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.

Unfortunately, this course does not currently have any upcoming dates.
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  • Taite Forshner, Centerra Gold
    It was a nice and straight forward course. The video call was better than expected.
  • Mike Stanley, Centerra gold
    The course was very informative and well taught. It will help immensely performing lockouts in the future.
  • 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...
  • Erica Selzler, Canadian Coast Guard
    "Powerful stories and videos on the power of electricity and a reminder to always be aware."
  • Josh Hayter, Canadian Coast Guard
    "The instructor provided all information clearly and answered extra questions. This was a very educational course and worthwhile."

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
  • Joe Kiceniuk

    Years of Experience
    53

    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...

     
    • Mario Vargas, Bradken
      "Joe was very knowledgeable about all of the different questions that were asked. He was a very good teacher/instructor."
    • Kevin Boyle, Agrium
      Instructor was knowledgeable and experienced which was beneficial to relating real world applications. Instructor’s character was good to work with.
    • Dustin Yarosh, Imperial Oil ltd.
      "I thought the instructor, Joe Kiceniuk was well informed, experienced and an excellent teacher."
    See Joe Kiceniuk CV
  • Peter Waugh

    Years of Experience
    42

    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."
    • Wes Palmer, Pretium Resources
      "Peter was very knowledgeable and explained things with precision and confidence."
    See Peter Waugh CV
  • Dave Smith

    Years of Experience
    46

    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...

    • Matt Legge, Syncrude Canada
      Dave is very knowledgeable. He has interesting stories and gets the information through to you very easily.
    • Taylor Lush, Syncrude Canada
      "I thought Dave did a very good job of presenting the course material. He was also very thorough."
    • 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
  • Dave Neal

    Years of Experience
    48

    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...

    • 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.”
    • Abe Abernethy, SMS Equipment
      "Dave Neal was an awesome instructor. He was very personable, friendly and engaging. I really enjoyed the 2 days training with him and I learnt a lot of valuable information from him. I would like to see Dave come back for some hands on training in the future, if possible."
    • Tim Warren, Canexus Chemicals Corp.
      “Dave Neal had an extremely good way of making the material easy to understand. His work experience made him extremely credible.”
    See Dave Neal CV
  • Edward Rideout

    Years of Experience
    52

    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...

    • Garry Tompkins, Suncor
      "Ed Rideout is a very good instructor. He has a great knowledge in the electrical field and teaches in a very interesting way. You feel like you are part of the team. Thanks Ed."
    • Mark Anderson, TransCanada Pipelines
      "I think the instructor was good because he realized that in our field of work we do not use a lot of the big breakers and racking etc. He geared the course with that in mind. Also, incorporated real life events because he had done the work before not just read it in a training manual."
    • Terry Hilchey, Halifax Stanfield International Airport
      "Ed, the knowledge you shared was definitely an asset. The course was more enjoyable."
    See Edward Rideout CV
  • Jim Roberts

    Years of Experience
    41

    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...

    • Mario DiDonato, SofSurfaces
      Good information for getting a good base knowledge of arc flash and hazards.
    • Paul Steinkey, Daam Galvanizing Ltd.
      “Jim was very knowledgeable with course material. He would also answer questions that were outside of the course and pertained to our own jobs. He engaged all of us at the beginning and said, "No question was a stupid question." Thanks Jim.”
    • Richards Rogers, Daam Galvanizing
      "Jim was a very good teacher, super knowledgeable and patient. He did not cut corners and took the time to make sure everyone was 100% on topic."
    See Jim Roberts CV
  • It was a nice and straight forward course. The video call was better than expected.

    Taite Forshner, Centerra Gold
  • The course was very informative and well taught. It will help immensely performing lockouts in the future.

    Mike Stanley, 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
  • "Powerful stories and videos on the power of electricity and a reminder to always be aware."

    Erica Selzler, 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

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