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Welcome to our 2-day Electrical Safety and Arc Flash Awareness Course, meticulously crafted for operators seeking to enhance their expertise in electrical safety. This comprehensive program combines two critical areas:Arc Flash & Low Voltage Safety and Electrical Switching Safety for Operators.

Day 1: Arc Flash & Low Voltage Safety

Explore arc flash hazards, boundaries, and appropriate PPE.

Master the CSA-Z462.

Understand the severity of arc flash injuries based on proximity, explosion size, and exposure time.

Learn about external and internal burns, intoxication from hot gasses, eye damage, and other consequences.

Discover how to assess arc flash risks and implement preventive measures.

Suitable for electrical workers, maintenance personnel, and supervisors.

Day 2: Electrical Switching Safety for Operators

Dive into safe switching practices, risk assessment, and proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Understand procedures for electrical maintenance and switching operations.

Learn how to create an Electrically Safe Working Condition (ESWC) while interacting with energized equipment.

Explore the causes of arc flash incidents, including faulty wiring, loose connections, and material failure.

Discover practical strategies to minimize risks during live work.

Ideal for operators, technicians, and anyone working with electrical systems.

Throughout the course, our experienced instructors will guide you through real-world scenarios, interactive discussions, and demonstrations. By the end, you’ll be well-prepared to enhance safety in your workplace and mitigate electrical risks effectively.

Who Should Attend:

Operators: Whether you’re a seasoned professional or new to the field, this course is tailored to meet your needs.

Technicians: Gain valuable insights to protect yourself and your colleagues during electrical operations.

Supervisors: Understand the importance of enforcing safety protocols and promoting a culture of awareness.

Maintenance Personnel: Enhance your skills in preventing arc flash incidents and ensuring workplace safety.

Next Safe Electrical Switching and Arc Flash Awareness for Operators Courses
May 22 – 23, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Edmonton Time OR24485 $1379.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
August 20 – 21, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Video Training 8am-4pm Toronto time OR24486 $1379.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
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Course topics

I. Introduction to Electrical Safety

Objective: Understand the importance of electrical safety in the workplace and recognize potential hazards.

II. Electrical Switching Procedures

Objective: Learn safe switching practices and procedures to prevent accidents during maintenance and operation.

III. Risk Assessment and Hazard Mitigation

Objective: Develop skills to assess risks associated with electrical work and implement preventive measures.

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I. Introduction to Electrical Safety

Objective: Understand the importance of electrical safety in the workplace and recognize potential hazards.

  • Overview of electrical accidents and their impact
  • Legal and regulatory requirements (CSA-Z462)
  • Roles and responsibilities of operators in maintaining safety

II. Electrical Switching Procedures

Objective: Learn safe switching practices and procedures to prevent accidents during maintenance and operation.

  • Identifying isolation points and lockout/tagout procedures
  • Proper use of voltage testers and meters
  • Creating an Electrically Safe Working Condition (ESWC)
  • Emergency shutdown protocols

III. Risk Assessment and Hazard Mitigation

Objective: Develop skills to assess risks associated with electrical work and implement preventive measures.

  • Identifying arc flash boundaries
  • Calculating incident energy levels
  • Selecting appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Mitigating risks during live work

IV. Arc Flash Awareness and Response

Objective: Understand the science behind arc flash incidents and learn how to respond effectively.

  • Causes of arc flash (faulty wiring, loose connections, etc.)
  • Severity of arc flash injuries (burns, intoxication, eye damage)
  • Emergency procedures during an arc flash event
  • First aid and medical response

V. CSA-Z462 Standard and Compliance

Objective: Familiarize yourself with the CSA-Z462 Standard and its practical application.

  • Key requirements of CSA-Z462
  • Developing an electrical safety program
  • Conducting regular inspections and audits

VI. Safe Work Practices and Best Practices

Objective: Acquire practical skills for safe electrical work and minimize risks.

  • Proper use of tools and equipment
  • Working near energized equipment
  • Handling electrical emergencies
  • Reporting incidents and near misses

VII. Creating a Safety Culture

Objective: Learn how to promote safety awareness and foster a culture of prevention.

  • Training and continuous education for operators
  • Communication and collaboration among team members
  • Reporting unsafe conditions
  • Encouraging proactive safety behaviors



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Next Safe Electrical Switching and Arc Flash Awareness for Operators Courses

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May 22 – 23, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Video MST/GMT-6 Teleconference OR24485 Register
August 20 – 21, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Video EST/GMT-4 OR24486 Register
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