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
September 24 – 25, 2020 LIVE 2-Way Video
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  • Trevor Maynes, Enbridge Pipelines
    “Very knowledgeable. Used his experience to help educate his students. Reinforced the importance of safety situations to watch out for and potential issues.”
  • Dave K, Panolam
    “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.”
  • Rob Shaw, Panolam Industries
    “Instructor was very engaging and energetic, and made the course quite enjoyable. Course was very thorough.”
  • Nick Maceachern, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
    "Course material was very relevant. Information was very valuable and all participants commented on the value of information received. I believe arc flash is underestimated across the trade and more needs to be done to make all workers aware of the dangers of arc flash. The instructor was committed to...
  • 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.”

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...

     
    • Wes Palmer, Pretium Resources
      "Peter was very knowledgeable and explained things with precision and confidence."
    • Sean McLennan, Pretium Resources
      "The course was very detailed. The instructor, Peter uses real life stories to get the information across. Clear and able to relate to scenarios at work."
    • Wes Palmer, Pretium Resources
      "Peter was very informative and eager to help with any questions we had."
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  • Dave Rodda

    Years of Experience
    36

    Dave Rodda began his career at the age of 7 when he took his father’s HIFI system apart. From there he enrolled in the Electrical Electronic courses offered at Hellgate High School in Missoula Montana. After a career in the US Navy as a 2nd Class Machinist Mate, he returned to the University of Montana looking to becoming a teacher while working summers for an electrical contractor. With the...

     
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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...

    • John Burden, Daishowa-Marubeni
      “Arc Flash High Voltage Safety was a very good course. It was presented well by the instructor, Dave Neal. He was knowledgeable and had many experiences to share and that was good for getting the safety concepts over easier.”
    • Adam Kyle, TransAlta
      “Very informative. Dave Neal keeps the topics interesting, and to the point. His real-life experience is a real asset to teach a course like this. Would recommend him to teach any related course.”
    • Kent Scerba, National Research Council Canada
      “I highly recommend Dave to teach the high voltage arc flash safety course as he has a great knowledge and communication skills to relay the information of this topic. Through his past experience he is able to express situations that trades persons can understand and relate to.”
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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...

    • Dan Brown, Suncor
      “Best arc flash safety course I've ever taken. Excellent instructor and course content. First class that has had the Z462 book included in the content. Would have liked to see a copy of the Z462 manual included in the course fee, so I could highlight and take notes in the safety manual. Thanks Ed...
    • Brad Rogers, Enbridge Pipelines
      “I'm very pleased with Ed and the way he delivers the content. I do better when I have minimal class instruction and more hands on and this course really fit the bill in this respect. The labs were laid out quite well and were relevant to the content as well. I would recommend this course to any electrician...
    • Tony Cranford, Newfoundland Power
      “This was a really good course and instructor(Ed Rideout). I found great improvement in troubleshooting procedures and documentation. It also reduced number of steps to find faults by 50% to 75% (more efficient). I recognized different ways to troubleshoot (both open circuits and short circuits). I...
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  • Jim Roberts

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    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 Tomassetti, Toronto Transit Commission
      “Jim is great at his job and has taught me a lot of information on high voltage safety.”
    • Kevin Archambault, Canadian Coast Guard
      “Jim was very informative. He also brought a lot of experience to the course. He was able to relate with what we do on a regular basis.”
    • Andy Scheibli, Lambton Kent DSB
      Informative, knowledgeable, entertaining.
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  • Fred Tanguay

    Years of Experience
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    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...

    • Jeff Gillespie, Enbridge Pipelines
      “Fred was an excellent instructor. The course material was delivered in an efficient manner and was very beneficial. Overall, I was very happy with Fred as an instructor and the learning opportunity this course delivered.”
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      “The instructor was very knowledgeable and approachable. I would take another course with Fred as the instructor.”
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      “Very well laid out. Fred is very knowledgeable and I've learned lots in this course. A small class ensured more explanation and demonstrations. Thanks Fred.”
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  • Alain Tremblay

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

     
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  • Tim Dacey

    Years of Experience
    38

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

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

    Chris Heinrich, Brookfield Renewable Energy
  • "Course was a great refresher and well done. Good class participation with hands on exercises. The instructor once again did a great job, great information and well put together."

    Kelly Brownlee, Pretium Resources
  • "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
  • “Very knowledgeable. Used his experience to help educate his students. Reinforced the importance of safety situations to watch out for and potential issues.”

    Trevor Maynes, Enbridge Pipelines
  • “This 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
  • "Very informative and eye opening course."

    Kevin Trottier, Huckleberry Mine 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
  • “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
  • "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 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
  • “Good course. Good safety refresher. Could save your life!”

    Derwyn Davies, Westmoreland Coal
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Very knowledgeable, highly recommend and will certainly look forward to re-certify with the same instructor, no questions that he could not answer.”

    Marius Uldama, Esso Imperial Oil
  • “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
  • “Course provided a good, detailed overview of Arc Flash hazards in the industry. Specific references to CSA Z462 assist students to know where to look up regulations and code requirements. In class exercises help understand developing a basic isolation plan. Videos offered a clear understanding of...

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

    Jean-Marc Dallaire, Broder Electric
  • “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
  • “The instructor was very knowledgeable, and was able to answer all questions. The instructor allowed discussion and participated in issues that were pertinent to the work that we do. The course brought my knowledge in arc flash and high voltage up to date.”

    Nolan Hoddinott, Syncrude Canada
  • “The course has a lot of good information to rely on to be safe and to do things in a proper sequence to do the job right. It was very informative on all aspects.”

    Randy Hricz, University of Saskatchewan
  • "The instructor, Ed Rideout was an excellent teacher, good communicator and kept the course from being slow and boring. The course will definitely give me more confidence around high voltage, MCC and switchgear."

    Adam Loder, ABB Ushitau
  • This course 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
  • “The instructor, Dave Neal was very good and very knowledgeable. The course outline was excellent. I wish more management people were there to see what we deal with.”

    Steve Coates, Essroc Cement Canada
  • “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
  • “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.
  • “This was an excellent course. We will be requiring this course for all our thermographic employees.”

    Mike Donovan, Motive 7 Inspections
  • “Very knowledgeable instructor. Very good content, it was interesting and fun. This will save my life.”

    Michael Downing, Syncrude Canada
  • "I found this course to be very informative not with just new material but re-enforcing concepts and procedures not normally used."

    Robert Turnbull, PTI Group
  • “This 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
  • “This is an excellent training course and very important for all electrical personnel and anyone involved in safety of personnel working in electrical installations.”

    Musthafa Kuttuli Parambu, Koch Fertilizer Canada ULC
  • “Course is very informative, would recommend to anyone….especially anyone in the electrical trade and managers so they can understand the dangers we work with every day.”

    Steven Clarke, Halifax International Airport Authority
  • “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.
  • “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
  • "Lots of material, well written and was communicated with clarity."

    Maxine Firmston, TransAlta
  • “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 course was very valuable to better understand safety practices involving electrical equipment. It was a personal eye opener for safety related issues being that my background is mechanical. Excellent content and presentation."

    Randy Gerhart, Brookfield Renewable Energy
  • “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 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.
  • “Great course. I would definitely recommend it to other electricians. Very informative.”

    Luke Beauchesne, Catalyst Paper
  • “Very informative and relatable. Excellent instructor who’s wealth of experience added to the course content exponentially.”

    Terry Myers, York Energy Centre Canada
  • "Informative instructor who would explain the material at any level needed to get his point across. Especially valuable was the content on arc flash surveys and proper grounding methods."

    Jim Barazzuol, West Coast Reduction LTD
  • “This is a very informative course with a knowledgeable and experienced instructor. I took this course 4 to 5 years ago, so this was a good review of the safety aspects regarding the switching and high voltage. I will be taking this course in the future to stay up to date.”

    Aaron Belanger, Syncrude Canada
  • “Instruction is an asset to me being an electrician, this was clearly taught. Questions were also answered clearly and effectively.”

    Mike Laurie, Signal Electric Ltd.
  • "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 informative and an eye opening experience. The instructor, Dave Neal reviewed some things about fuses and circuit breakers that I had forgotten. He showed us the importance of job planning and testing before work begins and the importance of proper PPE in the event something goes wrong."

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

    Clayton Maynard, Halifax International Airport Authority
  • “It was very informative, good and interesting presentation. Lots of good scenarios and stories.”

    Jarvis Kerr, Wajax Power System
  • “Good course, new info, good refresher and gets you thinking. I would recommend to my colleagues.”

    Gordon Hoyles, Syncrude Canada
  • “Ross Dion is very knowledgeable in all aspects of the course. Course material was well presented and at a good pace. I have greater confidence in identifying hazards in high voltage situations and what steps need to be taken to control these. Great course.”

    Trevor McEachern, Black & McDonald Limited
  • "I found this course very useful, not only in working with High Voltage, but also supervising people working on High Voltage. Thank you very much."

    Ed McManus, Endako Mines
  • “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.
  • “This course was very informative. The instructor was very helpful and knowledgeable. Covered the information very clearly, and answered questions effectively. Encouraged discussion, which enhanced learning.”

    Lucas North, Catalyst Paper
  • “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
  • “Very educating course. Lots of field level facts and useful tips.”

    Craig Venhola, Prodigy Tech Group
  • “100 times better than an engineer that has no field experience. He was easy to relate to and has seen firsthand all the situations taught in the course.”

    David Glew, Cariboo Pulp & Paper
  • “I recommend this course for all electricians and maintenance personnel including supervisors.”

    Robert Rosebrugh, Pembina Pipeline
  • “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
  • "One of the best training courses ever taken. Well done."

    Steven Neggers, PTI Camp Install
  • “Very good instructor, knows what he is talking about and has great examples and easy to listen to. Course was very informative and I really appreciated it.”

    Chris Laberge, Cariboo Pulp & Paper
  • “Very informative, good layout and good presentation. Very impressed with the course, and the instructor. I would highly recommend it.”

    Chance Obrigewitch, Enbridge Pipelines
  • “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 course material covered all aspects of Arc Flash and High Voltage Safety as was expected.”

    Bob Nalleweg, Victoria Airport Authority
  • "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
  • The instructor Ross Dion was very well spoken and knowledgeable. I would strongly recommend this course."

    Tyler Smith, Techmation Electric & Controls
  • “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
  • “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
  • "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
  • “Instructor was very engaging and energetic, and made the course quite enjoyable. Course was very thorough.”

    Rob Shaw, Panolam Industries
  • “The course was very good. Much appreciated. The power point is in the manual which is great.”

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

    Derich Seidl, Ace Instruments Ltd.
  • "The course was very 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
  • “This was an informative session giving knowledge and requirements to make work habits safer and more efficient.”

    Justin Rohmann, Peace Valley OSB
  • “I found the course very good, there was more emphasis on overall High Voltage Safety than just Arc Flash and for me that was more of what I needed.”

    Zach Price, Canexus Chemicals Corp.
  • “Excellent presentation and was very informative. The presentation and explanation was very good.”

    Anupriya Nirmal, Littlefuse Startco
  • “The instructor, Ed Rideout was excellent, very easygoing and very knowledgeable. I had fun in the class and learnt a lot. I will definitely take more precautions and will be more aware of the dangers and hazards.”

    Marco Carello, Saipem
  • “Excellent course, great refresher. It’s nice to go over stuff to get out of being complacent in the everyday jobs that we do.”

    Lora Cardinal, Syncrude Canada
  • “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
  • “The course was very good, interesting and useful in my work environment. I would recommend it to anyone.”

    David Hickle, Prairie Mines & Royalty
  • “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
  • “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
  • "This was an excellent course. I found it very useful for my daily tasks."

    Ryan Pozzi, Syncrude
  • “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
  • “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
  • “All good theory and hands on training. Good info on PPE.”

    Ron Komadina, Ridley Terminals Inc.
  • "Awesome course! Great information given to us and real life situations. Would definitely recommend this course."

    Sean McLennan, Pretium Resources
  • "Course material was very relevant. Information was very valuable and all participants commented on the value of information received. I believe arc flash is underestimated across the trade and more needs to be done to make all workers aware of the dangers of arc flash. The instructor was committed to...

    Nick Maceachern, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
  • “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
  • “Very good course, I got everything I was hoping for and more out of my 2 days.”

    Deland Okell, Koch Fertilizer Canada ULC
  • “This was the best class I have taken in my career.”

    Shaun Jones, Enbridge Pipelines
  • "This course was interesting, informative and a great way to learn the safety of working near High Voltage Systems."

    Roderick Lavers, Syncrude
  • “This was the best class I have taken so far.”

    Troy McLeod, Enbridge Pipelines
  • “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
  • “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
  • “This was a great course that put everything into perspective. A lot of the topics discussed are items we are generally aware of but are underestimated in the industry. The instructor was great and put a lot of effort to tailor the course to our specific job/location.”

    Garrett Webster, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
  • “I felt that the course was very informative and was delivered well and the content was very useful and thorough. I have taken an arc flash high voltage safety course in the past and I feel that I have learnt more from this course. The instructor was relatable and able to hold interest throughout the...

    Kirk Williams, National Research Council Canada
  • “Overall, this was a good course. The practical exercises were a good feature and helped validate the understanding of concepts.”

    Todd Hustrulid, Husky Energy
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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