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CSA Z462 is a new electrical standard sweeping across Canada that affects all personnel who work on, around or near any type of electrically energized equipment. The safe work practices mandated by Z462 are designed to save lives.

Next Electrical Switching Safety for Operators Courses
October 17 – 17, 2022 Lloydminster OR22505 $1049.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
November 28 – 28, 2022 Edmonton OR22584 $1049.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
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  • Carmine Marra, Roughrider International
    “Course was very informative. It really stressed the importance of lock outs and PPE requirements. Also, for calculations, if you need to get closer when working on Arc Flash equipment.”
  • Wayne Mulcahy, Roughrider International
    “Very informative, well explained course it met and exceeded expectations. Manual will be helpful in producing procedural documents.”
  • Heather Fraser, Roughrider International
    “Instructor very knowledgeable and able to relate material to real life scenarios/past events. This course gave me a new perspective in regards to our electricians and day to day ops.”
  • Justin Normore, Roughrider International
    “Instructor explained all types of panels and the operation of them very well. He also, related personal stories to the course for better understanding. Course explains the importance of checking safety devices before operating and also what to check for when operating.”

Course topics

I. BASIC ELECTRICITY REVIEW

Objective: Refresh student understanding of electrical circuit and system operation including normal and abnormal occurrences.

II. ARC FLASH

Objective: Recognize, prevent and avoid electrical accidents.

III. ELECTRICAL SWITCHING EQUIPMENT

Objective: Recognize different switchgear based on voltage, purpose and operation, their potential hazards and safe operating procedures.

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I. BASIC ELECTRICITY REVIEW

Objective: Refresh student understanding of electrical circuit and system operation including normal and abnormal occurrences.

  • Pre-Test and Review
  • Current Legislation
  • Electrical Circuit Operation
  • Normal Operation
  • Abnormal Occurrences

II. ARC FLASH

Objective: Recognize, prevent and avoid electrical accidents.

  • Electrocution, Arc Flash, Arc Blast, Protection
  • Time, Current, Distance
  • Shock Protection, Flash Protection / Shock Protection, Gloves, Tools
  • Limited, Restricted and Prohibited Approach Boundaries to Live Parts
  • Flash Protection, Hazard/Risk Categories, FP Boundary / Personal Protective Equipment
  • Standard Operating/LOTO Procedures / Safe Work Practices

III. ELECTRICAL SWITCHING EQUIPMENT

Objective: Recognize different switchgear based on voltage, purpose and operation, their potential hazards and safe operating procedures.

  • 120/208, 120/240 volt equipment
  • 480/600 volt equipment
  • 5,000 (4,160) volt equipment
  • 15,000 (13,800) volt equipment (if applicable)
  • Practical Lab Projects

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  • Dave Smith

    Years of Experience
    47

    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...

    • Lloyd Johnson, City of Lloydminster
      "I found the instructor, Dave Smith very informative and knowledgeable about the subject matter. He used greater visual and verbal examples explaining the course material."
    • 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."
    • Abdullahi Ali, Syncrude Canada
      "Dave is very experienced, interesting, friendly and most of all a very engaging instructor."
    See Dave Smith CV
  • Wayne Jeffrey

    Years of Experience
    40

    Wayne brings 39 years of experience in the electrical and instrumentation industry. He is a master electrician and a journeyman instrument mechanic. He started in the early 80’s with a petroleum company in the Lloydminster area preforming maintenance duties. He then started and ran his own contracting company for 15 yrs. in Lloydminster. After he sold the company, he started working with a local...

     
    • Brett Fisher, MTM Mine
      I personally liked Wayne as an instructor. He had lots of information and went over all the details with us. He answered any questions we had right away and made it make sense.
    • Geo Kandathil, International Paper Company
      Wayne was very informed and enthusiastic about teaching, which was helpful for the people attending the class.
    • Hassan Mahmood, BTHC
      Wayne has a strong background in electrical knowledge, he is well aware of electrical codes and standards and explains everything very well.
    See Wayne Jeffrey CV
  • Richard Stickel

    Years of Experience
    33

    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...

     
    See Richard Stickel CV
  • Dave Neal

    Years of Experience
    49

    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...

    • Lance Fleming, Alliance Energy
      “The instructor was very knowledgeable in the material presented and was very willing to answer any questions.”
    • Kenneth Preston, Daishowa-Marubeni
      “Dave did a great job, he knew his material and related it to scenarios that applied to our plant. Great job!”
    • Kent Scerba, National Research Council Canada
      “I highly recommend Dave to teach the high voltage arc flash safety course as he has a great knowledge and communication skills to relay the information of this topic. Through his past experience he is able to express situations that trades persons can understand and relate to.”
    See Dave Neal CV
  • Edward Rideout

    Years of Experience
    53

    Ed Rideout has been involved with the electrical field in many ways for nearly 52 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...

    • Bruce Barrett, Lynk Electric
      "Instructor was very clear and professional about his job and explained course details very well. Ed took the time to go over the details and showed lots of interesting videos."
    • Adam Gould, Enbridge Pipelines
      “I found this course to be very valuable and informative. The course structure is excellent with keeping the majority of the learning at hands on. Ed, the instructor, was not only knowledgeable, he was also very friendly and presented well. Overall, a good course.”
    • Bryce Balciunas, Mosaic Potash
      “I thought Ed did a very good job explaining the course. He 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.”
    See Edward Rideout CV
  • Jim Roberts

    Years of Experience
    42

    Jim Roberts brings over 41 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...

    • Travis Lewis, Pinnacle Renewable Energy
      Jim was very thorough with his training. I have been to many training courses throughout the years, and Jim engaged with the whole class better than I have ever previously seen.
    • Mike Klamann, Toronto Transit Commission
      “I felt like I knew the instructor, Jim Roberts; he was really friendly.”
    • Parry Arnell, West Fraser
      "Jim is excellent with providing real life examples to help explain the VFD/Motor Troubleshooting is important to maintaining a plant uptime."
    See Jim Roberts CV
  • Terry Yonkheym

    Years of Experience
    60

    Terry Yonkheym brings over 59 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...

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    • Chris Guze, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
      “Terry is knowledgeable and easy to understand.”
    • Ben Jansen, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
      “I found the instructor, Terry Yonkheym to be very knowledgeable in the trade and explained everything very clearly.”
    • Matt Thompson, DMI Peace River Pulp
      "Terry Yonkheym had a clear understanding and a wealth of knowledge on the subject matter. He managed the time well and covered the information clearly and thoroughly."
    See Terry Yonkheym CV
  • “Course was very informative. It really stressed the importance of lock outs and PPE requirements. Also, for calculations, if you need to get closer when working on Arc Flash equipment.”

    Carmine Marra, Roughrider International
  • “Very informative, well explained course it met and exceeded expectations. Manual will be helpful in producing procedural documents.”

    Wayne Mulcahy, Roughrider International
  • “Instructor very knowledgeable and able to relate material to real life scenarios/past events. This course gave me a new perspective in regards to our electricians and day to day ops.”

    Heather Fraser, Roughrider International
  • “Instructor explained all types of panels and the operation of them very well. He also, related personal stories to the course for better understanding. Course explains the importance of checking safety devices before operating and also what to check for when operating.”

    Justin Normore, Roughrider International

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