Biography

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.

Testimonials

  • Paul Berriault, Mosaic Esterhazy
    “Ed was very knowledgeable and easy to approach, he kept the class interesting. Keep up the good work, Ed needs a raise.”
  • Jamie Ingjaldson, Mosaic Potash
    “Ed was a very good instructor and used his work experience/knowledge very well to help communicate material.”
  • Brian Hook, Enbridge Pipelines
    “This course was excellent. It showed various testing methods, and Ed reviewed the results to help us better understand what we were doing. It was good to have all the test equipment separated into 4 work stations with a discussion area so everyone can be involved. I felt comfortable in the course...
  • 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)."
  • 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."
  • 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...
  • Conrad Young, Deer Lake Power
    "Ed Rideout is quite knowledgeable and knew the trade, be it line work, electrical or electronic."
  • 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."
  • Terry Hilchey, Halifax Stanfield International Airport
    "Ed, the knowledge you shared was definitely an asset. The course was more enjoyable."
  • Trevor Neumeier, Enbridge Pipelines
    “The instructor was very knowledgeable and personable; Ed Rideout is one of the best instructors I have ever taken a course from.”
  • Martin Stevens, Suncor
    "The instructor, Ed Rideout was one of the better instructors I have ever had. He made a lot of the material less boring with his sense of humor."
  • Pat Onions, Syncrude Canada
    "Good natured, easy to understand. Ed was very knowledgeable and practical."
  • 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.”
  • 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."
  • Reid Davis, Suncor
    "Ed Rideout is very knowledgeable and is able to sit one on one to instruct those having problems. He is also able to explain in a way that makes things easier to understand."

Expertise

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