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This customized two-day program was designed, and is taught, by senior electrical professionals, each with over 40 years experience on electrical systems from 2300V to 500kV. It is taught regularly to operators responsible for medium voltage systems from 480V to 15kV.

It combines in-depth exploration of the Workplace Electrical Safety standard, CSA Z462-24 and practical workshops assessing and mitigating hazards for anyone operating low and medium voltage systems.

This program is taught by certified electrical professionals with decades of field experience and solid credentials as professional adult learning instructors and includes professionally designed slides, videos and extensive use of case studies.  It 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: Operators, other non-electrical personnel and their managers

You will be able to: Safely operate low and medium voltage electrical equipment

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  • Michelle McDonald, Centerra gold
    This was a very good course. It was a great eye-opener to how serious an electrical current can be if not following the proper procedures.
  • Joseph te Bulte, Canfor
    "The course content was weighty but processable with the instructor very knowledgeable, relaxed and prepared. Overall very worthwhile and informative; a must for electrical workers."
  • Jim Gillingham, Abitibi Consolidated
    "The instructor was well informed on a wide range of topics and presented the contents in an interesting manner. I would highly recommend this course with regards to safety awareness."
  • Tim Kupchanko, Spectra Energy
    "Set forth the value of not rushing into tasks. Take the course, especially for the Arc Flash component."
  • Greg Beyers, Electrician, PCS Potash 02/09
    Lots of hands on information

Course topics

I. ELECTRICAL ACCIDENTS

Objective: Realize the damage electricity can cause to the human body and understand the basic principles of safety in normal and abnormal conditions.

II. UNDERSTAND ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS

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

III. UNDERSTAND ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS

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

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I. ELECTRICAL ACCIDENTS

Objective: Realize the damage electricity can cause to the human body and understand the basic principles of safety in normal and abnormal conditions.

  • Electrical Faults
  • Electrical Accidents

II. 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

III. UNDERSTAND ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS

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

  • Evaluate conductors
  • Evaluate circuit resistance
  • Evaluate insulation

IV. 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 Ohm's Law
  • Apply Watt's Law
  • Evaluate DC systems
  • Evaluate AC systems

V. IDENTIFY ELECTRICAL FAULTS

Objective: Learn to use a systematic troubleshooting approach to electrical system problems.

  • Identify circuit problems
  • Identify system problems
  • Identify operating problems
  • Identify maintenance problems

VI. RECOGNIZING HAZARDS

Objective: Learn to recognise all energy sources and hazards created by various electrical equipment and devices.

  • Insulation
  • Cables
  • Power Transformers
  • Instrument Transformers
  • Fault Currents
  • Disconnects
  • Switchgear
  • Breakers
  • Fuses
  • Relays
  • Starters
  • Motors
  • Capacitors
  • Emergency Systems

VII. CSA Z462

Objective: Understand how to relate and apply the Arc Flash mitigation guidelines as set out by the Canadian Standards Association.

  • Limits of approach for electrical shock and flash hazards
  • Arc flash parameters
  • Determine curable burn distance during a short circuit
  • Determine energy released during a short circuit
  • Techniques for reducing arc flash energy
  • Selection of proper personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Review the three types of electrical hazards: electrocution, arc flash, and arc blast
  • Describe conditions required for each to occur
  • Describe procedures to reduce these hazards
  • Describe the impact of voltage,amperage and time on the level of electrocution and flash hazard
  • Describe fault current available
  • Review calculation methods for a supply transformer
  • Describe the impact of fault current on the level of electrical hazard

VIII. SAFETY DOCUMENTATION

Objective: Establish an accessible and usable system of practice that will protect both life and liability.

  • Rules
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Safe Work Procedures
  • Codes of Practice
  • Operating Procedures
  • Permits & Clearances
  • Switching Procedures

IX. MANAGEMENT CONTROL

Objective: Understand legislation and apply methodologies to comply.

  • Legislation
  • Electrical Code
  • Purchasing Controls
  • Engineering Controls
  • Training

X. PHYSICAL EQUIPMENT

Objective: Gain a comprehensive knowledge of the required PPE and ancillary High Voltage safety equipment available.

  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Safety Equipment
  • Signs and Barriers
  • Equipment Protection
  • Interlock
  • Grounding

XI. FIELD CONTROL

Objective: Understand and apply preventative and post accident meetings, analyses and reports.

  • Inspections
  • Job Planning
  • Pre-job Meeting
  • Hazard Identification
  • Hazard Reporting

XII. WORK METHODS

Objective: Learn and apply safe practical skills.

  • Limits of Approach
  • Switching Practices

XIII. GROUNDING

Objective: Learn the dangers of and how induced currents and ground gradients are produced and how to safely select, install and maintain temporary grounds for protection of the worker.

  • Describe potential gradients as they relate to ground faults
  • describe how & where step, touch, mesh, and transferred potentials may appear during a ground fault
  • Induced Voltages
  • Safe Grounding Procedures
  • Grounding and dissipation of residual energy
  • Temporary Grounds

XIV. SWITCHING

Objective: Interpret and use a single line diagram to write a switching sequence to safely isolate an electrical device for work. Validate existing operating orders and switching procedures. Develop and maintain mandated documentation for all electrical equipment isolation and maintenance work.

  • Single Line Diagrams
  • Using Prints
  • Electrical System Drawings
  • Safety Documentation
  • Isolation
  • Lockout/Isolation
  • Switching Workshop

XV. JOB PLANNING

Objective: Carry out Hazard/Risk Analysis in determining the degree and extent of hazards for maintenance tasks on all electrical equipment.

  • Necessity of job planning to safely perform task
  • Hazard Control Workshop
  • Job Planning Worksheet
  • 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...

    • Steve Carnevale, University of Toronto
      Daniel was very informative as well as keeping the guys engaged in conversations regarding real-life scenarios
    • Jean-Marc Dallaire, Broder Electric
      Daniel was very thorough with the course material. He was also good about answering questions during the course.
    • Keith Dmyterko, Canadian Light Source Inc.
      Daniel presented the topics in a very interesting way and gave interesting real-world examples for the topics at hand.
    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...

    • Dave D'haese, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
      Doug is very educated as well as experienced.
    • Clay Almberg, Enbridge Pipelines
      Doug was very knowledgeable, with a wide range of information from his background.
    • 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...

    • Jaime Cameron, Mt. Polley
      Paul Sherwood was very knowledgeable about the topic of the course. He adjusted the course to make it more relevant to our group of mine rescue personal who are not electricians but may run into these situations when responding to emergency call outs. He was able to answer all of our questions very quickly...
    • Stefan Hayden, Canadian Coast Guard
      Paul communicated the information effectively. He didn't just read directly from the slides and kept the class engaged.
    • Andrea Sargent, Mount Milligan, Centerra Gold
      Paul was helpful and took the time to make sure we understood everything.
    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...

    Expertise

    • Shawn Thistle, Syncrude Canada
      Norm was great, a very knowledgeable guy, and answered questions with relatable stories.
    • Darren Peddle, Inter Pipeline
      Norm gave an excellent presentation of the material. Lots of experience in the electrical trade made the course flow smoothly.
    • Amanda Cardinal, Syncrude
      Norm is very knowledgeable. He has great experience, and I appreciated hearing the industry stories he shared with us.
    See Norm Jewitt CV
  • Wayne Jeffrey

    Years of Experience
    42

    Wayne joined Canada Training Group with over 40 years of knowledge and experience in the Electrical and Instrumentation industry. As a Master Electrician and Journeyman Instrument Mechanic, Wayne offers a unique perspective to training that provides solid theory with practical applications gained through years of work in the industry. Wayne’s oilfield and agriculture experience encompasses maintenance...

    • Zachary Lee, EDS Pumps & Water Treatment
      Wayne was a great teacher who was very knowledgeable and had a great teaching style. I really enjoyed learning from him.
    • Jacob Lazariuk, Fortis Mining Engineering and Manufacturing
      Wayne was great, very personable and knowledgeable. He was very willing to answer questions or discuss problems seen in the field.
    • Darrell Stover, Trans Northern Pipeline Inc.
      Wayne is a great instructor, who keeps it interesting by providing real-life examples from personal experience. Engages class to provide their own experiences based on the topic at hand.
    See Wayne Jeffrey 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...

    • Mike Strachan, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
      Richard was a very good instructor that answered all my questions and if he didn't know the answer he found it in a timely manner
    • Afzal Sabir, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
      Richard was very knowledgeable and easy to get along with, took questions patiently and answered understandably. He was very good with deep knowledge of VFD functionality. He used examples from field experience, which makes more sense and is easy to understand.
    • 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...

    • Alex McKay, Department of National Defense
      Peter was a great instructor who was very attentive to detail and was thoroughly prepared to teach this course.
    • Ryan Nobes, Medatech
      Peter was very knowledgeable on the core material and went out of his way to tailor the material to our company.
    • Amanda Sica, Camcor Environmental
      Peter was very clear and easy to understand with basic electrical training. I thought the way he taught the safety aspect was very effective.
    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...

    • Braiden McLellan, Littlefuse Startco
      "Ed did a great job keeping the information interesting as well as informative. I learned about many dangers and safety procedures that otherwise would have possibly been taken for granted."
    • Joseph (Greg) Roland, Saipem Canada
      "I found the instructor; Ed Rideout to be very well versed in what he is striving to teach us. He is open and straight forward to questions asked and makes me feel "at ease" when asking them. He obviously knows this course and his electrical business."
    • Sean Callahan, Suncor
      "The instructor, Ed Rideout was very knowledgeable and easy to get along with."
    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...

    • Jon Kieswetter, Hammond Manufacturing
      Dave Neal was a great instructor, kept things interesting.
    • Murray Caldwell, Panolam Surface Systems
      “Our instructor, Dave Neal was one of the best I have ever encountered, he was very informative. The information learnt may save someone’s life. Thanks Dave.”
    • Gerard Flegel, Westmoreland Coal – Estevan Mine
      “The instructor, Dave Neal showed tremendous knowledge of the subject, provided personal experiences directly related to the subject and did a very good job of keeping the students involved with discussions.”
    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...

    • Andy Scheibli, Lambton Kent DSB
      Informative, knowledgeable, entertaining.
    • Kaila Stepanic, Pembina Pipelines
      “I found the instructor, Jim Roberts to be very knowledgeable and professional in his delivery of the course. The course was well organized and very informative.”
    • Mike Tomassetti, Toronto Transit Commission
      “Jim is great at his job and has taught me a lot of information on high voltage safety.”
    See Jim Roberts CV
  • "This is a good opportunity to refresh your safety training, see what's new and interact with other electrical personnel. It was interesting to hear the ideas and opinions of other participants

    Larry Kamo, Provincial Papers
  • "Our instructor is a very experienced man. He was able to reinforce topics by relating them to personal experience. We went through a lot of information in two days and the work on grounding is invaluable.

    Doug Rolling, Anderson Exploration
  • "This course reminded me to have more respect for high voltage. It was taught in a way that is applicable to the way I work, and came from the instructor's own experiences."

    Matt Messer, Enbridge
  • "The course was a great learning experience. Being a high voltage electrician, I feel this course laid out all procedures and safety measures very well. Peter was informative and eager to help with any questions we had!"

    Wes Palmer, Pretium Resources
  • "I learned a lot about safe grounding practices and isolating equipment. I would recommend this one but now I would like to take the more intensive, five-day course."

    Daryl Herchuck, IMC Canada Ltd.
  • "Amazing course, it was full of extremely relevant topics and information. Engaged in class participation with various scenarios that dealt with relevant duties/procedures. Loved it! I will ask supervisors to investigate other training options/classes with Canada Training Group."

    Erik Mikkelsen, Pretium Resources
  • "Most of the content of this course pertains to my day-to-day duties at work, and was explained in laymen's terms so it was easy to follow each step."

    Paul Sherwood, Agrium
  • Very good and informative about do's and dont's

    Ryan Shaw, Electrician, PCS Potash 02/09
  • This was a very good course. It was a great eye-opener to how serious an electrical current can be if not following the proper procedures.

    Michelle McDonald, Centerra gold
  • "Excellent! A fantastic course and the instructor had genuine concern for our safe working practices. This is a must. I would highly recommend it."

    Kevin Wolfe, Kramer Ltd.
  • “Great and engaging presenter. Knowledgeable and good humor. Very good presentation.”

    Babar Kahn, Pic Mobert Hydro Inc
  • Although geared more towards hands on electrified trades, the knowledge I gained as a maintenance millwright will allow me to ask the right questions to proceed safely in my own tasks. The course was well balanced, with a mix of slides, graphs and relatable videos.

    Nicholas Deis, Capital Power
  • "Very well spoken and thorough with critical information. Exhibited excellent knowledge and patience. I'm extremely excited to gain knowledge that I can start to use immediately. The slide to brochure information followed a proper organized system. Thank you very much."

    Erik Mikkelsen, Pretium Resources
  • "The course content was weighty but processable with the instructor very knowledgeable, relaxed and prepared. Overall very worthwhile and informative; a must for electrical workers."

    Joseph te Bulte, Canfor
  • "The instructor was well informed on a wide range of topics and presented the contents in an interesting manner. I would highly recommend this course with regards to safety awareness."

    Jim Gillingham, Abitibi Consolidated
  • “Excellent presentation and exhibits great depth of knowledge. Simulated thinking within the group.”

    Chris Reed, Pic Mobert Hydro Inc
  • “The instructor was good and explained everything right from the basics, keeping in mind the level of participants. Used various examples and our own systems as examples. I have learned a lot about the subject.”

    Humanyun Zahir, Pic Mobert Hydro Inc
  • Very knowledgeable, well around course with a good mix of instruction, video and workshop.

    Marc Thibert, Electrical Technologist, Aqrium, 02/09
  • "Yesterday and today were by far the best training sessions I have been part of. The instructor did a great job of delivering information and aiming it to our needs here with Pretium. Thank you."

    Greg Hogg, Pretium Resources
  • "Set forth the value of not rushing into tasks. Take the course, especially for the Arc Flash component."

    Tim Kupchanko, Spectra Energy
  • "Informative instructor who would explain the material at any level needed to get his point across. Especially valuable was the content on arc flash surveys and proper grounding methods."

    Jim Barazzuol, West Coast Reduction LTD
  • Lots of hands on information

    Greg Beyers, Electrician, PCS Potash 02/09
  • “Very knowledgeable, well presented, and amazing. Thanks.”

    Forrest Mann, Pic Morbert Hydro Inc
Day 1
Start time, Introductions 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, Afternoon Break 01:00 - 03:00 pm
Class Time/End Time 03:15 - 04:30 pm
Day 2
Start time, Introductions 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, Afternoon Break 01:00 - 03:00 pm
Class Time/End Time 03:15 - 04:30 pm

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