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.

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March 5 – 6, 2020 Kitchener, ON OR20045 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
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  • Adam Loder, ABB Ushitau
    "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."
  • 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.”
  • D Stachiw, Kimberly Clark
    “This course was very informative and “real”. The instructor made the information feel relative and his life experiences made an impression that will make you think about the consequences of your actions when working within the electrical field. It was impressed that “short cuts” are not an...
  • Bill Joy, TransAlta
    “Excellent course. Instructor with field experience was great. Being able to compare class instruction to field experiences was very informative.”
  • James Hoffe, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
    “This was a very informative course to help create more safety knowledge in our workplace. The instructor gave an interesting presentation with post experience while keeping things interactive.”

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
    41

    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...

     
    • 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."
    • Wes Palmer, Pretium Resources
      "Peter was very knowledgeable and explained things with precision and confidence."
    • Darren Storm, Pretium Resources
      "The course was very informative and it has opened our eyes to the potential hazards we work with on a day to day basis. Peter was a extremely knowledgeable."
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  • Dave Neal

    Years of Experience
    47

    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...

    • John Wallbank, Custom Foam Systems
      “Dave Neal presented a lot of information in one day. The subject matter is serious and potentially lifesaving.”
    • Joel Gagnon, Brookfield Renewable
      “I found the instructor, Dave Neal very informative and easy to interact with. Through his experience and knowledge he was able to give us many examples that were easy to understand. This was a great course for someone with little electrical experience like myself.”
    • 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.”
    See Dave Neal CV
  • Edward Rideout

    Years of Experience
    51

    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...

    • Ivan Holderness, Suncor
      "The instructor, Joe Kiceniuk was very knowledgeable, patient and helpful with all of the course content. Adequate time was always given and I felt free to ask questions. It was a great program all around. (How to Analytically Troubleshoot Electrical Systems)."
    • Jordan Higgins, Alliance Energy
      "Ed was very knowledgeable and approachable. For guys like me who are in the field and on the tools, it's so valuable to have someone who has been there & knows how it really is."
    • Eric Chaytor, DSM
      “Ed Rideout was personable and very experienced in the hazards associated with Arc Flash. There was lots of anecdotes and references to real life circumstances.”
    See Edward Rideout CV
  • Jim Roberts

    Years of Experience
    40

    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...

    • Brian Ethier, Enbridge
      "Jim is an experienced electrician with VFD's in the field. He has good knowledge of the VFD's we've worked with this week. He was able to help us with troubleshooting that we couldn't figure out. He also has good knowledge of the electrical field of VFD's and the motors which are being driven.
    • Paul Steinkey, Daam Galvanizing Ltd.
      “Jim was very knowledgeable with course material. He would also answer questions that were outside of the course and pertained to our own jobs. He engaged all of us at the beginning and said, "No question was a stupid question." Thanks Jim.”
    • 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.”
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  • Fred Tanguay

    Years of Experience
    42

    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...

    • Dale Sommerville, Syncrude Canada
      “Fred is an excellent instructor; he is very knowledgeable and speaks clearly.”
    • Lewis Wong, University of Toronto
      “Fred is very knowledgeable. The material is very useful; I would recommend this course to any of my co-workers.”
    • Jeff Gillespie, Enbridge Pipelines
      “Fred was an excellent instructor. The course material was delivered in an efficient manner and was very beneficial. Overall, I was very happy with Fred as an instructor and the learning opportunity this course delivered.”
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  • Alain Tremblay

    Years of Experience
    53

    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
    58

    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...

    • Alain Charron, Syncrude Canada Ltd
      “Dear Dave Smith, Terry is an excellent instructor and is very knowledgeable. Please give him a raise! Great course! Thanks”
    • Barry Mills, City of Ottawa
      “Terry was knowledgeable. The course was at a nice steady pace. Terry explained each lab very clearly and it was very hands-on.”
    • Aaron Mohl, Ranger Board
      “Terry was extremely personable as well as knowledgeable. His ability to tailor the faults to the pre-existing skill levels of students, as well as how we progressed, kept things challenging.”
    See Terry Yonkheym CV
  • “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 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 good and very informative course. The teacher was very knowledgeable and good at keeping your attention. I have been in a few high voltage courses and this was up there with the best.”

    Jim Souter, National Research Council Canada
  • 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
  • “My overall review on the course was very impressive. Very knowledgeable in the course content and answered all questions with expertise. I will recommend this course to others. I took away the proper knowledge that I know I feel more competent in switching when the time comes.”

    Geoff Sawyer, Enbridge Pipelines
  • “Very good course. The instructor was knowledgeable and easy to understand, he answered all questions well.”

    Brad Jenzen, Keyera Energy
  • “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
  • “Informative, entertaining….WELL DONE!”

    Mark Tobin, West Fraser Mills
  • “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
  • "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
  • “The instructor was on the ball, very knowledgeable and has a knack for getting the content to the student. I learnt more than I thought I would. Good job!”

    Eric Lefebvre, York Energy Centre
  • “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
  • "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
  • “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 was familiar with most of the concepts presented, the codes etc. But, now I understand better why I should use and promote to others to use and to follow them. Thank you for the opportunity!! I'm more aware of the potential hazards when around electrical equipment and it will help me in being extra...

    Daniela Tanase Broten, Canadian Light Source
  • “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
  • "This course was eye opening as to how dangerous things can be. The instructor was interesting to listen to and course material was informative. Their was valuable information for high voltage electricians and lineman."

    Kevin Francis, Littlefuse Startco
  • “I found the course very good, there was more emphasis on overall High Voltage Safety than just Arc Flash and for me that was more of what I needed.”

    Zach Price, Canexus Chemicals Corp.
  • "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.
  • “Very informative, course topics pertain very extensively to our typical scope of work. Ross Dion was a great presenter of the information with openness to discuss. Also, had a knowledge base to back up information and relate it to field work. Very important!”

    Jason MacInnis, Black & McDonald Limited
  • “Excellent, very informative. The information taught is valuable to me as an industrial maintenance electrician. I will recommend this course to any family/friends in the industrial sector.”

    Curtis Welch, Graymont Pavilion Plant
  • “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
  • "Great course, limited the long drawn out readings, engaging activities, informative videos. The instructor has a great deal of personal experience."

    Simon Szczesniak, Ace Instruments Ltd.
  • "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
  • “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
  • “I enjoyed the class, thx, could very well just saved my life.”

    Thomas Marshall, Black & McDonald Limited
  • “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
  • “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. Very relevant to trade practices and safety. Instructors had lots of experience to apply to course material.”

    Mason Richard, Syncrude Canada
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “This course was very informative and “real”. The instructor made the information feel relative and his life experiences made an impression that will make you think about the consequences of your actions when working within the electrical field. It was impressed that “short cuts” are not an...

    D Stachiw, Kimberly Clark
  • “Very good course, I got everything I was hoping for and more out of my 2 days.”

    Deland Okell, Koch Fertilizer Canada ULC
  • “Enjoyed the way the course was presented. He had a good use of video and personal representation of effects which kept it interesting.”

    Al Robinson, Department of National Defense, Props Division
  • “Very informative, good layout and good presentation. Very impressed with the course, and the instructor. I would highly recommend it.”

    Chance Obrigewitch, Enbridge Pipelines
  • “The course was very informative and definitely an eye opener. The instructor was knowledgeable and very helpful.”

    Shane Henstridge, Syncrude Canada
  • “Excellent instructor and he is very knowledgeable of the subject matter. 3 years ago we were forced to use a common trainer and Canada Training Group is far superior.”Good course.”

    Jan Nijman, Enbridge Pipelines
  • "The instructor communicated his experience which validated his instruction. Course moved along at a good pace and instructor kept interest level up. Overall, a good course and I enjoyed it. Plus, I learnt lots of valuable information which was applied to my daily work."

    Bruce Goulding, SMS Equipment
  • “Very knowledgeable. Interesting material and kept the people involved as material was instructed. Ensured material was understood before continuing on to the next section. Was more than willing to understand questions when asked. Overall, great experience. I learned lots.”

    Sean Hayes, Panolam Industries
  • "This course was very informative. We got to go home with a great deal of information and knowledge."

    Matt Neil, Syncrude
  • “Excellent course. Instructor with field experience was great. Being able to compare class instruction to field experiences was very informative.”

    Bill Joy, TransAlta
  • “The course was very good and a real eye opener on the dangers of Arc Flash and High Voltage. I have come away with a better understanding of it and will be a lot more safety oriented and cautious of this when performing my tasks. Well done, met all my expectations and more.”

    Rob Robins, Panolam Surface Systems
  • “I felt this course was very informative. It was delivered very well by the instructor, Dave Neal. This will come into use immediately in my job.”

    Stephen Byrne, Daishowa-Marubeni
  • “Good stories, reminders and information, love the tables in the books for values (arc fault, etc.) and calculations for different things.”

    C Dummit, Mellon Inc.
  • “It was very informative, good and interesting presentation. Lots of good scenarios and stories.”

    Jarvis Kerr, Wajax Power System
  • “Friendly, knowledgeable and no BS. Having been in the industry since before the dinosaurs were turned to oil, it makes a big difference learning from someone who has been around and didn’t just learn it from a book. Course is invaluable, 3rd time taking it and learnt tons new every single time.”

    Adam Lord, Syncrude
  • “The course was very good, interesting and useful in my work environment. I would recommend it to anyone.”

    David Hickle, Prairie Mines & Royalty
  • “Excellent presentation and was very informative. The presentation and explanation was very good.”

    Anupriya Nirmal, Littlefuse Startco
  • “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 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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • "Most of the content of this course pertains to my day-to-day duties at work, and was explained in laymen's terms so it was easy to follow each step."

    Paul Sherwood, Agrium
  • "I learnt a great deal of information that I should use on a regular basis. I was unaware of several hazards that the instructor, Ed Rideout made us aware of. Ed gave us lots of examples of hazards and how to remove them. I really enjoyed the course."

    Derek Bruce, Ainsworth
  • “Course was informative and the instructor presented it well and was knowledgeable.”

    Mike King, Syncrude Canada
  • “Course is a good reminder for potential hazards. All employees who work on or switch electrical equipment should be made aware of possible issues.”

    Pete Brailsford, Panolam Surface Systems
  • "Switching high voltage equipment will be taken with more respect. This will help keep my employees and I safe. All proper PPE included for properly switching high voltage."

    Dane Philips, Corner Brook Pulp and Paper
  • "Course was a great refresher and well done. Good class participation with hands on exercises. The instructor once again did a great job, great information and well put together."

    Kelly Brownlee, Pretium Resources
  • "This was an excellent course. I found it very useful for my daily tasks."

    Ryan Pozzi, Syncrude
  • “Good course. Good safety refresher. Could save your life!”

    Derwyn Davies, Westmoreland Coal
  • "Course instructor, Ross Dion is very knowledgeable. I would recommend this course to all electricians."

    George Beker, PTI Group
  • “This was a very informative course to help create more safety knowledge in our workplace. The instructor gave an interesting presentation with post experience while keeping things interactive.”

    James Hoffe, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
  • "The content was perfect as it touched on all areas of Arc Flash and High Voltage."

    Michael Guigue, Syncrude
  • “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 was very informative and well presented. I think it covered all of the main points regarding Arc Flash safety. I definitely have a greater understanding of the hazards associated with Arc Flash.”

    Sean Severs, Imperial Oil Resources
  • “The instructor provided information in a clear and efficient manner. The slide were effective and understandable, the instructor answered questions and explained the material in detail. A great course.”

    Aigerim Botpayeva, University of Toronto
  • "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
  • “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
  • "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
  • "I believe this is an excellent course for anyone that has to work around power. The instructor was well informed and knowledgeable."

    Steven Randell, Unified System Group
  • “Very good, informative course. Very well instructed course providing very good information.”

    Kent Star Inter Pipeline,
  • "The course covered a wide range of material and was presented in an organized fashion. It was very informative for me. Ed Rideout is very knowledgeable and presented the information in a way that made it easier to understand."

    Dana Dueck, Ainsworth
  • “The instructor presented the material very well. Open presentation allows for student participation and for questions. Excellent source of working knowledge, this is very beneficial.”

    Dean Nagel, Enbridge Pipelines”
  • "I found this course very useful, not only in working with High Voltage, but also supervising people working on High Voltage. Thank you very much."

    Ed McManus, Endako Mines
  • "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
  • "Awesome course! Great information given to us and real life situations. Would definitely recommend this course."

    Sean McLennan, Pretium Resources
  • "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
  • “All materials and also discussions were put in easy to understand terms which was very helpful to myself, not having an electrical background.”

    Brent Mooney, Koch Fertilizer
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • "Amazing course! It was full of extremely relevant topics and information. Engaged in class participation with various scenarios that dealt with relevant duties/procedures. I loved it, I will ask supervisors to investigate other training options/classes with this company."

    Erik Mikkelsen, Pretium Resources
  • “Very good course. I learnt a lot on safety and to be more aware of high voltage. Very happy I came to the course, very knowledgeable and answered all questions.”

    Shane Higgins, Black & McDonald Limited
  • “The instructor is very knowledgeable. The course was well organized. Material was well prepared. All in all it was a great course.”

    Carol Cai, National Research Council Canada
  • "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
  • “Very informative course, to the point with lots of use of everyday situations as examples.”

    Stephen Arnold, Black and McDonald
  • “This course is detailed, is excellent for a refresher. I recommend this course to everybody.”

    Bruce Rogers, Syncrude Canada
  • “I enjoyed attending this course. The instructor, Ed Rideout is very informative, easy to follow and has a lot of experience and stories of electrical installations/procedures. I learnt a great deal from this course and would definitely recommend it to my peers/co-workers.

    William Grant Watson, Saipem Canada
  • "The course was very informative and it gave me new knowledge on High Voltage work. Key things I have learnt would be; PPE, approach distances and procedures. The instructor, Ross Dion was very informative and interesting."

    Byron Martin, Spectra Energy
  • “Gained knowledge required to figure out proper arc flash category for choosing the appropriate PPE and the proper way to isolate circuits in proper manner.”

    Mike Carswell, Mellon Inc.
  • “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
  • “Very knowledgeable. Used his experience to help educate his students. Reinforced the importance of safety situations to watch out for and potential issues.”

    Trevor Maynes, Enbridge Pipelines
  • “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
  • "Very informative and eye opening course."

    Kevin Trottier, Huckleberry Mine Ltd.
  • "This course was eye opening and informative. The instructor, Dave Neal was knowledgeable with relevant examples and stories."

    Shane Ball, SMS Equipment
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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