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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.

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  • Erica Selzler, Canadian Coast Guard
    "Powerful stories and videos on the power of electricity and a reminder to always be aware."
  • Mike Stanley, Centerra gold
    The course was very informative and well taught. It will help immensely performing lockouts in the future.
  • Josh Hayter, Canadian Coast Guard
    "The instructor provided all information clearly and answered extra questions. This was a very educational course and worthwhile."
  • Kyle Baker, Canadian Coast Guard
    It gave me a good base of knowledge to use going forward in my work.
  • Amanda Isaac, Centerra Gold
    The course was easy to learn and understand and was well organized.

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
  • Daniel Chartier

    Years of Experience
    33

    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...

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    • Jean-Marc Dallaire, Broder Electric
      Daniel was very thorough with the course material. He was also good about answering questions during the course.
    • Chris Hantzakos, Total Power Limited
      Daniel is a great teacher and knows how to make an interesting presentation.
    • Luke Gledhill, Porocel of Canada
      Daniel adequately covers the material and does so in an engaging manner.
    See Daniel Chartier CV
  • Doug Baker

    Years of Experience
    48

    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...

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    • Shane Robinson, Pembina
      Doug was very knowledgeable. He was able to explain situations and give real life examples to us. He was very good at making sure the class was kept engaged and helped us better understand.
    • Zayn Haque, Littelfuse Startco
      Doug was a great instructor. His experience in the field provides a wealth of knowledge and examples that made the course very engaging and enjoyable. He ran the course very efficiently.
    • Darren Gelineau, International Paper Company
      Doug had lots of hands-on experience in the field and was able to teach us tough examples that way.
    See Doug Baker CV
  • Paul Sherwood

    Years of Experience
    47

    44 years as an Industrial Maintenance Electrician in the U.K. And CanadaExperience in the engineering and manufacturing industries maintaining a wide variety of electrical equipmentWorked primarily in the Potash mining industry in Saskatchewan (32 years) At Potash held various roles, worked underground maintaining Electrical systems and equipment.Mill maintenance Electrician working on high, medium...

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    • Spring Wiebe, Imperial Metals
      Paul was a well-spoken instructor who also took the time to explain everything in great detail, as the class participants weren't electricians.
    • Brandon Kyle Wijma, Mueller Electric Div II LTD
      Paul did an amazing job. On behalf of Mueller Electric, I would like to thank him for answering all our questions and having the knowledge to teach all of us in a professional manner.
    • Steven Plett, 3M Canada
      Paul was knowledgeable in electrical safety and brought some real-world experience to the course
    See Paul Sherwood CV
  • Norm Jewitt

    Years of Experience
    39

    He began his career in the electrical trade by engaging in construction activities at a potash mine located west of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Since then, he has accumulated experience in various facets of the electrical trade, including construction, commissioning, and maintenance.Norm has contributed his skills to the commercial, industrial, and mining sectors. Additionally, he successfully managed...

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    • Brad Schaitel, CBO
      Norm is knowledgeable about CSA standards and examples of electrical safety and previous problems.
    • Robert Mitchell, Inter Pipeline
      Norm was excellent. He taught well and has great experience with this training. He answered all my questions and was able to help with my lab related issues.
    • Doug Power, ChampionX
      Norm was personable and relatable to real life scenarios. He was patient and helpful to those who had struggle and helped along the way to keep everyone up to par.
    See Norm Jewitt CV
  • Wayne Jeffrey

    Years of Experience
    42

    Wayne brings 41 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 performing 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...

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    • Darryl Silakiewicz, Keyera
      Wayne did a great job of keeping the course flowing and the class engaged.
    • Ty Spooner, BluEarth Renewables
      Wayne is very knowledgeable. He is also very patient and helpful with making you understand the process and reasoning for planning and testing on electrical systems
    • Todd Bicklmeier, Canfor Pulp
      Wayne is very knowledgeable and provides a good learning environment.
    See Wayne Jeffrey CV
  • Dave Cox

    Years of Experience
    44

    Dave began his career in commercial high rises in Calgary. He then spent time working industrial oilfield maintenance electrical in Alberta followed by General Motors in Oshawa Ontario, Koch fertilizer and Husky Oil in Manitoba, Baffin Island at an iron ore mine and commissioning in the Alberta oildsands sector.Dave is also an avid whitewater rafting professional, and has served as a guide in Ontario...

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    • Ryan Taylor, Global Container Group
      I found Dave very calm, professional, and patient.
    • Bradley Clark, H&F Electrical Ltd.
      David was very knowledgeable about the course curriculum. He was very interactive with the class and continuously enticed people to ask questions or make any comments they may have.
    • Amendeep Rana, Global Container Group
      Dave was a great teacher. He had great communication with students and listened very well to what we had to say. He answered any questions we had. Very organized 10 out of 10, I definitely recommend him.
    See Dave Cox CV
  • Richard Stickel

    Years of Experience
    35

    Richard Stickel worked at the Canfor Taylor Pulp Mill for 33 years. He has worked in operations, electrical and industrial instrumentation maintenance, construction in the oil and gas field and airport electrical construction. He holds dual journeyman certification as an electrician as well as an instrument mechanic. He is a 4th class power engineer.As a technician Richard was involved with construction...

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    • Bryce Allin, West Fraser
      Richard was very informative, willing to answer questions and find any answers he didn't know.
    • Aaron Belanger, Syncrude
      Richard was very knowledgeable of the subject and provided personal experiences to back it up.
    • Dana Latsay, Enbridge Pipelines INC
      Richard was a very good instructor. He kept the course interesting and asked the class a lot of questions to engage us. Knowledgeable with good answers for questions the class had.
    See Richard Stickel CV
  • Peter Waugh

    Years of Experience
    45

    Peter Waugh brings 44 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...

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    • 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."
    • Chris Fox, Invista Canada
      Peter spoke very clearly and was very organized. He was able to answer my questions with great detail and was easy to understand.
    • Wes Palmer, Pretium Resources
      "Peter was very knowledgeable and explained things with precision and confidence."
    See Peter Waugh CV
  • Edward Rideout

    Years of Experience
    55

    Ed Rideout has been involved with the electrical field in many ways for nearly 54 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...

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    • Shawn McCarthy, Suncor
      "Ed Rideout did an excellent job at presenting the course material. He also took the time to help anyone that was having trouble. A 1 job!!"
    • Greg Brataschuk, Schulte Industries Ltd.
      "Excellent, Ed totally makes the course (PLC course) He makes the course very interesting. Thank You."
    • Jen Furrow, McCain Foods Canada
      “Ed was a great presenter! He was very knowledgeable and able to keep everyone’s attention, I really appreciated that.”
    See Edward Rideout CV
  • Dave Neal

    Years of Experience
    51

    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...

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    • 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!”
    • Pete Brailsford, Panolam Surface Systems
      “Dave Neal is very thorough and knowledgeable.”
    • Bero Balaban, Nortown Electrical Contractors
      “This course was very informative. Dave Neal made it very interesting and interactive. Stressed the importance on how to avoid arc flash and what was needed to survive an arc flash. He did a great job.”
    See Dave Neal CV
  • Jim Roberts

    Years of Experience
    44

    Jim Roberts brings over 43 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...

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    • Salman Afzal, Syncrude Canada
      “Jim Roberts is a really good instructor; he explained everything in detail and explained the hazards of switching electrical equipment. He has shown us the safest way of switching and what to look for when switching. I would recommend Jim because he is experienced and very safe and he knows the stuff...
    • Garrison Supplee, Cummins
      Jim thoroughly delivered the information in a cheerful upbeat manner that made the 2-day course enjoyable and move quickly.
    • Mike Klamann, Toronto Transit Commission
      “I felt like I knew the instructor, Jim Roberts; he was really friendly.”
    See Jim Roberts CV
  • 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
  • "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
  • "The instructor provided all information clearly and answered extra questions. This was a very educational course and worthwhile."

    Josh Hayter, Canadian Coast Guard
  • It gave me a good base of knowledge to use going forward in my work.

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

    Amanda Isaac, Centerra Gold

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