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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
October 1 – 2, 2018 Oromocto, NB OR18122 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
October 4 – 5, 2018 Dartmouth, NS OR18123 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
October 11 – 12, 2018 Saskatoon, SK OR18069 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
October 18 – 19, 2018 Winnipeg, MB OR18127 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
October 29 – 30, 2018 St. John's, NL OR18129 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
November 5 – 6, 2018 Charlottetown, PE OR18131 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
November 26 – 27, 2018 Edmonton, AB OR18133 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
November 29 – 30, 2018 Red Deer, AB OR18136 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
December 3 – 4, 2018 Ottawa, ON OR18139 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
December 6 – 7, 2018 Trenton, ON OR18140 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
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  • Sindair Piller, Enbridge Pipelines
    “Critical points of safety on high voltage systems and arc flash issues discussed. Understanding of what arc flash is and what it can do to personal safety is very well-explained. ”
  • Mike Carswell, Mellon Inc.
    “Gained knowledge required to figure out proper arc flash category for choosing the appropriate PPE and the proper way to isolate circuits in proper manner.”
  • 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.”
  • Tom Koehler, Canadian Fertilizers Limited
    "The material covered was something I could directly relate to the tasks I’m expected to perform. Good communication between instructor and students."
  • Tony Vuksan, Panolam Industries
    “The information received was clear, concise and very helpful. It will save or help save my life as an electrician.”

Course topics

I. ELECTRICAL ACCIDENTS

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

II. CSA Z462

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

III. RECOGNIZING HAZARDS

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

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I. ELECTRICAL ACCIDENTS

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

  • Electrical Faults
  • Electrical Accidents

II. CSA Z462

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

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

III. RECOGNIZING HAZARDS

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

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

IV. MANAGEMENT CONTROL

Objective: Understand legislation and apply methodologies to comply.

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

V. SAFETY DOCUMENTATION

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

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

VI. PHYSICAL EQUIPMENT

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

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

VII. FIELD CONTROL

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

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

VIII. WORK METHODS

Objective: Learn and apply safe practical skills.

  • Limits of Approach
  • Switching Practices

IX. GROUNDING

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

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

X. SWITCHING

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

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

XI. JOB PLANNING

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

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

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  • Dave Wallace

    Years of Experience
    43

    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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  • Dave Neal

    Years of Experience
    45

    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...

    • Troy Hinkle, SMS Equipment
      "Dave Neal was an excellent instructor. He had personal relevant stories to add to the material. I enjoyed the class."
    • Mike Gavros, Nortown Electrical Contractors
      “Dave was very informative in this course. He used his knowledge and real life experiences to help us understand the importance of Arc Flash training and PPE.”
    • Bero Balaban, Nortown Electrical Contractors
      “This course was very informative. Dave Neal made it very interesting and interactive. Stressed the importance on how to avoid arc flash and what was needed to survive an arc flash. He did a great job.”
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  • Edward Rideout

    Years of Experience
    49

    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...

    • Alex McKee, Suncor
      "The instructor, Ed Rideout was very experienced and showed poise when asked to go over or show different ways of explaining a problem to the class."
    • Rob Clellend, Department of National Defence
      “The instructor showed a great knowledge of the subject matter. And thorough experience in the industry, was able to answer all questions and promote class discussions.”
    • Martin Stevens, Suncor
      "The instructor, Ed Rideout was one of the better instructors I have ever had. He made a lot of the material less boring with his sense of humor."
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  • Jim Roberts

    Years of Experience
    38

    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...

    • Mike Zahra, Toronto Transit Commission
      “Good instructor, very knowledgeable.”
    • Conrad Castillo, Littelfuse Startco
      The instructor; Jim Roberts did very well. He was very thorough and entertaining in the course. Jim was also able to keep my attention and kept me engaged in this course. Thanks Jim!”
    • Luigi Marchesi, Toronto Transit Commission
      “Great job, Jim goes through material in a clear understanding way. Jim was very thorough with both arc flash and high voltage material.”
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  • Fred Tanguay

    Years of Experience
    40

    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...

    • Lewis Wong, University of Toronto
      “Fred is very knowledgeable. The material is very useful; I would recommend this course to any of my co-workers.”
    • Duncan Paridaen, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
      “Fred Tanguy was a very knowledgeable instructor; he could answer all the questions. Good course I learnt a lot.”
    • Ron Holland, Syncrude Canada
      One of the best courses I have ever taken. The hands on aspect was very good in keeping it interesting and informative. The instructor was very knowledgeable and informative as well. The relaxed environment also allowed for good knowledge sharing between peers. Don't change a thing.
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  • Alain Tremblay

    Years of Experience
    51

    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
    56

    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...

    • Jason, Syncrude
      “I found Terry very knowledgeable with both course and troubleshooting in general. He was not too serious. I believe you would be hard pressed to find anyone better to teach this course.”
    • Chris Guze, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
      “Terry is knowledgeable and easy to understand.”
    • Aaron Mohl, Ranger Board
      “Terry was extremely personable as well as knowledgeable. His ability to tailor the faults to the pre-existing skill levels of students, as well as how we progressed, kept things challenging.”
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  • "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
  • “Very informative and relatable. Excellent instructor who’s wealth of experience added to the course content exponentially.”

    Terry Myers, York Energy Centre Canada
  • "This course was very informative. Also a good review of certain aspects. The instructor was very knowledgeable about the course and excellent interaction with the class."

    Gordon Yetman, Kiewit Energy Corp.
  • “This was an excellent course. We will be requiring this course for all our thermographic employees.”

    Mike Donovan, Motive 7 Inspections
  • “I found the course and especially the instructor to be superb!”

    Dave Cousins, Saint Mary's Cement
  • "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
  • “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 informative, good layout and good presentation. Very impressed with the course, and the instructor. I would highly recommend it.”

    Chance Obrigewitch, Enbridge Pipelines
  • "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
  • “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 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
  • “Lots of good information and practical experience from the instructor.”

    Aaron Combs, Slave Lake Pulp
  • "Material was well presented. The course was interesting and informative. The material was organized and the instructor told lots of personal stories to demonstrate ideas and information. It kept things interesting. Course was well presented.

    Donald Mattinson, Halifax International Airport Authority
  • “This course is very helpful in our day to day work, especially in a safety aspect in regards to electrical safety and arc flash.”

    “Bong” Midrush Constantinopla, Finning Canada
  • “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
  • “The course was very good and informative, lots of new information. I have confidence in knowing when to enter an area and when not to.”

    Sigmund Bush, Liberty Machinery Testing
  • The instructor Ross Dion was very well spoken and knowledgeable. I would strongly recommend this course."

    Tyler Smith, Techmation Electric & Controls
  • "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
  • “Course and instructor, Ross Dion exceeded all my expectations. I was very happy with the class.”

    Tom Crnjac, Smith and Long
  • “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
  • “Relevant experience applied to classroom presentation makes a valuable experience. Thank you.”

    Peter Boman, Centrica Energy
  • “Very informational and eye opening since I had the same thing similar six years ago. Helpful in educating myself in the dangers of arc flash and new standards for my workplace. The instructor was well versed and full of appropriate field experiences to share.”

    Dustin Yarosh, Imperial Oil, Esso
  • “Critical points of safety on high voltage systems and arc flash issues discussed. Understanding of what arc flash is and what it can do to personal safety is very well-explained. ”

    Sindair Piller, Enbridge Pipelines
  • "I felt that this course contained very good subject material and was presented in a professional and interesting fashion. The instructor, Ross Dion showed very good knowledge and extensive expertise. I would recommend both the course and instructor without hesitation."

    Jesse Coonce, Capital Power Corp.
  • “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
  • “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.
  • “Instructor is highly educated with many years of trade experience. Course flowed smoothly and was very interesting and informative. I feel that I have gained valuable knowledge that will keep me safe.”

    Clint Thompson, Enbridge Pipelines
  • “The instructor, Ross Dion had excellent knowledge and prep of the course. There was good course content. There was good use of videos and slides also excellent use of personal experiences to relate material to.”

    Rob Kingston, Shell
  • “Gained knowledge required to figure out proper arc flash category for choosing the appropriate PPE and the proper way to isolate circuits in proper manner.”

    Mike Carswell, Mellon Inc.
  • “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
  • “Very knowledgeable. Interesting material and kept the people involved as material was instructed. Ensured material was understood before continuing on to the next section. Was more than willing to understand questions when asked. Overall, great experience. I learned lots.”

    Sean Hayes, Panolam Industries
  • “This course teaches you to respect electricity and gives you a better understanding of the risk involved with electricity.”

    Kent Mann, Keyera Energy
  • "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
  • “Great instructor gave everybody chance to participate, good pace, and quality of material. Very knowledgeable and experienced at his job.”

    Wendell Robicheau, Esso Imperial Oil
  • “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
  • "The course covered a wide range of material and was presented in an organized fashion. It was very informative for me. Ed Rideout is very knowledgeable and presented the information in a way that made it easier to understand."

    Dana Dueck, Ainsworth
  • “This was an amazing course as Arc Flash was not studied much when I trained many years ago. The initial shock value of the videos kept it seriously serious. The instructor was very informative and experienced. Class size kept it very personal. As I have had no experience with High Voltage this course...

    Arliss Brosinsky, Olymel
  • “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
  • “Excellent course. Instructor with field experience was great. Being able to compare class instruction to field experiences was very informative.”

    Bill Joy, TransAlta
  • “Course was very informative and the instructor was very informed and easy to understand. Learnt a lot of safety features which can be used at work.”

    Andre Gaudrault, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
  • "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.
  • “The course was very informative and well planned out. My knowledge of the arc flash has increased and will share with my co-workers. Overall, great course!”

    Mark Davis, Syncrude Canada
  • “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
  • “Instructor extremely knowledgeable and presented the course in a way a non-electrician could understand.”

    Patrick Oster, Halifax International Airport Authority
  • “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.
  • “The course structure and the instructor were an excellent combination of informative material and life experiences. Well done.”

    Tony Zuk, Pembina Pipelines
  • “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
  • “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
  • “I found this course to be extremely valuable. I now can understand the theory behind the “common practices” which senior co-workers have shown me. I now feel I can provide input into High Voltage & Arc Flash conversations, when before I didn’t fully understand. I will be confident in creating...

    Jordan Waldriff, Quesnel River Pulp
  • "Course 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.
  • “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
  • "The material covered was something I could directly relate to the tasks I’m expected to perform. Good communication between instructor and students."

    Tom Koehler, Canadian Fertilizers Limited
  • “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)
  • “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
  • “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.
  • “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
  • 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
  • “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 had great videos and course material, the take home manuals were awesome, very valuable. It was an excellent refresher course and lots to share with my fellow co-workers. This course was the perfect amount of time

    Kelly Woidak, Canadian Natural Resources
  • “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
  • "I believe this is an excellent course for anyone that has to work around power. The instructor was well informed and knowledgeable."

    Steven Randell, Unified System Group
  • "This is a good opportunity to refresh your safety training, see what's new and interact with other electrical personnel. It was interesting to hear the ideas and opinions of other participants

    Larry Kamo, Provincial Papers
  • “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
  • "Ross Dion is very knowledgeable, career experience related to course content, that was very helpful. Content is easy to understand, easy to transfer to field use."

    Chance Bubel, Agrium
  • "It was informative and I learned lots that I had not got from my years in the field and know that it can be used in lower voltages also to be safer. The instructor was very knowledgeable and kept it interesting as was not dry giving the info to us."

    Quentcy Fleck, Ace Instruments Ltd.
  • “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 really liked this course. It was a good refresher from the last time I took it. I really appreciated all of the personal stories Ross Dion told us.”

    Amanda Cardinal, Syncrude Canada
  • “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
  • “This was the best class I have taken so far.”

    Troy McLeod, Enbridge Pipelines
  • “Excellent, relevant, current, informative and friendly.”

    Mitch MacLean, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
  • “Course provided valuable knowledge of safe work practices that should be used to ensure your personal safety and the safety of others.”

    Steven Brown, Koch Fertilizer
  • “The course covers practical topics in a timely manner. It has a balanced mix of slides, movies, written and verbal learning material.”

    Dan Sweeney, Keyera Energy
  • “I found the material informative and interesting. Ross Dion tells it like it is, very well informed and professional. I enjoyed his stories about accidents and knew they applied to each section. Good job Ross!”

    Allan Johnson, Acquatera Utilities Inc.
  • "This was an excellent course. I found it very useful for my daily tasks."

    Ryan Pozzi, Syncrude
  • “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
  • “The course was very good and a real eye opener on the dangers of Arc Flash and High Voltage. I have come away with a better understanding of it and will be a lot more safety oriented and cautious of this when performing my tasks. Well done, met all my expectations and more.”

    Rob Robins, Panolam Surface Systems
  • “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
  • “Instructor was very knowledgeable, patient, answered all of our questions and good discussions. Course content was excellent for our needs.”

    Frank Fiacco, Imperial Oil, Esso
  • “I feel much safer in approaching my day to day electrical tasks. I cannot wait to share these tips with other co-workers in the future.”

    Filippo Caro, ADM-Agri Industries
  • “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
  • "Set forth the value of not rushing into tasks. Take the course, especially for the Arc Flash component."

    Tim Kupchanko, Spectra Energy
  • “The instructor was very knowledgeable about information. In the course he had examples of real life scenarios that make it more valuable to our job scope.”

    Jody Quennelle, Enbridge Pipelines
  • "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
  • "Very knowledgeable, well around course with a good mix of instruction, video and workshop."

    Marc Thibert, Agrium
  • “Very informative, course topics pertain very extensively to our typical scope of work. Ross Dion was a great presenter of the information with openness to discuss. Also, had a knowledge base to back up information and relate it to field work. Very important!”

    Jason MacInnis, Black & McDonald Limited
  • “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
  • "The instructor, Jim Harrington was very experienced in the topic held. The material was explained and covered in fairly easy to understand terms, applicable to our applications/site. The source of the videos were repetitive on testing of arc flash clothing or protection, but gave the importance to doing...

    Steve McNeil, Brookfield Renewable Energy
  • “This was a very informative course that helps you understand how dangerous and destructive Arc Flash can be. You get a great understanding of precautions and safety needed to keep yourself and co-workers safe.”

    Chad Savage, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
  • "Lots of material, well written and was communicated with clarity."

    Maxine Firmston, TransAlta
  • “This course was very informative and “real”. The instructor made the information feel relative and his life experiences made an impression that will make you think about the consequences of your actions when working within the electrical field. It was impressed that “short cuts” are not an...

    D Stachiw, Kimberly Clark
  • “The information received was clear, concise and very helpful. It will save or help save my life as an electrician.”

    Tony Vuksan, Panolam Industries
  • "Very interesting and even if I'm not an electrician I realized what could be happening around me. It was also a good eye-opener, very good instructor, had good points about different scenarios, even for different trades and how it affects them."

    Brody Sampson, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
  • “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
  • “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.
  • “I enjoyed attending this course. The instructor, Ed Rideout is very informative, easy to follow and has a lot of experience and stories of electrical installations/procedures. I learnt a great deal from this course and would definitely recommend it to my peers/co-workers.

    William Grant Watson, Saipem Canada
  • "This course was eye opening as to how dangerous things can be. The instructor was interesting to listen to and course material was informative. Their was valuable information for high voltage electricians and lineman."

    Kevin Francis, Littlefuse Startco
  • "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
  • “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
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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