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
August 15 – 16, 2019 Calgary, AB OR19081 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
September 16 – 17, 2019 Surrey, BC OR19092 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
September 19 – 20, 2019 Edmonton, AB OR19090 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
September 23 – 24, 2019 Trenton, ON OR19094 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
September 26 – 27, 2019 Mississauga, ON OR19096 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
September 26 – 27, 2019 Oromocto, NB OR19098 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
October 7 – 8, 2019 Prince Albert, SK OR19335 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
October 10 – 11, 2019 Yorkton, SK OR19338 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
October 21 – 22, 2019 Dartmouth, NS OR19100 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
October 24 – 25, 2019 St. John's, NL OR19102 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
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  • Trevor Maynes, Enbridge Pipelines
    “Very knowledgeable. Used his experience to help educate his students. Reinforced the importance of safety situations to watch out for and potential issues.”
  • Glen Greaney, Syncrude Canada
    “Pleasant and knowledgeable. Excellent in answering questions. Always stresses the importance of safety.”
  • Michael Farley, National Research Council Canada
    “The course was very good. Much appreciated. The power point is in the manual which is great.”
  • Greg Beyers, PCS Potash
    "Lots of hands on information."
  • Wes Palmer, Pretium Resources
    "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."

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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    Years of Experience
    44

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

     
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  • Peter Waugh

    Years of Experience
    40

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

     
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      "The course was very informative and it has opened our eyes to the potential hazards we work with on a day to day basis. Peter was a extremely knowledgeable."
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      "Peter was very knowledgeable and explained things with precision and confidence."
    • Sean McLennan, Pretium Resources
      "The course was very detailed. The instructor, Peter uses real life stories to get the information across. Clear and able to relate to scenarios at work."
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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...

    • Mark Wilson, Ozcan Services
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      “Our instructor, Dave Neal was one of the best I have ever encountered, he was very informative. The information learnt may save someone’s life. Thanks Dave.”
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  • Edward Rideout

    Years of Experience
    50

    Ed Rideout has been involved with the electrical field in many ways for nearly 35 years. His electrical experience started when he was just out of vocational school and was hired as the sole electrician at a local fish plant in charge of six fishing trawlers, a power house and a fish plant facility. In 1975 Ed went on to work with Nova Scotia Power, first as an apprentice electrician in a generating...

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  • Jim Roberts

    Years of Experience
    39

    Jim Roberts brings over 34 years of experience in the electrical field. A graduate from the Georgian College Electrical Engineering program, he started his career at Toronto Hydro Electrical Systems as a High Voltage Underground Cable Fault Technician then proceeded to Toronto Transit Commission where he obtained his red seal 309A electrical license and became a Maintenance/Construction Electrician...

    • Kaila Stepanic, Pembina Pipelines
      “I found the instructor, Jim Roberts to be very knowledgeable and professional in his delivery of the course. The course was well organized and very informative.”
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      Informative, knowledgeable, entertaining.
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      "Jim is excellent with providing real life examples to help explain the VFD/Motor Troubleshooting is important to maintaining a plant uptime."
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  • Fred Tanguay

    Years of Experience
    41

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

    • Lauri Beeton, Suncor Energy
      “Fred is a fantastic instructor!!”
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    Years of Experience
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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
    57

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

    • Sigmond Bush, Liberty Machinery Testing
      “Terry was very descriptive, clear on the content and great at answering questions.”
    • Louzan Cochrane, Syncrude Canada
      "Terry was well based in electrical knowledge. He was very good at explaining the course content."
    • Karalee Krekoski, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
      “Terry Yonkheym is knowledgeable, personable and well spoken. It was a pleasure to be in his class.”
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  • “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
  • “The course structure and the instructor were an excellent combination of informative material and life experiences. Well done.”

    Tony Zuk, Pembina Pipelines
  • “Good course and knowledgeable instruction. All in all, excellent course.”

    Darren Varoney, Wajax Power System
  • "The course was very informative. I learned a lot regarding the potential hazards of Arc Flash and have a renewed respect for High Voltage. The instructor, Ed Rideout was very confident in the material and a great asset to the course."

    Mark Morrow, Littlefuse Startco
  • “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
  • “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
  • "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
  • "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.
  • “Excellent! The instructor, Ed Rideout was very open to discussions, he clarified all of our questions, was very adaptable and he knew every answer. He was also open to suggestions, took note of our observations and debated our doubts. I’m very happy because I have more knowledge about the hazards...

    Augusto Velazquez, Saipem
  • "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.
  • "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
  • “Good course. Good safety refresher. Could save your life!”

    Derwyn Davies, Westmoreland Coal
  • “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
  • “Lots of good information and practical experience from the instructor.”

    Aaron Combs, Slave Lake Pulp
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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 informative, the instructor kept the interest of the whole class. Overall, very glad I took the course.”

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

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

    Dean Adams, Black & McDonald Limited
  • “The presentation of materials was excellent and informative. Safety aspect was very good. Material will be good for reference.”

    Irvin Landherr, Finning Canada
  • “The information received was clear, concise and very helpful. It will save or help save my life as an electrician.”

    Tony Vuksan, Panolam Industries
  • “Pleasant and knowledgeable. Excellent in answering questions. Always stresses the importance of safety.”

    Glen Greaney, Syncrude Canada
  • “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.
  • "Fantastic course and instructor, I learnt a lot and would highly recommend this course to others. One of the best courses I have taken to date in my training. The instructor, Terry Yonkheym was very knowledgeable and the course was very well presented! Thanks!

    Eric MacGregor, PTI
  • “This was a great course and a friendly instructor. Added to my knowledge of the dangers involved in my workplace and how to eliminate those dangers.”

    Tristan Rombough, Peace Valley OSB
  • “I recommend this course for all electricians and maintenance personnel including supervisors.”

    Robert Rosebrugh, Pembina Pipeline
  • “I liked the experience, his stories and having a retired instructor who was in the field. Felt more relatable than a desk procedure H & S guy.”

    Jake Vanbeek, Renewable Energy Corp
  • Having taken this course before, I find it interesting that I pick up something new again!! This course is well instructed and laid out."

    Jerry Kezema, Weyerhaeuser Canada
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • "Great examples of Arc Flash potential and how to avoid the hazards entirely. It confirms the need for written procedures and processes when working with high voltage."

    Chris Heinrich, Brookfield Renewable Energy
  • “The instructor was a great person to relay the information in an understandable way. The information was up to date and easy to take in and understand. After taking this course, I feel much safer around high voltage and making sure the equipment is locked out safely.”

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

    Lars Grimsen, TransCanada Pipelines
  • “The course was very good. Much appreciated. The power point is in the manual which is great.”

    Michael Farley, National Research Council Canada
  • "Great instructor, job experience in the field provided helpful, real-life situations. Answered any questions to provide clarity. Kept the course light and interesting and did not seem long and boring."

    Jake Raaymakers, IBEW 530
  • "Awesome course! Great information given to us and real life situations. Would definitely recommend this course."

    Sean McLennan, Pretium Resources
  • “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
  • “Informative, entertaining….WELL DONE!”

    Mark Tobin, West Fraser Mills
  • “Terrific course and great knowledge. Instructor very informative and took the time to explain. He answered all questions and had personal experience.”

    Brad Fletcher, Signal Electric
  • “Very informative and interactive course. Presentation was good. Information was up-to-date, and very practical.”

    Kevin Johnson, Enbridge Pipelines
  • “Excellent information and well-presented class.”

    Rob Amos, Edmonton International Airport
  • “This course teaches you to respect electricity and gives you a better understanding of the risk involved with electricity.”

    Kent Mann, Keyera Energy
  • "This course was eye opening and informative. The instructor, Dave Neal was knowledgeable with relevant examples and stories."

    Shane Ball, SMS Equipment
  • "Ross Dion is a great instructor with great material, very in depth and very knowledgeable."

    Tyler Anderson, ABB Ushitau
  • “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
  • “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.
  • "I found this course to be very informative not with just new material but re-enforcing concepts and procedures not normally used."

    Robert Turnbull, PTI Group
  • "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
  • “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 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.
  • “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
  • “Course content was excellent, very informative and up-to-date information. Excellent practical exercises in hazard ID and job analysis. A must in supervisor professional development. I would like to see more systematic statistical information. However, the testimony of out instructor reinforces the...

    Kevin Taylor, Mellon Inc.(IBEW 530)
  • “The instructor was excellent. Straight to the point and a lot of the material backed with real world experiences. The course covered some holes in my work experiences and I considered it to be quite valuable.”

    Jeff Smith, Kruger Products LP
  • “Friendly, knowledgeable and no BS. Having been in the industry since before the dinosaurs were turned to oil, it makes a big difference learning from someone who has been around and didn’t just learn it from a book. Course is invaluable, 3rd time taking it and learnt tons new every single time.”

    Adam Lord, Syncrude
  • “The 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
  • “This course was very helpful in reviewing proper switching techniques and helping with reminders in the hazards of electricity. Great course overall and I see it as an asset especially as a refresher.”

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

    Clayton Maynard, Halifax International Airport Authority
  • “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
  • “Great information given in the course in a clear and formal manner. Instructor was very knowledgeable and personable. Very interesting stories and job site information to share. Thank you.”

    Chad Hulton, TransAlta
  • "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 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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “This course is an excellent reminder of the dangers we face every day.”

    Erik Michelsen, Kruger Products
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Excellent course. Very relevant to trade practices and safety. Instructors had lots of experience to apply to course material.”

    Mason Richard, Syncrude 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
  • "Lots of hands on information."

    Greg Beyers, PCS Potash
  • "Very good and informative about do's and dont's."

    Ryan Shaw, PCS Potash
  • “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
  • “Course was well taught. Very valuable as a reminder for shock hazards and safety.”

    Kevin Thomas, Department of National Defence, RPOPS Division, Pacific Division
  • “Very impressed with the instructor, Ross Dion, the knowledge of material and sharing of many stories and videos.”

    Jayson Dekock, Imperial Oil Resources
  • "Course information was well prepared and easy to understand. It was interesting and thorough. The instructor (Ed Rideout) was easy to follow and answered any questions presented with. The safety portion including results of accidents and improper PPE will never be forgotten. I enjoyed learning this...

    Kyle Spetz, Kramer Ltd.
  • "The instructor communicated his experience which validated his instruction. Course moved along at a good pace and instructor kept interest level up. Overall, a good course and I enjoyed it. Plus, I learnt lots of valuable information which was applied to my daily work."

    Bruce Goulding, SMS Equipment
  • "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.
  • "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 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
  • "This course contained very valuable information for electrical procedures and safety. The arc flash training will certainly be extremely useful in our line of work.

    David Vivian, Deer Lake Power
  • "Excellent course and instructor, Ed Rideout. I will utilize the information provided for the rest of my working career as an electrician."

    Derek Blake, Greyrock Mining
  • “Course is very informative, would recommend to anyone….especially anyone in the electrical trade and managers so they can understand the dangers we work with every day.”

    Steven Clarke, Halifax International Airport Authority
  • "This course was a great learning experience. Being a high voltage electrician, I feel this course laid out all produces and safety measures very well."

    Wes Palmer, Pretium Resources
  • “I found the course and especially the instructor to be superb!”

    Dave Cousins, Saint Mary's Cement
  • The instructor Ross Dion was very well spoken and knowledgeable. I would strongly recommend this course."

    Tyler Smith, Techmation Electric & Controls
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Instructor was extremely knowledgeable and had lots of industry experience to draw on. This was beneficial as he could relate subject matter to real life experiences. Content was appropriate and well delivered.”

    Dale Latin, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
  • "This was a good presentation and the interaction with the class went very well. The information was very good and I never realized the amount of power created in those situations, I will be more aware of these hazards."

    Merv Robertson, SMS Equipment
  • “It was a well-presented course containing relevant material presented in a practical way. The instructor presented in a way that was easy to understand but also still comprehensive and thorough. Very valuable to our department and personnel.”

    Rob Murray, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
  • “Very good, informative course. Very well instructed course providing very good information.”

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

    Jean-Marc Dallaire, Broder Electric
  • This course was very informative as well as a good refresher for someone who works in the high voltage industry. The format was well laid out and very clear and concise. The instruction was excellent. I really enjoyed and appreciated the informal format as far as open discussions and asking and answering...

    Reid Williams, Syncrude
  • “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
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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