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.


  • Bruce Barrett, Lynk Electric
    "Instructor was very clear and professional about his job and explained course details very well. Ed took the time to go over the details and showed lots of interesting videos."
  • Brent Blackmore, TransCanada Pipelines
    "The instructor, Ed Rideout knew his stuff and presented it in a well-organized way, with many examples. The shock value of the course was very eye opening."
  • Dale McLaughlin, LP Dawson Creek
    "The instructor, Ed Rideout was personable, knowledgeable and relaxed. He kept on schedule with course material and was able to answer any questions that arose. He demonstrated a focus on safe work practices."
  • 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."
  • Darren Seyler, Syncrude Canada
    "Excellent. Ed explained everything clearly and had no difficulty answering all questions."
  • A. Lichodzijewski, Department of National Defense
    "Very interesting insight into Arc Flash safety. Good balance of theory and potential applications in everyday situations."
  • Bryce Balciunas, Mosaic Potash
    “I thought the instructor Ed did a very good job explaining the course. The instructor 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.”
  • Pat Onions, Syncrude Canada
    "Good natured, easy to understand. Ed was very knowledgeable and practical."
  • Sinath Chheav, Littlefuse Startco
    "I thought the instructor, Ed Rideout, was very good in explaining and answering all of our questions. He was clear and knew what he was talking about."
  • Ivan Holderness, Suncor
    "The instructor, Joe Kiceniuk was very knowledgeable, patient and helpful with all of the course content. Adequate time was always given and I felt free to ask questions. It was a great program all around. (How to Analytically Troubleshoot Electrical Systems)."
  • 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.”
  • Alex McKee, Suncor
    "The instructor, Ed Rideout was very experienced and showed poise when asked to go over or show different ways of explaining a problem to the class."
  • 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...
  • 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."
  • Braiden McLellan, Littlefuse Startco
    "Ed did a great job keeping the information interesting as well as informative. I learned about many dangers and safety procedures that otherwise would have possibly been taken for granted."