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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 Z462-24 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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April 29 – 30, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Edmonton Time OR24337 $1379.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
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  • Tyler Smith, Techmation Electric & Controls
    The instructor Ross Dion was very well spoken and knowledgeable. I would strongly recommend this course."
  • Jason Gibbons, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
    "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...
  • Ian Flett, Syncrude 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.”
  • Jayson Dekock, Imperial Oil Resources
    “Very impressed with the instructor, Ross Dion, the knowledge of material and sharing of many stories and videos.”
  • Mark Briscoe, Pembroke
    “He got safety across to me. I don’t know if I will ever be the same, without upgrades in my equipment I will not be performing some tasks I currently did. I truly learnt important procedures I needed to know and teach my apprentice to keep us both safe.”

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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    Ed Rideout has been involved with the electrical field in many ways for nearly 54 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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  • “I felt the instructor, Ross Dion was very knowledgeable and got the information across in a very easy to understand way. The course material covered all of the issues that I was concerned about.”

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    Amanda Cardinal, Syncrude Canada
  • “Excellent, very knowledgeable, answered all questions thoroughly and completely, smooth presentation and good hands on demonstration.”

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    Bob Currie, Panolam Industries
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    Darren Ryan, Pembina
  • “Great instructor; kept it alive. Good material, with lots of examples, pictures, and past experience. Overall, good to be part of the program.”

    Chris W, Esso
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    Tony Iserhoff, Five Nations Energy
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    Tania Woodbeak, DND Comox
  • “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
  • “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
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    Jerry Kezema, Weyerhaeuser Canada
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    Derek Milliken, Koch Fertilizer
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    Gordon Yetman, Kiewit Energy Corp.
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    Karanvir Chauhan, Canfor Pulp
  • "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
  • "Ross Dion is a great instructor with great material, very in depth and very knowledgeable."

    Tyler Anderson, ABB Ushitau
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    Augusto Velazquez, Saipem
  • “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
  • “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.
  • “Course is a good reminder for potential hazards. All employees who work on or switch electrical equipment should be made aware of possible issues.”

    Pete Brailsford, Panolam Surface Systems
  • “Received good information on the dangers of arc flash, and how to properly categorize the levels of incident energy. Received good feedback on how to go about calculating arc flash levels on a particular piece of equipment on site in we are unsure about.”

    Aaron Staudinger, Syncrude Canada
  • "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
  • "This was a very good course, with a lot of real life examples. I learnt a lot about what could happen and now I know how to better protect myself. Very informative."

    Colby Beaudette, Littlefuse Startco
  • “The instructor delivered the topic in a precise and organized order. He answered well when we asked questions about the topic. It is a valuable training which we can apply at work and teach others how to do it safely.”

    Dominador Pader, 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
  • Excellent course. The instructor, Ross Dion, was very knowledgeable. He answered many questions I had and enlightened me to some procedures I was not following correctly.

    Jeremy Hamilton, PTI Group
  • “Very informative. I took this course six years ago when I was working in Generation. It was a good refresher and good to see. I am still doing the safety steps that I learned the first time.”

    Norman Penner, Catalyst Paper
  • The instructor was very knowledgeable and it was easy to see that he is passionate about what was being taught within the course.

    Donny Lea, Enbridge Pipelines
  • “I enjoyed learning about proper grounding procedure and PPE. Proper switching procedures and sizing ground cables was very informative.”

    Paul Figueiredo, Smith and Long
  • “Course content was in excellent, especially with reference to the Z462 with real-life scenarios. The instructor was extremely knowledgeable and was able to give advice and answer pertinent questions.”

    Matthew Ferguson, Inter-Pipeline Limited
  • “A very informative course, it makes you think about the everyday tasks that you may just look past or chose not to do. Also, a good refresher for some of the things you may forget.”

    Ian Flett, Syncrude Canada
  • “This was an excellent course. We will be requiring this course for all our thermographic employees.”

    Mike Donovan, Motive 7 Inspections
  • “I thought the instructor was very knowledgeable. The course was very informative, makes me think about some of my methods of doing things!!”

    Dave Jones, West Fraser Quesnel Plywood
  • “This course reminds and re-enforces me to work safely.”

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

    Brian Hawco, NL Hydro
  • "Very knowledgeable, well around course with a good mix of instruction, video and workshop."

    Marc Thibert, Agrium
  • "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 practises."

    Mike Savard, Apache Corporation
  • “This course was well instructed and laid out well. I would recommend it to any electrical trades.”

    Trevor Halloran, Daishowa-Marubeni
  • “This is a very beneficial course, probably the best training I've received since starting my apprentice. The instructor is extremely knowledgeable and made the course very interesting. I would strongly recommend using this company for any electrical safety training.”

    Brad March, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp
  • “Very impressed with the instructor, Ross Dion, the knowledge of material and sharing of many stories and videos.”

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

    Mitchell Shea, Panolam Surface Systems
  • “This course 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
  • The course was very well presented and both Dave and Jon checked in on us to make sure that the experience was a good one.

    Matthew Litzenberger, University of British Columbia Okanagan
  • “The course material covered all aspects of Arc Flash and High Voltage Safety as was expected.”

    Bob Nalleweg, Victoria Airport Authority
  • “I found a number of areas which we could improve safety at our facility. The instructor is knowledgeable, interesting to listen to, and related the material in an easy to understand manner.”

    Austin Franklin, CF Industries
  • "The 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
  • "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.
  • “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 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
  • “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 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
  • “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.
  • “Instructor was very good to deal with. He had a lot of personal experience with the material being taught and could share many stories about his time in the field. The course itself was well put together and nicely paced. A good mix of video and PowerPoint slides.”

    Lee Snider, Littelfuse Startco
  • “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 course was enjoyable and informative. It opened my eyes to the different potential dangers involved in working on high voltage systems.”

    Ron Woodruff, Suncor
  • “Course was very informative and helpful. The instructor was extremely knowledgeable and took time to help and explain topics.”

    Nathan West, Panolam Industries
  • “Excellent course. I recommend to all team leaders. Well informed and knowledgeable instructor. Material is well thought out.”

    Rodney Earle, Syncrude Canada
  • “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
  • The course contains all the information that a field-level worker should know about electrical hazards and legislation pertaining to those hazards. It highlights the responsibilities of the worker and company owner alike and provides insight into safe work practices and procedures.

    Chance Harness, Vollmer Inc.
  • The course was good, a nice refresher on the dangers of working on live equipment and examples of why we should try to de-energize whenever possible.

    Jeffrey Wickstrom, Canfor Pulp
  • "This course reminded me to have more respect for high voltage. It was taught in a way that is applicable to the way I work, and came from the instructor's own experiences."

    Matt Messer, Enbridge
  • “I’ve taken several Arc Flash courses, but none that explained where to expect these and properly eliminate them.”

    Andrew MacGillivray, Syncrude
  • “The course went well; I was able to breakdown the need for each step. I wanted to learn how to calculate the Arc Flash rating for PPE and I did.”

    George Kelly, Graymont Pavilion Plant
  • “I felt this course was very informative. It was delivered very well by the instructor, Dave Neal. This will come into use immediately in my job.”

    Stephen Byrne, Daishowa-Marubeni
  • The course was well delivered, with good information. It is an eye-opener for some taking for the first time how hazardous it is.

    Denis Gauthier, CP Rail
  • “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.
  • “He got safety across to me. I don’t know if I will ever be the same, without upgrades in my equipment I will not be performing some tasks I currently did. I truly learnt important procedures I needed to know and teach my apprentice to keep us both safe.”

    Mark Briscoe, Pembroke
  • “Good course. Good safety refresher. Could save your life!”

    Derwyn Davies, Westmoreland Coal
  • “There are many great points I will take away from this course. I could have used this training during my apprenticeship. Many reminders of how lethal electricity can be when not handled appropriately. Great job instructing, thanx!”

    Kevin H, Cariboo Pulp & Paper
  • “Informative, entertaining….WELL DONE!”

    Mark Tobin, West Fraser Mills
  • The instructor was knowledgeable and the course materials were very helpful.

    Jordan Garneau, City of Prince George
  • “I really enjoyed this course. I found it very informative and learnt a lot. Ross Dion was great and presented things in a way that was easy to understand. I would highly recommend this course to others.”

    Wade Pickrem, Black & McDonald Limited
  • “Excellent presentation and material; top shelf instructor, Ross Dion.”

    Jim Shave, Syncrude
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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