Biography

Ed Rideout has been involved with the electrical field in many ways for nearly 52 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 station, then as a journeyman electrician and then he went on in 1985 to become the leading electrician.

By 1999 he had become supervisor over the electrical department and a year later became supervisor over the entire maintenance department, where he worked until his retirement in 2006. Ed is very knowledgeable about Medium Voltage Switchgear and having run a small business and supervising an Electrical Maintenance Group gives him a better understanding of our client’s needs.

Testimonials

  • Colin Durand, Jacobs Industrial Services Ltd.
    “Ed is a good instructor. The material was well covered. The course will help me in my career and possibly save me from injury.”
  • Jeff Henderson, Pengrowth Energy Corp.
    "Ed seemed to have a good background knowledge of the material based on field and teaching experience. He was easily approachable and would help when needed."
  • Stephen Ramkhelawan, Saipem Canada
    "Mr. Ed Rideout was very interesting to listen to and his work experiences certainly helped me understand his material and topics presented. I would be more than happy and interested to attend another one of his seminars. Mr. Rideout is very knowledgeable and presented information in a very well planned...
  • Tony Cranford, Newfoundland Power
    “This was a really good course and instructor(Ed Rideout). I found great improvement in troubleshooting procedures and documentation. It also reduced number of steps to find faults by 50% to 75% (more efficient). I recognized different ways to troubleshoot (both open circuits and short circuits). I...
  • Garry Tompkins, Suncor
    "Ed Rideout is a very good instructor. He has a great knowledge in the electrical field and teaches in a very interesting way. You feel like you are part of the team. Thanks Ed."
  • Don Hetherington, Fredericton International Airport
    “Ed was concise and took the time to answer questions.”
  • Brad Rogers, Enbridge Pipelines
    “I'm very pleased with Ed and the way he delivers the content. I do better when I have minimal class instruction and more hands on and this course really fit the bill in this respect. The labs were laid out quite well and were relevant to the content as well. I would recommend this course to any electrician...
  • Rodney Pettigrew, Kramer Ltd.
    "Ed is very knowledgeable, helpful and accommodating. He made a challenging course very interesting."
  • Robert Jewett, Suncor
    "Excellent job, very thorough. Instructor, Ed Rideout is very knowledgeable with a strong background. A major benefit for us in the workplace."
  • Shawn McCarthy, Suncor
    "Ed Rideout did an excellent job at presenting the course material. He also took the time to help anyone that was having trouble. A 1 job!!"
  • Jamie Ingjaldson, Mosaic Potash
    “Ed was a very good instructor and used his work experience/knowledge very well to help communicate material.”
  • Sean Callahan, Suncor
    "The instructor, Ed Rideout was very knowledgeable and easy to get along with."
  • Brent Green, Newfoundland Power
    “The instructor Ed Rideout, presented the course content in a clear efficient manner. New troubleshooting techniques were well presented and received. By the end of the course I had noticed overall improvement in circuit troubleshooting ability.”
  • Dan Brown, Suncor
    “Best arc flash safety course I've ever taken. Excellent instructor and course content. First class that has had the Z462 book included in the content. Would have liked to see a copy of the Z462 manual included in the course fee, so I could highlight and take notes in the safety manual. Thanks Ed...
  • Shannon Park, Corner Brook Pulp & Paper Mill
    "Ed was clear and to the point, he gave good examples relative to the topic. This course and the instructor have made an impact on how I will approach my work in the future."

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