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.


  • Terry Hilchey, Halifax Stanfield International Airport
    "Ed, the knowledge you shared was definitely an asset. The course was more enjoyable."
  • Joe Van Niekerk, Suncor
    "Ed Rideout is an excellent instructor with a lot of actual hands-on experience. Top guy – top course work, material was clear and relevant."
  • Emma Suchan, Mosaic Potash
    “Ed is a wonderful instructor. Very knowledgeable and interesting. Excellent course, wish it was five days instead of four. Very relevant information and was very pleased with the testing labs, course.”
  • 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."
  • 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.”
  • 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!!"
  • Don Hetherington, Fredericton International Airport
    “Ed was concise and took the time to answer questions.”
  • Craig Speed, DND
    “I found Ed very pleasant, informative, and knowledgeable in this course. This course really got me thinking and organizing my thoughts and procedures in a logical manner. It really amazed me at how much quicker I was at troubleshooting the labs at the end of the course. I will recommend this course...
  • Dennis Verceles, Syncrude Canada
    “The instructor was extremely good at explaining the course content of the subject. Time was utilized very well. Course was well-organized and the video presentation was very knowledgeable and helpful. Good course. Well done Ed!”
  • John Gazzola, Lynk Electric
    "I thought the instructor was very good. He had an excellent understanding of the subject matter. And was very open to taking questions and gave good answers. Very good course."
  • Neil Woodman, Newfoundland Power
    “I thought this course was a great approach to improving troubleshooting skills. Ed Rideout did a great job instructing, was very knowledgeable and easy to understand. I could see my skills improving as the week went on. The test sets used for the course were great, as well as the software. All in...
  • 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...
  • 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.”
  • 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."
  • Jeffrey Capati, Littlefuse Startco
    "Ed Rideout has a lot of experience in this field, because of this experience he was able to explain this course very well. He was also very knowledgeable on safety citing and explaining all of the procedures, step by step, with regards to safety of the actual work and the paper work as well."