job experience at Hydro One, doing consulting work for McGregor Allsop, Trow Engineering Consultants and Dillion and Associates, Dave has acquired extensive knowledge of electrical equipment, installations and legislative requirements. While with Hydro One, Dave was involved with many projects including: - Held the lead role in the implementation of the new Training Development...

    • Mike Cigan, PCL Energy
      “Dave was a very knowledgeable and experienced instructor with a great sense of humor to make the course material easy to learn.”
    • Scott Kammonen, Nortown Electrical Contractors
      “Dave was very well spoken and easy to understand. He took the material and explained it very well. Thanks for your time and enthusiasm.”
    • Rob Hunter, Inter Pipeline Ltd.
      “I think Dave Neal was very knowledgeable in the topic with a good background. He also used a lot of real life examples when talking about a lot of the course info.”
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  • Edward Rideout

    Years of Experience
    49

    Ed Rideout has been involved with the electrical field in many ways for nearly 35 years. His electrical experience started when he was just out of vocational school and was hired as the sole electrician at a local fish plant in charge of six fishing trawlers, a power house and a fish plant facility. In 1975 Ed went on to work with Nova Scotia Power, first as an apprentice electrician in a generating...

    • David Vivian, Deer Lake Power
      "Ed was very knowledgeable and was very open and helpful in answering any and all questions."
    • Terry Hilchey, Halifax Stanfield International Airport
      "Ed, the knowledge you shared was definitely an asset. The course was more enjoyable."
    • Chris Osmond, Suncor
      “The course was well presented and the instructor Ed Rideout gave good explanations and answers to the questions asked. He taught us how to look at problems in a different way and showed us other troubleshooting methods.”
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  • Jim Roberts

    Years of Experience
    38

    Jim Roberts brings over 34 years of experience in the electrical field. A graduate from the Georgian College Electrical Engineering program, he started his career at Toronto Hydro Electrical Systems as a High Voltage Underground Cable Fault Technician then proceeded to Toronto Transit Commission where he obtained his red seal 309A electrical license and became a Maintenance/Construction Electrician...

    • Luigi Marchesi, Toronto Transit Commission
      “Great job, Jim goes through material in a clear understanding way. Jim was very thorough with both arc flash and high voltage material.”
    • Andy Scheibli, Lambton Kent DSB
      Informative, knowledgeable, entertaining.
    • Mike Klamann, Toronto Transit Commission
      “I felt like I knew the instructor, Jim Roberts; he was really friendly.”
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  • Fred Tanguay

    Years of Experience
    40

    With 30+ years of knowledge and experience gained from working in a variety of areas including power apparatus maintenance and commissioning, power engineering and design as well as training seminars for industrial and utility clients, Fred has a lot to offer students. In addition to an in-depth background in these areas, Fred also has qualifications in the following: - Occupational Health & Safety...

    • Ryan Dworkin, Syncrude Canada
      Course was well delivered. Lots of information was received in a low stress, interactive environment.
    • Brent Bryska, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
      “Fred did an excellent job and showed us a lot of stuff.”
    • Justin Lynch, Syncrude Canada
      Instructor was very helpful and knowledgeable. Course was very good and lots of hands on work. Learned lots and opened my eyes in a few things. I would recommend this course.
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  • Alain Tremblay

    Years of Experience
    51

    Alain Tremblay is an electrical engineer with over 31 years of experience. He is fluent in both French and English and can instruct courses in both languages. He is a consultant on electrical power systems and preventative maintenance such as infrared thermography, transformer oil and gas analysis, electrical course and job supervision. Alain graduated from Laval University in Quebec with a Bachelor...

     
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  • Terry Yonkheym

    Years of Experience
    56

    Terry Yonkheym brings over 28 years experience in training and practical electrical maintenance to Canada Training Group's electrical, safety and high voltage programs. Terry's extensive service record for Ontario Hydro began as a Power Maintenance Electrician Apprentice, progressing through attaining the Inter-Provincial Construction and Maintenance Electrician's license, Journeyperson status and...

    • Ryan Kozubski, Nabors Drilling
      "I really appreciated the instructor, Terry Yonkheym, his experience and patience made this course very enjoyable."
    • Sigmond Bush, Liberty Machinery Testing
      “Terry was very descriptive, clear on the content and great at answering questions.”
    • G. Armstead, Co-Op Refinery Complex
      "Terry was excellent. He planned out days effectively and taught in an understanding method. I enjoyed learning under his guidance."
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  • “Great exposure to the dangers of work, related to the job we do. Also, good training on the proper steps to take when working with high voltage, as well as how to analyze job steps and job plans given to follow when working so to know whether it is safe or incomplete.”

    Neil Geldart, Toronto Transit Commission
  • "I thought the instructor was extremely knowledgeable in the electrical and Arc Flash field. This course was delivered with great examples, thoughts and job related information that will be beneficial to me."

    Drew Jones, Endako Mines
  • "I found that this Arc Flash High Voltage Safety course very informative. The course brought up a lot of concepts that I was yet to hear of. The instructor was great and presented in a clear manner."

    Jake Couture, Syncrude
  • “This was a very informative and practical course. The instructor was very knowledgeable with lots of work experience, stressing the importance of safety. Very good course, I enjoyed it.”

    Rob Boutotte, Cariboo Pulp & Paper
  • "Very relevant to my job's work environment. Every electrician should have this training. Learned a lot of new information. Great refresher for the electrical trade."

    Patrick Hickey, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
  • “Great course. I learned a lot. It will also be great for my resume and for power linesman jobs if I get into the job trade again.”

    Talon, Renewable Energy Corp
  • “For myself not being in the electrical field, I found the course very interesting and informative. The instructor was very knowledgeable and presented a lot of material in a manner that I could understand. Excellent course, I would recommend it to others.”

    Bill Puttick, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
  • “It was a very informative course, and excellent refresher on main areas of our field.”

    Mark Rasmussen, Westmoreland Coal
  • “This course was a great reminder of how dangerous it can be in the electrical trade and the precautions to follow.”

    Karalee Krekoski, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
  • “Instructor was excellent, both in knowledge and delivery. Course was well worth taking.”

    Carl Brown, Halifax International Airport Authority
  • "Informative instructor who would explain the material at any level needed to get his point across. Especially valuable was the content on arc flash surveys and proper grounding methods."

    Jim Barazzuol, West Coast Reduction LTD
  • “This course brought to my attention a few hazards I had not taken into consideration before attended. Not only did I learn more about the hazards but I learned ways to mitigate and remove them. The course was very well done.”

    Mike Morrison, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
  • “The instructor was very knowledgeable of the material presented, easy to listen to and kept material flowing. The course was very good to re-establish the hazards and potential of arc flash and injury it can cause.”

    Derek Milliken, Koch Fertilizer
  • "This course contained very valuable information for electrical procedures and safety. The arc flash training will certainly be extremely useful in our line of work.

    David Vivian, Deer Lake Power
  • “Instructor has a lot of knowledge of the subject with personal experience. Course was not dry; he was able to keep people engaged both days. Good course for anyone to take, no matter what point in their career they may be.”

    James Collins, Syncrude
  • “I enjoyed the class, thx, could very well just saved my life.”

    Thomas Marshall, Black & McDonald Limited
  • “I feel that this course is an excellent source of information. This knowledge will help to reduce accidents.”

    Shawn LeRoux, Paragon Security
  • “The course was very good. Much appreciated. The power point is in the manual which is great.”

    Michael Farley, National Research Council Canada
  • “The course structure and the instructor were an excellent combination of informative material and life experiences. Well done.”

    Tony Zuk, Pembina Pipelines
  • "I found a number of areas which we could improve safety at our facility. The instructor is knowledgeable, interesting to listen to, and related the material in an easy to understand manner."

    Austin Franklin, CF Industries.
  • “I found the instructor, Dave Neal to be very well prepared and executed his presentation very professionally. This course is an absolute must for all in the profession.”

    Michael Bennett, Essroc Cement Canada
  • "Course material was very relevant. Information was very valuable and all participants commented on the value of information received. I believe arc flash is underestimated across the trade and more needs to be done to make all workers aware of the dangers of arc flash. The instructor was committed to...

    Nick Maceachern, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
  • “I would highly recommend this course to my co-workers. It offers a lot of helpful information regarding many hazards involved with high voltage installations and maintenance.”

    Chris Skinner, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
  • “The instructor, Dave Neal and the course material were both awesome and very informing. As an apprentice my knowledge base in the E/I field is still being built, but thanks to Dave and this in depth course I have a lot more knowledge on the dangers of arc flash, as well as safety practices when dealing...

    Ryan Lund, Daishowa-Marubeni
  • "Excellent course and instructor, Ed Rideout. I will utilize the information provided for the rest of my working career as an electrician."

    Derek Blake, Greyrock Mining
  • "Set forth the value of not rushing into tasks. Take the course, especially for the Arc Flash component."

    Tim Kupchanko, Spectra Energy
  • “The instructor was informative, added lots of personal anecdotes, and tailored the course to our needs.”

    Jeffrey Bain, Slave Lake Pulp
  • “Great course, it was very well presented and good material. I learnt a lot on safe work procedures with working on high voltage equipment.”

    William Cairns, Essroc Cement
  • “Again, really enjoyed this course. Very informative and well put together. Good to keep up to date with ever changing Rules & Regulations.”

    Ron Holland, Syncrude Canada Ltd
  • “VERY EDUCATED!! Knowledgeable. Takes time to make the students very aware of the hazards, and what PPE is required.”

    Cody Gladue, Newalta
  • "This was a very good course, with a lot of real life examples. I learnt a lot about what could happen and now I know how to better protect myself. Very informative."

    Colby Beaudette, Littlefuse Startco
  • “This was an excellent course. Presentation was relevant and informative. Lots of experience.”

    Paul Dawson, South Kent Wind
  • "Lots of good information and well presented. It makes you think of all the hidden dangers of the electrical trade."

    Harry Scutchings, Ainsworth
  • “Good. Some information was a refresher but I did learn some things and it made me aware of the practices that I should be doing differently.”

    Pete Sullivan, National Research Council Canada
  • “This course was very informative, it brought to light a lot of things in Electrical that we take for granted, like the importance of grounding when working on live voltage and more important when working on High Voltage dead circuits.”

    John Slaney, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
  • “This course provided valuable insight to look for hazards when dealing with electrical energy sources, when regarding use and requirements for proper PPE and isolation order of equipment. I have learned many valuable and important tools for looking for hazards.”

    Aaron Combs, Slave Lake Pulp
  • “I believe this course provided great information and has increased my knowledge and awareness when working with HV apparatus. The content and examples were very relevant to my current employment.”

    John Cyr, Brookfield Renewable
  • “The content and explanations are very good. I enjoyed talking about a topic, then watching a video on the topic.”

    Joe Toth, Transcontinental
  • “This was the best class I have taken so far.”

    Troy McLeod, Enbridge Pipelines
  • “Course was well taught. Very valuable as a reminder for shock hazards and safety.”

    Kevin Thomas, Department of National Defence, RPOPS Division, Pacific Division
  • “Very informative. I took this course six years ago when I was working in Generation. It was a good refresher and good to see. I am still doing the safety steps that I learned the first time.”

    Norman Penner, Catalyst Paper
  • "The instructor was able to put things in simple terms, and made it easy to understand what he was trying to get across. He gave me a lot better understanding of arc flashes and helped understand the potential dangers a lot better. Job well done."

    Richard Kelly, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
  • “I really liked this course. It was a good refresher from the last time I took it. I really appreciated all of the personal stories Ross Dion told us.”

    Amanda Cardinal, Syncrude Canada
  • "This course was very valuable to better understand safety practices involving electrical equipment. It was a personal eye opener for safety related issues being that my background is mechanical. Excellent content and presentation."

    Randy Gerhart, Brookfield Renewable Energy
  • “Lots of good information and practical experience from the instructor.”

    Aaron Combs, Slave Lake Pulp
  • “Course and instructor, Ross Dion exceeded all my expectations. I was very happy with the class.”

    Tom Crnjac, Smith and Long
  • “I thought the instructor was very knowledgeable. The course was very informative, makes me think about some of my methods of doing things!!”

    Dave Jones, West Fraser Quesnel Plywood
  • “Excellent course. I recommend to all team leaders. Well informed and knowledgeable instructor. Material is well thought out.”

    Rodney Earle, Syncrude Canada
  • "This course was informative and lots of examples of both personal and practical experiences. The instructor kept the course flowing so not boring and tiring.”

    Harry Bruns, Quesnel Plywood
  • "The content was perfect as it touched on all areas of Arc Flash and High Voltage."

    Michael Guigue, Syncrude
  • “I found the instructors, Jim Roberts and Ross Dion very knowledgeable and the course relevant to my day to day operations at work.”

    Domenic Ferrera, Enbridge Gas Storage
  • “Great course. In-depth and no grey areas. The instructor made it fun and interesting.”

    Cole Mitchelmore, Syncrude Canada
  • “The course material and presentation was very well rolled out. All questions were answered and clarified when requested. I was pleased with the course in learning new safe work practices.”

    Darren Owchar, Prodigy Tech Group
  • “Great instructor gave everybody chance to participate, good pace, and quality of material. Very knowledgeable and experienced at his job.”

    Wendell Robicheau, Esso Imperial Oil
  • “The instructor was very knowledgeable about information. In the course he had examples of real life scenarios that make it more valuable to our job scope.”

    Jody Quennelle, Enbridge Pipelines
  • “Course was very informative and the instructor was very informed and easy to understand. Learnt a lot of safety features which can be used at work.”

    Andre Gaudrault, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
  • "This course had excellent information as well as presentation. It provided a great deal of information regarding electrical safety and Arc Flash. It also had a good hands on demonstration. The manual for the course is very detailed with lots of information. And the instructor was very knowledgeable...

    Brad Sadoway, TransCanada
  • “Training was very helpful and informative about safety and the potential of high risk accidents. I enjoyed the presentation and found it helpful and obtained a good amount of knowledge.”

    Dave K, Panolam
  • “It was a well-presented course containing relevant material presented in a practical way. The instructor presented in a way that was easy to understand but also still comprehensive and thorough. Very valuable to our department and personnel.”

    Rob Murray, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
  • “43 years of experience covers a lot of ground. He talked about life experiences in many different areas. Took the time to explain in detail when questions came up.”

    Keith Henitiuk, Esso Imperial Oil
  • "This course had lots of great information pertaining to electrical safety, the proper procedures and the equipment to use. I really enjoyed the personal experience in the stories as it made you appreciate them more and realize just why safety is so important. The instructor was easy to understand and...

    Mindy Fortin, Littlefuse Startco
  • “The course went well; I was able to breakdown the need for each step. I wanted to learn how to calculate the Arc Flash rating for PPE and I did.”

    George Kelly, Graymont Pavilion Plant
  • “Course material was very relative to our workplace and to understand and refresh safe work practices. The instructor was very knowledgeable in this field.”

    Robin Chambers, Saint Mary's Cement
  • “This is a very worthwhile course for electrical workers, and for first-time students. There is some really good material covered, with some real eye-opener moments. The instructor was good, knowledgeable and witty. He was able to hold your attention.”

    Jason Manning, Enbridge Pipelines
  • “Course was well presented. Outlined procedural on how to do things as well improve awareness with working with electrical power. Lessons learnt to be taken back to workplace to share with others.”

    Robert Crowley, Noble Drilling
  • "Course instructor, Ross Dion is very knowledgeable. I would recommend this course to all electricians."

    George Beker, PTI Group
  • “Course content was in excellent, especially with reference to the Z462 with real-life scenarios. The instructor was extremely knowledgeable and was able to give advice and answer pertinent questions.”

    Matthew Ferguson, Inter-Pipeline Limited
  • “Very knowledgeable, knew his stuff. Very clear in what he was teaching. Really liked his personal stories and how they relate to the course. Appreciated getting taught by a guy who has actually had his hands on the job.”

    Terry Loucks, Westmoreland Coal
  • “I felt the instructor, Ross Dion was very knowledgeable and got the information across in a very easy to understand way. The course material covered all of the issues that I was concerned about.”

    Jeff Taylor, Brookfield Renewable Energy Group
  • “The instructor was well informed and experienced. The information presented was valuable and I would recommend this course to anyone who worked with electricity.”

    Deral Panrucker, Babine Forest Products
  • “Instructor was very knowledgeable, patient, answered all of our questions and good discussions. Course content was excellent for our needs.”

    Frank Fiacco, Imperial Oil, Esso
  • “As a fresh second year electrical apprentice, this course has been incredibly valuable. I will constantly put the great knowledge I obtained in this course to use. Making me a much safer and more knowledgeable work from this point on.”

    Brian Woods, Catalyst Paper
  • "I felt that this course contained very good subject material and was presented in a professional and interesting fashion. The instructor, Ross Dion showed very good knowledge and extensive expertise. I would recommend both the course and instructor without hesitation."

    Jesse Coonce, Capital Power Corp.
  • “The instructor was very knowledgeable, and was able to answer all questions. The instructor allowed discussion and participated in issues that were pertinent to the work that we do. The course brought my knowledge in arc flash and high voltage up to date.”

    Nolan Hoddinott, Syncrude Canada
  • “I liked the fact that we could bring up examples of other things that we've been working with and have him go through the best way to work through it. Showed us a lot of the things we are doing are not right and things that we need to change.”

    Blaine Romanovich, Imperial Oil, Esso
  • “Terrific course and great knowledge. Instructor very informative and took the time to explain. He answered all questions and had personal experience.”

    Brad Fletcher, Signal Electric
  • "Our instructor is a very experienced man. He was able to reinforce topics by relating them to personal experience. We went through a lot of information in two days and the work on grounding is invaluable.

    Doug Rolling, Anderson Exploration
  • “Excellent course. Learned a lot about dangers in my trade, as well as an apprentice it has definitely changed my outlook when it comes to electricity. I know a lot more about what can happen, where in the field and how to prevent it. I'm very glad I took this course, the instructor taught me a lot...

    Chantelle Zalluski, Syncrude Canada
  • “Instructor is highly educated with many years of trade experience. Course flowed smoothly and was very interesting and informative. I feel that I have gained valuable knowledge that will keep me safe.”

    Clint Thompson, Enbridge Pipelines
  • “All good theory and hands on training. Good info on PPE.”

    Ron Komadina, Ridley Terminals Inc.
  • "The instructor, Ed Rideout was an excellent teacher, good communicator and kept the course from being slow and boring. The course will definitely give me more confidence around high voltage, MCC and switchgear."

    Adam Loder, ABB Ushitau
  • "This was a good course, it makes a person think about the dangers involved with electricity in the workplace and at home. It gives a good understanding of the safe work practices necessary and precautions to adhere to. The instructor, Terry Yonkheym did a good job."

    Anthony Backs, TransCanada Energy Ltd.
  • “The course was very well put together and well-instructed. I learned needed information and was given real examples of the material. Good use of breaks and videos. I would recommend this course to others in the field.”

    Kevin Aikenhead, Pattern Energy
  • "By far, the best course I have taken in eight years. I have worked in the oil sands. A lot of detailed information that we, as electricians, I think is very important."

    Bryan Crew, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
  • “This course was very informative, good instruction (Ross Dion), he kept it interesting. He was also good at illustrating key points with video and personal experience.”

    Eric Knopp, Pyramid
  • “This course helps bring proper awareness and safety to daily activities that are otherwise overlooked, therefore it was helpful.”

    Thomas Chance, Prodigy Tech Group
  • "I was pleasantly surprised by how much useful & practical information I took away from this course which I will be able to apply to my job immediately."

    Matt Thompson, DMI Peace River Pulp
  • “I found a number of areas which we could improve safety at our facility. The instructor is knowledgeable, interesting to listen to, and related the material in an easy to understand manner.”

    Austin Franklin, CF Industries
  • "Being a non-electrician, I was worried that I would not be able to follow or understand the course. However, that was not the case. It wasn't so much the electrical side of it. It was the hazards and mitigations. Very impressed, well done. Would recommend the course for anybody in the construction industry...

    Matthew Hardie, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
  • “100 times better than an engineer that has no field experience. He was easy to relate to and has seen firsthand all the situations taught in the course.”

    David Glew, Cariboo Pulp & Paper
  • “This course was a very good eye opener as to the results of an accident/incident. How the outcome of voltages affect the incident and how the incidents can be reduced.”

    Marris Romaniuk, Syncrude
  • “Relevant experience applied to classroom presentation makes a valuable experience. Thank you.”

    Peter Boman, Centrica Energy
  • "I found this instructor, Ross Dion to be well experienced and knowledgeable of the course material. He was well spoken and easy to understand. I feel safer after having taken this course. Excellent Job!!"

    Josh Peeling, PTI Group
  • “The instructor was very knowledgeable and fielded all questions with good answers. The course is valuable to anyone who deals with high voltage.”

    Steve Murphy, Keyera Energy
  • “Received good information on the dangers of arc flash, and how to properly categorize the levels of incident energy. Received good feedback on how to go about calculating arc flash levels on a particular piece of equipment on site in we are unsure about.”

    Aaron Staudinger, Syncrude Canada
  • “The course covered a lot more than just arc flash safety. It also included electrical safety. I would recommend this course to anyone working around electrical components to help identify potential hazards.”

    Ryan Goodin, Finning Canada
  • “Instructor was extremely knowledgeable and had lots of industry experience to draw on. This was beneficial as he could relate subject matter to real life experiences. Content was appropriate and well delivered.”

    Dale Latin, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
  • “Very good instructor, knows what he is talking about and has great examples and easy to listen to. Course was very informative and I really appreciated it.”

    Chris Laberge, Cariboo Pulp & Paper
  • “The instructor delivered the topic in a precise and organized order. He answered well when we asked questions about the topic. It is a valuable training which we can apply at work and teach others how to do it safely.”

    Dominador Pader, Syncrude Canada
Day 1
Start time, Introductions 08:00 - 10:00 am
Morning Break 10:00 - 10:15 am
Class Time 10:15 - 12:00 pm
Lunch 12:00 - 01:00 pm
Class Time, Afternoon Break 01:00 - 03:00 pm
Class Time/End Time 03:15 - 04:30 pm
Day 2
Start time, Introductions 08:00 - 10:00 am
Morning Break 10:00 - 10:15 am
Class Time 10:15 - 12:00 pm
Lunch 12:00 - 01:00 pm
Class Time, Afternoon Break 01:00 - 03:00 pm
Class Time/End Time 03:15 - 04:30 pm
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