Biography

With 33 years of on the job experience at Hydro One, doing consulting work for McGregor Allsop, Trow Engineering Consultants and Dillion and Associates, Dave has acquired extensive knowledge of electrical equipment, installations and legislative requirements.

While with Hydro One, Dave was involved with many projects including:

- Held the lead role in the implementation of the new Training Development System (TDS), the Hydro One Documentation System (HODS), and E-learning programs now used by the company

Additionally, Dave’s other achievements are:

- assisted in the development of work procedures and tools for the overhaul of Delle SF6 Breaker rams

- preparation of Work practices and procedures, and the development of training material for Hydro One staff

- provided training to Hydro One personnel in a wide range of safety, troubleshooting, operations, electrical awareness and a variety of other critical training.

Testimonials

  • Patrick Hickey, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
    “Very knowledgeable instructor, Dave Neal was engaging and interactive. He taught me the value of respecting electricity.”
  • John Cyr, Brookfield Renewable
    “The instructor, Dave Neal presented using great knowledge and personal experience. Dave was engaging and invited participation from the course participants. Thanks Dave for an interesting 2 days.”
  • Luc Belanger, Panolam Industries
    Dave Neal speaks very well and he has a very good knowledgeable of electrical systems. His real-life experiences made him interesting for you to stay in focus in learning the material.”
  • Florian Constantine, Martinrea Automotive Systems Canada Ltd.
    First of all thanks for sending Dave Neal . He is well versed with subject and kept going 8 hours. All the participants (many are not electricians) were completely glued to the subject and the training. It is indeed a good eye opener for many of us. Dave you are really good in what you are doing : Training...
  • John Burden, Daishowa-Marubeni
    “Arc Flash High Voltage Safety was a very good course. It was presented well by the instructor, Dave Neal. He was knowledgeable and had many experiences to share and that was good for getting the safety concepts over easier.”
  • Steve Airheart, Mortenson Construction
    Dave did a great job. He has a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience. He uses past experiences to bring the training to life
  • Joel Gagnon, Brookfield Renewable
    “I found the instructor, Dave Neal very informative and easy to interact with. Through his experience and knowledge he was able to give us many examples that were easy to understand. This was a great course for someone with little electrical experience like myself.”
  • Kenneth Preston, Daishowa-Marubeni
    “Dave did a great job, he knew his material and related it to scenarios that applied to our plant. Great job!”
  • Michael Chen, York Energy Centre
    “The instructor, Dave Neal is very knowledgeable and experienced. Hope to see him again in there years for the refresher course.”
  • Mike Moura, Inter Pipeline Ltd
    “Dave was a very good instructor, very knowledgeable. I enjoyed this class.”
  • Murray Caldwell, Panolam Surface Systems
    “Our instructor, Dave Neal was one of the best I have ever encountered, he was very informative. The information learnt may save someone’s life. Thanks Dave.”
  • Darrel Holland, Quesnel Plywood
    “Dave Neal was a very knowledgeable instructor; his years of experience and personal experience provided a credible instructor. He was very approachable and willing to share his wealth of knowledge.”
  • Gerard Flegel, Westmoreland Coal – Estevan Mine
    “The instructor, Dave Neal showed tremendous knowledge of the subject, provided personal experiences directly related to the subject and did a very good job of keeping the students involved with discussions.”
  • George Germenis, Nortown Electrical Contractors
    “Dave instructed the course in a very detailed method on how to work safely with electrical equipment. He explained the many risks and outcomes when working on live equipment and explained the proper precautions to take to prevent serious injury.”
  • Bero Balaban, Nortown Electrical Contractors
    “This course was very informative. Dave Neal made it very interesting and interactive. Stressed the importance on how to avoid arc flash and what was needed to survive an arc flash. He did a great job.”

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