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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 Z462-15 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
October 30 – 31, 2017 Sarnia, ON OR17080 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
November 20 – 21, 2017 Edmonton, AB OR17090 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
December 4 – 5, 2017 Mississauga, ON OR17092 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
December 7 – 8, 2017 Sarnia, ON OR17095 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
January 15 – 16, 2018 Richmond, BC OR18003 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
January 18 – 19, 2018 Calgary, AB OR18005 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
January 18 – 19, 2018 Pickering, ON OR18007 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
February 5 – 6, 2018 Edmonton, AB OR18009 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
February 12 – 13, 2018 Dartmouth, NS OR18011 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
February 15 – 16, 2018 Winnipeg, MB OR18016 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
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  • William Jessome, Jacobs Industrial Services Ltd.
    “Very pleased with the content of the course, and the instructor's delivery of content. Course moved at a comfortable pace with time for valued conversation. Instructor's knowledge and experience was very apparent for anyone with the chance to take one of these courses.”
  • Shaun Jones, Enbridge Pipelines
    “This was the best class I have taken in my career.”
  • 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."
  • Glen Greaney, Syncrude Canada
    “Pleasant and knowledgeable. Excellent in answering questions. Always stresses the importance of safety.”
  • Jag Prahalad, Kruger Products
    “This course was well presented and the contents were valuable and highly recommended.”

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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  • Ross Dion

    Years of Experience
    53

    Ross’ background as a supervisor responsible for the safety of maintenance teams under his watch at Ontario Hydro and his vigilant efforts to ensure that safety protocol was the number one priority, especially qualify him as an expert on the subject of electrical safety in the workplace. Both in the realms of Low and High Voltage. Ross has had considerable experience and influence in the last...

    • Ron Ormson, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
      “Course instructor, Ross Dion was very knowledgeable about the equipment and environment and was able to answer all questions.”
    • Maurice Waitson, Syncrude Canada
      “I found Ross knowledgeable, and able to keep the class on track, but also to entertain without veering off topic.”
    • Andrew Downing, PTI Group
      “Ross was very entertaining and informative, very good at captivating the crowd. Keep up the good work.”
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  • Dave Neal

    Years of Experience
    44

    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...

    • Dennis Lohr, Manning Forest Products
      “Dave Neal was one of the best instructors I have had for any course.”
    • Abe Abernethy, SMS Equipment
      "Dave Neal was an awesome instructor. He was very personable, friendly and engaging. I really enjoyed the 2 days training with him and I learnt a lot of valuable information from him. I would like to see Dave come back for some hands on training in the future, if possible."
    • Michael Chen, York Energy Centre
      “The instructor, Dave Neal is very knowledgeable and experienced. Hope to see him again in there years for the refresher course.”
    See Dave Neal CV
  • Edward Rideout

    Years of Experience
    48

    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...

    • Dan Brown, Suncor
      “Best arc flash safety course I've ever taken. Excellent instructor and course content. First class that has had the Z462 book included in the content. Would have liked to see a copy of the Z462 manual included in the course fee, so I could highlight and take notes in the safety manual. Thanks Ed...
    • Eric Feader, TransGas
      “Ed is a very knowledgeable instructor with a wealth of troubleshooting experience. He kept everyone on task throughout the week to make sure all of the information was covered. It was nice to be challenged on some of the lab work and should prove valuable when I return to work.”
    • Jeffrey Capati, Littlefuse Startco
      "Ed Rideout has a lot of experience in this field, because of this experience he was able to explain this course very well. He was also very knowledgeable on safety citing and explaining all of the procedures, step by step, with regards to safety of the actual work and the paper work as well."
    See Edward Rideout CV
  • Jim Roberts

    Years of Experience
    37

    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...

    • Shoaib Patel, Toronto Transit Commission
      “Jim Roberts was a good instructor. He was very clear in helping us understand how to safely deal with high voltage. He also made us aware of all the dangers that we could come across.”
    • Mike Klamann, Toronto Transit Commission
      “I felt like I knew the instructor, Jim Roberts; he was really friendly.”
    • Shaun Filson, SaskPower
      “Jim presented the material in an easy-to-follow manner. Course content was informative and will be very useful in the place where I work. Overall, definitely worth taking.”
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  • Fred Tanguay

    Years of Experience
    39

    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...

    • Tony Fiore, Phazer Electric
      “Fred was a great instructor; he had his audience of students very involved. His knowledge of the electrical field was very, very up to date. I enjoyed his techniques. Great instructor and job well done.”
    • Gerry Favis, Suncor Energy
      “Fred is an excellent instructor, very knowledgeable with many years of experience. He took the time to explain in details and made sure that we understand everything. ”
    • Lauri Beeton, Suncor Energy
      “Fred is a fantastic instructor!!”
    See Fred Tanguay CV
  • Blaine Tapp

    Years of Experience
    47

    Blaine Tapp graduated Cambrian College (now Sault College) as an Electrical Technician in 1972. Since then, Blaine has acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience working in this field. Some of Blaine’s experience includes: - Electrical lineman apprentice at Algoma Steel after graduation from Cambrian College - Power Maintenance electrician apprenticeship with Ontario Hydro, responsible for...

    • Walter Turek, Thunder Bay International Airport
      “Blaine was a knowledgeable and patient instructor.”
    • Jason Shaver, Denison Environmental Services
      “Blaine was knowledgeable and shared a lot of personal experiences which helped me understand real world situations.”
    See Blaine Tapp CV
  • Alain Tremblay

    Years of Experience
    50

    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...

     
    See Alain Tremblay CV
  • Terry Yonkheym

    Years of Experience
    55

    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 Pavich, Weyerhaeuser Canada
      “Terry did an excellent job of guiding us through new concepts.”
    • Brayden Yundt, Inter Pipeline Fund
      “Terry was very professional in his presentation and was able to provide a good amount of insight from his own work experience and situations he has encountered through other courses and students.”
    • 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."
    See Terry Yonkheym CV
  • “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
  • “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
  • “VERY EDUCATED!! Knowledgeable. Takes time to make the students very aware of the hazards, and what PPE is required.”

    Cody Gladue, Newalta
  • "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
  • “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
  • “Useful course. Learned some new useful information. Also, a good reminder to work safe. The instructor was excellent.”

    Dean Piccinin, Catalyst Paper
  • “Instructor has a lot of knowledge of the subject with personal experience. Course was not dry; he was able to keep people engaged both days. Good course for anyone to take, no matter what point in their career they may be.”

    James Collins, Syncrude
  • “Critical points of safety on high voltage systems and arc flash issues discussed. Understanding of what arc flash is and what it can do to personal safety is very well-explained. ”

    Sindair Piller, Enbridge Pipelines
  • “Great course. I would definitely recommend it to other electricians. Very informative.”

    Luke Beauchesne, Catalyst Paper
  • “Very impressed with the instructor, Ross Dion, the knowledge of material and sharing of many stories and videos.”

    Jayson Dekock, Imperial Oil Resources
  • “Very good course. The instructor was knowledgeable and easy to understand, he answered all questions well.”

    Brad Jenzen, Keyera Energy
  • “The content and explanations are very good. I enjoyed talking about a topic, then watching a video on the topic.”

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

    Christopher Symak, Symak Technology Ltd.
  • “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
  • “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
  • “This course reminds and re-enforces me to work safely.”

    Pat Buis, Syncrude Canada
  • “This course provided a refresher to some topics as well introduced some new topics I wasn’t aware of. Excellent visuals accompanied with course material. I would recommend this course to others.”

    Michael Wilgosh, ESSO Imperial Oil
  • "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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • "This course was eye opening and informative. The instructor, Dave Neal was knowledgeable with relevant examples and stories."

    Shane Ball, SMS Equipment
  • “The instructor and course was worth taking and should be taken by anyone that is working with any voltage.”

    Nick Durling, Scotian Windfields
  • “This course helps bring proper awareness and safety to daily activities that are otherwise overlooked, therefore it was helpful.”

    Thomas Chance, Prodigy Tech Group
  • “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 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
  • “The course covered a lot more than just arc flash safety. It also included electrical safety. I would recommend this course to anyone working around electrical components to help identify potential hazards.”

    Ryan Goodin, Finning Canada
  • "Course instructor, Ross Dion is very knowledgeable. I would recommend this course to all electricians."

    George Beker, PTI Group
  • "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.
  • "This course was informative and lots of examples of both personal and practical experiences. The instructor kept the course flowing so not boring and tiring.”

    Harry Bruns, Quesnel Plywood
  • “Great instructor. He explained in detail all questions we had. He opened our eyes to potential dangers that may occur at our site and others. He may have saved some lives.”

    Dustin Jordan, TransAlta
  • “This course was well instructed and laid out well. I would recommend it to any electrical trades.”

    Trevor Halloran, Daishowa-Marubeni
  • "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.
  • “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.
  • “Course was well taught. Very valuable as a reminder for shock hazards and safety.”

    Kevin Thomas, Department of National Defence, RPOPS Division, Pacific Division
  • “This course brought to my attention a few hazards I had not taken into consideration before attended. Not only did I learn more about the hazards but I learned ways to mitigate and remove them. The course was very well done.”

    Mike Morrison, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
  • “Lots of good information and practical experience from the instructor.”

    Aaron Combs, Slave Lake Pulp
  • “This course is detailed, is excellent for a refresher. I recommend this course to everybody.”

    Bruce Rogers, 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
  • “Very pleased with the content of the course, and the instructor's delivery of content. Course moved at a comfortable pace with time for valued conversation. Instructor's knowledge and experience was very apparent for anyone with the chance to take one of these courses.”

    William Jessome, Jacobs Industrial Services Ltd.
  • "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 presentation of materials was excellent and informative. Safety aspect was very good. Material will be good for reference.”

    Irvin Landherr, Finning Canada
  • “Very informative and interactive course. Presentation was good. Information was up-to-date, and very practical.”

    Kevin Johnson, Enbridge Pipelines
  • “The instructor was informative, added lots of personal anecdotes, and tailored the course to our needs.”

    Jeffrey Bain, Slave Lake Pulp
  • “This was the best class I have taken in my career.”

    Shaun Jones, Enbridge Pipelines
  • "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
  • “This is an excellent training course and very important for all electrical personnel and anyone involved in safety of personnel working in electrical installations.”

    Musthafa Kuttuli Parambu, Koch Fertilizer Canada ULC
  • “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 gave great awareness to the hazards and risks of the electrical components within the plant."

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

    James Hoffe, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
  • "The 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
  • "Excellent! A fantastic course and the instructor had genuine concern for our safe working practices. This is a must. I would highly recommend it."

    Kevin Wolfe, Kramer Ltd.
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • "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
  • “It was very informative, good and interesting presentation. Lots of good scenarios and stories.”

    Jarvis Kerr, Wajax Power System
  • "I found this course very useful, not only in working with High Voltage, but also supervising people working on High Voltage. Thank you very much."

    Ed McManus, Endako Mines
  • “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
  • “I found this course very informative. It helps bring things back to perspective of slowing down and think of what you are doing. It was good to have a refresher on information I haven’t used or heard about for years. I’m just getting into the field of high voltage and appreciate any knowledge...

    Sheldon, Dansereau, University of Saskatchewan
  • "Very relevant to my job's work environment. Every electrician should have this training. Learned a lot of new information. Great refresher for the electrical trade."

    Patrick Hickey, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
  • “Very informative training. The instructor, Terry Yonkheym has a lot of background knowledge on subjects to give better insight on certain situations. It will help greatly improve on how to approach work plans in a safer manner and improve the ability to identify possible hazards in the workplace.”

    Tony Iserhoff, Five Nations Energy
  • “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 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
  • “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.
  • “Pleasant and knowledgeable. Excellent in answering questions. Always stresses the importance of safety.”

    Glen Greaney, Syncrude Canada
  • “Course provided a good, detailed overview of Arc Flash hazards in the industry. Specific references to CSA Z462 assist students to know where to look up regulations and code requirements. In class exercises help understand developing a basic isolation plan. Videos offered a clear understanding of...

    Damian Gill, Imperial Oil
  • “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
  • “Course was very informative and helpful. The instructor was extremely knowledgeable and took time to help and explain topics.”

    Nathan West, Panolam Industries
  • “Very good instructor. Done very clearly. Used many good scenarios and stories related to the topics. Had good videos of Arc Flash which are a good eye-opener. Did a good job with the material to be conveyed to us. I felt we got in to too much electricity for the operations side of my job.”

    Don Mullen, Panolam Industries
  • “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
  • “This course was well presented and the contents were valuable and highly recommended.”

    Jag Prahalad, Kruger Products
  • “Instructor was very engaging and energetic, and made the course quite enjoyable. Course was very thorough.”

    Rob Shaw, Panolam Industries
  • “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
  • “The instructor, Ed Rideout was excellent, very easygoing and very knowledgeable. I had fun in the class and learnt a lot. I will definitely take more precautions and will be more aware of the dangers and hazards.”

    Marco Carello, Saipem
  • “The instructor was extremely knowledgeable and thorough in his description. I took a lot out of today; course will use this knowledge immediately.”

    Julian Coleman, Signal Electric Ltd.
  • “High Voltage Arc Flash training was great. I learnt a lot about procedures and above 5kv safety. I would recommend all project and utility electrical workers to take this. The instructor, Ross Dion was great, right amount of information and personal experiences to go along with the manuals.”

    Jason Joudrie, Black & McDonald Limited
  • “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
  • “Good. Some information was a refresher but I did learn some things and it made me aware of the practices that I should be doing differently.”

    Pete Sullivan, National Research Council Canada
  • "Good presentation by an experienced presenter/high voltage tradesman. Lots of experience from the presenter regarding safety procedures, work plans and related documentation. I have taken a few of this company's courses with different instructors, all with good instruction, techniques and standards."

    Eldon Carpenter, DND - Oromocto
  • “Great course. I learned a lot. It will also be great for my resume and for power linesman jobs if I get into the job trade again.”

    Talon, Renewable Energy Corp
  • “I found the course very informative, the instructor kept the interest of the whole class. Overall, very glad I took the course.”

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

    Delhon Calvin, Syncrude Canada
  • “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
  • “Course was very helpful to bring to light the dangers with working with High Voltage. There are things at Panolam that we see daily that we take for granted and do not have any idea of the dangers or what they are or do. We can now know what to look for to maintain these systems and hopefully not...

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

    Michael Guigue, Syncrude
  • “The course was very well presented for both people with electrical and non-electrical backgrounds. Test and course materials are useful to have as a reference and provide good insight to using proper PPE and grounding procedures.”

    Jay Snell, Stern Laboratories Inc.
  • “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
  • "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 and approachable. I would take another course with Fred as the instructor.”

    Dwayne Derksen, Imperial Oil, Esso
  • “A very good course and instructor. The course was laid out very well. One of the best high voltage courses I have attended.”

    Henry Simonson, Enbridge Pipelines
  • “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
  • “The course material covered all aspects of Arc Flash and High Voltage Safety as was expected.”

    Bob Nalleweg, Victoria Airport Authority
  • “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
  • “The trainer knows his stuff and has a good way of providing it in an interesting way.”

    Gilles Joanisse, National Research Council Canada
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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