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

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

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

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

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

Next Arc Flash & High Voltage Safety - Qualified Electrical Worker Certification Courses
November 18 – 19, 2019 Kitchener, ON OR19112 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
December 2 – 3, 2019 Edmonton, AB OR19121 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
December 9 – 10, 2019 Oshawa, ON OR19123 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
December 12 – 13, 2019 Kingston, ON OR19125 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
December 12 – 13, 2019 Fredericton, NB OR19127 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
January 13 – 14, 2020 Saskatoon, SK OR20017 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
January 13 – 14, 2020 Mississauga, ON OR20021 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
January 16 – 17, 2020 Calgary, AB OR20019 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
January 16 – 17, 2020 Sarnia, ON OR20023 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
January 27 – 28, 2020 Oromocto, NB OR20025 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
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  • Greg Beyers, PCS Potash
    "Lots of hands on information."
  • Ben Hewitt, Saint Mary's Cement
    “10 out of 10! Everything was good!”
  • Chris Skinner, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
    “I would highly recommend this course to my co-workers. It offers a lot of helpful information regarding many hazards involved with high voltage installations and maintenance.”
  • Trevor McEachern, Black & McDonald Limited
    “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.”
  • Jordan Waldriff, Quesnel River Pulp
    “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...

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
    40

    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...

     
    • 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."
    • Wes Palmer, Pretium Resources
      "Peter was very knowledgeable and explained things with precision and confidence."
    • Greg Hogg, Pretium Resources
      "These 2 days of training have been by far the best training sessions I have been apart of. Peter did a great job of delivering information and aiming it to our needs here with Pretium. Thank you Peter."
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  • 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...

    • Machaela Rose, High Prairie Forest Products
      “Dave Neal was very informative and also brought the materials to life with real circumstances and situations of what can occur when there is a potential of an arc flash. I learned a lot from this course, and I will be able to use it in the field. Thank you.”
    • John Slaney, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
      “Dave brought a lot of experience with him to the course. He was very knowledgeable and answered all questions. Dave Neal was a great instructor.”
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      “Dave Neal did a great job; he knew his material and related it to scenarios that applied to our plant. Great job.”
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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...

    • Joe Van Niekerk, Suncor
      "Ed Rideout is an excellent instructor with a lot of actual hands-on experience. Top guy – top course work, material was clear and relevant."
    • Sean Callahan, Suncor
      "The instructor, Ed Rideout was very knowledgeable and easy to get along with."
    • 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."
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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...

    • Parry Arnell, West Fraser
      "Jim is excellent with providing real life examples to help explain the VFD/Motor Troubleshooting is important to maintaining a plant uptime."
    • Mike Klamann, Toronto Transit Commission
      “I felt like I knew the instructor, Jim Roberts; he was really friendly.”
    • 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.
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  • Fred Tanguay

    Years of Experience
    41

    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...

    • Adam Yuill, Syncrude Canada
      Course was very informative. Very hands on onto learning which tends to stick better.
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      “Very well laid out. Fred is very knowledgeable and I've learned lots in this course. A small class ensured more explanation and demonstrations. Thanks Fred.”
    • 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
    52

    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
    57

    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...

    • Peter Wolfmueller, CO-OP Refinery Complex
      “Terry does a nice job in a polite and consistent manner. His sense of humor was evident all week. As an instructor he gets his point across.”
    • Ryan Kozubski, Nabors Drilling
      "I really appreciated the instructor, Terry Yonkheym, his experience and patience made this course very enjoyable."
    • Jason, Syncrude
      “I found Terry very knowledgeable with both course and troubleshooting in general. He was not too serious. I believe you would be hard pressed to find anyone better to teach this course.”
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  • “I feel that this course is an excellent source of information. This knowledge will help to reduce accidents.”

    Shawn LeRoux, Paragon Security
  • "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
  • “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
  • “The instructor was informative, added lots of personal anecdotes, and tailored the course to our needs.”

    Jeffrey Bain, Slave Lake Pulp
  • “The course has a lot of good information to rely on to be safe and to do things in a proper sequence to do the job right. It was very informative on all aspects.”

    Randy Hricz, University of Saskatchewan
  • “The instructor and course was worth taking and should be taken by anyone that is working with any voltage.”

    Nick Durling, Scotian Windfields
  • “I recommend this course for all electricians and maintenance personnel including supervisors.”

    Robert Rosebrugh, Pembina Pipeline
  • “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
  • “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 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 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
  • "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
  • “The instructor was very knowledgeable about information. In the course he had examples of real life scenarios that make it more valuable to our job scope.”

    Jody Quennelle, Enbridge Pipelines
  • "Course was very well presented by Ross Dion. He is very real about his presentation and very knowledgeable with his real life experiences. Very much enjoyed the information and the added information I have gained."

    Darrell Ohlmann, PTI Group
  • "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
  • "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
  • “Very good, informative course. Very well instructed course providing very good information.”

    Kent Star Inter Pipeline,
  • "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
  • “Great instructor gave everybody chance to participate, good pace, and quality of material. Very knowledgeable and experienced at his job.”

    Wendell Robicheau, Esso Imperial Oil
  • "This course was eye opening and informative. The instructor, Dave Neal was knowledgeable with relevant examples and stories."

    Shane Ball, SMS Equipment
  • "Material was well presented. The course was interesting and informative. The material was organized and the instructor told lots of personal stories to demonstrate ideas and information. It kept things interesting. Course was well presented.

    Donald Mattinson, Halifax International Airport Authority
  • "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 content and explanations are very good. I enjoyed talking about a topic, then watching a video on the topic.”

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

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

    Jim MacPherson, Syncrude Canada
  • “Course was well presented. Outlined procedural on how to do things as well improve awareness with working with electrical power. Lessons learnt to be taken back to workplace to share with others.”

    Robert Crowley, Noble Drilling
  • "I learned a lot about safe grounding practices and isolating equipment. I would recommend this one but now I would like to take the more intensive, five-day course."

    Daryl Herchuck, IMC Canada Ltd.
  • "Lots of hands on information."

    Greg Beyers, PCS Potash
  • 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
  • “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
  • "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
  • “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
  • “Course was informative and the instructor presented it well and was knowledgeable.”

    Mike King, Syncrude 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
  • “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
  • “Excellent information and well-presented class.”

    Rob Amos, Edmonton International Airport
  • “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 presentation of materials was excellent and informative. Safety aspect was very good. Material will be good for reference.”

    Irvin Landherr, Finning Canada
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Instructor was very engaging and energetic, and made the course quite enjoyable. Course was very thorough.”

    Rob Shaw, Panolam 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 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
  • “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.
  • “The instructor was very knowledgeable and informative; made the course material understandable, and relayed it to us in a way that kept our attention.”

    Peter Hughes, Saint Mary's Cement
  • “I felt the instructor, Ross Dion was very knowledgeable and got the information across in a very easy to understand way. The course material covered all of the issues that I was concerned about.”

    Jeff Taylor, Brookfield Renewable Energy Group
  • "Very knowledgeable, well around course with a good mix of instruction, video and workshop."

    Marc Thibert, Agrium
  • “The instructor, Dave Neal was very good and very knowledgeable. The course outline was excellent. I wish more management people were there to see what we deal with.”

    Steve Coates, Essroc Cement Canada
  • “I enjoyed the class, thx, could very well just saved my life.”

    Thomas Marshall, Black & McDonald Limited
  • “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, 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
  • "One of the best training courses ever taken. Well done."

    Steven Neggers, PTI Camp Install
  • “This course was very helpful in reviewing proper switching techniques and helping with reminders in the hazards of electricity. Great course overall and I see it as an asset especially as a refresher.”

    John Gembala, Toronto Transit Commission
  • “This was an excellent course. Presentation was relevant and informative. Lots of experience.”

    Paul Dawson, South Kent Wind
  • “Very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. Very good experience. He spoke to a level that we all understand.”

    David Titley, National Research Council Canada
  • “This course has given me an insight to the hazards of electricity, having no previous experience with Arc Flash potential. Making me more confident with the equipment and safer knowing that my E/I team has all had safety training and together we may be safe. The instructor, Dave Neal is very knowledgeable...

    Dave Gaskell, Slave Lake Pulp
  • “10 out of 10! Everything was good!”

    Ben Hewitt, Saint Mary's Cement
  • “Thought the instructor did a fantastic job, he was very informative and good sense of humor. I learnt a lot about electrical power that I did not know.”

    Kevin MacKinnon, Panolam Industries
  • “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
  • "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
  • “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
  • “Also very useful as an “attitude tune up” for safety issues in general. Whoever makes the decision to skip substation maintenance because we need the lights on for other work should take this course.”

    Al Logan, Catalyst Paper
  • "Great course. I have done most of the things I have learned in this course over the years, but only now I have learned all the potential hazards and how to avoid these hazards. I have a better understanding of arc flash, high voltage, and grounding. I have a better understanding of the class of arc...

    Jason Gibbons, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
  • "The material covered was something I could directly relate to the tasks I’m expected to perform. Good communication between instructor and students."

    Tom Koehler, Canadian Fertilizers Limited
  • “Informative, very good instructor, knowledgeable. Would recommend for anyone dealing with electricity in the work place.”

    Gary Grove, Westmoreland Coal
  • "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
  • “This course was very well laid out and the frequent mini tests are good to make sure you have a good understanding of the topics.”

    Don Hetherington, Fredericton International Airport
  • “The course was enlightening. Although I have no background as an electrician, the course and instructor presented the information in a way that not only made it entertaining but helped me understand the dangers of arc flash accidents.”

    Clayton Maynard, Halifax International Airport Authority
  • "I found this instructor, Ross Dion to be well experienced and knowledgeable of the course material. He was well spoken and easy to understand. I feel safer after having taken this course. Excellent Job!!"

    Josh Peeling, PTI Group
  • “This was an informative session giving knowledge and requirements to make work habits safer and more efficient.”

    Justin Rohmann, Peace Valley OSB
  • “The information in this course is lifesaving knowledge for everyday use in the electrical field. Every manager should have this as mandatory training regardless of their trade or background.”

    Chris Blackmore, Syncrude
  • “I’ve taken several Arc Flash courses, but none that explained where to expect these and properly eliminate them.”

    Andrew MacGillivray, Syncrude
  • “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.
  • "This was an excellent course it was very informative. Lots of real life examples to highlight learning, all aspects of high voltage covered with emphasis on doing the job the safe way!!"

    Cathy Topolnitsky, TransAlta
  • “I found the course and especially the instructor to be superb!”

    Dave Cousins, Saint Mary's Cement
  • “Very informative. Very good refresher for dangers relating to and working around high and low voltage equipment. The instructor had lots of experiences to share.”

    Brian Livingston, Catalyst Paper
  • “Instructor was very good to deal with. He had a lot of personal experience with the material being taught and could share many stories about his time in the field. The course itself was well put together and nicely paced. A good mix of video and PowerPoint slides.”

    Lee Snider, Littelfuse Startco
  • “100 times better than an engineer that has no field experience. He was easy to relate to and has seen firsthand all the situations taught in the course.”

    David Glew, Cariboo Pulp & Paper
  • “This course was very interesting and entertaining. Good coverage of material. Useful information for real work situations, we will all encounter at some time.”

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

    Laura, Department of National Defense
  • “I 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
  • “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
  • “This was a great course, lots of new information and great delivery on material.”

    Heath Mitchell, TransAlta Cogeneration LP
  • "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
  • Ross Dion, the instructor, kept the material interesting with plenty of real world scenarios. Despite the fact I have decades of trade experience; I learned new things in this course beneficial to increased safety and my personal comfort zone. Definitely could save some lives!!

    Todd Annett, PTI Camp Installations
  • “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
  • "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
  • "Course instructor, Ross Dion is very knowledgeable. I would recommend this course to all electricians."

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

    Mike Wilgosh, SMS Equipment
  • “I enjoyed learning about proper grounding procedure and PPE. Proper switching procedures and sizing ground cables was very informative.”

    Paul Figueiredo, Smith and Long
  • “I believe this course was very informative and also excellent review of arc flash awareness. It was presented in a great format and kept all of our attention. It has given myself the added knowledge and ability for us to be confident as competent workers on a multitude of high voltage applications...

    Dean Adams, Black & McDonald Limited
  • "This course was very informative. Also a good review of certain aspects. The instructor was very knowledgeable about the course and excellent interaction with the class."

    Gordon Yetman, Kiewit Energy Corp.
  • “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
  • “Course and instructor, Ross Dion exceeded all my expectations. I was very happy with the class.”

    Tom Crnjac, Smith and Long
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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