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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 Z462-21 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
September 20 – 21, 2021 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Halifax time OR21385 $1379.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
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  • Allan Johnson, Acquatera Utilities Inc.
    “I found the material informative and interesting. Ross Dion tells it like it is, very well informed and professional. I enjoyed his stories about accidents and knew they applied to each section. Good job Ross!”
  • Chris Skinner, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
    “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.”
  • Michael Wilgosh, ESSO Imperial Oil
    “This course provided a refresher to some topics as well introduced some new topics I wasn’t aware of. Excellent visuals accompanied with course material. I would recommend this course to others.”
  • Steven Neggers, PTI Camp Install
    "One of the best training courses ever taken. Well done."
  • Derich Seidl, Ace Instruments Ltd.
    "Safety awareness is extremely valuable. The instructor was knowledgeable and experience level was high. Course was relevant to Ace Instruments operators, dangers of 480v, 600v faults. Complacency of low voltage altitude. Direct referral to CSA documentation regarding PPE levels very clear. Definition...

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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  • Peter Waugh

    Years of Experience
    42

    Peter Waugh brings 42 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...

     
    • Sean McLennan, Pretium Resources
      "The course was very detailed. The instructor, Peter uses real life stories to get the information across. Clear and able to relate to scenarios at work."
    • Kall Cloarec, Centerra Gold
      Peter is very good at what he does. It is great to have someone teaching that knows what he is talking about.
    • Greg Hogg, Pretium Resources
      "These 2 days of training have been by far the best training sessions I have been apart of. Peter did a great job of delivering information and aiming it to our needs here with Pretium. Thank you Peter."
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  • Daniel Chartier

    Years of Experience
    30

    Daniel Chartier travaille comme ingénieur électrique depuis près de 30 ans, et est spécialisé en automatisation et contrôles. Il a travaillé dans des fonderies d'aluminium et les mines, dans l'emballage, les stations de pompage et dans la construction d'usines thermiques (District Cooling) au cours des ans. Il a été responsable du développement de formations de sécurité dans...

     
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  • Doug Baker

    Years of Experience
    45

    Doug brings over forty five years experience in the electrical industry, working for utility, utility contractors, engineering firm, and educational institute. Most recently finishing a career at NAIT as an instructor/academic chair (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology) in Power Lineman, Power System Electrician, Electrician and Electrical Engineering Technology programs. He has constructed and...

     
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  • Wayne Jeffrey

    Years of Experience
    39

    Wayne brings 39 years of experience in the electrical and instrumentation industry. He is a master electrician and a journeyman instrument mechanic. He started in the early 80’s with a petroleum company in the Lloydminster area preforming maintenance duties. He then started and ran his own contracting company for 15 yrs. in Lloydminster. After he sold the company, he started working with a local...

     
    • Johnathan Gamble, Total Power
      Wayne did an awesome job making everything easy to understand, as the knowledge level for guys on the course varied greatly.
    • Jonathon Martel, Total Power
      Wayne was a great instructor, he was clear in his description of scenarios and answered questions thoroughly.
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  • Dave Neal

    Years of Experience
    48

    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...

    • Garry Gaudet, Daishowa-Marubeni
      “My personal evaluation is that the instructor Dave Neal was thorough and had excellent knowledge to help understand the dangers of high voltage. To my understanding before the course, I did not know the devastation of an arc flash.”
    • Luc Belanger, Panolam Industries
      Dave Neal speaks very well and he has a very good knowledgeable of electrical systems. His real-life experiences made him interesting for you to stay in focus in learning the material.”
    • Lance Morris, LP Golden
      “I found this course very informative with multiple points I was unaware of. Our instructor, Dave Neal was very knowledgeable and was adapt at relating the course material to on sight specifics. As well, Dave was personable and easy going.”
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  • Edward Rideout

    Years of Experience
    52

    Ed Rideout has been involved with the electrical field in many ways for nearly 52 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...

    • Robert Jewett, Suncor
      "Excellent job, very thorough. Instructor, Ed Rideout is very knowledgeable with a strong background. A major benefit for us in the workplace."
    • Jamie Ingjaldson, Mosaic Potash
      “Ed was a very good instructor and used his work experience/knowledge very well to help communicate material.”
    • Shannon Park, Corner Brook Pulp & Paper Mill
      "Ed was clear and to the point, he gave good examples relative to the topic. This course and the instructor have made an impact on how I will approach my work in the future."
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  • Jim Roberts

    Years of Experience
    41

    Jim Roberts brings over 41 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...

    • Greg Lyon, Newalta
      “Jim was extremely knowledgeable and kept the material interesting. He was extremely in depth and very helpful.”
    • Kaila Stepanic, Pembina Pipelines
      “I found the instructor, Jim Roberts to be very knowledgeable and professional in his delivery of the course. The course was well organized and very informative.”
    • Bernice O'Neil, Lambton Kent DSB
      Excellent course, full of need to know current info.
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  • Alain Tremblay

    Years of Experience
    54

    Alain Tremblay is an electrical engineer with over 54 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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  • Tim Dacey

    Years of Experience
    39

    Tim brings 39 years of experience in operations at various public and private utility companies starting with SaskPower in the late 70’s where he apprenticed as an electrician earning his Interprovincial Journeyman’s Electrician certification in the early 80’s. He continued to work as a Station Electrician for the next decade prior to moving into natural gas compression and transmission...

     
    • David Stojkovic, simpson strong tie
      Tim knows what he's talking about and knows how to share that information.
    • Chad, KLTP
      Tim provided useful tools to help me work safely around electricity.
    • Mitch Gunter, DND Trenton
      The instructor was very well-spoken. Gave lots of examples from the wide range of experience he has had. He took the time to make sure everyone was on track and understanding what we were doing.
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  • “I found the material informative and interesting. Ross Dion tells it like it is, very well informed and professional. I enjoyed his stories about accidents and knew they applied to each section. Good job Ross!”

    Allan Johnson, Acquatera Utilities Inc.
  • “Instruction is an asset to me being an electrician, this was clearly taught. Questions were also answered clearly and effectively.”

    Mike Laurie, Signal Electric Ltd.
  • “Excellent course, highly recommended. Brings a new level of awareness to electrical dangers.”

    John Cormwell, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
  • “A great course and very informative. The instructor clearly stated everything and had relevant stories that had a lot to learn from.”

    Thomas Hangar, CF Industries
  • “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
  • “This was the best class I have taken in my career.”

    Shaun Jones, Enbridge Pipelines
  • “This course was very helpful in reviewing proper switching techniques and helping with reminders in the hazards of electricity. Great course overall and I see it as an asset especially as a refresher.”

    John Gembala, Toronto Transit Commission
  • "Fantastic course and instructor, I learnt a lot and would highly recommend this course to others. One of the best courses I have taken to date in my training. The instructor, Terry Yonkheym was very knowledgeable and the course was very well presented! Thanks!

    Eric MacGregor, PTI
  • "The course was very informative. I learned a lot regarding the potential hazards of Arc Flash and have a renewed respect for High Voltage. The instructor, Ed Rideout was very confident in the material and a great asset to the course."

    Mark Morrow, Littlefuse Startco
  • “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
  • “The course was very good to give you both the knowledge and hands on experience. The lab was very good to see all the equipment and its operation. Always very interesting and will definitely help with future work and understanding. The instructor was very helpful with answering any questions we had...

    Jesse McDonald, Prodigy Tech Group
  • “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.
  • “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
  • "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.
  • “Was a very good class and opened my eyes to a lot of the hazards that are out there. The instructor answered all of my questions and was well prepared.”

    Adam Durdle, Syncrude Canada
  • "The course content was weighty but processable with the instructor very knowledgeable, relaxed and prepared. Overall very worthwhile and informative; a must for electrical workers."

    Joseph te Bulte, Canfor
  • “The course was well planned and meaningful to our electricians. Our electrical maintenance teams have definitely gained immense exposure to high voltage maintenance. It was well conducted and very useful to our company substation maintenance.”

    Musthafa Parambu, Koch Fertilizer Canada
  • “Good instruction, kept the course interesting. Shared his life experiences. Good job, speaks well, and a lot of knowledge.”

    Bob Currie, Panolam Industries
  • "The course was very interesting and informative in regards to how dangerous an arc flash can be. Dave Neal shared many personal stories and experiences. The course made us aware of the proper protective gear that an electrician requires to be safe in an Arc Flash situation. Very good course and instructor."

    Mike Wilgosh, SMS Equipment
  • “Course was very well laid out with good content. The instructor was very knowledgeable and came across well. Excellent instructor.”

    Mike Doyle, National Research Council Canada
  • “Course is very informative, would recommend to anyone….especially anyone in the electrical trade and managers so they can understand the dangers we work with every day.”

    Steven Clarke, Halifax International Airport Authority
  • “This course is an excellent reminder of the dangers we face every day.”

    Erik Michelsen, Kruger Products
  • "Very interesting and even if I'm not an electrician I realized what could be happening around me. It was also a good eye-opener, very good instructor, had good points about different scenarios, even for different trades and how it affects them."

    Brody Sampson, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
  • The instructor taught in a way that was easily understood and the course was very informative.

    Jeff Mosdell, Air Liquide
  • “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
  • "It was informative and I learned lots that I had not got from my years in the field and know that it can be used in lower voltages also to be safer. The instructor was very knowledgeable and kept it interesting as was not dry giving the info to us."

    Quentcy Fleck, Ace Instruments Ltd.
  • Very knowledgeable. Understands the course material, and has years of experience to back it up.

    Ben Bowen, Ridley Terminals
  • “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 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 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
  • "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
  • "This course was well done. I learned a lot about High Voltage and the safety procedures of working on or around it. The instructor was very knowledgeable and has lots of trade and personal experience on the subject, making it very easy to understand."

    Nolan Campbell, Endako Mines
  • “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
  • The Instructor was knowledgeable and organized and did a great job! The course helped me learn arc flash safety.

    Darryl Anderson, City of Edmonton
  • “This was an informative session giving knowledge and requirements to make work habits safer and more efficient.”

    Justin Rohmann, Peace Valley OSB
  • “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
  • Having taken this course before, I find it interesting that I pick up something new again!! This course is well instructed and laid out."

    Jerry Kezema, Weyerhaeuser Canada
  • "I learned a lot about safe grounding practices and isolating equipment. I would recommend this one but now I would like to take the more intensive, five-day course."

    Daryl Herchuck, IMC Canada Ltd.
  • “Course was very helpful to bring to light the dangers with working with High Voltage. There are things at Panolam that we see daily that we take for granted and do not have any idea of the dangers or what they are or do. We can now know what to look for to maintain these systems and hopefully not...

    Graham Lonsdale, Panolam Industries
  • “This course provided a refresher to some topics as well introduced some new topics I wasn’t aware of. Excellent visuals accompanied with course material. I would recommend this course to others.”

    Michael Wilgosh, ESSO Imperial Oil
  • “This course was well instructed and laid out well. I would recommend it to any electrical trades.”

    Trevor Halloran, Daishowa-Marubeni
  • “Overall, this was a good course. The practical exercises were a good feature and helped validate the understanding of concepts.”

    Todd Hustrulid, Husky Energy
  • “I found this course to be extremely valuable. I now can understand the theory behind the “common practices” which senior co-workers have shown me. I now feel I can provide input into High Voltage & Arc Flash conversations, when before I didn’t fully understand. I will be confident in creating...

    Jordan Waldriff, Quesnel River Pulp
  • “The instructor, Ed Rideout was excellent, very easygoing and very knowledgeable. I had fun in the class and learnt a lot. I will definitely take more precautions and will be more aware of the dangers and hazards.”

    Marco Carello, Saipem
  • “This was the best class I have taken so far.”

    Troy McLeod, Enbridge Pipelines
  • Very informative and beneficial in the one on one format, very much appreciated.

    Michael Kaluzny, Pretivm
  • “The course was very good. Much appreciated. The power point is in the manual which is great.”

    Michael Farley, National Research Council Canada
  • “Great instructor. He explained in detail all questions we had. He opened our eyes to potential dangers that may occur at our site and others. He may have saved some lives.”

    Dustin Jordan, TransAlta
  • “Very informative course, to the point with lots of use of everyday situations as examples.”

    Stephen Arnold, Black and McDonald
  • “Very informative course, highly knowledgeable instructor that kept the information interesting and instilled a respect for the hazards involved.”

    Paul Doering, Kruger Products LP
  • The instructor was very knowledgeable and was able to simplify certain codes so that they were understandable.

    Julian Weber, Centerra Gold
  • “Excellent course. I recommend to all team leaders. Well informed and knowledgeable instructor. Material is well thought out.”

    Rodney Earle, Syncrude Canada
  • “Course goes into depth on potential hazards in electrical switching with regards to arc flash and how to eliminate as much as possible, or reduce the hazards with regards to procedures, and using the proper PPE. The instructor was well informed, and had a lot of trade experience to relay. Overall...

    Jim MacPherson, Syncrude Canada
  • “Very impressed with the instructor, Ross Dion, the knowledge of material and sharing of many stories and videos.”

    Jayson Dekock, Imperial Oil Resources
  • Excellent course. The instructor, Ross Dion, was very knowledgeable. He answered many questions I had and enlightened me to some procedures I was not following correctly.

    Jeremy Hamilton, PTI Group
  • “The material was presented well and backed up with personal experience. It was an eye opener to how some beliefs I had with the flow of current and how electricity worked were challenged and proved incorrect. I feel more prepared now than ever to properly work on high voltage gear.”

    Kyle Bray, University of Saskatchewan
  • "I found the instructor, Ed Rideout very informative. He had lots of experience in this work. The course covered lots of information on the functions and the safety of voltages, breakers etc. I found the course very useful and I feel a lot safer after completing it. I now know what PPE I need to work...

    Craig Matthews, Greyrock Mining
  • “Very informative. The instructor clearly has lots of hands-on experience and relays information in a manner that is applicable to everyday work. Lots of info that will be able to apply to my job.”

    Jonathan Kurbis, Westmoreland Coal
  • The course was simple to follow online, and Dave made it easy to understand. It was a great refresher.

    Wayne Jaques, Enbridge
  • “Course is very informative and flows well from topic to topic/chapter to chapter. Instructor is knowledgeable and encourages class participation in a way that does not single out any individual.”

    Toby Hall, Scotian Windfields
  • “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, Ed Rideout was very helpful and had excellent information. The information provided will be very helpful in operating and maintaining the high voltage switchgear in a safe manner."

    Michael Power, Greyrock Mining
  • “This was a very good course and a knowledgeable instructor. Good set up with the lab trailer for some hands on time.”

    Darcy Thomas, Syncrude Canada
  • “Excellent presentation and was very informative. The presentation and explanation was very good.”

    Anupriya Nirmal, Littlefuse Startco
  • “Course provided valuable knowledge of safe work practices that should be used to ensure your personal safety and the safety of others.”

    Steven Brown, Koch Fertilizer
  • "This course was interesting, informative and a great way to learn the safety of working near High Voltage Systems."

    Roderick Lavers, Syncrude
  • “This course has brought attention to many scenarios; short circuits, proper grounding to proper PPE. I definitely am leaving the course with knowledge.”

    Mark Mills, Catalyst Paper
  • “The instructor and course was worth taking and should be taken by anyone that is working with any voltage.”

    Nick Durling, Scotian Windfields
  • "Course instructor, Ross Dion is very knowledgeable. I would recommend this course to all electricians."

    George Beker, PTI Group
  • The course was very well presented and both Dave and Jon checked in on us to make sure that the experience was a good one.

    Matthew Litzenberger, University of British Columbia Okanagan
  • “Fantastic high level overview of Arc Flash Safety and HV switching orders. The instructor was knowledgeable and delivered the content in an easy to learn fashion.”

    Doug Dewar, Capital Power
  • “I enjoyed learning about proper grounding procedure and PPE. Proper switching procedures and sizing ground cables was very informative.”

    Paul Figueiredo, Smith and Long
  • "One of the best training courses ever taken. Well done."

    Steven Neggers, PTI Camp Install
  • “Pleasant and knowledgeable. Excellent in answering questions. Always stresses the importance of safety.”

    Glen Greaney, Syncrude Canada
  • “The course was very informative. I feel that my journeymen have gained valuable knowledge to keep them (and me, the apprentice) safe.

    Jamie St. Michael, Tolko
  • “This was a very informative course with plenty of life saving techniques and advice. The instructor was very knowledgeable and capable of relating what was taught to real life situations and how to apply appropriately.”

    Sam Florey, Quesnel Plywood
  • “High Voltage Arc Flash training was great. I learnt a lot about procedures and above 5kv safety. I would recommend all project and utility electrical workers to take this. The instructor, Ross Dion was great, right amount of information and personal experiences to go along with the manuals.”

    Jason Joudrie, Black & McDonald Limited
  • “This course is detailed, is excellent for a refresher. I recommend this course to everybody.”

    Bruce Rogers, Syncrude Canada
  • “Full of interesting and informative stories to illustrate principals and “why not's” of unwise actions. Lots of great course materials, kept everyone on their toes and alert. The instructor was likable and friendly and an expert in the subject matter.”

    Donavon VanGorkom, Brookfield Renewable Energy
  • “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.
  • “Very informational and eye opening since I had the same thing similar six years ago. Helpful in educating myself in the dangers of arc flash and new standards for my workplace. The instructor was well versed and full of appropriate field experiences to share.”

    Dustin Yarosh, Imperial Oil, Esso
  • “The course has a lot of good information to rely on to be safe and to do things in a proper sequence to do the job right. It was very informative on all aspects.”

    Randy Hricz, University of Saskatchewan
  • "The material covered was something I could directly relate to the tasks I’m expected to perform. Good communication between instructor and students."

    Tom Koehler, Canadian Fertilizers Limited
  • “Very good course. The instructor was knowledgeable and easy to understand, he answered all questions well.”

    Brad Jenzen, Keyera Energy
  • “A very informative course, it makes you think about the everyday tasks that you may just look past or chose not to do. Also, a good refresher for some of the things you may forget.”

    Ian Flett, Syncrude Canada
  • "I found this course to be very informative not with just new material but re-enforcing concepts and procedures not normally used."

    Robert Turnbull, PTI Group
  • “Instructor was very engaging and energetic, and made the course quite enjoyable. Course was very thorough.”

    Rob Shaw, Panolam Industries
  • “This course was very informative. The instructor was very helpful and knowledgeable. Covered the information very clearly, and answered questions effectively. Encouraged discussion, which enhanced learning.”

    Lucas North, Catalyst Paper
  • “Course content moves at a reasonable for attendees to maintain focus. The course content is very relevant to the electrical installed on site.”

    Phil Lasek, Shell
  • “I felt that the course was very informative and was delivered well and the content was very useful and thorough. I have taken an arc flash high voltage safety course in the past and I feel that I have learnt more from this course. The instructor was relatable and able to hold interest throughout the...

    Kirk Williams, National Research Council Canada
  • The instructor had great delivery of the information in this course. The content was both excellent and tailored well for the audience recieving it.

    Tim Thomas, City of Prince George
  • “Very informative. Very good refresher for dangers relating to and working around high and low voltage equipment. The instructor had lots of experiences to share.”

    Brian Livingston, Catalyst Paper
  • “Very good instructor. Done very clearly. Used many good scenarios and stories related to the topics. Had good videos of Arc Flash which are a good eye-opener. Did a good job with the material to be conveyed to us. I felt we got in to too much electricity for the operations side of my job.”

    Don Mullen, Panolam Industries
  • “The trainer knows his stuff and has a good way of providing it in an interesting way.”

    Gilles Joanisse, National Research Council Canada
  • "Safety awareness is extremely valuable. The instructor was knowledgeable and experience level was high. Course was relevant to Ace Instruments operators, dangers of 480v, 600v faults. Complacency of low voltage altitude. Direct referral to CSA documentation regarding PPE levels very clear. Definition...

    Derich Seidl, Ace Instruments Ltd.
  • "I thought this course was very well presented. Even though I'm an operator and not an electrician, I still got a lot of useful information on the dangers of Arc Flashes and High Voltage Equipment. It has given me a greater respect for the power and energy that can be emitted or faulted from these types...

    David Phum, Syncrude
  • "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.
  • “Great presentation with relevant, practical info. All of the high voltage information was new to me. I'm in refrigeration mechanic. Thank you.”

    Laura, Department of National Defense
  • “I’m very thankful for this training as I know very well it has put my confidence higher knowing I have the tools to safely and effectively perform my job. The instructor in my opinion is very knowledgeable and would take another course with his instruction.”

    Kyle Richardson, Endako Mines
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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