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
March 28 – 29, 2019 Trenton, ON OR19045 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
April 8 – 9, 2019 Fort St. John , BC OR19051 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
April 11 – 12, 2019 Prince George, BC OR19053 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
May 2 – 3, 2019 Markham, ON OR19069 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
May 6 – 7, 2019 Edmonton, AB OR19059 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
May 6 – 7, 2019 Dartmouth, NS OR19061 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
May 9 – 10, 2019 Richmond, BC OR19063 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
May 27 – 28, 2019 Saskatoon, SK OR19065 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
May 30 – 31, 2019 Winnipeg, MB OR19067 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
June 3 – 4, 2019 Oshawa, ON OR19071 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
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  • Mike Zahra, Toronto Transit Commission
    “Good awareness of safety, proper clothing and proper equipment/tools to use.”
  • 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."
  • Steven Neggers, PTI Camp Install
    "One of the best training courses ever taken. Well done."
  • Toby Hall, Scotian Windfields
    “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.”
  • David Heft, Weyerhaeuser
    "I learned what dangers are involved with Arc Flash & High Voltage Switching, what procedures and steps to follow to do my job safely. When to use the PPE provided and not to be afraid to ask qualified personnel advice on how to do the tasks involved. Also, how to understand and better use the policies...

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
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    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 Wallace

    Years of Experience
    44

    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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  • Dave Neal

    Years of Experience
    46

    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...

    • Steven Brown, Koch Fertilizer
      “Dave Neal was enthusiastic and provided a wealth of knowledge and experience in the subject. He was able to make the course interesting and informative.”
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      “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
    50

    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...

    • Tyler Romanchuk, Suncor
      “The course was excellent overall. The instructor, Ed Rideout was clear and made you feel comfortable with the material. Excellent tools and equipment provided.”
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      "The instructor, Ed has lots of good field experience and can relate to the material personally. This experience from a first hand teacher makes it easy to understand the severity and how dangerous arc flash can be."
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      "Ed was very knowledgeable and was very open and helpful in answering any and all questions."
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  • Jim Roberts

    Years of Experience
    39

    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.”
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      “Jim presented the material in an easy-to-follow manner. Course content was informative and will be very useful in the place where I work. Overall, definitely worth taking.”
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    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...

    • Sam Butterfield, Imperial Oil, Esso
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    Years of Experience
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    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
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    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...

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    • Jason Dalton, Substation Electrician, Newfoundland Power
      "Used personal experience very well to get key points across. Related very well to students and was there for help whenever needed"
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  • “He got safety across to me. I don’t know if I will ever be the same, without upgrades in my equipment I will not be performing some tasks I currently did. I truly learnt important procedures I needed to know and teach my apprentice to keep us both safe.”

    Mark Briscoe, Pembroke
  • “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
  • “I feel much safer in approaching my day to day electrical tasks. I cannot wait to share these tips with other co-workers in the future.”

    Filippo Caro, ADM-Agri Industries
  • “This course was very interesting and entertaining. Good coverage of material. Useful information for real work situations, we will all encounter at some time.”

    Kyle Anderson, Pyramid
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    Harry Bruns, Quesnel Plywood
  • "This was a good presentation and the interaction with the class went very well. The information was very good and I never realized the amount of power created in those situations, I will be more aware of these hazards."

    Merv Robertson, SMS Equipment
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    Donavon VanGorkom, Brookfield Renewable Energy
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    D Stachiw, Kimberly Clark
  • “Great presentation with relevant, practical info. All of the high voltage information was new to me. I'm in refrigeration mechanic. Thank you.”

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    Don Hetherington, Fredericton International Airport
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    William Grant Watson, Saipem Canada
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    Jordan Waldriff, Quesnel River Pulp
  • “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.
  • “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
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    Darren Varoney, Wajax Power System
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    Tony Zuk, Pembina Pipelines
  • “Useful course. Learned some new useful information. Also, a good reminder to work safe. The instructor was excellent.”

    Dean Piccinin, Catalyst Paper
  • “Good awareness of safety, proper clothing and proper equipment/tools to use.”

    Mike Zahra, Toronto Transit Commission
  • “This is a very beneficial course, probably the best training I've received since starting my apprentice. The instructor is extremely knowledgeable and made the course very interesting. I would strongly recommend using this company for any electrical safety training.”

    Brad March, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp
  • “I learnt a lot from this training, very important information on how to work on High Voltage safely.”

    John Ingco, Litttelfuse Startco
  • “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
  • “I think that this course is a must for anyone working in this plant because it covers many areas that no general worker has been trained in for safe use of local disconnects and other electrical.”

    Mitchell Shea, Panolam Surface Systems
  • "Very good and informative about do's and dont's."

    Ryan Shaw, PCS Potash
  • "Ross Dion is very knowledgeable, career experience related to course content, that was very helpful. Content is easy to understand, easy to transfer to field use."

    Chance Bubel, Agrium
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    Peter Hughes, Saint Mary's Cement
  • "This course is very informative about the arc flash capabilities in all ranges of electrical work. It gave an understanding of what I should be asking and doing before I even begin to operate a high risk piece of equipment. I personally believe that all electricians should have this training and it...

    Layli Wilson, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
  • "I thought Dave Neal was very knowledgeable in the electrical field. I certainly feel the benefit of getting a wake-up call to the dangers of electricity. I especially liked the grounding section. I felt it was great to get a refresher on it due to how long its been since we have touched on that."

    Chad MacLean, SMS Equipment
  • “VERY EDUCATED!! Knowledgeable. Takes time to make the students very aware of the hazards, and what PPE is required.”

    Cody Gladue, Newalta
  • "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.
  • “The material and topics are relevant to situations in the work place. It gave lots to consider and things can be used in real life situations.”

    Chis Thomsen, Pembina Pipeline
  • “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
  • "Great examples of Arc Flash potential and how to avoid the hazards entirely. It confirms the need for written procedures and processes when working with high voltage."

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

    Joe Toth, Transcontinental
  • “The instructor was very knowledgeable and approachable. I would take another course with Fred as the instructor.”

    Dwayne Derksen, Imperial Oil, Esso
  • "Ross Dion is a great instructor with great material, very in depth and very knowledgeable."

    Tyler Anderson, ABB Ushitau
  • "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 is very helpful in our day to day work, especially in a safety aspect in regards to electrical safety and arc flash.”

    “Bong” Midrush Constantinopla, Finning Canada
  • “Course was very helpful, very good reminder of what we work with every day and a good refresher. Instructor was very good, helpful and knowledgeable. Very good course.”

    Justin Lynch, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
  • "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.
  • “Great presentation, the instructor was very knowledgeable. I feel that I’m leaving this course with a lot better understanding of the hazards related to Arc Flash.

    ”Dave Broadbent, Panolam Surface Systems
  • "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.
  • “This is an excellent training course and very important for all electrical personnel and anyone involved in safety of personnel working in electrical installations.”

    Musthafa Kuttuli Parambu, Koch Fertilizer Canada ULC
  • "Great instructor, job experience in the field provided helpful, real-life situations. Answered any questions to provide clarity. Kept the course light and interesting and did not seem long and boring."

    Jake Raaymakers, IBEW 530
  • "The Arc Flash High Voltage Safety course covered a lot of topics, each topic had good explanations on how & why different faults occur. The course also gives good examples of safe work practices."

    Mike Savard, Apache Corporation
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    Tim Kupchanko, Spectra Energy
  • “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
  • "This course reminded me to have more respect for high voltage. It was taught in a way that is applicable to the way I work, and came from the instructor's own experiences."

    Matt Messer, Enbridge
  • “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
  • "Very informative and eye opening course."

    Kevin Trottier, Huckleberry Mine Ltd.
  • "This is a really good course, it opened my eyes and reminded me of the dangers we face every day in our industry. After time you get complacent and don't think about the danger. This course makes you realize the potential and how to safely protect yourself from it."

    Alex Elder, Syncrude
  • “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
  • "Course information was well prepared and easy to understand. It was interesting and thorough. The instructor (Ed Rideout) was easy to follow and answered any questions presented with. The safety portion including results of accidents and improper PPE will never be forgotten. I enjoyed learning this...

    Kyle Spetz, Kramer Ltd.
  • "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.
  • “A very good course and instructor. The course was laid out very well. One of the best high voltage courses I have attended.”

    Henry Simonson, Enbridge Pipelines
  • “The course covers practical topics in a timely manner. It has a balanced mix of slides, movies, written and verbal learning material.”

    Dan Sweeney, Keyera Energy
  • “Lots of good information and practical experience from the instructor.”

    Aaron Combs, Slave Lake Pulp
  • “I really enjoyed this course. A real eye-opener, I’m going to change a lot of my own procedures as a result of it.”

    Gregg Burkitt, Smith and Long
  • "Course was very well presented. The instructor kept the participants engaged throughout the entire course. I found the material to be useful upon my return to work. I also found that the instructors industry related stories to be very informative and humorous. This was a very good course.

    Chris Pederson, Endako Mines
  • "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
  • "One of the best training courses ever taken. Well done."

    Steven Neggers, PTI Camp Install
  • “I thought this course succeeded in supplying very informative information and safety techniques that will greatly help all employees at this site.”

    Josh Dennis, TransAlta Cogeneration LP
  • “Great course. The instructor had a lot of great knowledge and eye-opening stories that gave everyone in the room cold shivers from what I could see. The best learning is not from the textbooks but from the knowledge of a veteran from the field. Again, great course. Well-prepared.”

    Adam O'Neill, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp
  • “This was an excellent course. We will be requiring this course for all our thermographic employees.”

    Mike Donovan, Motive 7 Inspections
  • “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
  • “Good course. Good safety refresher. Could save your life!”

    Derwyn Davies, Westmoreland Coal
  • "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
  • “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
  • “Very pleased with the content of the course, and the instructor's delivery of content. Course moved at a comfortable pace with time for valued conversation. Instructor's knowledge and experience was very apparent for anyone with the chance to take one of these courses.”

    William Jessome, Jacobs Industrial Services Ltd.
  • “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
  • “Good course. Kept my interest. Minimal quizzes but with enough to test. Reinforces me to be diligent with safe work practices.”

    Chuck Metzner, Catalyst Paper
  • "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 instructor, Jim Harrington was very experienced in the topic held. The material was explained and covered in fairly easy to understand terms, applicable to our applications/site. The source of the videos were repetitive on testing of arc flash clothing or protection, but gave the importance to doing...

    Steve McNeil, Brookfield Renewable Energy
  • “This course is an excellent reminder of the dangers we face every day.”

    Erik Michelsen, Kruger Products
  • "Course instructor, Ross Dion is very knowledgeable. I would recommend this course to all electricians."

    George Beker, PTI Group
  • “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
  • “The course material covered all aspects of Arc Flash and High Voltage Safety as was expected.”

    Bob Nalleweg, Victoria Airport Authority
  • “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
  • The instructor Ross Dion was very well spoken and knowledgeable. I would strongly recommend this course."

    Tyler Smith, Techmation Electric & Controls
  • "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.
  • “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
  • "I learned what dangers are involved with Arc Flash & High Voltage Switching, what procedures and steps to follow to do my job safely. When to use the PPE provided and not to be afraid to ask qualified personnel advice on how to do the tasks involved. Also, how to understand and better use the policies...

    David Heft, Weyerhaeuser
  • “Pleasant and knowledgeable. Excellent in answering questions. Always stresses the importance of safety.”

    Glen Greaney, Syncrude Canada
  • “Ross Dion is very knowledgeable in all aspects of the course. Course material was well presented and at a good pace. I have greater confidence in identifying hazards in high voltage situations and what steps need to be taken to control these. Great course.”

    Trevor McEachern, Black & McDonald Limited
  • “Great course. I would definitely recommend it to other electricians. Very informative.”

    Luke Beauchesne, Catalyst Paper
  • “This course reminds and re-enforces me to work safely.”

    Pat Buis, Syncrude Canada
  • “The presentation of materials was excellent and informative. Safety aspect was very good. Material will be good for reference.”

    Irvin Landherr, Finning Canada
  • “This course was well presented and the contents were valuable and highly recommended.”

    Jag Prahalad, Kruger Products
  • “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
  • "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.
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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