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

  • Chris Osmond, Suncor
    “The course was well presented and the instructor Ed Rideout gave good explanations and answers to the questions asked. He taught us how to look at problems in a different way and showed us other troubleshooting methods.”
  • 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...
  • Eric Feader, TransGas
    “Ed is a very knowledgeable instructor with a wealth of troubleshooting experience. He kept everyone on task throughout the week to make sure all of the information was covered. It was nice to be challenged on some of the lab work and should prove valuable when I return to work.”
  • 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."
  • Dan Rogers, Newfoundland Power
    “I thoroughly enjoyed this course. It had lots of hands on exercises, which is the best way to learn. Ed Rideout was very knowledgeable and obviously had a ton of practical experience. Great instructor!”
  • Jeff Henderson, Pengrowth Energy Corp.
    "Ed seemed to have a good background knowledge of the material based on field and teaching experience. He was easily approachable and would help when needed."
  • 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."
  • 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...
  • 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."
  • Jen Furrow, McCain Foods Canada
    “Ed was a great presenter! He was very knowledgeable and able to keep everyone’s attention, I really appreciated that.”
  • 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.”
  • David Workun, Syncrude Canada
    "Poor knowledge of great hockey teams:) However, great knowledge of electricity and very fine tuned method of relaying that knowledge."
  • Garry Tompkins, Suncor
    "Ed Rideout is a very good instructor. He has a great knowledge in the electrical field and teaches in a very interesting way. You feel like you are part of the team. Thanks Ed."
  • 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.”

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