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The Battery Electric Vehicle Course - High Voltage Electrical Safety is a comprehensive program designed to equip participants with the essential knowledge required for ensuring the safe operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of high-voltage electrical systems in battery electric vehicles. The course focuses on the details of battery electric vehicles, emphasizing safety measures to mitigate potential risks and ensure a secure working environment.


Course Overview:

The curriculum covers a wide array of topics, including low/high voltage maintenance, grounding, battery maintenance, and troubleshooting, among others. Participants will gain in-depth insights into the principles of electrical safety, emphasizing the significance of adhering to established best practices, standards, and regulatory frameworks in Canada, such as the CSA Z462, Canadian Electrical Code, and the OH&S Regulations.


Emphasis on Safety:

The course focuses on crucial factors such as the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE), risk assessments, and the development of safety-conscious work practices. Through extensive discussions participants will learn how to effectively handle electrical hazards, mitigate risks associated with electrical shock and arc flash, and maintain safe working distances from potential energy sources.


Training and Assessments:

With a strong emphasis on practical application and real-world simulations, allowing participants to validate their theoretical knowledge in a controlled environment. The program culminates with assessments to evaluate participants' understanding of the course material and their ability to implement safe practices in various high-voltage electrical scenarios.


Preparation for Industry Standards:

Participants will be prepared to meet industry standards, including those outlined in the CSA Z462, enabling them to confidently apply their expertise in the maintenance and operation of battery electric vehicles. The goal is to ensure personal and co-worker safety while working with high-voltage electrical systems in the rapidly evolving landscape of battery electric vehicles.


The course is structured to include interactive sessions. Participants will have access to course manuals and interactive discussions to enhance their learning experience.

Join us to gain the critical knowledge needed to navigate the complexities of battery electric vehicles and ensure the highest standards of safety in High Voltage electrical operations.
Next High Voltage Electrical Safety Course for Battery Electric Vehicles Courses
August 21 – 21, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Toronto time OR24670 $949.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
September 11 – 11, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Vancouver time OR24671 $949.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
September 18 – 18, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Saskatoon time OR24672 $949.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
September 25 – 25, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Edmonton Time OR24799 $949.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
October 2 – 2, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Winnipeg time OR24800 $949.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
October 9 – 9, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Halifax time OR24801 $949.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
October 16 – 16, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm St. John's NL time OR24802 $949.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
October 23 – 23, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Iqaluit time OR24803 $949.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
October 30 – 30, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Toronto time OR24804 $949.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
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  • Hemang Shah, 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.
  • Justin Nagy, Medatech
    Enjoyable and informative. I feel significantly more comfortable with potential hazards and how to avoid them.
  • Julio Aparicio, BC Transit
    The course covered all the key points concerning Safety and the regulations.
  • Caeden Watkins, 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.
  • Lee Zahorodny, Komatsu
    Great Engagement, lots of material specific to BEV. Let the class engage in productive engagement discussion during the course.

Course topics

I. Principles of Electrical Safety

Objective: Understand the fundamental principles of electrical safety in the context of battery electric vehicles.

II. High Voltage System Components

Objective: Familiarize participants with the key components of high-voltage systems in battery electric vehicles.

III. Arc Flash Incidents and Mitigation

Objective: Equip participants with the knowledge to identify, assess, and mitigate risks associated with arc flash incidents.

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I. Principles of Electrical Safety

Objective: Understand the fundamental principles of electrical safety in the context of battery electric vehicles.

  • Overview of Electrical Hazards
  • Importance of Adhering to Safety Best Practices
  • Significance of Risk Assessments
  • Safety-Conscious Work Practices
  • Proper Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Emergency Response Methods
  • Maintaining a Safe Working Distance

II. High Voltage System Components

Objective: Familiarize participants with the key components of high-voltage systems in battery electric vehicles.

  • Battery Packs and Modules
  • Inverters and Converters
  • Electric Drives
  • Charging Stations
  • Power Cables and Connectors
  • Grounding Systems
  • Understanding Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS)

III. Arc Flash Incidents and Mitigation

Objective: Equip participants with the knowledge to identify, assess, and mitigate risks associated with arc flash incidents.

  • Understanding Arc Flash Hazards
  • IEEE 1584 and Incident Energy Calculations
  • Arc Flash Protection Categories (PPE Levels)
  • Arc Flash Boundary and Safe Working Distances
  • Incident Energy Relationship
  • Arc Flash Protection Equipment and Clothing
  • Emergency Response to Arc Flash Incidents

IV. Electrical Shock Mitigation

Objective: Understand electrical shock hazards, safe working distances, protective equipment, and emergency response protocols to mitigate electrical shock risks.

  • Understanding Electrical Shock Hazards
  • Safe Working Distances – Limited and Restricted Approach
  • Shock Protection Equipment and Electrically Rated Gloves
  • Emergency Response to Electrical shock Incidents

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Next High Voltage Electrical Safety Course for Battery Electric Vehicles Courses

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August 21 – 21, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Toronto time , ON Teleconference OR24670 Register
September 11 – 11, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Vancouver time , BC Teleconference OR24671 Register
September 18 – 18, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Saskatoon time , SK Teleconference OR24672 Register
September 25 – 25, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Edmonton Time , AB Teleconference OR24799 Register
October 2 – 2, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Winnipeg time , MB Teleconference OR24800 Register
October 9 – 9, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Halifax time , NS Teleconference OR24801 Register
October 16 – 16, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm St. John's NL time , NL Teleconference OR24802 Register
October 23 – 23, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Iqaluit time , NU Teleconference OR24803 Register
October 30 – 30, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Toronto time , ON Teleconference OR24804 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...

    • Wes Palmer, Pretium Resources
      "Peter was very informative and eager to help with any questions we had."
    • Erik Mikkelsen, Pretium Resources
      "Peter was very well spoken and thorough with critical information. He exhibited excellent knowledge and patience. Im extremely excited to gain knowledge that I can start to use immediately. The brochure information followed a proper, organized system. Thank you very much."
    • 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.
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  • 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
  • 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
  • Enjoyable and informative. I feel significantly more comfortable with potential hazards and how to avoid them.

    Justin Nagy, Medatech
  • This was a good course to start our process of building safe operational procedures to troubleshoot BEV equipment.

    Devin Chomiak, Komatsu
  • The course covered all the key points concerning Safety and the regulations.

    Julio Aparicio, BC Transit
  • The course was very useful. It made me aware of some possible hazards I was previously unaware of.

    Marc-Andre Huneault, Medatech
  • It was a good course and provided us with more awareness surrounding the safety of electrical systems.

    Greg Wagner, Medatech
  • 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
  • Great Engagement, lots of material specific to BEV. Let the class engage in productive engagement discussion during the course.

    Lee Zahorodny, Komatsu
  • This was an excellent course, very well presented with lots of good information, which I'll start to implement.

    Mike Booth, Medatech
  • 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
  • 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

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