This half day course is designed for workers responsible for non-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 working around electrical installations in the low voltage (below 750V) class including 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
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Objective: Realize the damage electrical accidents can cause to the human body and understand the basic principles of safety!
Objective: Recognize workplace law requirements and how to meet them.
Objective: Apply various mitigation strategies at a corporate and personal level.View all topics
Objective: Realize the damage electrical accidents can cause to the human body and understand the basic principles of safety!
Objective: Recognize workplace law requirements and how to meet them.
Objective: Apply various mitigation strategies at a corporate and personal level.
Objective: Ensure corporate compliance with CSA Z462.
Objective: Conduct daily work in accordance with CSA Z462.
Objective: Fulfill the ESWC requirements of CSA Z462.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
“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
“The instructor is very knowledgeable about the course. He explained everything in clear detail and with examples. He explained the proper use of PPE and as well as working safely in electrical systems.”Ordiquio Canizo, Celestica
"This is the third time I have taken this course and this one was the best."Geoff Thistle, Nabors Drilling
“This course was great, it’s geared in such a way that a non-electrician (me) is comfortable and understands the content. I took notes of 8-10 “ah-ha” moments today, things I can take with me and apply to our safety program. There was lots of value in that for me. I would certainly take the course...Jen Furrow, McCain Foods Canada
"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 was very knowledgeable and his personal stories made it more personal. I liked the multiple videos; it showed what can happen to someone when things go wrong. This course opens a guy’s eyes about his own safety.”Darcy Bernat, Louis Dreyfus Commodities
“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
“This course was very clear and concise about arc flash safety. The video examples and pictures made it very clear on how powerful an arc flash can be. Clear instruction was given on proper PPE and how to energize equipment.Chris Mott, High Line Electrical
“Excellent course that provided a significant amount of information. Great instructor that enjoyed the entire class entertained the entire class through the duration of the instruction.”Robert MacDonald, KTH Shelburne
“Good course and good instructor. It brings awareness to risks involved with different types of electrical work. Good advice of proper PPE to suite and lots of great practical advice.”Chris Johns, Nortown Electrical Contractors
“Personable, kept things moving and interesting. Provided real examples to make a point. Answered questions respectfully.”Bruce Parr, West Fraser Lumber
"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
"I found the course to be very educational and a huge eye opener on the potential risks involved with working on low voltage electrical systems."David Thompson, Connors Bros. Ltd.
“The point of electrical dangers was driven home.”Larry Fradette, SNC Lavalin
“The instructor was very knowledgeable. I was able to take a lot of good information away from this course that I will be able to use in my work. He did a good job keeping us interested and the videos were a good eye opener.”Derek Swan, Inter Pipeline Ltd.
“Excellent instructor, great training for all my coworkers.”Michael Kehoe, Canadian Coast Guard
“The instructor is very knowledgeable and helpful. He provided a lot of examples in class, which are very close to our daily operation. From the class, I got clarification of what electrical safety should be and how to protect myself if I need to perform an electrical field job.”Gang Eric Liu, Samco Machinery
“Instructor was very knowledgeable, he educated us very well about the dangers related to High Voltage work and it was very useful for me.”Mike Akbari, Technical Closures Centre
"This course was definitely valuable and applicable in relation to employment at the Waste Water Plant. It provided excellent guidance in terms of PPE and operating practices in order to ensure a safe work environment, while encountering both low and high voltage equipment. The instructor, Dave Smith...Sandra Brunton, City of Lloydminster
“Really good course. Thanks for the information, lots of good info. Taking lots back to the electrical boys back in town.”Kevin Vig, Pembina Pipeline
"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
“Well worth taking.”Glen Zawislak, Boeing
“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
"Informative course, definitely opend my eyes & will help me to apply safety to working situations."Ryan Kozubski, Nabors Drilling
“This was a very good course. Lots of good info, it brings the dangers of arc flash home.”Jeff MacEachen, Savage
"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
“Course training was very helpful. Keeping in mind that safety comes first, I would rate this course as a 5.”Eduart Duhanxhiu, Samco Machinery
“Very knowledgeable with lots of experience and examples. Kept the course interesting.”Edward, DND
“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.
“The course was awesome. The instructor did a great job of explaining and showing the dangers and precautions of arc flash.”Jordan Wiens, Apperley Electric
"This course should be taken by all employees to make all trades aware of the hazards that exist. All companies safety personnel should also take part in this course. The instructor, Ed Rideout was a great presenter who really knew his stuff through experience and knowledge.Zach Keeping, Halifax Stanfield International Airport
“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 instructor was very good at making the course relevant to our actual work environment. Had enough shock factors to get us to take the content of the course seriously.”Kelly Murrant, Prodigy Tech Group Inc.
"Great knowledge and fun to listen to made the course interesting."Jared Stitsen, Inland Aggregates
"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
“The course was very well prepared. The instructor gave more information this time. It was well worth taking this.”Nick Mills, Revere Plastics
"I'm thankful for taking this course as it has made me more aware of situations that I'm in every day."Jacob Labelle, AK Brown Refrigeration
“Very informative and well presented. I'd recommend it to anybody who works around electricity.”Jim Nolin, Canadian Coast Guard
“The instructor Dave Neal is extremely knowledgeable and easy to follow. Great material and communication skills, this course is definitely one of the “must take” for technical personnel.”Ivan Melnikov, KTH Shelburne Mfg.
“This refresher course helps bring many points back. It also allows me to begin the process to implement how our industry needs to respond to these requirements. It has also increased my respect for what we do. Thanks again.”Wilf Gotzmann, Tundra Process Solutions
“Hands on, practical exercises, very valuable, gives a good understanding of the standard.”Dan Plant, Lowe, Gravelle and Associates
"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
“This is my second time taking this course. I learn something new each time from the instructors and students. Thank you”Glenn MacInnis, Elanco Canada Ltd.
"The presentation of this course was very good and the instructor was well spoken. I was not bored or distracted. This was one of the better courses I have taken, it was eye opening and had good safety practices and procedures. I learned a great deal from this training course."Grant Friesen, Birchcliff Energy
“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
"The instructor was very informed on all the sections described for this course and did an excellent job of illustrating the possibilities of an arc flash exposure. This is a must take course for those new to the electrical field and an excellent reminder for others"B. Vander Roest, Maintenance , Atlantic Windows
"Although I have previously taken an Arc Flash course, I found that this was a really good refresher course for me. My awareness will now be heightened and this will make our workplace safer as we implement changes that I gained from this course."Don Zapski, City of Saskatoon
“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
“Very well presented. Eye opening.”Dan Fingler, Weetabix
“Fun, but extremely informative. He grasped the importance and seriousness of arc flash.”Paolo Lastimosa, DND
“You guys must take this course for your own safety. The instructor, Ross Dion is very competent and interesting. (He is an electrician with much experience)Bryan Jacobsen, Tolko Industries
"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
“This course should be mandatory for all electricians. It is an eye opener as well as a refresher for information forgotten.”Stephen Woods, PCL Energy
“It was very knowledgeable. It made me aware of many things I never thought about before.”Robert Llewellyn, Highliner Food Inc.
"Very informative and necessary training. Great job Dave Neal, I never nodded off!! Their was a good mix of presentation styles."Andrew Geensen, PTI Group
“Knowledgeable instructor, he made the course interesting and made it relate to my workplace. This course helped me remember the realization of the hazards that we deal with on a day to day basis.”Darren Littlejohn, Enbridge Pipleines
“The course material covers the essentials. The method of the course presentation seems to make it easy to remember all pertinent information then came celebration of learning time, very easy, and very informative course.”Tony Torrensan, West Fraser Lumber
“The instructor is very knowledgeable. The training course was very good. That helped me a lot in my every day work. Thank you.”Alexander Suvorov, CBRE
“Instructor was clear and interesting. The course was very helpful for me in my position of plant maintenance.”Cory Roberts, Expocrete
“The course is going to be very useful in further work and day to day life. The instructor is very knowledgeable and gave a lot of very useful information about Arc Flashes and electricity in a whole.”Devan Johnson, Pembina Pipeline
“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
“The course was well presented and very informative. The instructor was very knowledgeable and interesting.”Chad Smith, DND
“Good! This information will help us develop the arc flash program for our site.”Pat Pasanen, West Fraser
“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 course was interesting and informative, the topics and illustrations were real, eye opening and definitely will change how I do some things. The instructor had no problems keeping us awake.”Larry Hiebert, Granny’s Poultry Cooperative Ltd
“I found this program quite informative and extremely useful. It definitely opened my eyes to arc hazards and attention to safety.”Dale Dulaba, Black and McDonald
“The instructor was informative and made a dry topic entertaining as well as informative. Visual tools were well presented and definitely helped to drive the point home. Good job, well done.”Robert tenHaaft, PCL Energy
“This was an excellent course with good instruction. I’m a journeyman electrician for 35 years. I learnt a lot of information today. Thank you.”Mike Townsend, Town of Ajax
“Excellent examples of real life and videos and photos to bring to light the realities of arc flash.”Ryan, DND
“An eye opener to the potential risk associated with electricity.”Clayton Reeve, Inter Pipeline Ltd.
“This course was very insightful to making us as maintenance workers aware of the hazards involved when working on, near or around electrical equipment and apparatus. The instructor, Dave Neal was knowledgeable and very good at driving home the message and explaining the consequences of failing to...Greg Peacock, KTH Shelburne Mfg.
“Excellent! Thank you very much. Very, very helpful for my job.”Chang Soo Shin, Samco Machinery
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
“This course was very descriptive and pin pointed all the safety involved with arc flashes. The course really makes you think about what you are doing when working on energized equipment and knowing all the risks involved. I will take what I’ve learnt in this course and apply it immediately in the...Brandon Cronk, Prodigy Tech Group Inc.
“The course was well taught. As a student with little knowledge of the topic, I found the course content very useful. Great videos and examples.”Kaylin MacKenzie, SNC Lavalin
“Instructor was very thorough and easy to listen to. He answered all questions and shared great stories related to a lot of topics. Excellent course. I learned a lot.”Brett Lawson, Canadian Coast Guard
“The instructor was well informed and prepared and up to date with changes in the regulations. He was able to explain and share experiences working as an electrician.”Orville Wright, Manning Forest Products
"Excellent course, very informative and interesting. The instructor, Ross Dion, was terrific and presented the material very well, using real stories, videos and examples."Krista Bochert, Genivar Inc.
"Very good course. It opens up a lot of questions, but shows the dangers in a realistic way of what can happen to us in a split second while doing the work we do daily. Ed Rideout did a really good job in presenting the information."John MacInnis, ICS State
“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 found the information in the course to be very informative/beneficial to further advance my education and understanding of the potential hazards of arc flash potential, ways to safely conduct work and protect myself, now and in future endeavors for the rest of my career in the electrical industry...Travis Shewchuk, PCL Energy
"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
“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
“Very informative and eye opening to many of the known hazards, as well as some that are not as recognizable.”Charlie Wilkins, DND CFB Gagetown
“Our instructor made the course very interesting. He was very knowledgeable of the subject at hand. I thought it was going to feel like a long boring class but he made it interesting and fun which made the time go by quickly. Great job!!”Marko Kenfelja, Nortown Electrical Contractors
“Good videos and tests, the instructor, Ed Rideout was interesting and he kept me interested. Every electrician should take this course.”Ryan Tarksis, PTI Group
“Excellent presentation, very informative definitely in regards to the safety procedures around electrical equipment. It was above us somewhat; but definitely an eye opener to the hazards that can happen.”Siu Lou, Highliner Food Inc.
“The course was outstanding. The instructor was top class, knew his material, very informative, loads of useful information, will change now how I approach the future work.”Logan Davis, DND
“Great course, a lot of valuable information and safety tips. Good information on responsibilities of management and employees.”Dave Mosher, P&H Milling
"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.
“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
“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
“Speaks a language the average electrician can understand and engaged everyone in the course. One of the better instructors I have had. This course could quite easily be a “death by power point” but it wasn’t.”Cory Wilson, Western Forest Products
What I gained from this course is the importance of having our Maintenance people educated in Arc Flash Awareness. It is extremely important that only properly trained compliant individuals work on our 600V panels. "The probability of non compliant individuals being injured / killed by Arc Flash is high...Mark Quigley, Master-Packaging Inc.
“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
“Probably the best training so far I have had.”Dragan Lucic, Phazer Electric
“This was an excellent course. The instructor Ross Dion was interesting, knowledgeable and dynamic. The course covered all information needed.”Tom Blake, Aquatera Utilities Inc.
“The instructor has an excellent knowledge of what he is teaching. He was able to give many examples from real world situations he has encountered throughout his career.”Philip Nickerson, SNC Lavalin
"The instructor was very good and the arcflash information was valuable. Recommended"D. Wall, Supervisor, Graymont Aggregates
|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|