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The use of electric and hybrid vehicles is growing at a significant rate with objectives towards reducing carbon emissions and fuel/operating costs. It is estimated by 2040, 80 percent of the world’s city bus fleet will be electric, along with 33 percent of the world’s cars.

Lithium ion batteries are used extensively in electric and hybrid electric vehicles due to their high energy density and long cycle life. Increased energy density provides electric vehicles with extended range and increased power.

Modern electric vehicles have voltages that approach 1000 Volts. In addition to high voltage, short circuit current can deliver several thousand amps in large advanced battery systems. Also, components may retain a dangerous voltage even after the vehicle is switched off.

Service, repair, maintenance, and emergency response on electric vehicles can put workers at risk of electric shock and burns potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

Mechanics qualified in conventional automotive systems now require additional training, knowledge and skills including:

· Use of HV Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and voltage rated insulated tools

· Zero Voltage Verification Procedures (de-energizing the system)

· Skills for servicing battery packs, auxiliary equipment, inverters, and traction motors

This one day course combines in-depth exploration of the workplace electrical safety standard, CSA Z462-21 with practical exercises on how to assess and mitigate hazards for anyone working on or near electrical equipment.

We use real life examples of electrical accidents to promote open discussion and analysis of the events ensuring maximum buy in from every student and conformance to company safe work practices and procedures.

Next Arc Flash & High Voltage Safety for Electrical Vehicles Courses
March 7 – 7, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Edmonton Time OR24162 $749.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
March 21 – 21, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Vancouver time OR24163 $749.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
April 10 – 10, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Halifax time OR24281 $749.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
April 18 – 18, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Vancouver time OR24282 $749.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
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  • Marc-Andre Huneault, Medatech
    The course was very useful. It made me aware of some possible hazards I was previously unaware of.
  • Jamik Suhagiya, MedaTech
    This is indeed a good course and a lot of new information that is absolutely needed for our field of work or might come in handy in the future. I got to know a few safety standards I've regularly missed that can cause life threatening damage.
  • Julio Aparicio, BC Transit
    The course covered all the key points concerning Safety and the regulations.
  • Justin Nagy, Medatech
    Enjoyable and informative. I feel significantly more comfortable with potential hazards and how to avoid them.
  • Greg Wagner, Medatech
    It was a good course and provided us with more awareness surrounding the safety of electrical systems.

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March 7 – 7, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Video MST/GMT-6 Teleconference OR24162 Register
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  • 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...

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    • 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.
    • Harrison Shin, Diamond Petrochemical
      Peter was enthusiastic and passionate about the topics he discussed. He provided great insight and was able to answer any questions the group had.
    • Nicholas Deis, Capital Power
      Peter was knowledgeable in his topics and experience. He was willing to answer any questions that came up.
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  • The course was very useful. It made me aware of some possible hazards I was previously unaware of.

    Marc-Andre Huneault, Medatech
  • This is indeed a good course and a lot of new information that is absolutely needed for our field of work or might come in handy in the future. I got to know a few safety standards I've regularly missed that can cause life threatening damage.

    Jamik Suhagiya, MedaTech
  • The course covered all the key points concerning Safety and the regulations.

    Julio Aparicio, BC Transit
  • Highly recommend this course for all in the industry starting to get into battery electric, or fully electric equipment. Peter is extremely knowledgeable, lots of real world examples and great class discussions with the participants.

    Caeden Watkins, BC Transit
  • Enjoyable and informative. I feel significantly more comfortable with potential hazards and how to avoid them.

    Justin Nagy, Medatech
  • This was an excellent course, very well presented with lots of good information, which I'll start to implement.

    Mike Booth, Medatech
  • This safety course definitely saved us from future possible hazards. There were many things that I didn't know which should be taken care of while working around high voltage.

    Hemang Shah, Medatech
  • Informative course overall. Well written and some useful insights. Further research is done in this area(DC arc flash), and it will be helpful to stay on top of the new content coming out for future people. Overall though, instructors were knowledgeable and clear. They had plenty of experience, which...

    Mark Janzen, Epiroc FVT
  • The course contained a lot of useful information that will make me safer in the work place. It achieved that goal, an overall good experience.

    Mike Barnhill, Epiroc
  • It was a good course and provided us with more awareness surrounding the safety of electrical systems.

    Greg Wagner, Medatech

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