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
December 7 – 8, 2020 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Winnipeg time OR20415 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
December 8 – 9, 2020 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Vancouver time OR20410 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
December 15 – 16, 2020 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Winnipeg time OR20428 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
December 17 – 18, 2020 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Winnipeg time OR20418 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
January 6 – 7, 2021 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Edmonton Time OR21028 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
January 12 – 13, 2021 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Vancouver time OR21031 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
January 18 – 19, 2021 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Winnipeg time OR21033 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
January 20 – 21, 2021 Lloydminster OR21066 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
January 21 – 22, 2021 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Toronto time OR21035 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
January 26 – 27, 2021 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Halifax time OR21037 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
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  • Kirk Williams, National Research Council Canada
    “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...
  • Rob Kingston, Shell
    “The instructor, Ross Dion had excellent knowledge and prep of the course. There was good course content. There was good use of videos and slides also excellent use of personal experiences to relate material to.”
  • Delhon Calvin, Syncrude Canada
    “This course was very interesting. It pointed out a lot on how to protect yourself against electrical shock and Arc Flash. It also teaches you to be safe when you are out in the field.”
  • Shane Ball, SMS Equipment
    "This course was eye opening and informative. The instructor, Dave Neal was knowledgeable with relevant examples and stories."
  • 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.”

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...

     
    • Wes Palmer, Pretium Resources
      "Peter was very informative and eager to help with any questions we had."
    • Erik Mikkelsen, Pretium Resources
      "Peter was very well spoken and thorough with critical information. He exhibited excellent knowledge and patience. Im extremely excited to gain knowledge that I can start to use immediately. The brochure information followed a proper, organized system. Thank you very much."
    • 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."
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  • Dave Rodda

    Years of Experience
    36

    Dave Rodda began his career at the age of 7 when he took his father’s HIFI system apart. From there he enrolled in the Electrical Electronic courses offered at Hellgate High School in Missoula Montana. After a career in the US Navy as a 2nd Class Machinist Mate, he returned to the University of Montana looking to becoming a teacher while working summers for an electrical contractor. With the...

     
    • Ray Jonasson, 3M Canada Company
      He is a very knowledgeable instructor with a vast amount of experience & diversity.
    • Joshua Hoeppner, 3M Canada
      Dave was very informative and concise. The use of personal examples was incredibly useful for thoroughly demonstrating the true gravity of what was taught.
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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...

    • Rob Hunter, Inter Pipeline Ltd.
      “I think Dave Neal was very knowledgeable in the topic with a good background. He also used a lot of real life examples when talking about a lot of the course info.”
    • Todd Bignold, Graymont
      “Dave was great, had tons of examples, videos were good and his knowledge on the material was very good.”
    • Kent Scerba, National Research Council Canada
      “I highly recommend Dave to teach the high voltage arc flash safety course as he has a great knowledge and communication skills to relay the information of this topic. Through his past experience he is able to express situations that trades persons can understand and relate to.”
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  • 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...

    • Adam Gould, Enbridge Pipelines
      “I found this course to be very valuable and informative. The course structure is excellent with keeping the majority of the learning at hands on. Ed, the instructor, was not only knowledgeable, he was also very friendly and presented well. Overall, a good course.”
    • Hein de Jager, Suncor
      "Ed Rideout was friendly and a very knowledgeable instructor. He kept the course interesting and makes your head work hard."
    • Corey King, Suncor
      "Ed Rideout was an excellent instructor. He was very knowledgeable, informative and answered all our questions. I would recommend the course, Maintaining and Testing Low and Medium Voltage Circuit Breakers to other tradesmen."
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  • 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...

    • Mike Zahra, Toronto Transit Commission
      “Good instructor, very knowledgeable.”
    • 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.
    • Shaun Filson, SaskPower
      “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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  • 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...

    • Jordan Heck, Enbridge Pipelines
      “Fred was very good and easy to deal with. His insight was very helpful and he was quite funny as well as entertaining. I would definitely recommend this course to others. Thank you.”
    • Jim Harmer, Samco Machinery
      “Fred did a great job keeping 10 of us engaged in this training. His real-life examples helped to demonstrate the reason for arc flash awareness. Great job.”
    • Dale Sommerville, Syncrude Canada
      “Fred is an excellent instructor; he is very knowledgeable and speaks clearly.”
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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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  • Tim Dacey

    Years of Experience
    38

    Tim brings 38 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...

     
    • Scott Kelly, KLTP
      He was a great teacher. He communicated clearly and instructed us well in our class.
    • Philip Friesen, Capital Power
      Tim was easy to listen to, and he had lots of real-world experience with arc flash safety.
    • Chad, KLTP
      Tim provided useful tools to help me work safely around electricity.
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  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • The course was simple to follow online, and Dave made it easy to understand. It was a great refresher.

    Wayne Jaques, Enbridge
  • “This was a great course and a friendly instructor. Added to my knowledge of the dangers involved in my workplace and how to eliminate those dangers.”

    Tristan Rombough, Peace Valley OSB
  • “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
  • "I found that this Arc Flash High Voltage Safety course very informative. The course brought up a lot of concepts that I was yet to hear of. The instructor was great and presented in a clear manner."

    Jake Couture, Syncrude
  • "This was a very informative and an eye opening experience. The instructor, Dave Neal reviewed some things about fuses and circuit breakers that I had forgotten. He showed us the importance of job planning and testing before work begins and the importance of proper PPE in the event something goes wrong."

    Fred Newell, SMS Equipment
  • “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
  • "The course was presented in a professional manner. Material was relevant and interesting. Definitely worth it."

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

    Ryan Goodin, Finning Canada
  • "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
  • 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
  • “The content and explanations are very good. I enjoyed talking about a topic, then watching a video on the topic.”

    Joe Toth, Transcontinental
  • “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
  • "This was an excellent course. It gave great awareness to the hazards and risks of the electrical components within the plant."

    David Thom, TransCanada
  • “The instructor was very knowledgeable and approachable. I would take another course with Fred as the instructor.”

    Dwayne Derksen, Imperial Oil, Esso
  • “The instructor was clear, patience, helpful, and well spoken. I appreciate the great depth of knowledge, his ability to provide excellent and practical answers to our questions, was very helpful. The course objectives were met. I have a much better understanding of the CSA Z462. A great two day course.”

    Christopher Symak, Symak Technology Ltd.
  • “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.
  • “I feel that this course is an excellent source of information. This knowledge will help to reduce accidents.”

    Shawn LeRoux, Paragon Security
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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, Ross Dion had excellent knowledge and prep of the course. There was good course content. There was good use of videos and slides also excellent use of personal experiences to relate material to.”

    Rob Kingston, Shell
  • “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
  • "Lots of hands on information."

    Greg Beyers, PCS Potash
  • “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
  • "Lots of good information and well presented. It makes you think of all the hidden dangers of the electrical trade."

    Harry Scutchings, Ainsworth
  • The instructor was very easy to listen to as well as knowledgeable about the topics being presented.

    David Sampson, Atlantic Mining NS
  • “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
  • “Critical points of safety on high voltage systems and arc flash issues discussed. Understanding of what arc flash is and what it can do to personal safety is very well-explained. ”

    Sindair Piller, Enbridge Pipelines
  • “This course was very interesting. It pointed out a lot on how to protect yourself against electrical shock and Arc Flash. It also teaches you to be safe when you are out in the field.”

    Delhon Calvin, Syncrude Canada
  • “Very good course. I recommend this course to every electrical company in the entire world. Thank you for the training.”

    Jose Ferrara, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
  • “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 course was a great learning experience. Being a high voltage electrician, I feel this course laid out all produces and safety measures very well."

    Wes Palmer, Pretium Resources
  • “Again, really enjoyed this course. Very informative and well put together. Good to keep up to date with ever changing Rules & Regulations.”

    Ron Holland, Syncrude Canada Ltd
  • "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
  • “This was a great course that put everything into perspective. A lot of the topics discussed are items we are generally aware of but are underestimated in the industry. The instructor was great and put a lot of effort to tailor the course to our specific job/location.”

    Garrett Webster, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
  • “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
  • “Useful course. Learned some new useful information. Also, a good reminder to work safe. The instructor was excellent.”

    Dean Piccinin, Catalyst Paper
  • “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
  • "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
  • “The instructor was a great person to relay the information in an understandable way. The information was up to date and easy to take in and understand. After taking this course, I feel much safer around high voltage and making sure the equipment is locked out safely.”

    Chris Hale, TransAlta
  • "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
  • “This was the best class I have taken in my career.”

    Shaun Jones, Enbridge Pipelines
  • The course was very informative and I learned a lot from what was being taught.

    Ryan Makow, City of Prince George
  • “Excellent course. I recommend to all team leaders. Well informed and knowledgeable instructor. Material is well thought out.”

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

    David Hickle, Prairie Mines & Royalty
  • "This course was eye opening and informative. The instructor, Dave Neal was knowledgeable with relevant examples and stories."

    Shane Ball, SMS Equipment
  • "This was an excellent course. I found it very useful for my daily tasks."

    Ryan Pozzi, Syncrude
  • "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
  • "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
  • “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
  • "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
  • "Lots of material, well written and was communicated with clarity."

    Maxine Firmston, TransAlta
  • “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
  • "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 provided valuable insight to look for hazards when dealing with electrical energy sources, when regarding use and requirements for proper PPE and isolation order of equipment. I have learned many valuable and important tools for looking for hazards.”

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

    Bill Puttick, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
  • "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
  • “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
  • The instructor did a great job. The information was presented very well.

    Gregg Elliot, Enbridge
  • This course material taught potentially life-saving knowledge for use in everyday work.

    Darcy Jollimore, City of Prince George
  • The instructor presented the course material well, and the material was sufficient to meet intent.

    Robert Scott Whiteside, AltaGas
  • This course was very informative as well as a good refresher for someone who works in the high voltage industry. The format was well laid out and very clear and concise. The instruction was excellent. I really enjoyed and appreciated the informal format as far as open discussions and asking and answering...

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

    Peter Boman, Centrica Energy
  • "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
  • I enjoyed the class very much and found it especially enjoyable as an online class.

    Tod Saunders, AltaGas
  • “Great course. I learned a lot. It will also be great for my resume and for power linesman jobs if I get into the job trade again.”

    Talon, Renewable Energy Corp
  • “The course was very good and informative, lots of new information. I have confidence in knowing when to enter an area and when not to.”

    Sigmund Bush, Liberty Machinery Testing
  • “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
  • “Good course. Good safety refresher. Could save your life!”

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

    Anthony Backs, TransCanada Energy Ltd.
  • "The course and the instructor (Terry Yonkheym) was very impactful and served to reiterate the seriousness and potential dangers of working with electricity. The instructor was helpful and spoke towards topics not covered in the course during question periods and he tailored the course to make sure it...

    Lars Grimsen, TransCanada Pipelines
  • "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
  • “All good theory and hands on training. Good info on PPE.”

    Ron Komadina, Ridley Terminals Inc.
  • “The course was very good. Much appreciated. The power point is in the manual which is great.”

    Michael Farley, National Research Council Canada
  • “I thought this course was very informative and moved at a good pace to keep me interested. The instructor was loud, clear and easy to understand. He also did a very good job answering questions.”

    Stuart Dubuc, West Fraser Mills
  • “Very informative and interactive course. Presentation was good. Information was up-to-date, and very practical.”

    Kevin Johnson, Enbridge Pipelines
  • “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
  • “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.
  • "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.
  • “This course was well put together and presented. It will have an immediate impact on all the workers in the Huntsville plant. Thanks James”

    James Burtoo, Panolam Surface Systems
  • The instructor was very thorough. He presented the information at a high level in a way that was easily understood.

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

    Jason Manning, Enbridge Pipelines
  • “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
  • “Instructor made the course feel like it was a learning process with no pressure, everybody felt comfortable. There is a lot of useful information in this course to keep us alive.”

    Gregg Gould, Valley Automation & Controls Inc.
  • “The course had very good information, eye opening for a non-electrician. (I’m a safety manager) The instructor was very good and extremely knowledgeable."

    Mike Karsten, Northlands
  • “The course structure and the instructor were an excellent combination of informative material and life experiences. Well done.”

    Tony Zuk, Pembina Pipelines
  • “This was a very informative course that helps you understand how dangerous and destructive Arc Flash can be. You get a great understanding of precautions and safety needed to keep yourself and co-workers safe.”

    Chad Savage, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
  • The course was very informative; The instructor was knowledgeable in his teaching area and was well-prepared.

    Juan Manzanares, HATCH
  • "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.
  • “Course was well taught. Very valuable as a reminder for shock hazards and safety.”

    Kevin Thomas, Department of National Defence, RPOPS Division, Pacific Division
  • “I found the instructors, Jim Roberts and Ross Dion very knowledgeable and the course relevant to my day to day operations at work.”

    Domenic Ferrera, Enbridge Gas Storage
  • “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
  • Great instructor, good information. I would highly recommend to my co-workers.

    Slawomir Panert, Pretivm
  • “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”
  • The instructor was very knowledgeable in the course materials and taught them well. The course was very informative.

    Mark Schomburg, City of Prince George
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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