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This one-day course is designed for non-electrical workers requiring certification in the Workplace Electrical Safety standards, CSA Z462-21 and NFPA 70E-21.

Other trades and operators do not repair electrical systems but they do operate them, continuously work around electrical equipment and often will work in conjunction with an electrician. In all of these instances, the standards are very clear; workers must be trained, qualified and certified for the tasks that they are doing.

The successful participant will gain a solid understanding of hazards encountered while operating or working around low voltage electrical installations including a full understanding of the arc hazard standard, appropriate PPE selection and safe work procedures. They will also be able to identify electrical equipment misoperation and signs of impending electrical failures.

This is a very practical course with many examples of low voltage accidents ensuring maximum buy in from every student and conformance to company safe work procedures and industry safe work practices contributing to a safer workplace with both less risky behaviour and reduced downtime.

This course is taught by certified electrical professionals with decades of hands-on field experience and solid credentials as professional adult learning instructors. This program includes professionally designed slides, videos, extensive use of case studies and hands-on demonstrations of common electrical problems. This program 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: Non Electrical Workers whose daily activities involve the operation of industrial power systems.

Unfortunately, this course does not currently have any upcoming dates.
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  • Josh Hayter, Canadian Coast Guard
    "The instructor provided all information clearly and answered extra questions. This was a very educational course and worthwhile."
  • Amanda Isaac, Centerra Gold
    The course was easy to learn and understand and was well organized.
  • David Wilson, Canadian Coast Guard
    "Instructors knowledge and experience was excellent. From the information provided it became clear that we should not be working on the 40 year old switchgear, this should be left to the electrical specialists rather than the electronic specialists. We did routine charging of the switchgear as a convenience...
  • Kyle Baker, Canadian Coast Guard
    It gave me a good base of knowledge to use going forward in my work.
  • Erica Selzler, Canadian Coast Guard
    "Powerful stories and videos on the power of electricity and a reminder to always be aware."

Course topics

I. ELECTRICAL ACCIDENTS

Objective:

II. PREVENTING ACCIDENTS

Objective:

III. UNDERSTANDING ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

Objective:

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I. ELECTRICAL ACCIDENTS

Objective:

  • Electrocution
  • Arc Flash
  • Arc Blast
  • Protection

II. PREVENTING ACCIDENTS

Objective:

  • Human Actions
  • Government Actions
  • Maintaining a Legally Defensible Position

III. UNDERSTANDING ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

Objective:

  • Electrical Basics
  • Electrical Circuit Components
  • Electrical Circuit Operation

IV. ARC FLASH MITIGATION

Objective:

  • Distance
  • Current
  • Time
  • PPE
  • Safe Work Practices

V. WORKING WITH ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

Objective:

  • DC Equipment
  • Portable Equipment
  • Fixed Equipment
  • Hazard Analysis
  • Shock Protection
  • Flash Protection
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Dave Smith

    Years of Experience
    47

    Dave Smith has been an Industrial Maintenance Electrician since 1975. He has taught maintenance, troubleshooting and safety courses to thousands of electricians in mines, mills, refineries, factories, plants, power stations and offshore platforms throughout North America and the Middle East. Dave is a hands-on guy and teaches from a field perspective with his intended audience being his utmost concern...

    • John Newman, Syncrude Canada
      "Dave is very well versed in all aspects of the electrical field."
    • Jeff Wood, Nabors Drilling Ltd.
      "The instructor, Dave Smith was very informed about the material he was providing. He delivered his instruction with precision and clarity. I'm walking away from the Arc Flash Low Voltage Safety Course with a healthier respect for arc flashing and associated risks."
    • Jeff Simmons, Syncrude Canada
      "Dave did a good job during the presentation, stopping to talk about each area of discussion to make sure we understood everything."
    See Dave Smith CV
  • Peter Waugh

    Years of Experience
    43

    Peter Waugh brings 43 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...

     
    • Jarod Hubert, Mount Milligan
      Peter did a great job teaching this course. He was very clear and thorough in explaining everything.
    • Darren Storm, Pretium Resources
      "The course was very informative and it has opened our eyes to the potential hazards we work with on a day to day basis. Peter was a extremely knowledgeable."
    • 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."
    See Peter Waugh CV
  • Daniel Chartier

    Years of Experience
    31

    Daniel Chartier travaille comme ingénieur électrique depuis près de 30 ans, et est spécialisé en automatisation et contrôles. Il a travaillé dans des fonderies d'aluminium et les mines, dans l'emballage, les stations de pompage et dans la construction d'usines thermiques (District Cooling) au cours des ans. Il a été responsable du développement de formations de sécurité dans...

     
    • Gene Wallis, Enbridge
      Daniel was great, very informative, and I appreciated all the real-world applications he took us through.
    • Cameron Dennis, Capital Power Corperation
      Daniel was an excellent instructor and knew what things to go into more detail about.
    • Billy Grigo, NorSask Forest Products
      Daniel was a good instructor. I found his anecdotes helpful in understanding the significance of the dangers of arc flash.
    See Daniel Chartier CV
  • Doug Baker

    Years of Experience
    46

    Doug brings over forty five years experience in the electrical industry, working for utility, utility contractors, engineering firm, and educational institute. Most recently finishing a career at NAIT as an instructor/academic chair (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology) in Power Lineman, Power System Electrician, Electrician and Electrical Engineering Technology programs. He has constructed and...

     
    • Dave D'haese, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
      Doug is very educated as well as experienced.
    • Kevin Reid, West Fraser
      Doug did a fantastic job and explained all material as required. Very helpful and answered all questions.
    • Roger Gallenero, Aquatera Utilities Inc.
      Doug is a very smart and professional instructor. He was knowledgeable on the subject matter.
    See Doug Baker CV
  • Wayne Jeffrey

    Years of Experience
    40

    Wayne brings 39 years of experience in the electrical and instrumentation industry. He is a master electrician and a journeyman instrument mechanic. He started in the early 80’s with a petroleum company in the Lloydminster area preforming maintenance duties. He then started and ran his own contracting company for 15 yrs. in Lloydminster. After he sold the company, he started working with a local...

     
    • Johnathan Gamble, Total Power
      Wayne did an awesome job making everything easy to understand, as the knowledge level for guys on the course varied greatly.
    • Brett Fisher, MTM Mine
      I personally liked Wayne as an instructor. He had lots of information and went over all the details with us. He answered any questions we had right away and made it make sense.
    • Jeffrey Farrell, Canfor Pulp
      Wayne was well educated on the course material. He spoke clearly and responded well to student feedback.
    See Wayne Jeffrey CV
  • Dave Neal

    Years of Experience
    49

    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...

    • Kenneth Preston, Daishowa-Marubeni
      “Dave did a great job, he knew his material and related it to scenarios that applied to our plant. Great job!”
    • Florian Constantine, Martinrea Automotive Systems Canada Ltd.
      First of all thanks for sending Dave Neal . He is well versed with subject and kept going 8 hours. All the participants (many are not electricians) were completely glued to the subject and the training. It is indeed a good eye opener for many of us. Dave you are really good in what you are doing : Training...
    • Lance Fleming, Alliance Energy
      “The instructor was very knowledgeable in the material presented and was very willing to answer any questions.”
    See Dave Neal CV
  • Edward Rideout

    Years of Experience
    53

    Ed Rideout has been involved with the electrical field in many ways for nearly 52 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...

    • John Young, Greyrock Mining
      "Ed was an excellent instructor that kept all participants involved and interested. Ed is a very knowledgeable instructor who really knew his stuff. He was a joy to be taught by."
    • 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."
    • 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."
    See Edward Rideout CV
  • Jim Roberts

    Years of Experience
    42

    Jim Roberts brings over 41 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...

    • Colin Aucoin, Blu Earth Renewables
      Jim is a fantastic instructor. He is very knowledgeable and provides practical examples that make the material easier to understand
    • Mike Tomassetti, Toronto Transit Commission
      “Jim is great at his job and has taught me a lot of information on high voltage safety.”
    • 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.
    See Jim Roberts CV
  • Tim Dacey

    Years of Experience
    40

    Tim brings 39 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...

     
    • Philip Friesen, Capital Power
      Tim was easy to listen to, and he had lots of real-world experience with arc flash safety.
    • Mitch Gunter, DND Trenton
      The instructor was very well-spoken. Gave lots of examples from the wide range of experience he has had. He took the time to make sure everyone was on track and understanding what we were doing.
    • Scott Kelly, KLTP
      He was a great teacher. He communicated clearly and instructed us well in our class.
    See Tim Dacey CV
  • "The instructor provided all information clearly and answered extra questions. This was a very educational course and worthwhile."

    Josh Hayter, Canadian Coast Guard
  • The course was easy to learn and understand and was well organized.

    Amanda Isaac, Centerra Gold
  • "Instructors knowledge and experience was excellent. From the information provided it became clear that we should not be working on the 40 year old switchgear, this should be left to the electrical specialists rather than the electronic specialists. We did routine charging of the switchgear as a convenience...

    David Wilson, Canadian Coast Guard
  • The course was very informative and well taught. It will help immensely performing lockouts in the future.

    Mike Stanley, Centerra gold
  • It gave me a good base of knowledge to use going forward in my work.

    Kyle Baker, Canadian Coast Guard
  • I learned a lot of relevant information regarding low voltage equipment, arc flashing, and required PPE.

    David Lockwood, Halton Region
  • "Powerful stories and videos on the power of electricity and a reminder to always be aware."

    Erica Selzler, Canadian Coast Guard
  • It was a nice and straight forward course. The video call was better than expected.

    Taite Forshner, Centerra Gold

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