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 Z462-21 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.

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February 25 – 26, 2021 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Halifax time OR21027 $1379.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
March 4 – 5, 2021 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Edmonton Time OR21062 $1379.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
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  • Neil Geldart, Toronto Transit Commission
    “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.”
  • Fred Newell, SMS Equipment
    "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."
  • Lucas North, Catalyst Paper
    “This course was very informative. The instructor was very helpful and knowledgeable. Covered the information very clearly, and answered questions effectively. Encouraged discussion, which enhanced learning.”
  • Brian Livingston, Catalyst Paper
    “Very informative. Very good refresher for dangers relating to and working around high and low voltage equipment. The instructor had lots of experiences to share.”
  • Al Robinson, Department of National Defense, Props Division
    “Enjoyed the way the course was presented. He had a good use of video and personal representation of effects which kept it interesting.”

Course topics

I. ELECTRICAL ACCIDENTS

Objective: Realize the damage electricity can cause to the human body and understand the basic principles of safety in normal and abnormal conditions.

II. CSA Z462

Objective: Understand how to relate and apply the Arc Flash mitigation guidelines as set out by the Canadian Standards Association.

III. RECOGNIZING HAZARDS

Objective: Learn to recognise all energy sources and hazards created by various electrical equipment and devices.

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I. ELECTRICAL ACCIDENTS

Objective: Realize the damage electricity can cause to the human body and understand the basic principles of safety in normal and abnormal conditions.

  • Electrical Faults
  • Electrical Accidents

II. CSA Z462

Objective: Understand how to relate and apply the Arc Flash mitigation guidelines as set out by the Canadian Standards Association.

  • Limits of approach for electrical shock and flash hazards
  • Arc flash parameters
  • Determine curable burn distance during a short circuit
  • Determine energy released during a short circuit
  • Techniques for reducing arc flash energy
  • Selection of proper personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Review the three types of electrical hazards: electrocution, arc flash, and arc blast
  • Describe conditions required for each to occur
  • Describe procedures to reduce these hazards
  • Describe the impact of voltage,amperage and time on the level of electrocution and flash hazard
  • Describe fault current available
  • Review calculation methods for a supply transformer
  • Describe the impact of fault current on the level of electrical hazard

III. RECOGNIZING HAZARDS

Objective: Learn to recognise all energy sources and hazards created by various electrical equipment and devices.

  • Insulation
  • Cables
  • Power Transformers
  • Instrument Transformers
  • Fault Currents
  • Disconnects
  • Switchgear
  • Breakers
  • Fuses
  • Relays
  • Starters
  • Motors
  • Capacitors
  • Emergency Systems

IV. MANAGEMENT CONTROL

Objective: Understand legislation and apply methodologies to comply.

  • Legislation
  • Electrical Code
  • Purchasing Controls
  • Engineering Controls
  • Training

V. SAFETY DOCUMENTATION

Objective: Establish an accessible and usable system of practice that will protect both life and liability.

  • Rules
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Safe Work Procedures
  • Codes of Practice
  • Operating Procedures
  • Permits & Clearances
  • Switching Procedures

VI. PHYSICAL EQUIPMENT

Objective: Gain a comprehensive knowledge of the required PPE and ancillary High Voltage safety equipment available.

  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Safety Equipment
  • Signs and Barriers
  • Equipment Protection
  • Interlock
  • Grounding

VII. FIELD CONTROL

Objective: Understand and apply preventative and post accident meetings, analyses and reports.

  • Inspections
  • Job Planning
  • Pre-job Meeting
  • Hazard Identification
  • Hazard Reporting

VIII. WORK METHODS

Objective: Learn and apply safe practical skills.

  • Limits of Approach
  • Switching Practices

IX. GROUNDING

Objective: Learn the dangers of and how induced currents and ground gradients are produced and how to safely select, install and maintain temporary grounds for protection of the worker.

  • Describe potential gradients as they relate to ground faults
  • describe how & where step, touch, mesh, and transferred potentials may appear during a ground fault
  • Induced Voltages
  • Safe Grounding Procedures
  • Grounding and dissipation of residual energy
  • Temporary Grounds

X. SWITCHING

Objective: Interpret and use a single line diagram to write a switching sequence to safely isolate an electrical device for work. Validate existing operating orders and switching procedures. Develop and maintain mandated documentation for all electrical equipment isolation and maintenance work.

  • Single Line Diagrams
  • Using Prints
  • Electrical System Drawings
  • Safety Documentation
  • Isolation
  • Lockout/Isolation
  • Switching Workshop

XI. JOB PLANNING

Objective: Carry out Hazard/Risk Analysis in determining the degree and extent of hazards for maintenance tasks on all electrical equipment.

  • Necessity of job planning to safely perform task
  • Hazard Control Workshop
  • Job Planning Worksheet

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  • Peter Waugh

    Years of Experience
    42

    Peter Waugh brings 39 years of experience in fields of maintenance and human resources management. Peter graduated in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick. He started his career with Westinghouse Industrial Field Service servicing power distribution equipment. He then moved to the Pulp & Paper industry where he worked for three companies over the next 30 years working in...

     
    • Wes Palmer, Pretium Resources
      "Peter was very knowledgeable and explained things with precision and confidence."
    • Greg Hogg, Pretium Resources
      "These 2 days of training have been by far the best training sessions I have been apart of. Peter did a great job of delivering information and aiming it to our needs here with Pretium. Thank you Peter."
    • 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
    48

    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...

    • Tom Young, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
      “The instructor, Dave Neal, was extremely knowledgeable and experienced and got the points across very effectively.”
    • Pete Brailsford, Panolam Surface Systems
      “Dave Neal is very thorough and knowledgeable.”
    • Mike, Nortown Electrical Contractors
      “Dave was very knowledgeable and experienced. He was well spoken, easy and interesting to listen to. He kept the course exciting, fun and interesting with real life stories and personal experiences.”
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  • Edward Rideout

    Years of Experience
    52

    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...

    • Reid Davis, Suncor
      "Ed Rideout is very knowledgeable and is able to sit one on one to instruct those having problems. He is also able to explain in a way that makes things easier to understand."
    • Hein de Jager, Suncor
      "Ed Rideout was friendly and a very knowledgeable instructor. He kept the course interesting and makes your head work hard."
    • Dave Robinson, Mosaic Esterhazy
      “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
    41

    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...

    • Bernice O'Neil, Lambton Kent DSB
      Excellent course, full of need to know current info.
    • 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.”
    • Mario DiDonato, SofSurfaces
      Good information for getting a good base knowledge of arc flash and hazards.
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  • Alain Tremblay

    Years of Experience
    54

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

     
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  • Tim Dacey

    Years of Experience
    39

    Tim brings 38 years of experience in operations at various public and private utility companies starting with SaskPower in the late 70’s where he apprenticed as an electrician earning his Interprovincial Journeyman’s Electrician certification in the early 80’s. He continued to work as a Station Electrician for the next decade prior to moving into natural gas compression and transmission...

     
    • Philip Friesen, Capital Power
      Tim was easy to listen to, and he had lots of real-world experience with arc flash safety.
    • Dennis Stog, Crown metal packaging
      Tim did very well in spreading his knowledge and making sure everyone understood the topic. Top notch.
    • Scott Kelly, KLTP
      He was a great teacher. He communicated clearly and instructed us well in our class.
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  • “This was a great course, lots of new information and great delivery on material.”

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

    Todd Annett, PTI Camp Installations
  • “Very good and very informative course. The teacher was very knowledgeable and good at keeping your attention. I have been in a few high voltage courses and this was up there with the best.”

    Jim Souter, National Research Council 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
  • “This was an excellent course. Presentation was relevant and informative. Lots of experience.”

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

    Lars Grimsen, TransCanada Pipelines
  • "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.
  • Very knowledgeable. Understands the course material, and has years of experience to back it up.

    Ben Bowen, Ridley Terminals
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Very knowledgeable. Used his experience to help educate his students. Reinforced the importance of safety situations to watch out for and potential issues.”

    Trevor Maynes, Enbridge Pipelines
  • “This course is an excellent reminder of the dangers we face every day.”

    Erik Michelsen, Kruger Products
  • “The course was very well put together and well-instructed. I learned needed information and was given real examples of the material. Good use of breaks and videos. I would recommend this course to others in the field.”

    Kevin Aikenhead, Pattern Energy
  • "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
  • “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
  • “The instructor, Dave Neal and the course material were both awesome and very informing. As an apprentice my knowledge base in the E/I field is still being built, but thanks to Dave and this in depth course I have a lot more knowledge on the dangers of arc flash, as well as safety practices when dealing...

    Ryan Lund, Daishowa-Marubeni
  • “Course and instructor, Ross Dion exceeded all my expectations. I was very happy with the class.”

    Tom Crnjac, Smith and Long
  • "The course content was weighty but processable with the instructor very knowledgeable, relaxed and prepared. Overall very worthwhile and informative; a must for electrical workers."

    Joseph te Bulte, Canfor
  • “Excellent information and well-presented class.”

    Rob Amos, Edmonton International Airport
  • “Good course. Kept my interest. Minimal quizzes but with enough to test. Reinforces me to be diligent with safe work practices.”

    Chuck Metzner, Catalyst Paper
  • "I 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
  • “Very good course. I recommend this course to every electrical company in the entire world. Thank you for the training.”

    Jose Ferrara, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
  • “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
  • “The instructor and course was worth taking and should be taken by anyone that is working with any voltage.”

    Nick Durling, Scotian Windfields
  • “Excellent course. Learned a lot about dangers in my trade, as well as an apprentice it has definitely changed my outlook when it comes to electricity. I know a lot more about what can happen, where in the field and how to prevent it. I'm very glad I took this course, the instructor taught me a lot...

    Chantelle Zalluski, Syncrude Canada
  • The course was taught very well despite the fact that it was taught over Zoom due to the current pandemic.

    Terence Quinlan, West Fraser LVL
  • “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
  • “Excellent course. I recommend to all team leaders. Well informed and knowledgeable instructor. Material is well thought out.”

    Rodney Earle, 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
  • "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
  • “My overall review on the course was very impressive. Very knowledgeable in the course content and answered all questions with expertise. I will recommend this course to others. I took away the proper knowledge that I know I feel more competent in switching when the time comes.”

    Geoff Sawyer, Enbridge Pipelines
  • “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
  • “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
  • "This course was well done. I learned a lot about High Voltage and the safety procedures of working on or around it. The instructor was very knowledgeable and has lots of trade and personal experience on the subject, making it very easy to understand."

    Nolan Campbell, Endako Mines
  • “The instructor was well prepared and the course material was presented well. The instructors personal experiences helped show his knowledge of the subject.”

    Mark Stanford, Black & McDonald Limited
  • “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
  • “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
  • “I’m very thankful for this training as I know very well it has put my confidence higher knowing I have the tools to safely and effectively perform my job. The instructor in my opinion is very knowledgeable and would take another course with his instruction.”

    Kyle Richardson, Endako Mines
  • “The course was 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
  • "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
  • “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
  • “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
  • "Lots of hands on information."

    Greg Beyers, PCS Potash
  • “Instructor extremely knowledgeable and presented the course in a way a non-electrician could understand.”

    Patrick Oster, Halifax International Airport Authority
  • The instructor was very easy to listen to as well as knowledgeable about the topics being presented.

    David Sampson, Atlantic Mining NS
  • “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
  • "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.
  • “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
  • "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
  • “Course was very informative and helpful. The instructor was extremely knowledgeable and took time to help and explain topics.”

    Nathan West, Panolam Industries
  • “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 instructor was very knowledgeable in the course material and was very professional.

    Darren Ryan, Pembina
  • “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.
  • “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
  • “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.
  • "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
  • "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.
  • "Our instructor is a very experienced man. He was able to reinforce topics by relating them to personal experience. We went through a lot of information in two days and the work on grounding is invaluable.

    Doug Rolling, Anderson Exploration
  • "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.
  • "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
  • “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
  • “I enjoyed the class, thx, could very well just saved my life.”

    Thomas Marshall, Black & McDonald Limited
  • “The course was very good. Much appreciated. The power point is in the manual which is great.”

    Michael Farley, National Research Council Canada
  • “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
  • The instructor was very easy to listen to and to follow in the way that he taught the course.

    Sean Thirkettle, City of PG
  • “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.
  • “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
  • “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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Course was very well presented. The instructor kept the participants engaged throughout the entire course. I found the material to be useful upon my return to work. I also found that the instructors industry related stories to be very informative and humorous. This was a very good course.

    Chris Pederson, Endako Mines
  • “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 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
  • This course was very dynamic and interesting. The teacher was fully competent and gave a lot of relevent examples.

    Richard Blais, Enbridge
  • “This course was very informative. The instructor was very helpful and knowledgeable. Covered the information very clearly, and answered questions effectively. Encouraged discussion, which enhanced learning.”

    Lucas North, Catalyst Paper
  • “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
  • “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 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
  • "Great course, limited the long drawn out readings, engaging activities, informative videos. The instructor has a great deal of personal experience."

    Simon Szczesniak, Ace Instruments Ltd.
  • "The instructor was well informed on a wide range of topics and presented the contents in an interesting manner. I would highly recommend this course with regards to safety awareness."

    Jim Gillingham, Abitibi Consolidated
  • I enjoyed the class very much and found it especially enjoyable as an online class.

    Tod Saunders, AltaGas
  • “Very informative. Very good refresher for dangers relating to and working around high and low voltage equipment. The instructor had lots of experiences to share.”

    Brian Livingston, Catalyst Paper
  • “The presentation of materials was excellent and informative. Safety aspect was very good. Material will be good for reference.”

    Irvin Landherr, Finning Canada
  • “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
  • "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, Ed Rideout was very helpful and had excellent information. The information provided will be very helpful in operating and maintaining the high voltage switchgear in a safe manner."

    Michael Power, Greyrock Mining
  • “Dave Neal did a good job presenting the material covered in this course and did so in a fashion that I found I could retain more of the information.”

    Brian Pecor, Daishowa-Marubeni
  • “The instructor was very knowledgeable of the material presented, easy to listen to and kept material flowing. The course was very good to re-establish the hazards and potential of arc flash and injury it can cause.”

    Derek Milliken, Koch Fertilizer
  • “Excellent presentation and was very informative. The presentation and explanation was very good.”

    Anupriya Nirmal, Littlefuse Startco
  • “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
  • “Enjoyed the way the course was presented. He had a good use of video and personal representation of effects which kept it interesting.”

    Al Robinson, Department of National Defense, Props Division
  • "Safety awareness is extremely valuable. The instructor was knowledgeable and experience level was high. Course was relevant to Ace Instruments operators, dangers of 480v, 600v faults. Complacency of low voltage altitude. Direct referral to CSA documentation regarding PPE levels very clear. Definition...

    Derich Seidl, Ace Instruments Ltd.
  • The course was very well taught. The instructor had great pacing and communicated clearly.

    Gord Magee, Enbridge
  • The Instructor was knowledgeable and organized and did a great job! The course helped me learn arc flash safety.

    Darryl Anderson, City of Edmonton
  • “This course is detailed, is excellent for a refresher. I recommend this course to everybody.”

    Bruce Rogers, Syncrude Canada
  • “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
  • “Course was very helpful, very good reminder of what we work with every day and a good refresher. Instructor was very good, helpful and knowledgeable. Very good course.”

    Justin Lynch, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
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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