Drilling and Service Rig - Electrical Safety & Awareness
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This four day program is designed for drilling and service rig managers who need to manage basic electrical problems in remote locations.

By providing a solid understanding of single and three phase electrical systems it will enable them to avoid death, injury, equipment damage or extensive downtime from unauthorized and unqualified repairs. This program can also be customized for other industries.

Who should attend: Drilling & Service Rig Managers and other workers responsible for the safe and efficient operation of their rigs electrical systems.

Unfortunately, this course does not currently have any upcoming dates.
Yet, if you're interested in it, please chat with our sales team
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  • Ken McDonald, Akita Drilling
    "I learned more useful information in this four day course than a month at SAIT."
  • Dustin McIntyre, Akita Drilling
    “Very informative, especially for those with only a small grasp of electrical concept. The basics of electricity, electric motors and how they work, as well as troubleshooting faults were covered in a clear manor and interest was not lost throughout.”
  • Brandon Jager, Titan Specialty Drilling
    "I learnt quality and useful troubleshooting skills for 3 phase and single phase systems. Great information on electric safety and multimeters."
  • Leslie Pflughaupt, Akita Drilling
    "This course is very well put together. The instructor, Dave Smith was able to put everything into simple terms so it was easy to understand. This course also made troubleshooting to a new level, explained how different components worked and the hazards involved. I would recommend this course to anyone...
  • Kris Paul, Akita Drilling
    “It was a good to learn the basics and work your way up to the more complicated stuff. All in all it was a good course and I highly recommend it.”

Course topics

1. UNDERSTAND ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS

Objective: Form a working and practical knowledge of electrical theory and it's applications to electrical circuits.

2. UNDERSTAND ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS

Objective: Form a working and practical knowledge of electrical theory and it's applications to electrical components.

3. APPLY ELECTRICAL FUNDAMENTALS

Objective: Learn the properties of electrical current and voltage by learning and applying and thus proving the basic laws of electricity.

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1. UNDERSTAND ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS

Objective: Form a working and practical knowledge of electrical theory and it's applications to electrical circuits.

  • Measure Power
  • Measure Current
  • Measure Voltage
  • Use Digital Multimeters

2. UNDERSTAND ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS

Objective: Form a working and practical knowledge of electrical theory and it's applications to electrical components.

  • Test Conductors
  • Measure Circuit Resistance
  • Test Insulation

3. APPLY ELECTRICAL FUNDAMENTALS

Objective: Learn the properties of electrical current and voltage by learning and applying and thus proving the basic laws of electricity.

  • Apply Ohms Law
  • Apply Watts Law
  • Apply Direct Current Theory
  • Apply Alternating Current Theory
  • Troubleshoot Electrical Circuits

4. IDENTIFY ELECTRICAL FAULTS

Objective: Learn the application of electrical testing equipment and how to use a systematic troubleshooting approach.

  • Identify System Problems
  • Identify Maintenance Problems
  • Identify Operating Problems
  • Troubleshoot Circuit Problems

5. OPERATE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

Objective: Learn the safe and efficient manner of running large industrial power systems and motors.

  • Read Electrical Diagrams
  • Identify Colour Coding
  • Plan Circuit Device Installations
  • Understand 120 Volt Circuit Installations
  • Plan 120/240 Volt Circuit Installations
  • Evaluate Transformer Applications
  • Compare Three Phase Systems

6. UNDERSTAND SINGLE PHASE EQUIPMENT

Objective: :Form a working and practical knowledge of single phase equipment.

  • Inspect Circuit Simulator Boards
  • Connect Wires
  • Connect Cables
  • Connect Cord Ends
  • Connect Lights
  • Connect Receptacles
  • Connect Single Phase Motors
  • Connect Single Phase Panels

7. IDENTIFY ELECTRICAL HAZARDS

Objective: :Learn the application of the proper PPE selection and how to follow and carefully adhere to safe work procedures.

  • Avoid Equipment Damage
  • Avoid High Voltage Burns
  • Avoid High Line Contacts
  • Avoid Low Voltage Burns
  • Follow Safe Work Procedures
  • Follow Safe Work Practices

8. UNDERSTAND SINGLE PHASE SYSTEMS

Objective: Form a working and practical knowledge of single phase systems.

  • Understand Open Circuits
  • Understand Short Circuits
  • Understand Intermittent Faults

9. TOPIC 9: MAINTAIN PROTECTIVE SYSTEMS

Objective: :Learn the maintenance skills necessary to adequately keep protective systems online.

  • Describe Power Company Grounding
  • Ground Electrical Systems
  • Bond Electrical Equipment
  • Ground Electrical Equipment
  • Maintain Double Insulation
  • Test Fuses
  • Test Breakers
  • Test GFCI’s

10. UNDERSTAND CIRCUIT SAFETY AND CONTROL DEVICES

Objective: Form a working and practical knowledge of circuit safety and control.

  • Test Magnetic Devices
  • Test Safety Devices
  • Test Control Devices

11. UNDERSTAND THREE PHASE EQUIPMENT

Objective: Form a working and practical knowledge of three phase equipment.

  • Mount System Simulator Boards
  • Connect Three Phase Panel Boards
  • Connect Three Phase Cables
  • Connect Three Phase Manual Starters
  • Connect Three Phase AC Motors
  • Identify Three Phase Motor Failures
  • Connect Three Phase Magnetic Starters
  • Protect Three Phase Motors

12. MANAGE THREE PHASE SYSTEMS

Objective: Learn the maintenance skills necessary to adequately keep three phase systems online.

  • Manage Power Circuit Faults
  • Manage Control Circuit Faults
  • 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...

    • 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."
    • 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."
    • 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."
    See Dave Smith 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...

    • 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.”
    • Mike Tomassetti, Toronto Transit Commission
      “Jim is great at his job and has taught me a lot of information on high voltage safety.”
    • Greg Lyon, Newalta
      “Jim was extremely knowledgeable and kept the material interesting. He was extremely in depth and very helpful.”
    See Jim Roberts CV
  • "Go to this course, lots of useful information"

    R. Higgins, Rig Manager, Precision Drilling
  • “This course is very valuable for rig hands to troubleshoot electrical. It had good theory and the hands on troubleshooting was excellent.”

    Randy Mykytuk, Akita Drilling
  • "I learned more useful information in this four day course than a month at SAIT."

    Ken McDonald, Akita Drilling
  • "Very good, I think all rig managers and drillers should attend"

    J. Wildboer, Field Superintendent, Trinidad Drilling
  • “This course was very helpful for more than just basic understanding. The troubleshooting and ability to read electrical drawings was helpful, in which I had no previous knowledge.”

    Chad Piasta, Akita Drilling
  • "I think the information in this course is necessary to all rig managers in the company. It will reduce down time and costs."

    Norman Berlinic, Titan Specialty Drilling
  • "The course was very good, both in practice and theory."

    Ted Tschetter, Rig Manager, Nabors Drilling
  • "Very good course. Dave Smith was very knowledgeable in the electrical field. The hands on training was very beneficial and will definitely be an asset to everyone in the field. I recommend this course to any supervisor."

    Jason Martin, Akita Drilling
  • "This is the best course I have ever taken. Dave is an excellent teacher and a great person. Take the course if you have the opportunity."

    Mark Zachoda, Akita Drilling
  • “Very informative, especially for those with only a small grasp of electrical concept. The basics of electricity, electric motors and how they work, as well as troubleshooting faults were covered in a clear manor and interest was not lost throughout.”

    Dustin McIntyre, Akita Drilling
  • "The Instructor was excellent, understanding and patient with very good teaching skills"

    D. Villumsen, Driller, Trinidad Drilling
  • "I learnt quality and useful troubleshooting skills for 3 phase and single phase systems. Great information on electric safety and multimeters."

    Brandon Jager, Titan Specialty Drilling
  • "This course is very well put together. The instructor, Dave Smith was able to put everything into simple terms so it was easy to understand. This course also made troubleshooting to a new level, explained how different components worked and the hazards involved. I would recommend this course to anyone...

    Leslie Pflughaupt, Akita Drilling
  • "Found it to be a good course, lots of information that I can use in the field and at home. Motor, pumps, gen sets and boilers were all covered. Very useful.

    Jared Gould, Titan Specialty Drilling
  • “It was a good to learn the basics and work your way up to the more complicated stuff. All in all it was a good course and I highly recommend it.”

    Kris Paul, Akita Drilling
  • "Gave a true awareness of power systems on a rig and just how instantaneous an electrical accident is. 5 out of 5"

    D. Grasby, Field Superintendant, Horizon Drilling
  • "Excellent presentation, clear and helpful"

    S. Grewel, Maintenance Coordinator, Ensign Drilling
  • "This course was excellent, I learnt lots. It showed me about electricity in detail from safety to fixing just about any problem I would find on a rig and more."

    Aaron Marsh, Akita Drilling
  • “It was just a great course giving me more knowledge and confidence in electrical work and more understanding of the importance of PPE while working on electrical.”

    Jarrett Waldorf, Akita Drilling
  • "The instructor was very informative and quick to answer questions in an understandable way. Awesome. Practical."

    P. Butts, Precision Well Servicing
  • “Offered a great amount of identified parts which I had seen in the past, but not knowing the correct name and function. I have a better understanding of the Fluke Meter.”

    Brad White, Akita Drilling
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 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
Day 2
Start Time Introduction 08:00 - 10:00 am
Morning Break 10:00 - 10:15 am
Class Time 10:15 - 12:00 pm
Lunch 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
Day 3
Start Time Introduction 08:00 - 10:00 am
Morning Break 10:00 - 10:15 am
Class Time 10:15 - 12:00 pm
Lunch 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
Day 4
Start Time Introduction 08:00 - 10:00 am
Morning Break 10:00 - 10:15 am
Class Time 10:15 - 12:00 pm
Lunch 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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