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The North American electrical safety standards, NFPA 70E and CSA Z462, require that your electrical workers and operators be proven qualified for the tasks that they are performing. This two day, 80% hands-on course will ensure that your successful participants have the knowledge, and can demonstrate the skills, to perform their electrical operating tasks safely and properly. Instruction is based on the above standards as well as those of your facility. (NOTE: Participants must be previously certified in our high voltage arc flash safety training as a prerequisite for this training.) It encompasses both outdoor and indoor substations with the major emphasis on indoor substations and electrical rooms. The course is taught by utility safety professionals each with over 30 years of hands-on maintenance, testing and troubleshooting experience with exemplary safety records working in generating and substations..

The course is taught using Canada Training Group’s Lab Two and the client facility. Our Lab Two is a 53' highway trailer outfitted with 25kV, 15kV, 5kV and 480/600V electrical equipment with full cutaways giving complete access to the equipment during switching and racking. This lab also has simulated overhead distribution lines with fuses, cutouts, switches and grounding capability allowing participants to conduct potential tests, perform lockout/tagout, isolations, switching, phasing and apply safety grounds using hotsticks. If the client has suitable facilities then our lab will not be needed.


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Course topics

I. SWITCHGEAR SAFETY

Objective: Integrate and follow common standards in your operating procedures.

II. PERSONAL PROTECTIVE GROUNDING

Objective: Safely and properly operate 480/600V MCC’S and switchgear.

III. 480/600V MCC’S and SWITCHGEAR

Objective: Safely and properly operate 480/600V MCC’S and switchgear.

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I. SWITCHGEAR SAFETY

Objective: Integrate and follow common standards in your operating procedures.

  • CSA Z462/NFPA 70E Requirements
  • Provincial/State/Federal Requirements
  • Control Circuits
  • Protection Circuits
  • Local/Remote/PLC Control
  • Potential Testing
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Isolating
  • Switching
  • Phasing
  • EquiPotential Grounding
  • Safe Work Procedures
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Switching Orders

II. PERSONAL PROTECTIVE GROUNDING

Objective: Safely and properly operate 480/600V MCC’S and switchgear.

  • Personal Protective Grounding
  • Basic Criteria for Safe Grounding Practices
  • Ground Cable Assemblies
  • Application of Protective Ground Cables
  • Power and Plant Protective Grounding
  • Switchyard and Substation Protective Grounding
  • Care, Inspection, and Testing Protective Grounding Equipment

III. 480/600V MCC’S and SWITCHGEAR

Objective: Safely and properly operate 480/600V MCC’S and switchgear.

  • Review of Disconnects
  • Review of MCC’s
  • Review of LVPCB’s
  • Circuit Control
  • Fused Disconnects
  • Bucket Operation
  • Breaker Operation
  • HRC/AFB Analysis
  • ESWC
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Racking
  • Protection Relays
  • Failure Modes
  • Practical Projects

IV. 5KV BREAKERS and STARTERS

Objective: Safely and properly operate 5kV breakers and starters.

  • Review of MV Breakers
  • Review of Starters
  • Control Circuit
  • Breaker Operation
  • Starter Operation
  • HRC/AFB Analysis
  • ESWC
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Racking
  • Protection Relays
  • Failure Modes
  • Practical Projects

V. 15KV BREAKERS AND DISCONNECTS

Objective: Safely and properly operate 15kV breakers and disconnects

  • Review of 15kV Disconnects
  • Disconnect Operation
  • Review of 15kV Breakers
  • Breaker Operation
  • Control Circuit
  • HRC/AFB Analysis
  • ESWC
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Racking
  • Protection Relays
  • Failure Modes
  • Practical Projects
  • Review of 15kV Disconnects
  • Disconnect Operation
  • Review of 15kV Breakers
  • Breaker Operation
  • Control Circuit
  • HRC/AFB Analysis
  • ESWC
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Racking
  • Protection Relays
  • Failure Modes
  • Practical Projects

VI. 25KV BREAKERS AND OVERHEAD FUSES

Objective: Safely and properly operate 25kV breakers and overhead fuses.

  • Review of 25kV fuses
  • Fuse replacement
  • Review of 25kV Breakers
  • Breaker Operation
  • Control Circuit
  • HRC/AFB Analysis
  • ESWC
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Racking
  • Protection Relays
  • Failure Modes
  • Practical Projects
  • 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...

    • Johnathan Gamble, Total Power
      Wayne did an awesome job making everything easy to understand, as the knowledge level for guys on the course varied greatly.
    • Jeffrey Farrell, Canfor Pulp
      Wayne was well educated on the course material. He spoke clearly and responded well to student feedback.
    • Christian Hachache, EDS Pumps & Water Treatment
      I feel Wayne made it a fun and interesting course. He was very thorough and ensured we all understood everything that was covered.
    See Wayne Jeffrey 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...

    • Jarod Hubert, Mount Milligan
      Peter did a great job teaching this course. He was very clear and thorough in explaining everything.
    • Greg Hogg, Pretium Resources
      "These 2 days of training have been by far the best training sessions I have been apart of. Peter did a great job of delivering information and aiming it to our needs here with Pretium. Thank you Peter."
    • Nicholas Deis, Capital Power
      Peter was knowledgeable in his topics and experience. He was willing to answer any questions that came up.
    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...

    • Josh Whalen, Department of National Defence
      “Ed is a great instructor; his experience in the trade is a great asset to young electricians such as myself.”
    • Greg Brataschuk, Schulte Industries Ltd.
      "Excellent, Ed totally makes the course (PLC course) He makes the course very interesting. Thank You."
    • Colin Durand, Jacobs Industrial Services Ltd.
      “Ed is a good instructor. The material was well covered. The course will help me in my career and possibly save me from injury.”
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