Edward Rideout

instructor years of experience

55

Years of
Experience

Biography

Ed Rideout has been involved with the electrical field in many ways for nearly 54 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.

Expertise

Testimonials

  • 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."
  • Leah Melvin, Newfoundland Hydro
    Ed was a great instructor for this course. He's experienced in the field and has a good overall knowledge of the industry. Ed presented the material well and was straight forward. His personality and presentation was A+.
  • 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."
  • Pat Onions, Syncrude Canada
    "Good natured, easy to understand. Ed was very knowledgeable and practical."
  • Terry Hilchey, Halifax Stanfield International Airport
    "Ed, the knowledge you shared was definitely an asset. The course was more enjoyable."
  • 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...
  • 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!!"
  • 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...
  • 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."
  • Eric Chaytor, DSM
    “Ed Rideout was personable and very experienced in the hazards associated with Arc Flash. There was lots of anecdotes and references to real life circumstances.”
  • 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."
  • 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.”
  • Steven Clarke, Halifax International Airport Authority
    “Ed was very informative and knowledgeable on what he teaches. His own personal experience and encounters make the material become more of a reality.”
  • 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."
  • Bob MacMillan, Rolls - Royce Limited
    "Ed Rideout is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He communicates the subject matter clearly and has many personal experiences to get his point across and makes it interesting."

Upcoming Courses

Jul 10 - Jul 10, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Online
Low Voltage Circuit Breaker Testing & Maintenance
Training 8am-4pm Toronto time, ON OR24496 Register
Sep 05 - Sep 05, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Online
Arc Flash & Low Voltage Safety
Training 8am-4pm St. John's NL time, NL OR24620 Register
Sep 05 - Sep 06, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Online
Arc Flash & High Voltage Safety - Qualified Electrical Worker Certification
Training 8am-4pm St. John's NL time, NL OR24621 Register
Sep 18 - Sep 18, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Online
Power Transformer Testing & Maintenance
Training 8am-4pm Toronto time, ON OR24493 Register
Sep 19 - Sep 20, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Online
Arc Flash & High Voltage Safety - Qualified Electrical Worker Certification
Training 8am-4pm Fredericton time, NB OR24638 Register
Sep 19 - Sep 19, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Online
Arc Flash & Low Voltage Safety
Training 8am-4pm Fredericton time, NB OR24637 Register
Oct 09 - Oct 09, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Online
Low Voltage Circuit Breaker Testing & Maintenance
Training 8am-4pm Vancouver time, BC OR24555 Register
Oct 15 - Oct 15, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Online
Arc Flash & Low Voltage Safety
Training 8am-4pm St. John's NL time, NL OR24730 Register
Oct 15 - Oct 16, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Online
Arc Flash & High Voltage Safety - Qualified Electrical Worker Certification
Training 8am-4pm St. John's NL time, NL OR24731 Register
Oct 23 - Oct 23, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Online
Power Transformer Testing & Maintenance
Training 8am-4pm St. John's NL time, NL OR24494 Register
Oct 28 - Oct 28, 2024 In Person
Arc Flash & Low Voltage Safety
Halifax, NS OR24716 Register
Oct 28 - Oct 29, 2024 In Person
Arc Flash & High Voltage Safety - Qualified Electrical Worker Certification
Halifax, NS OR24717 Register
Oct 30 - Oct 30, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Online
Arc Flash & Low Voltage Safety
Training 8am-4pm Halifax time, NS OR24743 Register
Oct 30 - Oct 31, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Online
Arc Flash & High Voltage Safety - Qualified Electrical Worker Certification
Training 8am-4pm Halifax time, NS OR24744 Register
Dec 04 - Dec 04, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Online
Power Transformer Testing & Maintenance
Training 8am-4pm Edmonton Time , AB OR24553 Register
Dec 11 - Dec 11, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Online
Power Transformer Testing & Maintenance
Training 8am-4pm Saskatoon time, SK OR24554 Register
Jan 13 - Jan 17, 2025 In Person
Advanced Electrical System Testing and Maintenance - includes Medium Voltage
Cobourg, ON OR25003 Register

All Courses Taught

Advanced Electrical System Testing and Maintenance - includes Medium Voltage

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How To Analytically Troubleshoot Complex Electrical Systems with Deductive Reasoning

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Arc Flash & High Voltage Safety - Qualified Electrical Worker Certification

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Arc Flash & Low Voltage Safety

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Arc Flash High Voltage Safety Refresher Certification

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Power Cable Testing & Maintenance

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Power Transformer Testing & Maintenance

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Low Voltage Circuit Breaker Testing & Maintenance

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Medium Voltage Circuit Breaker Testing & Maintenance

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Fundamentals of Industrial and Substation Battery Testing & Maintenance

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Industrial and Substation Grounding & Bonding

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Safe Electrical Switching and Arc Flash Awareness for Operators

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