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
January 24 – 25, 2019 Dartmouth, NS OR19023 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
January 28 – 29, 2019 Oromocto, NB OR19021 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
February 7 – 8, 2019 Winnipeg, MB OR19029 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
February 11 – 12, 2019 Edmonton, AB OR19027 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
February 11 – 12, 2019 St. John's, NL OR19031 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
February 21 – 22, 2019 Saskatoon, SK OR19035 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
February 21 – 22, 2019 Sarnia, ON OR19037 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
February 25 – 26, 2019 Richmond, BC OR19033 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
March 4 – 5, 2019 Hamilton, ON OR19039 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
March 7 – 8, 2019 Kitchener, ON OR19041 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
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  • Robert Rosebrugh, Pembina Pipeline
    “I recommend this course for all electricians and maintenance personnel including supervisors.”
  • Joe Toth, Transcontinental
    “The content and explanations are very good. I enjoyed talking about a topic, then watching a video on the topic.”
  • Shane Ball, SMS Equipment
    "This course was eye opening and informative. The instructor, Dave Neal was knowledgeable with relevant examples and stories."
  • Don Hetherington, Fredericton International Airport
    “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.”
  • Doug Biggar, Trimen Electrical Contractors
    “Course was thorough and very informative. The instructor was knowledgeable and able to bring personal experiences into the lessons. Training proceeded at a comfortable and enjoyable rate."

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 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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    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...

     
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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...

    • Stephanie Durocher, Regional Power
      “Dave Neal was a very effective instructor. He clearly has many years of industry experience and takes both his responsibility as a teacher and respect for electricity seriously. He is also engaging and open to questions. Having very little electrical background myself, I still found the material relevant...
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      “Dave engaged us by including lots of questions in his discussions. It caused us to think or at least to create in our minds a place to pile the information that came next. We were not bored by a “I talk, you listen” type of presentation. It improved my appreciation for the dangers that can be...
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  • Edward Rideout

    Years of Experience
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    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...

    • Brad Rogers, Enbridge Pipelines
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      “The instructor, Ed Rideout is very good, easy to talk to and approach. He is very willing to help and spend extra time with any questions.”
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  • Jim Roberts

    Years of Experience
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    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...

    • Paul Steinkey, Daam Galvanizing Ltd.
      “Jim was very knowledgeable with course material. He would also answer questions that were outside of the course and pertained to our own jobs. He engaged all of us at the beginning and said, "No question was a stupid question." Thanks Jim.”
    • Luigi Marchesi, Toronto Transit Commission
      “Great job, Jim goes through material in a clear understanding way. Jim was very thorough with both arc flash and high voltage material.”
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  • Fred Tanguay

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    With 30+ years of knowledge and experience gained from working in a variety of areas including power apparatus maintenance and commissioning, power engineering and design as well as training seminars for industrial and utility clients, Fred has a lot to offer students. In addition to an in-depth background in these areas, Fred also has qualifications in the following: - Occupational Health & Safety...

    • Trudy Boomstrom, Syncrude Canada
      “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.”
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    Alain Tremblay is an electrical engineer with over 31 years of experience. He is fluent in both French and English and can instruct courses in both languages. He is a consultant on electrical power systems and preventative maintenance such as infrared thermography, transformer oil and gas analysis, electrical course and job supervision. Alain graduated from Laval University in Quebec with a Bachelor...

     
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  • Terry Yonkheym

    Years of Experience
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    Terry Yonkheym brings over 28 years experience in training and practical electrical maintenance to Canada Training Group's electrical, safety and high voltage programs. Terry's extensive service record for Ontario Hydro began as a Power Maintenance Electrician Apprentice, progressing through attaining the Inter-Provincial Construction and Maintenance Electrician's license, Journeyperson status and...

    • Bert Cunningham, TransCanada
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    • Dana Hawryliw, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
      “Terry was very knowledgeable and lots of experience. He was able to give detailed examples of applications. Terry kept things interesting and upbeat, everyone got involved in discussions. A+”
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      "The instructor, Terry Yonkheym was knowledgeable and performed very well in his function. He was very easy going and interesting. Terry is an asset to Canada Training Group."
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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
  • "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.
  • “Very knowledgeable and easy to ask questions. Easy to understand and willing to answer questions about other electrical that is relative.”

    Gord Crowe, 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 was a very informative course to help create more safety knowledge in our workplace. The instructor gave an interesting presentation with post experience while keeping things interactive.”

    James Hoffe, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
  • "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.
  • "Course material was very relevant. Information was very valuable and all participants commented on the value of information received. I believe arc flash is underestimated across the trade and more needs to be done to make all workers aware of the dangers of arc flash. The instructor was committed to...

    Nick Maceachern, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
  • “Instructor was excellent, both in knowledge and delivery. Course was well worth taking.”

    Carl Brown, Halifax International Airport Authority
  • “Was a very good class and opened my eyes to a lot of the hazards that are out there. The instructor answered all of my questions and was well prepared.”

    Adam Durdle, Syncrude Canada
  • “Very good course. The instructor was knowledgeable and easy to understand, he answered all questions well.”

    Brad Jenzen, Keyera Energy
  • "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
  • "Very informative and eye opening course."

    Kevin Trottier, Huckleberry Mine Ltd.
  • “The instructor was great. Lots of useful information was received that I did not think of or know. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is involved with voltages over 150 volts. Overall, highly recommend.”

    Richard Wiebe, Stern Laboratories Inc.
  • “The course was very informative. I feel that my journeymen have gained valuable knowledge to keep them (and me, the apprentice) safe.

    Jamie St. Michael, Tolko
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Honest presentation regarding the seriousness of the dangers involved. Other HV courses I have been on have been sugar coated in comparison. Excellent real world examples of subject material.”

    Dave F, Catalyst Paper
  • "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
  • "Being a non-electrician, I was worried that I would not be able to follow or understand the course. However, that was not the case. It wasn't so much the electrical side of it. It was the hazards and mitigations. Very impressed, well done. Would recommend the course for anybody in the construction industry...

    Matthew Hardie, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
  • “The information given is very helpful. Knowing the dangers of the electrical trade, and realizing the precautions necessary to take in order to keep yourself and others safe makes the course very valuable. I'm glad I participated in this training program. Thanks.”

    Charly, Catalyst Paper
  • “This course was a very good eye opener as to the results of an accident/incident. How the outcome of voltages affect the incident and how the incidents can be reduced.”

    Marris Romaniuk, Syncrude
  • “10 out of 10! Everything was good!”

    Ben Hewitt, Saint Mary's Cement
  • "Most of the content of this course pertains to my day-to-day duties at work, and was explained in laymen's terms so it was easy to follow each step."

    Paul Sherwood, Agrium
  • “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
  • “Informative, very good instructor, knowledgeable. Would recommend for anyone dealing with electricity in the work place.”

    Gary Grove, Westmoreland Coal
  • “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
  • "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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Very good instructor, knows what he is talking about and has great examples and easy to listen to. Course was very informative and I really appreciated it.”

    Chris Laberge, Cariboo Pulp & Paper
  • “I recommend this course for all electricians and maintenance personnel including supervisors.”

    Robert Rosebrugh, Pembina Pipeline
  • "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.
  • “Full of interesting and informative stories to illustrate principals and “why not's” of unwise actions. Lots of great course materials, kept everyone on their toes and alert. The instructor was likable and friendly and an expert in the subject matter.”

    Donavon VanGorkom, Brookfield Renewable Energy
  • “I’ve taken several Arc Flash courses, but none that explained where to expect these and properly eliminate them.”

    Andrew MacGillivray, Syncrude
  • “Very informative. The instructor clearly has lots of hands-on experience and relays information in a manner that is applicable to everyday work. Lots of info that will be able to apply to my job.”

    Jonathan Kurbis, Westmoreland Coal
  • "I found this course to be very valuable in providing a greater understanding and respect for the kinds of hazards that are present while working with and around live electrical equipment. I would recommend it to anyone working in the electrical industry."

    Tom Young, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
  • “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 content and explanations are very good. I enjoyed talking about a topic, then watching a video on the topic.”

    Joe Toth, Transcontinental
  • "This course was eye opening and informative. The instructor, Dave Neal was knowledgeable with relevant examples and stories."

    Shane Ball, SMS Equipment
  • The instructor Ross Dion was very well spoken and knowledgeable. I would strongly recommend this course."

    Tyler Smith, Techmation Electric & Controls
  • “Very good course. I learnt a lot on safety and to be more aware of high voltage. Very happy I came to the course, very knowledgeable and answered all questions.”

    Shane Higgins, Black & McDonald Limited
  • "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
  • “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
  • “I found the course very good, there was more emphasis on overall High Voltage Safety than just Arc Flash and for me that was more of what I needed.”

    Zach Price, Canexus Chemicals Corp.
  • “This course is very helpful in our day to day work, especially in a safety aspect in regards to electrical safety and arc flash.”

    “Bong” Midrush Constantinopla, Finning Canada
  • "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
  • "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
  • “Very knowledgeable. Interesting material and kept the people involved as material was instructed. Ensured material was understood before continuing on to the next section. Was more than willing to understand questions when asked. Overall, great experience. I learned lots.”

    Sean Hayes, Panolam Industries
  • “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
  • “Instruction is an asset to me being an electrician, this was clearly taught. Questions were also answered clearly and effectively.”

    Mike Laurie, Signal Electric Ltd.
  • “Overall, this was a good course. The practical exercises were a good feature and helped validate the understanding of concepts.”

    Todd Hustrulid, Husky Energy
  • “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
  • “Excellent, relevant, current, informative and friendly.”

    Mitch MacLean, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
  • “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
  • "Lots of material, well written and was communicated with clarity."

    Maxine Firmston, TransAlta
  • “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
  • “Excellent, very knowledgeable, answered all questions thoroughly and completely, smooth presentation and good hands on demonstration.”

    Brent DeRochie, Syncrude
  • “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
  • "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 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
  • “I felt this course was very informative. It was delivered very well by the instructor, Dave Neal. This will come into use immediately in my job.”

    Stephen Byrne, Daishowa-Marubeni
  • “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.
  • “Lots of good information and practical experience from the instructor.”

    Aaron Combs, Slave Lake Pulp
  • “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
  • 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
  • "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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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.
  • “Excellent course. Very relevant to trade practices and safety. Instructors had lots of experience to apply to course material.”

    Mason Richard, Syncrude Canada
  • “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
  • “Very informative. Great atmosphere, extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend this course for any and all techs.”

    Trudy Boostrom, Syncrude Canada
  • “Course was thorough and very informative. The instructor was knowledgeable and able to bring personal experiences into the lessons. Training proceeded at a comfortable and enjoyable rate."

    Doug Biggar, Trimen Electrical Contractors
  • "The content was perfect as it touched on all areas of Arc Flash and High Voltage."

    Michael Guigue, Syncrude
  • “Training was very helpful and informative about safety and the potential of high risk accidents. I enjoyed the presentation and found it helpful and obtained a good amount of knowledge.”

    Dave K, Panolam
  • “I liked the fact that we could bring up examples of other things that we've been working with and have him go through the best way to work through it. Showed us a lot of the things we are doing are not right and things that we need to change.”

    Blaine Romanovich, Imperial Oil, Esso
  • “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.
  • "I really appreciated and valued this course as an additional tool to my training as an industrial electrician. It really established the importance of arc flash safety/procedures. It was a real eye opener and an excellent presentation."

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

    Daniela Tanase Broten, Canadian Light Source
  • “The instructor and course was worth taking and should be taken by anyone that is working with any voltage.”

    Nick Durling, Scotian Windfields
  • “Instructor was detailed in importing his knowledge when teaching this course. This generated a lot of discussion and made the topics easier to understand. I would recommend this course to my co-workers.”

    Ed Hamilton, Williams Energy Canada
  • “The material and topics are relevant to situations in the work place. It gave lots to consider and things can be used in real life situations.”

    Chis Thomsen, Pembina Pipeline
  • “Very 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
  • “Great instructor; kept it alive. Good material, with lots of examples, pictures, and past experience. Overall, good to be part of the program.”

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

    Mitchell Shea, Panolam Surface Systems
  • “This course has brought attention to many scenarios; short circuits, proper grounding to proper PPE. I definitely am leaving the course with knowledge.”

    Mark Mills, Catalyst Paper
  • “The instructor was very knowledgeable and approachable. I would take another course with Fred as the instructor.”

    Dwayne Derksen, Imperial Oil, Esso
  • “This course was a great reminder of how dangerous it can be in the electrical trade and the precautions to follow.”

    Karalee Krekoski, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
  • “Very knowledgeable, highly recommend and will certainly look forward to re-certify with the same instructor, no questions that he could not answer.”

    Marius Uldama, Esso Imperial Oil
  • "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
  • “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 instructor was able to put things in simple terms, and made it easy to understand what he was trying to get across. He gave me a lot better understanding of arc flashes and helped understand the potential dangers a lot better. Job well done."

    Richard Kelly, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
  • “Well versed with the subject matter. Every subject is well explained, and elaborated. Willing to accept questions and explanations were simple and understandable.”

    Rogelio Caldoza, Littlefuse Startco
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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