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 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.

Testimonials

  • Frank Balen, Suncor
    “Great two day course, covered lots of material which basically reiterated my position on safe work practices. Thanks to the refresher, Bill C-45 keeps most of us honest. Thanks Ed.”
  • Sean Callahan, Suncor
    "The instructor, Ed Rideout was very knowledgeable and easy to get along with."
  • Rob Clellend, Department of National Defence
    “The instructor showed a great knowledge of the subject matter. And thorough experience in the industry, was able to answer all questions and promote class discussions.”
  • 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."
  • Steven Robinson, IBEW
    "The instructor, Ed has lots of good field experience and can relate to the material personally. This experience from a first hand teacher makes it easy to understand the severity and how dangerous arc flash can be."
  • 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!”
  • 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.”
  • John Young, Greyrock Mining
    "Ed was an excellent instructor that kept all participants involved and interested. Ed is a very knowledgeable instructor who really knew his stuff. He was a joy to be taught by."
  • 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...
  • Terry Hilchey, Halifax Stanfield International Airport
    "Ed, the knowledge you shared was definitely an asset. The course was more enjoyable."
  • 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.”
  • Brent Green, Newfoundland Power
    “The instructor Ed Rideout, presented the course content in a clear efficient manner. New troubleshooting techniques were well presented and received. By the end of the course I had noticed overall improvement in circuit troubleshooting ability.”
  • 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.”
  • Shane Suchan, Mosaic Potash
    “Ed is a very knowledgeable instructor and relates material well. Give him a raise.”
  • 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."

Expertise

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