Arc Flash & Low Voltage Safety for Operators - 1 day course
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This one-day course is designed for non-electrical workers requiring certification in the Workplace Electrical Safety standards, CSA Z462-18 and NFPA 70E.

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.

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  • 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...
  • Josh Hayter, Canadian Coast Guard
    "The instructor provided all information clearly and answered extra questions. This was a very educational course and worthwhile."
  • 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
    44

    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...

    • 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."
    • Abdullahi Ali, Syncrude Canada
      "Dave is very experienced, interesting, friendly and most of all a very engaging instructor."
    • Jody Payne, Canrig
      "I was impressed by the instructor, Dave's straight forward "down to earth" teaching style. He was able to keep the room attentive and involved. The training is essential for any employee working with or around any electrical equipment."
    See Dave Smith CV
  • Peter Waugh

    Years of Experience
    40

    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 informative and eager to help with any questions we had."
    • 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."
    • 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."
    See Peter Waugh CV
  • Joe Kiceniuk

    Years of Experience
    51

    Joe Kiceniuk was educated at University of Alberta and University of British Columbia and has technical training in electronics with over 40 years experience in electronic circuit construction, troubleshooting and service. Joe has a working knowledge of multiple programming languages and extensive experience with quality control in analytical systems. He has designed and built equipment and is the...

     
    • Morgan Kadachuk, Cameco – Cigar Lake
      “This course was beneficial, helps you to try approach troubleshooting in a more efficient and quicker way. I really enjoyed the timing relay CCT. It helped me to narrow down a fault and write down what I did to help me finish my CCT fault. Thank you, Joe Kiceniuk”
    • Jeff Ferns, TransCanada Pipelines
      Joe Kiceniuk is a very good, easy going and very smart instructor. I had fun, thanks for the course Canada Training Group.
    • Martin Fleming, Irving Tissue
      “Course was beneficial in that it shows if you take a complex problem and break it down, document the information you have and come up with a plan it makes troubleshooting the problem easier. Instructor, Joe Kiceniuk was knowledgeable and conveyed the intent of the course.”
    See Joe Kiceniuk CV
  • Dave Neal

    Years of Experience
    46

    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 Jablonicky, TransAlta
      “I found Dave Neal to be very professional and informative. His approach to teaching was refreshing yet direct to the point. He brought on new videos, new viewpoints in the way we do our jobs and how we look at pre-job safety. Very well done. We look forward to seeing Dave again in three years.”
    • Joe Fiorini, Panolam Industries
      “The instructor, Dave Neal was very knowledgeable about what he was teaching in the course. If my coworkers were unsure of anything taught in the course he would explain it and also had a knowledgeable answer for what was being asked. The course was explained and taught well also. Thanks Dave!”
    • Dan Stairs, Finning Canada
      “Dave was concise about the topics covered in class, kept it interesting by giving real world examples. His years of experience showed in his responses to non-course related questions and discussions. Excellent instructor.”
    See Dave Neal CV
  • Edward Rideout

    Years of Experience
    50

    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...

    • Emma Suchan, Mosaic Potash
      “Ed is a wonderful instructor. Very knowledgeable and interesting. Excellent course, wish it was five days instead of four. Very relevant information and was very pleased with the testing labs, course.”
    • Rodney Pettigrew, Kramer Ltd.
      "Ed is very knowledgeable, helpful and accommodating. He made a challenging course very interesting."
    • Bryce Balciunas, Mosaic Potash
      “I thought Ed did a very good job explaining the course. He was very knowledgeable on what he was teaching us and answered any questions we had. The course had a good breakdown of theory in the classroom and hands on in the trailer.”
    See Edward Rideout CV
  • Jim Roberts

    Years of Experience
    39

    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 Zahra, Toronto Transit Commission
      “Good instructor, very knowledgeable.”
    • Terry Simpson, Department of National Defence, RPOPS Electrician
      “Jim Roberts is a knowledgeable instructor in this area of the trade. His course is a definite requirement.”
    See Jim Roberts CV
  • Fred Tanguay

    Years of Experience
    41

    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.”
    • Ramon V, Samco Machinery
      “Fred, the instructor, was very knowledgeable and practical, having been in the electrical industry for the majority of his career. So I learned a lot from his real experiences, and lessons learned, which added a lot of value to the standard curriculum.”
    See Fred Tanguay CV
  • "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 instructor provided all information clearly and answered extra questions. This was a very educational course and worthwhile."

    Josh Hayter, Canadian Coast Guard
  • "Powerful stories and videos on the power of electricity and a reminder to always be aware."

    Erica Selzler, Canadian Coast Guard

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