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
September 26 – 27, 2019 Mississauga, ON OR19096 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
October 7 – 8, 2019 Prince Albert, SK OR19335 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
October 10 – 11, 2019 Yorkton, SK OR19338 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
October 21 – 22, 2019 Dartmouth, NS OR19100 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
October 24 – 25, 2019 St. John's, NL OR19102 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
October 28 – 29, 2019 Saskatoon, SK OR19104 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
October 28 – 29, 2019 Barrie, ON OR19108 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
October 28 – 29, 2019 Sudbury, ON OR19331 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
October 31 – November 1, 2019 Winnipeg, MB OR19106 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
October 31 – November 1, 2019 Timmins, ON OR19333 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
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  • Mark Tobin, West Fraser Mills
    “Informative, entertaining….WELL DONE!”
  • Patrick Oster, Halifax International Airport Authority
    “Instructor extremely knowledgeable and presented the course in a way a non-electrician could understand.”
  • Byron Martin, Spectra Energy
    "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."
  • Jean-Marc Dallaire, Broder Electric
    “This course is very informative and useful to anyone who works in the electrical industry. I learnt everything I expected to learn and several things I knew nothing about. I would recommend this course to any and all workers, management and personnel for electrical contractors and large plants who...
  • Pat Buis, Syncrude Canada
    “This course reminds and re-enforces me to work safely.”

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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  • Dave Wallace

    Years of Experience
    44

    Dave has worked as an Industrial Electrical electrician and Electronic Technologist for over 40 years, starting his electrical career at the Nova Scotia Institute of Technology in 1975. His main specialty is troubleshooting electrical and electronic systems in various manufacturing plants and marine applications with extensive experience on PLC’s and VFD’s. Dave’s worked nationally...

     
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  • 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...

     
    • 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."
    • 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 informative and eager to help with any questions we had."
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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...

    • Ron Pettigrew, Finning Canada
      “Dave was enthusiastic and engaging. Made it easy to get and stay interested. Dave welcomed any and all questions and answered them thoroughly. Thank you.”
    • Steven Brown, Koch Fertilizer
      “Dave Neal was enthusiastic and provided a wealth of knowledge and experience in the subject. He was able to make the course interesting and informative.”
    • Bero Balaban, Nortown Electrical Contractors
      “This course was very informative. Dave Neal made it very interesting and interactive. Stressed the importance on how to avoid arc flash and what was needed to survive an arc flash. He did a 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...

    • 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."
    • Garry Tompkins, Suncor
      "Ed Rideout is a very good instructor. He has a great knowledge in the electrical field and teaches in a very interesting way. You feel like you are part of the team. Thanks Ed."
    • Landon Pruys, Barrick – Williams Operating Corporation
      “The instructor, Ed, was very helpful in this course. He showed patience and did not single anyone out, which was nice. I would recommend this course to others. It lets you analyze and think rather than rush and guess. Hands on troubleshooting was helpful, and it makes it easier to retain information...
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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...

    • Andreas Frangias, Toronto Transit Commission
      “Jim was excellent and provided clear and concise information. He also used multiple ways to convey all the training in a way that kept it interesting.”
    • Luigi Marchesi, Toronto Transit Commission
      “Great job, Jim goes through material in a clear understanding way. Jim was very thorough with both arc flash and high voltage material.”
    • 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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      “I do believe Fred does a great, thorough job teaching this course. With his experience in his past jobs, it has brought forward a great way to bring his awareness and safety for us as a tradesman.”
    • Brent Devoe, Syncrude Canada
      “Fred is a very knowledgeable instructor and explained things in a very simple way to try and get everybody to understand.”
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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...

    • Nikitas Alexopoulos, Syncrude Canada
      "Excellent, Terry did a great job in having us understand the troubleshooting breakdown."
    • Bert Cunningham, TransCanada
      "The instructor, Terry Yonkheym had the knowledge and expertise. His delivery was excellent."
    • Carey Barnett, Cargill
      "Terry was very knowledgeable in the material covered. His experience and knowledge was evident throughout. The Arc Flash & Low Voltage Safety course was very enlightening and should be made accessible to all members of the electrical instrumentation departments."
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  • “I found this course helpful in clarifying some issues I had after the last time I took the course. Also a good refresher of existing knowledge that was not so fresh anymore. The instructor was friendly and proficient in the topics discussed.”

    John Bobinski, Northlands
  • “Informative, entertaining….WELL DONE!”

    Mark Tobin, West Fraser Mills
  • "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.
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Excellent presentation and material; top shelf instructor, Ross Dion.”

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

    Quentcy Fleck, Ace Instruments Ltd.
  • “This course helps bring proper awareness and safety to daily activities that are otherwise overlooked, therefore it was helpful.”

    Thomas Chance, Prodigy Tech Group
  • "This course was interesting, informative and a great way to learn the safety of working near High Voltage Systems."

    Roderick Lavers, Syncrude
  • “The course was very informative and definitely an eye opener. The instructor was knowledgeable and very helpful.”

    Shane Henstridge, Syncrude Canada
  • This course was extremely informative. There were lots of topics that were enlightening of various safety issues and safe practice procedures. I fee like I'm leaving this course more knowledgeable and more confident, that I can perform my jobs and tasks safer and help protect co-workers.

    Philip Robetts, Corner Brook Pulp and Paper
  • "This was a very good course, with a lot of real life examples. I learnt a lot about what could happen and now I know how to better protect myself. Very informative."

    Colby Beaudette, Littlefuse Startco
  • “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
  • “Course content moves at a reasonable for attendees to maintain focus. The course content is very relevant to the electrical installed on site.”

    Phil Lasek, Shell
  • "This is by far the most informative and most organized course I have taken yet. I highly recommend this course to all electricians. It was very nice to have a highly experienced and knowledgeable instructor, Terry Yonkheym to present this course."

    Wayne Robinson, PTI Maintenance
  • “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
  • “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
  • "This course had excellent information as well as presentation. It provided a great deal of information regarding electrical safety and Arc Flash. It also had a good hands on demonstration. The manual for the course is very detailed with lots of information. And the instructor was very knowledgeable...

    Brad Sadoway, TransCanada
  • “This course was very informative, good instruction (Ross Dion), he kept it interesting. He was also good at illustrating key points with video and personal experience.”

    Eric Knopp, Pyramid
  • “This is a very informative course with a knowledgeable and experienced instructor. I took this course 4 to 5 years ago, so this was a good review of the safety aspects regarding the switching and high voltage. I will be taking this course in the future to stay up to date.”

    Aaron Belanger, Syncrude Canada
  • “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
  • "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
  • “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
  • "This was an excellent course. It gave great awareness to the hazards and risks of the electrical components within the plant."

    David Thom, TransCanada
  • “Instructor extremely knowledgeable and presented the course in a way a non-electrician could understand.”

    Patrick Oster, Halifax International Airport Authority
  • “I believe this course provided great information and has increased my knowledge and awareness when working with HV apparatus. The content and examples were very relevant to my current employment.”

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

    Jesse McDonald, Prodigy Tech Group
  • “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
  • “Very good course, I got everything I was hoping for and more out of my 2 days.”

    Deland Okell, Koch Fertilizer Canada ULC
  • “This was an informative session giving knowledge and requirements to make work habits safer and more efficient.”

    Justin Rohmann, Peace Valley OSB
  • “I found a number of areas which we could improve safety at our facility. The instructor is knowledgeable, interesting to listen to, and related the material in an easy to understand manner.”

    Austin Franklin, CF Industries
  • “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 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
  • “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 trainer knows his stuff and has a good way of providing it in an interesting way.”

    Gilles Joanisse, National Research Council Canada
  • “Excellent information and well-presented class.”

    Rob Amos, Edmonton International Airport
  • “I thought this course succeeded in supplying very informative information and safety techniques that will greatly help all employees at this site.”

    Josh Dennis, TransAlta Cogeneration LP
  • “Very informative. Great atmosphere, extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend this course for any and all techs.”

    Trudy Boostrom, Syncrude Canada
  • “I found the material informative and interesting. Ross Dion tells it like it is, very well informed and professional. I enjoyed his stories about accidents and knew they applied to each section. Good job Ross!”

    Allan Johnson, Acquatera Utilities Inc.
  • “Very knowledgeable, knew his stuff. Very clear in what he was teaching. Really liked his personal stories and how they relate to the course. Appreciated getting taught by a guy who has actually had his hands on the job.”

    Terry Loucks, Westmoreland Coal
  • “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
  • "Excellent course and instructor, Ed Rideout. I will utilize the information provided for the rest of my working career as an electrician."

    Derek Blake, Greyrock Mining
  • “I learnt a lot from this course. We moved through a bunch of vital material at a good pace. Our instructor, Ross Dion made learning a pleasure. Thank you for having us from Teen Challenge.”

    Alex Teichroeb, Teen Challenge
  • “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
  • "This course had lots of great information pertaining to electrical safety, the proper procedures and the equipment to use. I really enjoyed the personal experience in the stories as it made you appreciate them more and realize just why safety is so important. The instructor was easy to understand and...

    Mindy Fortin, Littlefuse Startco
  • “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 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
  • “Overall, this was a good course. The practical exercises were a good feature and helped validate the understanding of concepts.”

    Todd Hustrulid, Husky Energy
  • “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
  • “Instructor was very knowledgeable, patient, answered all of our questions and good discussions. Course content was excellent for our needs.”

    Frank Fiacco, Imperial Oil, Esso
  • “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
  • "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 course was very valuable to better understand safety practices involving electrical equipment. It was a personal eye opener for safety related issues being that my background is mechanical. Excellent content and presentation."

    Randy Gerhart, Brookfield Renewable Energy
  • “43 years of experience covers a lot of ground. He talked about life experiences in many different areas. Took the time to explain in detail when questions came up.”

    Keith Henitiuk, Esso Imperial Oil
  • “Course was very informative and the instructor was very informed and easy to understand. Learnt a lot of safety features which can be used at work.”

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

    ”Dave Broadbent, Panolam Surface Systems
  • “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
  • "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.
  • “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
  • “Overall, great course! Lots of great details and information about arc flash and the safety involved with arc flash. The instructor made things relevant to the work we do here at the site and things to look out for. There was definitely information in the course that I didn’t already know, so that’s...

    Josh Wilson, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
  • “The course material covered all aspects of Arc Flash and High Voltage Safety as was expected.”

    Bob Nalleweg, Victoria Airport Authority
  • “Course provided valuable knowledge of safe work practices that should be used to ensure your personal safety and the safety of others.”

    Steven Brown, Koch Fertilizer
  • “Instructor was very engaging and energetic, and made the course quite enjoyable. Course was very thorough.”

    Rob Shaw, Panolam Industries
  • “10 out of 10! Everything was good!”

    Ben Hewitt, Saint Mary's Cement
  • “Very informative and interactive course. Presentation was good. Information was up-to-date, and very practical.”

    Kevin Johnson, Enbridge Pipelines
  • "This course gave me a new appreciation for the potential dangers we have in our MCC and plant. Also, when making out permits for work on electrical equipment it gives a better understanding of work being done. The instructor was very knowledgeable and easy to understand."

    Alan Van Bavel, TransCanada
  • “The course was enjoyable and informative. It opened my eyes to the different potential dangers involved in working on high voltage systems.”

    Ron Woodruff, Suncor
  • "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 course was very informative and well planned out. My knowledge of the arc flash has increased and will share with my co-workers. Overall, great course!”

    Mark Davis, Syncrude Canada
  • “This course is very informative and useful to anyone who works in the electrical industry. I learnt everything I expected to learn and several things I knew nothing about. I would recommend this course to any and all workers, management and personnel for electrical contractors and large plants who...

    Jean-Marc Dallaire, Broder Electric
  • “Good instruction, kept the course interesting. Shared his life experiences. Good job, speaks well, and a lot of knowledge.”

    Bob Currie, Panolam Industries
  • “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
  • "The content was perfect as it touched on all areas of Arc Flash and High Voltage."

    Michael Guigue, Syncrude
  • “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
  • “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
  • "This course was very well put together and I learnt some very interesting things about arc fault and the required PPE needed to work on different voltages."

    Brian Hawco, NL Hydro
  • "Lots of material, well written and was communicated with clarity."

    Maxine Firmston, TransAlta
  • “I really enjoyed this course. I found it very informative and learnt a lot. Ross Dion was great and presented things in a way that was easy to understand. I would highly recommend this course to others.”

    Wade Pickrem, Black & McDonald Limited
  • “The course was technical and explained so that anyone could understand, the course was taught with humor and seriousness which made it eye opening. Very experienced in the knowledge of electricity and made me a better tradesman.”

    Lloyd McKinney, Pembina Pipeline
  • “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
  • “This course reminds and re-enforces me to work safely.”

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

    Steve McNeil, Brookfield Renewable Energy
  • "This course 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
  • “I found the instructor, Dave Neal to be very well prepared and executed his presentation very professionally. This course is an absolute must for all in the profession.”

    Michael Bennett, Essroc Cement Canada
  • “Course and instructor, Ross Dion exceeded all my expectations. I was very happy with the class.”

    Tom Crnjac, Smith and Long
  • "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
  • “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
  • The instructor Ross Dion was very well spoken and knowledgeable. I would strongly recommend this course."

    Tyler Smith, Techmation Electric & Controls
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • "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
  • “This course was very informative, it brought to light a lot of things in Electrical that we take for granted, like the importance of grounding when working on live voltage and more important when working on High Voltage dead circuits.”

    John Slaney, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
  • “Training was very helpful and informative about safety and the potential of high risk accidents. I enjoyed the presentation and found it helpful and obtained a good amount of knowledge.”

    Dave K, Panolam
  • “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 educating course. Lots of field level facts and useful tips.”

    Craig Venhola, Prodigy Tech Group
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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