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This three-day in-depth practical training is led by experienced electrical professionals with decades of experience. This course blends theoretical knowledge with practical exercises designed to enhance the application of safety best practices for workplace electrical power distribution systems. The course extensively covers the CSA Z462-24 Workplace Electrical Safety Standard and applies safety best practices through scenario-based classroom exercises.

3 days of intensive training designed to provide both foundational and advanced knowledge, while engaging course participants in realistic workplace exercises such as:

  • Hazard assessment
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Safety planning
  • Implementation of LOTO (Lock Out Tag Out) and switching plans

Course Objectives:

  • Interpret and apply safety best practices to real workplace situations.
  • Recognize and mitigate low and high voltage hazards using advanced safety practices.
  • Conduct detailed hazard and risk assessments to prevent incidents.
  • Manage and lead high voltage work safely and effectively.

Who Should Attend:

  • Maintenance Electricians
  • Engineers
  • Technicians
  • Supervisors
  • Managers
  • Safety Professionals who oversee or work with complex electrical power systems.

Teaching Methodology:

The course uses a blend of lectures, interactive discussions, and extensive classroom exercises to engage participants so they can apply learning immediately to their work environments. The approach is designed to be engaging and effective, using real-life scenarios to prepare participants for actual work situations.

Materials and Equipment Provided:

  • Comprehensive course manuals
  • Electrical tools, test equipment and test stations for hands-on planning and problem solving learning
  • This includes multimeters, HV gloves, various types of PPE, MCC starters, insulated tools, lockout/tagout kits, and temporary protective grounding equipment.

Detailed Course Content:

Safety Standards and Hazard Recognition

  • Arc Flash and Shock Warning Label Interpretation:
    • Participants will engage in exercises to interpret various arc flash and shock warning labels, understand the associated risks, and identify the required PPE.
    • Real workplace scenario based exercises with different work tasks using one-line diagrams and images of normal and abnormal equipment.
  • Electrical Safety and Equipment Handling:
    • Demonstrations on safe multimeter use in energized settings, focusing on troubleshooting techniques while adhering to safety protocols.
    • Exercises on selecting appropriate PPE and testing equipment based on specific electrical scenarios and equipment labels, including pre-use inspection of PPE, multimeters, HV detectors, temporary protective grounds.

Practical Safety Applications and Compliance

  • Operational Safety Procedures:
    • Instruction on the operation of maintenance switches to reduce arc flash risks, including the interpretation of time current curves and how relays operate in normal vs. maintenance modes.
    • Safe Low Voltage (LV) switching practices using MCC starters, integrating quick risk assessments based on label interpretation.
  • Advanced Safety Planning:
    • Comprehensive exercises using the Hierarchy of Risk Control to evaluate and mitigate electrical risks through collaborative brainstorming and scenario analysis.
    • Creation of Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) and Field Level Hazard Assessments (FLHA), involving students in filling out forms and conducting tailboard meetings.

Scenario-Based Implementation of an Electrically Safe Work Condition (ESWC)

  • Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) and Switching Operations:
    • Development and execution of LOTO procedures to ensure zero energy state in complex scenarios involving multiple energy sources.
    • Building and implementing detailed switching plans, including classroom exercises to implement these plans to establish an Electrically Safe Work Conditions.
  • Temporary Protective Grounds:
    • Planning and demonstrating the application of temporary protective grounds, including equipment inspections.

Electrical Emergency Response

  • Plan for emergencies when workers work on or near energized electrical systems.
  • Design and execute effective emergency response drills for electrical safety incidents to simulate a response to an electrician incident, emphasizing the use of rescue sticks and Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).

Who should attend: Maintenance Electricians, Engineers, Technicians, Supervisors, Managers, Safety Professionals who oversee or work with complex electrical power systems.

Next Advanced High Voltage Safety for Electrical Leaders Courses
October 23 – 25, 2024 Edmonton, AB OR24690 $5899.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
October 28 – 30, 2024 Niagara Falls, ON OR24691 $5899.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
November 5 – 7, 2024 Vancouver, BC OR24692 $5899.00 + Tax Per Attendee Register
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Course topics

I. Understanding Electrical Hazards

Objective: Identify and understand the different types of electrical hazards associated with low & high voltage systems.

II. Regulatory Compliance and OH&S Requirements

Objective: Navigate and apply provincial and federal regulations relevant to low & high voltage work.

III. Hierarchy of Risk Control

Objective: Apply the hierarchy of risk control to electrical safety scenarios to minimize and control hazards.

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I. Understanding Electrical Hazards

Objective: Identify and understand the different types of electrical hazards associated with low & high voltage systems.

  • Definition of high voltage hazards
  • Arc flash
  • Shock hazards - Electrocution risks
  • Capacitors – Stored Energy
  • Arc blast
  • Step & Touch potential hazard
  • Induction and Electromagnetic hazards

II. Regulatory Compliance and OH&S Requirements

Objective: Navigate and apply provincial and federal regulations relevant to low & high voltage work.

  • Key OH&S regulations
  • Compliance strategies
  • Documentation and record-keeping

III. Hierarchy of Risk Control

Objective: Apply the hierarchy of risk control to electrical safety scenarios to minimize and control hazards.

  • Elimination
  • Substitution
  • Engineering controls
  • Administrative controls
  • Use of PPE

IV. Arc Flash & Shock Warning Label Interpretation

Objective: Accurately interpret and apply information from arc flash and shock warning labels to ensure safe operations.

  • Understanding label elements
  • Risk identification from labels
  • Determining boundary limits
  • PPE selection based on labels

V. Job Hazard Analysis and Field Level Hazard Assessment

Objective: Create and utilize JHA and FLHA documents to effectively manage workplace hazards.

  • Components of JHA
  • FLHA procedures
  • Risk assessment strategies
  • Tailboard meetings
  • Documentation and follow-up

VI. Electrical Work Permit Systems

Objective: Effectively prepare and utilize energized electrical work permits to manage work safely.

  • Permit requirements
  • Permit preparation
  • Permit execution
  • Audit and review

VII. Safe Use of Multimeters

Objective: Demonstrate safe practices for using multimeters in energized electrical environments.

  • Multimeter functions and selection
  • Pre-use inspection
  • Operational safety procedures
  • Troubleshooting techniques

VIII. Maintenance Switch Operations

Objective: Explain the function and safety benefits of arc flash reduction maintenance switches in electrical systems.

  • Design and functionality
  • Safety enhancements via maintenance switches
  • Label changes and implications
  • Time current curves analysis

IX. Safe Low Voltage Switching

Objective: Perform low voltage switching operations safely and effectively.

  • LV switching procedures
  • Risk assessments

X. Lockout/Tagout Procedures

Objective: Develop and implement effective lockout/tagout procedures to ensure a safe work environment.

  • LOTO standards and protocols
  • Steps for applying LOTO
  • Managing multiple and complex lockouts
  • Verification and monitoring

XI. Temporary Protective Grounding

Objective: Understand and apply temporary protective grounding practices for high voltage work.

  • Grounding principles
  • Equipment selection and use
  • Installation procedures
  • Testing and inspection
  • De-energization verification

XII. Advanced Switching Techniques

Objective: Master electrical switching techniques to enhance workplace safety and system reliability.

  • Switching concepts and strategies
  • Writing switching orders
  • Safe isolation procedures
  • Switching sequence validation
  • Documentation and compliance

XIII. Emergency Response Planning

Objective: Design and execute effective emergency response for electrical safety incidents.

  • Developing an emergency plan
  • Emergency roles and responsibilities
  • Use of emergency equipment – Contact release and AED
  • Practice Drills - execution and debrief

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  • Peter Waugh

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    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 knowledgeable and explained things with precision and confidence."
    • 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.
    • Sean McLennan, Pretium Resources
      "The course was very detailed. The instructor, Peter uses real life stories to get the information across. Clear and able to relate to scenarios at work."
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