Arc Flash & Low Voltage Safety
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This one-day course is designed for workers responsible for electrical systems and needing certification in the CSA Z462-18 electrical safety standard. This standard covers safe work practices related to electrical dangers in the workplace. The successful participant will gain a solid understanding of hazards encountered while operating or maintaining electrical installations in the low voltage (below 750V) class including a full understanding of the arc hazard categorization, appropriate PPE selection and safe work procedure.

This course is taught by certified electrical professionals with decades of field experience and solid credentials as professional adult learning instructors. This program includes professionally designed slides, videos and extensive use of case studies. 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: Engineers, Electricians, Instrumentation Mechanics, Technicians, Managers & Safety Professionals

Next Arc Flash & Low Voltage Safety Courses
March 5 – 5, 2020 Kitchener, ON OR20044 $395.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
March 23 – 23, 2020 Trenton, ON OR20047 $395.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
March 23 – 23, 2020 Victoria, BC OR20099 $395.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
March 26 – 26, 2020 Ottawa, ON OR20063 $395.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
March 26 – 26, 2020 Kelowna, BC OR20101 $395.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
April 2 – 2, 2020 Charlottetown, PE OR20049 $395.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
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April 20 – 20, 2020 Fort St. John , BC OR20059 $395.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
April 23 – 23, 2020 Mississauga, ON OR20053 $395.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
April 23 – 23, 2020 Prince George, BC OR20061 $395.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
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  • Tom Watson, Gold Trail School Division #74
    “I personally believe that I have learned very valuable information that will save my life someday and/or save me from future bodily injury. The instructor, Dave Neal was very engaging and involved in his teachings. THIS IS THE BEST ARC FLASH training I have received.”
  • Fred Boldt, Renfrew Victoria Hospital
    "I enjoyed the course. The instructor, Ross Dion, was very knowledgeable and explained everything very well. Almost 85% of the course I was not aware of and I took home a lot of knowledge that I can use on the job and also relay to fellow electricians."
  • Henry Bartsch, Triple E Canada
    “The course was a real eye opener to what hazards we work with and around our daily lives. Have respect for electricity. I learned a lot.”
  • Craig Chapman, Fisheries & Oceans Canadian Coast Guard
    “The course was well presented. I appreciated the knowledge and experience of the instructor. Co-workers were fully engaged in discussions with the instructor.”
  • Shawn Chapchuk, West Fraser
    “This was a very good course. It was informative and easy to listen to, made me understand the potential and danger of an Arc Flash.”

Course topics

I. ELECTRICAL ACCIDENTS

Objective: Realize the damage electrical accidents can cause to the human body and understand the basic principles of safety!

II. RESPONSIBILITIES

Objective: Recognize workplace law requirements and how to meet them.

III. ARC FLASH MITIGATION

Objective: Apply various mitigation strategies at a corporate and personal level.

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I. ELECTRICAL ACCIDENTS

Objective: Realize the damage electrical accidents can cause to the human body and understand the basic principles of safety!

  • Electrocution
  • Arc Flash
  • Arc Blast
  • Protection

II. RESPONSIBILITIES

Objective: Recognize workplace law requirements and how to meet them.

  • Managers and Supervisors
  • Workers
  • Federal Legislation
  • Maintaining a Defensible Position

III. ARC FLASH MITIGATION

Objective: Apply various mitigation strategies at a corporate and personal level.

  • Distance
  • Current
  • Time
  • PPE
  • Job Hazard Analysis
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Safe Work Practices

IV. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICAL SAFETY-RELATED WORK PRACTICES

Objective: Ensure corporate compliance with CSA Z462.

  • Responsibilities
  • Training Requirements
  • Electrical Safety Program

V. WORK ON OUR NEAR LIVE PARTS

Objective: Conduct daily work in accordance with CSA Z462.

  • Justification for Work
  • Energized Electrical Work Permit
  • Hazard Analysis
  • Approach Boundaries To Live Parts
  • Shock Protection
  • Flash Protection
  • Personal Protection Equipment

VI. ESTABLISHING AN ELECTRICALLY SAFE WORK CONDITION

Objective: Fulfill the ESWC requirements of CSA Z462.

  • Process of Achieving an ESWC
  • Working on or New De-Energized, LOTO Equipment
  • Temporary Protective Grounding Equipment

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  • Dave Smith

    Years of Experience
    45

    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."
    • Taylor Lush, Syncrude Canada
      "I thought Dave did a very good job of presenting the course material. He was also very thorough."
    • Blaine Larson, Husky Energy
      "Dave is easy to understand and can take the heckling from guys trying to argue. Very knowledgeable about the curriculum and technical aspects of CSA Z462."
    See Dave Smith CV
  • 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 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."
    • 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."
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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...

    • Rob Hunter, Inter Pipeline Ltd.
      “I think Dave Neal was very knowledgeable in the topic with a good background. He also used a lot of real life examples when talking about a lot of the course info.”
    • Mike Gavros, Nortown Electrical Contractors
      “Dave was very informative in this course. He used his knowledge and real life experiences to help us understand the importance of Arc Flash training and PPE.”
    • Mike Cigan, PCL Energy
      “Dave was a very knowledgeable and experienced instructor with a great sense of humor to make the course material easy to learn.”
    See Dave Neal CV
  • 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...

    • Landon Pruys, Barrick – Williams Operating Corporation
      “The instructor, Ed, was very helpful in this course. He showed patience and did not single anyone out, which was nice. I would recommend this course to others. It lets you analyze and think rather than rush and guess. Hands on troubleshooting was helpful, and it makes it easier to retain information...
    • Bryce Balciunas, Mosaic Potash
      “I thought the instructor Ed did a very good job explaining the course. The instructor 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.”
    • 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...
    See Edward Rideout CV
  • Jim Roberts

    Years of Experience
    40

    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...

    • Bernice O'Neil, Lambton Kent DSB
      Excellent course, full of need to know current info.
    • Mike Zahra, Toronto Transit Commission
      “Good instructor, very knowledgeable.”
    • Connie Oglivie, Lambton Kent DSB
      Good course, good resource materials, valuable networking.
    See Jim Roberts CV
  • Fred Tanguay

    Years of Experience
    42

    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...

    • Colin Pevie, Syncrude Canada
      “Fred is awesome, good natured and very knowledgeable.”
    • Ryan Bell, Renewable Energy Corp
      “Fred was very, very involved in the industry and his experience shone through throughout the class. I've already recommended it to others.”
    • Gerry Favis, Suncor Energy
      “Fred is an excellent instructor, very knowledgeable with many years of experience. He took the time to explain in details and made sure that we understand everything. ”
    See Fred Tanguay CV
  • Alain Tremblay

    Years of Experience
    53

    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...

     
    See Alain Tremblay CV
  • Terry Yonkheym

    Years of Experience
    58

    Terry Yonkheym brings over 28 years experience in training and practical electrical maintenance to Canada Training Group's electrical, safety and high voltage programs. Terry's extensive service record for Ontario Hydro began as a Power Maintenance Electrician Apprentice, progressing through attaining the Inter-Provincial Construction and Maintenance Electrician's license, Journeyperson status and...

    • Karalee Krekoski, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
      “Terry Yonkheym is knowledgeable, personable and well spoken. It was a pleasure to be in his class.”
    • Teuvo Tuohimaa, Technical Director, General Electric
      "Excellent Presentation"
    • Mark Clouthier, Ridley Terminals Inc.
      “I found Terry very informative on course information. Kept me interested to want to listen. Questions, he had answers for. Excellent instructor.”
    See Terry Yonkheym CV
  • "The instructor, Dave Neal was very knowledgeable and thorough with the explanation of the material. Everything was understood and all questions were answered. Very good and definitely recommend to other companies.

    Harley Spence, Alberta Plywood
  • "This course was very informative. I learned many things that apply to me on a daily basis. It may even save my life."

    Jessie Todd, Canrig Canada
  • “The instructor and course were both very informative and clearly presented. There is more than enough knowledge to be gained from the course to complete the work that the training is for safely.”

    Shane Pretzer, PCL Energy
  • “Excellent, informative, challenging, relative, and exceptional.”

    Keith Kryviak, CDN Controls Ltd
  • “This course makes me aware how serious arc flash is in any trade and very fortunate to have the course presented in the manner of a simple understandable way for my learning habits.”

    Michael Herbertz, Highway Technology
  • “I really enjoyed the course material. I feel like I have learnt a lot that can be brought back and applied to my daily work routine. The videos and stories from the instructor were great.”

    Dave Maczko, Lanxess
  • “The course was very intuitive to the possible electrical failures that can occur on the job; how to eliminate possible hazards through proper assessments and PPE. Take care of number one, yourself first and trust no one. The instructor was very thorough with the material, he did a good job.”

    Robert Moroccio, Nortwon Electrical Contractors
  • “Very good course to keep me informed of proper ways to work in the electrical field.” Kristen Woitas, Apperley Electric

    Kristen Woitas, Apperley Electric
  • “I personally believe that I have learned very valuable information that will save my life someday and/or save me from future bodily injury. The instructor, Dave Neal was very engaging and involved in his teachings. THIS IS THE BEST ARC FLASH training I have received.”

    Tom Watson, Gold Trail School Division #74
  • "The course as well as the instructor, Dave Smith was fantastic. It opened my eyes to electrical safety and will vastly impact my actions when dealing with electricity in the future."

    Bryar Cholewa, City of Lloydminster
  • “He is very knowledgeable and explains things perfectly. I've learned that when I'm working on any electrical to make sure it's safe and always wear PPE, if required. Always use common sense.”

    Henry Friesen, Triple E Canada
  • “Very clear and good knowledge on practices and what can happen if no care is taken.”

    Kyle R, Frontier Power Products
  • “This course gave me a much greater respect of the dangers of working on live equipment. The instructor; Ross Dion is very experienced in his electrical background and made the course very interesting. It reinforced my resolve to stay away from High Voltage.”

    Terrance Ryan, PTI Group
  • “Great attitude, hard-hitting slides, useful information, willing to step up and answer questions, and very helpful.”

    Kyle Bell, Dana Holding Corp
  • “Very informative and well presented. I'd recommend it to anybody who works around electricity.”

    Jim Nolin, Canadian Coast Guard
  • “The instructor is very knowledgeable to this subject matter. He shares his experience and I find it very useful for my daily job. I learnt a lot from this course that I could carry on for the rest of my electrical career. Well done and a big thanks.”

    Thaddeus Pasco, Martinrea Automotive Systems
  • “This is a great course that I should have taken 14 years ago. I hope to create and support greater awareness of electrical issues on our own plant site. Thank You”

    Paul Busch, Pembina Pipeline
  • “Excellent instructor, great training for all my coworkers.”

    Michael Kehoe, Canadian Coast Guard
  • “Absolutely great course, instructor was great and he taught me about what arc flashes are and how to protect myself and how to prevent arc flash.”

    Aaron Budjak, Pembina Pipelines
  • “This was a very informative training course. The instructor did an excellent job conveying all course information as well as relating to “real world” examples. I would highly recommend to anyone in the field.”

    Dave Moon, Central Machine & Marine Inc.
  • The instructor, Ed Rideout was very knowledgeable, and presented the course material very well. He had the students involved and encouraged questions. I found the course material for the most part to be very interesting and will be helpful to me in my day to day work. I would recommend this course to...

    Ken Power, The Co-Operators
  • I found that the course was very informative and interesting. I learnt a lot about the potential dangers involved with the electrical side of the work environment that myself and co-workers are around every day on a daily basis.”

    Martin DesRoches, Pembina Pipelines
  • “Very educational, tons of experience and answered all questions. As an apprentice, I found this very helpful.”

    Dave Mattinson, PepsiCo Beverages Canada
  • “I thought the instructor was very good, he was funny and kept things interesting. The course was an eye opener that I think we all needed with very important stuff to get you thinking. I think everyone enjoyed it.”

    Dean Knight, Middlesex Hospital Alliance
  • "I gained a lot of information about the equipment that we need in order to work safe. I learnt about different ways to prepare for electrical jobs (ie: informing someone what to do if you get into trouble and also to know your surroundings)"

    Glenn McInnis, Master-Packaging Inc.
  • “Very knowledgeable and I have taken away a lot of useful information that I will use at work.”

    Ian Witruk, Town of Whitby
  • “The course was very informative, I learnt quite a bit about arc flash, the safety gear involved and the proper procedures involved. The instructor was great and made the material entertaining as well as educational.”

    Justin Pyper, Prodigy Tech Group Inc.
  • "I thought this was a great course. Ed Rideout was very thorough and knowledgeable. This was my first Arc Flash training in approximately 15 years in the trade and this was great to have obtained this knowledge. I would recommend this course to anyone. Thanks."

    Steven Clarke, Halifax International Airport
  • "This was a good reminder of how quickly accidents can happen and how important it is wearing PPE when performing electrical tasks."

    Dave Papetti, SNC Lavalin O & M
  • “I feel like it was a great refresher of electrical safety basics and a lot of new, useful information provided. Definitely feel more comfortable about working around different voltages in the future.”

    Mike Cigan, PCL Energy
  • "Good visual presentation with lots of pictures and videos of what arc flash can actually cause. Definitely will raise awareness."

    Kevin Landry, RJV Gas Field Services - Scada
  • “I felt the course was very informative and contained lots of safety tips and visuals. Presentation by the instructor was outstanding, but some of the info was beyond the scope of what I felt an electrician should know. I learned some useful tips and it honed my safety awareness to perform my work...

    D Clements, DND
  • “The instructor interacted well with the group and was clear and knowledgeable with the course. I came out of the course with a better understanding of arc flash dangers and prevention.”

    Doug Robertson, West Fraser Lumber
  • "I enjoyed the course. The instructor, Ross Dion, was very knowledgeable and explained everything very well. Almost 85% of the course I was not aware of and I took home a lot of knowledge that I can use on the job and also relay to fellow electricians."

    Fred Boldt, Renfrew Victoria Hospital
  • “Good! This information will help us develop the arc flash program for our site.”

    Pat Pasanen, West Fraser
  • "Great course!! Lots of information that I can use on the job. It gave me a new perspective/respect for the type of work environment that I'm in everyday."

    Tony Beaver, Canrig Canada
  • “The instructor did a great job explaining the concepts and procedures throughout the course. I was interested and engaged throughout the course. I’m very satisfied and came away with a lot of knowledge.”

    Gurjit Dhaljwal, PCL Energy
  • “This course was very informative. It focuses a lot on safety work practices which is very valuable. The instructor was very knowledgeable and informative.”

    Tony DeViller, Department of National Defence
  • “Great course, great instructor, learned to respect electricity.”

    Ed Owen, LP Golden
  • “The course was well presented and very informative. The instructor was very knowledgeable and interesting.”

    Chad Smith, DND
  • “Great course, it opened my eyes to Electrical. Does not really apply to me all that much but enjoyed learning about the dangers I did not realize.”

    Rob Magee, Middlesex Hospital Alliance
  • “As a non-electrical worker in the field, I felt as though our instructor did a great job in making the concepts clear and easy to understand. I feel I have learnt from the course material and with this education I will be able to help keep our safety program up to date and also help workers in the...

    Jennifer Hoban, Prodigy Tech Group
  • "Very well presented course. As a non-electrician, I found it fairly straight forward. The instructor, Dave Neal brought personal experience into the mix, which improved the learning environment."

    Chris Bunting, PTI Group
  • “The instructor was very knowledgeable and related the subject material naturally and easily. He related the subject material to his past professional experience which greatly contributed to ease of learning and most likely retention.”

    Kevin Perley, Department of National Defence
  • “I got a lot out of your course because you put everyday situations into your presentations to explain certain situations that may be harder to see/grasp from technical point of views. Videos also leave a lasting impression.”

    Mandy Laidler, Lanxess
  • “Very helpful and well taught I stayed intrigued throughout the course. I will have some more ideas on being safe while I’m at the job site. The instructor was very knowledgeable with topics.”

    Ty Gullickson, CNRL
  • “Excellent instructor, good examples to explain concepts, excellent course knowledge, good practical experiences and lots of good practical knowledge to take home.”

    Mark Schweitzer, SNC Lavalin
  • “Arc flash training made me more aware of the hazards in my job. Good information, well presented and nobody fell asleep. Should be able to do my job more effectively and safely.”

    Ray Sander, LP Golden
  • "This course covered safety aspects for low voltage operations and dangers associated with electricity in general. The importance of safety equipment and apparel and the knowledge to know what a person is dealing with and necessary precautions required."

    Anthony Backs, TransCanada Gas Storage
  • “The point of electrical dangers was driven home.”

    Larry Fradette, SNC Lavalin
  • "This was an informative, relaxed course which welcomed questions, experiences and discussions on electrical dangers, work environments and solutions. The instructor Dave Neal is an excellent, experienced instructor with a complete program."

    Raymond Bryant, PTI Group
  • “Course instructor made it interactive and fun for non-electrical employees. He was well-informed with his information, and I left the course with what I intended to leave with.”

    Shawn Molnar, Grain Millers Canada
  • “This course gave good information about working safely around electrical equipment. The instructor was easy to listen to and I did not fall asleep. It was valuable information, which I will use.”

    Darren Groot, Pacific Bioenergy
  • “The instructor is very up to date on “arc flash”. The information was very interesting and most of all knowledgeable. I will be changing a few of my own procedures in the electrical field.”

    Andrew Wilkinson, Impact Energy Service
  • “Well spoken, extremely informative, kept everyone’s attention, answered questions well and made it easy to follow and understand.” The course had all information and then some that I expected. I feel a lot safer. Thanks!!”

    Briana Michalski, PCL Energy
  • “Probably the best training so far I have had.”

    Dragan Lucic, Phazer Electric
  • “An eye opener to the potential risk associated with electricity.”

    Clayton Reeve, Inter Pipeline Ltd.
  • “The instructor was very knowledgeable and able to answer any questions from the group. Very good learning and understanding was received by the group on a basic Arc Flash awareness. I think I will look closer at equipment and protecting myself before conducting work.”

    Derek Arberry, CNRL
  • “Very knowledgeable with lots of experience and examples. Kept the course interesting.”

    Edward, DND
  • Very informative and visual, made good use of videos to show examples of specific scenarios. A nice change from the follow along in your handbook type course.

    Jordi Soron, STS Tegg Services Inc.
  • " Course was very thorough and the instructor seemed very knowledgeable. I definitely know more about this now that I have taken this course."

    Jonathan MacDonald, Master Packaging
  • “Demonstrated excellent knowledge of safety, especially electrical. Was able to pass the knowledge on in an understandable manner.”

    Brian Thomas, Vari-Form Inc.
  • “The instructor, Ross Dion was knowledgeable and kept the class moving at a good pace with plenty of information. He touched on all expectations and was informed on new legislation and updates.”

    Perry Turton, Prairie North Health Region
  • “The instructor was great, very informative and thorough. I appreciate the information. The course material is great and I recommend myself and co-workers repeat this course yearly.”

    Jamie Clement, Tundra Process Solutions
  • "This course was very beneficial and certainly opened my eyes to all the dangers and hazards involved. It will certainly be beneficial when we complete a breaker change out at our facility. Very knowledgeable instructor, Ed Rideout who has seen a lot over the years."

    Kevin Barry, Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • “Good presentation. I gained a clearer understanding of the dangers working with electricity and the need to purchase the proper PPE for my job. This course showed me that the dangers are greater than I realized and will no longer be ignored.”

    Gary Nichols, CNRL
  • "It was an eye opener to see what could really happen in arc flashes and the injuries they cause and the little bit of a flash to cause serious injury. The instructor, Ed Rideout was great and to the point."

    Allan Brown, Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • “Excellent experience and knowledge. Backed up his ideas with real world, factual information. Presentation was something and easy to follow.”

    Jason Sparling, Manning Forest Products
  • “The course explained causes of arc flash and necessity of PPE and the instructor explained these effectively. Videos scared the crap out of me.”

    L Valente, Vari-Form Inc.
  • "This course gave me a very firm understanding of the hazards of electricity in regards to breakers and breaker boxes. It also gave me a better understanding of some of the PPE that you would be required to have when you work on or around this equipment. It was a good review of safety practices in regards...

    Rob Garez, Natural Resources Canada
  • "Excellent information!! There was a lot of information that I was not aware of. This will be helpful to me going forward as we develop our own Safe Work Procedures."

    David Payne, Waterous Power systems
  • “The course was a real eye opener to what hazards we work with and around our daily lives. Have respect for electricity. I learned a lot.”

    Henry Bartsch, Triple E Canada
  • “The instructor is well prepared and material he presented was organized. This course educated us a lot about arc flash effects. Thanks”

    Kais Abdulmawjood, Texas A&M University
  • “The course was well presented. I appreciated the knowledge and experience of the instructor. Co-workers were fully engaged in discussions with the instructor.”

    Craig Chapman, Fisheries & Oceans Canadian Coast Guard
  • “The course was enlightening to me. It gave me food for thought and a new view of hazards and risks in the safe use of electricity. The instructor, Ross Dion kept the class moving, no dull moments and a good level of assistance to me, as I’m not a trained electrician.”

    Irv Slager, Tenaris
  • "This course opened my eyes up on many topics. The concentration needed to perform troubleshooting. One job, one thought. Know what you need to expect when troubleshooting/testing."

    Will J, Ainsworth
  • “Great knowledge, easy to speak with, opened my eyes to new and proper procedures.”

    Jeremy Benns, Weetabix of Canada
  • “The instructor was excellent at both presently information and entertaining. The course felt complete, and well-made.”

    Taylor Hunt, Grain Millers Canada
  • “This course was informative. The instructor is very good in keeping people engaged. I would improve this course by adding more training aids and by doing scenario analysis. Maximum group discussions are always valuable.”

    Jamey Kennell, RCAS
  • “Excellent course. Brought new and current information to the students. Presentation was lively and interesting. Everyone took part. All questions asked by the students were answered clearly and concisely.”

    Phil McKenna, DND
  • "I was able to gain more knowledge about arc flash clothing and their ratings. I also got a better understanding of the categories and what level of arc flash protection to wear."

    David Bonnell, Filter Boxx
  • "Ed Rideout was an excellent instructor, well spoken and knowledgeable. Personally, I learnt a lot from this course and I will be safer for taking it."

    Paul Woodman, Canadian Coast Guard
  • “The instructor was great and the course should be taken by everyone in the electrical field. The instructor and the course gives a real feel of how bad an arc flash can be and gives the worker a real eye opener.”

    Greg Brown, Phazer Electric
  • “This was a very good course. It was informative and easy to listen to, made me understand the potential and danger of an Arc Flash.”

    Shawn Chapchuk, West Fraser
  • “I have a new respect for how dangerous electricity can be in my work place. I will be thinking a lot more and strictly on the task at hand in the future.”

    Carl Cameron, Pembina Pipeline
  • "This course was valuable in creating a healthy appreciation for Low Voltage/Arc Flash as well as emphasizing the importance of keeping your mind sharp and your attention focused in hazardous situations. It was also good that the tables for safety categories and PPE were pointed out in the CSA manuals."

    Ryan Jansen, Saskatchewan Research Council
  • “Had a good sense of humor and held our attention well. Good knowledge on topics and very good personality.”

    Frank Penner, Load King Industries
  • “The point of electrical dangers was driven home.”

    Larry Fradette, SNC Lavalin
  • “The instructor definitely knows the subject material and is more than capable of sharing the material, along with lots of practical experiences. His experiences and videos leave a strong impact and make you think what could happen. Arc flash, PPE, and the minimum requirements.”

    Michael Raynard, Acadian Seaplants Ltd
  • “This was an excellent informative class well-presented worthwhile and enjoyable and lots of great information.”

    Tyler Doubt, Powell River General Hospital
  • “Clear information, good feedback, and usable information for developing our site procedures.”

    Brian Auclair, DSM Nutritional Products
  • “The instructor was very knowledgeable about all aspects of the course. Good videos to prevent Arc Flash danger and had good stories to go along with the material.”

    Trevor Nelson, Inter Pipeline Ltd
  • “Excellent job, providing the basic information on Arc Flash Low Voltage Safety, with a mix of examples that are applicable to many different industries. The course was well paced with a good mix of media to keep everyone’s interest. Course instructor was very knowledgeable.”

    Natasha Chin, Kellogg Canada Inc.
  • "Course was extremely helpful in that it introduces a lot of potential safety hazards that you may not be aware of. It also reinforces some of the practices and procedures that you may already know but don't follow day in & out."

    Brian Dunning, Ainsworth OSB
  • “The course was very informative. I received lots of information on the proper PPE to wear and when. Our instructor; Ross Dion was funny and personable. Great Course!”

    Emily Dinn, PTI Group
  • "This is the third time I have taken this course and this one was the best."

    Geoff Thistle, Nabors Drilling
  • “Very informative, good instruction, straight forward, I actually enjoyed this course, didn’t fall asleep and drool on myself.”

    Thomas Bowmann PTI Group,
  • “Was a very knowledgeable course and very informative. Learnt a lot on how to keep safe and avoid injury. The instructor was well experienced and knew what he was talking about which made the course a lot more interesting from his stories.”

    Barry Clark, PCL Energy
  • "Highly recommended!"

    James Gregoire, Boeing
Day 1
Start Time, Introduction 08:00 - 10:00 am
Morning Break 10:00 - 10:15 am
Class Time 10:15 - 12:00 pm
Lunch Time 12:00 - 01:00 pm
Class Time, Followed by Afternoon Break 01:00 - 03:00 pm
Class Time, End Time 03:15 - 04:30 pm
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