Ed Rideout has been involved with the electrical field in many ways for nearly 35 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 2008. 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.


  • Corey King, Suncor
    "Ed Rideout was an excellent instructor. He was very knowledgeable, informative and answered all our questions. I would recommend the course, Maintaining and Testing Low and Medium Voltage Circuit Breakers to other tradesmen."
  • Philip Newman, Syncrude Canada
    “Ed was very knowledgeable in electrical. He was well spoken, friendly and enjoyable. The power point was good. I would be interested in more courses with Mr. Rideout.”
  • Hein de Jager, Suncor
    "Ed Rideout was friendly and a very knowledgeable instructor. He kept the course interesting and makes your head work hard."
  • Frank Balen, Suncor
    “Great two day course, covered lots of material which basically reiterated my position on safe work practices. Thanks to the refresher, Bill C-45 keeps most of us honest. Thanks Ed.”
  • Joseph (Greg) Roland, Saipem Canada
    "I found the instructor; Ed Rideout to be very well versed in what he is striving to teach us. He is open and straight forward to questions asked and makes me feel "at ease" when asking them. He obviously knows this course and his electrical business."
  • Tyler Romanchuk, Suncor
    “The course was excellent overall. The instructor, Ed Rideout was clear and made you feel comfortable with the material. Excellent tools and equipment provided.”
  • Curtis Daigneault, Cameco Corporation - Cigar Lake
    "Ed is a very knowledgeable course instructor. He recommends the "document everything" and it is a very effective tool in troubleshooting. He was also very helpful and always discussed and answered all questions that were asked."
  • Stephen Stone, Newalta
    “I thought this course was very informative and provided everyone with the opportunity to share their experiences. The material got right to the point, and never included fill-in material, which is common to most courses. Ed was able to deliver the material professionally and was able to include his...
  • Jordan Higgins, Alliance Energy
    "Ed was very knowledgeable and approachable. For guys like me who are in the field and on the tools, it's so valuable to have someone who has been there & knows how it really is."
  • Jamie Ingjaldson, Mosaic Potash
    “Ed was a very good instructor and used his work experience/knowledge very well to help communicate material.”
  • Brandon Hunt, Syncrude Canada
    “Very informal and Ed Rideout kept all participants alert and interested in the knowledge of the course.”
  • Adam Gould, Enbridge Pipelines
    “I found this course to be very valuable and informative. The course structure is excellent with keeping the majority of the learning at hands on. Ed, the instructor, was not only knowledgeable, he was also very friendly and presented well. Overall, a good course.”
  • Bryce Balciunas, Mosaic Potash
    “I thought Ed did a very good job explaining the course. He was very knowledgeable on what he was teaching us and answered any questions we had. The course had a good breakdown of theory in the classroom and hands on in the trailer.”
  • Paul Berriault, Mosaic Potash
    “Ed was very knowledgeable and easy to approach. Kept the course interesting, keep up the good work. Ed needs a raise.”
  • John Young, Greyrock Mining
    "Ed was an excellent instructor that kept all participants involved and interested. Ed is a very knowledgeable instructor who really knew his stuff. He was a joy to be taught by."