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
June 8 – 9, 2020 LIVE 2-Way Video Training Eastern Standard Time , ON OR20080 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
June 15 – 16, 2020 LIVE 2-Way Video Training Pacific Standard Time , BC OR20086 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
June 22 – 23, 2020 LIVE 2-Way Video Training Atlantic Standard Time , NS OR20104 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
June 23 – 24, 2020 LIVE 2-Way Video Training Mountain Standard Time , AB OR20090 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
June 25 – 26, 2020 LIVE 2-Way Video Training Mountain Standard Time , AB OR20085 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
July 9 – 10, 2020 LIVE 2-Way Video Training Eastern Standard Time , ON OR20106 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
July 16 – 17, 2020 LIVE 2-Way Video Training Eastern Standard Time , ON OR20082 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
July 16 – 17, 2020 LIVE 2-Way Video Training Eastern Standard Time , ON OR20108 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
August 24 – 25, 2020 LIVE 2-Way Video Training Mountain Standard Time , AB OR20118 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
August 27 – 28, 2020 LIVE 2-Way Video Training Pacific Standard Time , AB OR20116 $1495.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
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  • Alan Van Bavel, TransCanada
    "This course gave me a new appreciation for the potential dangers we have in our MCC and plant. Also, when making out permits for work on electrical equipment it gives a better understanding of work being done. The instructor was very knowledgeable and easy to understand."
  • Toby Hall, Scotian Windfields
    “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.”
  • Steve Murphy, Keyera Energy
    “The instructor was very knowledgeable and fielded all questions with good answers. The course is valuable to anyone who deals with high voltage.”
  • Ben Hewitt, Saint Mary's Cement
    “10 out of 10! Everything was good!”
  • Chantelle Zalluski, Syncrude Canada
    “Excellent course. Learned a lot about dangers in my trade, as well as an apprentice it has definitely changed my outlook when it comes to electricity. I know a lot more about what can happen, where in the field and how to prevent it. I'm very glad I took this course, the instructor taught me a lot...

Course topics

I. ELECTRICAL ACCIDENTS

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

II. CSA Z462

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

III. RECOGNIZING HAZARDS

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

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I. ELECTRICAL ACCIDENTS

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

  • Electrical Faults
  • Electrical Accidents

II. CSA Z462

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

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

III. RECOGNIZING HAZARDS

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

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

IV. MANAGEMENT CONTROL

Objective: Understand legislation and apply methodologies to comply.

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

V. SAFETY DOCUMENTATION

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

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

VI. PHYSICAL EQUIPMENT

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

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

VII. FIELD CONTROL

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

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

VIII. WORK METHODS

Objective: Learn and apply safe practical skills.

  • Limits of Approach
  • Switching Practices

IX. GROUNDING

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

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

X. SWITCHING

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

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

XI. JOB PLANNING

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

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

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  • Peter Waugh

    Years of Experience
    41

    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...

     
    • Erik Mikkelsen, Pretium Resources
      "Peter was very well spoken and thorough with critical information. He exhibited excellent knowledge and patience. Im extremely excited to gain knowledge that I can start to use immediately. The brochure information followed a proper, organized system. Thank you very much."
    • 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."
    • Greg Hogg, Pretium Resources
      "These 2 days of training have been by far the best training sessions I have been apart of. Peter did a great job of delivering information and aiming it to our needs here with Pretium. Thank you Peter."
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  • Dave Neal

    Years of Experience
    47

    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...

    • Mike Moura, Inter Pipeline Ltd
      “Dave was a very good instructor, very knowledgeable. I enjoyed this class.”
    • Clayton Kalbfleisch, TransAlta
      “Dave Neal is a fantastic teacher and he brought personal experiences with him, which proves it could happen to you. He was punctual, polite, and professional. The best was, he was able and willing to share his fortunate and not so fortunate experiences. Great job.”
    • Chris McClemmens, Lanxess
      I have learned a lot through both the theory & hands on portion of this course. Dave had a lot of experience to share, real life stories to relate to equipment. Troubleshooting portion showed a lot of different problems and how to follow through.
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  • Edward Rideout

    Years of Experience
    51

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

    • Reid Davis, Suncor
      "Ed Rideout is very knowledgeable and is able to sit one on one to instruct those having problems. He is also able to explain in a way that makes things easier to understand."
    • Micheal Vandervoort, DND
      “The instructor, Ed, was extremely knowledgeable and inspired me to think for myself. The skills he passed on for troubleshooting were top notch.”
    • Bob MacMillan, Rolls - Royce Limited
      "Ed Rideout is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He communicates the subject matter clearly and has many personal experiences to get his point across and makes it interesting."
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  • Jim Roberts

    Years of Experience
    40

    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...

    • Andy Scheibli, Lambton Kent DSB
      Informative, knowledgeable, entertaining.
    • Mike Klamann, Toronto Transit Commission
      “I felt like I knew the instructor, Jim Roberts; he was really friendly.”
    • Brian Ethier, Enbridge
      "Jim is an experienced electrician with VFD's in the field. He has good knowledge of the VFD's we've worked with this week. He was able to help us with troubleshooting that we couldn't figure out. He also has good knowledge of the electrical field of VFD's and the motors which are being driven.
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  • Fred Tanguay

    Years of Experience
    42

    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...

    • Jim Harmer, Samco Machinery
      “Fred did a great job keeping 10 of us engaged in this training. His real-life examples helped to demonstrate the reason for arc flash awareness. Great job.”
    • Justin Lynch, Syncrude Canada
      Instructor was very helpful and knowledgeable. Course was very good and lots of hands on work. Learned lots and opened my eyes in a few things. I would recommend this course.
    • Justine Rogers, Syncrude Canada
      “Fred is very knowledgeable and can instruct a course whether from a schedule or fly by the seat of his pants, lots of hands on time.”
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  • Alain Tremblay

    Years of Experience
    53

    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
    58

    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...

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    • Doug de la Nuez, Ridley Terminals Inc.
      “Very informative course. Just the right about of fear instilled. Terry is a very good instructor who explains clearly, consciously. He is interested in the material and as a result he is enthusiastic and genuinely interested in you learning the material. Very good course and well taught. Thanks.”
    • Derek Bruce, Ainsworth Engineered
      “Terry has excellent working knowledge of troubleshooting steps. He challenges you to find answers and conveys information step by step.”
    • Steven Crane, Substation Electrician, Newfoundland Power
      "Very informative about troubleshooting, I learned a great deal from him"
    See Terry Yonkheym CV
  • “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 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.”

    Jeff Taylor, Brookfield Renewable Energy Group
  • “The instructor and course was worth taking and should be taken by anyone that is working with any voltage.”

    Nick Durling, Scotian Windfields
  • "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.
  • "This course had lots of great information pertaining to electrical safety, the proper procedures and the equipment to use. I really enjoyed the personal experience in the stories as it made you appreciate them more and realize just why safety is so important. The instructor was easy to understand and...

    Mindy Fortin, Littlefuse Startco
  • "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 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
  • “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 well put together and presented. It will have an immediate impact on all the workers in the Huntsville plant. Thanks James”

    James Burtoo, Panolam Surface Systems
  • “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
  • “I found the course very informative, the instructor kept the interest of the whole class. Overall, very glad I took the course.”

    John Stratton, Syncrude Canada
  • "This course gave me a new appreciation for the potential dangers we have in our MCC and plant. Also, when making out permits for work on electrical equipment it gives a better understanding of work being done. The instructor was very knowledgeable and easy to understand."

    Alan Van Bavel, TransCanada
  • “Great course, it was very well presented and good material. I learnt a lot on safe work procedures with working on high voltage equipment.”

    William Cairns, Essroc Cement
  • “Was a very good class and opened my eyes to a lot of the hazards that are out there. The instructor answered all of my questions and was well prepared.”

    Adam Durdle, Syncrude Canada
  • "This is a really good course, it opened my eyes and reminded me of the dangers we face every day in our industry. After time you get complacent and don't think about the danger. This course makes you realize the potential and how to safely protect yourself from it."

    Alex Elder, Syncrude
  • “This course was well presented and the contents were valuable and highly recommended.”

    Jag Prahalad, Kruger Products
  • “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
  • “The instructor provided information in a clear and efficient manner. The slide were effective and understandable, the instructor answered questions and explained the material in detail. A great course.”

    Aigerim Botpayeva, University of Toronto
  • “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
  • “All materials and also discussions were put in easy to understand terms which was very helpful to myself, not having an electrical background.”

    Brent Mooney, Koch Fertilizer
  • “This course was a great reminder of how dangerous it can be in the electrical trade and the precautions to follow.”

    Karalee Krekoski, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
  • “Very good course. I learnt a lot on safety and to be more aware of high voltage. Very happy I came to the course, very knowledgeable and answered all questions.”

    Shane Higgins, Black & McDonald Limited
  • “This was a 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
  • "Most of the content of this course pertains to my day-to-day duties at work, and was explained in laymen's terms so it was easy to follow each step."

    Paul Sherwood, Agrium
  • “The course was very informative and definitely an eye opener. The instructor was knowledgeable and very helpful.”

    Shane Henstridge, Syncrude Canada
  • “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
  • “Good course and knowledgeable instruction. All in all, excellent course.”

    Darren Varoney, Wajax Power System
  • “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 thought this course succeeded in supplying very informative information and safety techniques that will greatly help all employees at this site.”

    Josh Dennis, TransAlta Cogeneration LP
  • “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
  • “Course was well taught. Very valuable as a reminder for shock hazards and safety.”

    Kevin Thomas, Department of National Defence, RPOPS Division, Pacific Division
  • “Fantastic high level overview of Arc Flash Safety and HV switching orders. The instructor was knowledgeable and delivered the content in an easy to learn fashion.”

    Doug Dewar, Capital Power
  • “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
  • "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
  • "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.
  • “Useful course. Learned some new useful information. Also, a good reminder to work safe. The instructor was excellent.”

    Dean Piccinin, Catalyst Paper
  • "One of the best training courses ever taken. Well done."

    Steven Neggers, PTI Camp Install
  • “Good. Some information was a refresher but I did learn some things and it made me aware of the practices that I should be doing differently.”

    Pete Sullivan, National Research Council Canada
  • “The instructor was very knowledgeable and fielded all questions with good answers. The course is valuable to anyone who deals with high voltage.”

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

    Derek Milliken, Koch Fertilizer
  • “The course structure and the instructor were an excellent combination of informative material and life experiences. Well done.”

    Tony Zuk, Pembina Pipelines
  • “This course helps bring proper awareness and safety to daily activities that are otherwise overlooked, therefore it was helpful.”

    Thomas Chance, Prodigy Tech Group
  • “Very 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
  • “Very good course. The instructor was knowledgeable and easy to understand, he answered all questions well.”

    Brad Jenzen, Keyera Energy
  • “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
  • “The course was very informative. I feel that my journeymen have gained valuable knowledge to keep them (and me, the apprentice) safe.

    Jamie St. Michael, Tolko
  • "I learned a lot about safe grounding practices and isolating equipment. I would recommend this one but now I would like to take the more intensive, five-day course."

    Daryl Herchuck, IMC Canada Ltd.
  • “The course was very good, interesting and useful in my work environment. I would recommend it to anyone.”

    David Hickle, Prairie Mines & Royalty
  • "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 thought Dave Neal was very knowledgeable in the electrical field. I certainly feel the benefit of getting a wake-up call to the dangers of electricity. I especially liked the grounding section. I felt it was great to get a refresher on it due to how long its been since we have touched on that."

    Chad MacLean, SMS Equipment
  • “Lots of good information and practical experience from the instructor.”

    Aaron Combs, Slave Lake Pulp
  • “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.
  • "The instructor was able to put things in simple terms, and made it easy to understand what he was trying to get across. He gave me a lot better understanding of arc flashes and helped understand the potential dangers a lot better. Job well done."

    Richard Kelly, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
  • “Thought the instructor did a fantastic job, he was very informative and good sense of humor. I learnt a lot about electrical power that I did not know.”

    Kevin MacKinnon, Panolam Industries
  • “This course has given me an insight to the hazards of electricity, having no previous experience with Arc Flash potential. Making me more confident with the equipment and safer knowing that my E/I team has all had safety training and together we may be safe. The instructor, Dave Neal is very knowledgeable...

    Dave Gaskell, Slave Lake Pulp
  • “Pleasant and knowledgeable. Excellent in answering questions. Always stresses the importance of safety.”

    Glen Greaney, Syncrude Canada
  • “A very good course and instructor. The course was laid out very well. One of the best high voltage courses I have attended.”

    Henry Simonson, Enbridge Pipelines
  • “Excellent information and well-presented class.”

    Rob Amos, Edmonton International Airport
  • “Very informative. The instructor clearly has lots of hands-on experience and relays information in a manner that is applicable to everyday work. Lots of info that will be able to apply to my job.”

    Jonathan Kurbis, Westmoreland Coal
  • "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.
  • “Good course, new info, good refresher and gets you thinking. I would recommend to my colleagues.”

    Gordon Hoyles, Syncrude Canada
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    Mike King, Syncrude Canada
  • “Instructor extremely knowledgeable and presented the course in a way a non-electrician could understand.”

    Patrick Oster, Halifax International Airport Authority
  • “This was a very informative course to help create more safety knowledge in our workplace. The instructor gave an interesting presentation with post experience while keeping things interactive.”

    James Hoffe, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
  • “I’m very thankful for this training as I know very well it has put my confidence higher knowing I have the tools to safely and effectively perform my job. The instructor in my opinion is very knowledgeable and would take another course with his instruction.”

    Kyle Richardson, Endako Mines
  • “I thought this course was very informative and moved at a good pace to keep me interested. The instructor was loud, clear and easy to understand. He also did a very good job answering questions.”

    Stuart Dubuc, West Fraser Mills
  • “Great exposure to the dangers of work, related to the job we do. Also, good training on the proper steps to take when working with high voltage, as well as how to analyze job steps and job plans given to follow when working so to know whether it is safe or incomplete.”

    Neil Geldart, Toronto Transit Commission
  • “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
  • “This course is an excellent reminder of the dangers we face every day.”

    Erik Michelsen, Kruger Products
  • “This course teaches you to respect electricity and gives you a better understanding of the risk involved with electricity.”

    Kent Mann, Keyera Energy
  • “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.
  • "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.
  • 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
  • "Great course. I have done most of the things I have learned in this course over the years, but only now I have learned all the potential hazards and how to avoid these hazards. I have a better understanding of arc flash, high voltage, and grounding. I have a better understanding of the class of arc...

    Jason Gibbons, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
  • “This was a great course, lots of new information and great delivery on material.”

    Heath Mitchell, TransAlta Cogeneration LP
  • “This course was very informative and well presented. I think it covered all of the main points regarding Arc Flash safety. I definitely have a greater understanding of the hazards associated with Arc Flash.”

    Sean Severs, Imperial Oil Resources
  • “I 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
  • “I recommend this course for all electricians and maintenance personnel including supervisors.”

    Robert Rosebrugh, Pembina Pipeline
  • “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
  • “10 out of 10! Everything was good!”

    Ben Hewitt, Saint Mary's Cement
  • “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
  • "This course is very informative about the arc flash capabilities in all ranges of electrical work. It gave an understanding of what I should be asking and doing before I even begin to operate a high risk piece of equipment. I personally believe that all electricians should have this training and it...

    Layli Wilson, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
  • "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.
  • “Awesome! Couldn’t be better!”

    James Cox, Tolko
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “The instructor was very knowledgeable and informative; made the course material understandable, and relayed it to us in a way that kept our attention.”

    Peter Hughes, Saint Mary's Cement
  • “Overall, this was a good course. The practical exercises were a good feature and helped validate the understanding of concepts.”

    Todd Hustrulid, Husky Energy
  • "Very knowledgeable, well around course with a good mix of instruction, video and workshop."

    Marc Thibert, Agrium
  • “Good awareness of safety, proper clothing and proper equipment/tools to use.”

    Mike Zahra, Toronto Transit Commission
  • “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 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
  • “This was an excellent course. Presentation was relevant and informative. Lots of experience.”

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

    Chantelle Zalluski, Syncrude Canada
  • "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.
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
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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