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

  • 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.”
  • Chris Maxwell, Jervis B Webb Company Of Canada
    I thought that Dave taught the course well. He made it interesting and kept everyone engaged.
  • Luke VanDyk, Compass Minerals
    Dave was great at getting the points across. His past experiences in his career made the course enjoyable to listen and understand.
  • Troy Hinkle, SMS Equipment
    "Dave Neal was an excellent instructor. He had personal relevant stories to add to the material. I enjoyed the class."
  • Tom Young, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
    “The instructor, Dave Neal, was extremely knowledgeable and experienced and got the points across very effectively.”
  • 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.”
  • Doug Noble, Koch Glitsch Canada LP
    Dave did an excellent job conveying his vast array of knowledge to us. Quite an enjoyable experience for me.
  • Terry Williams, Manning Forest Products
    “The course was very informative and really opens my eyes to the dangers of arc flash. There are so many things from the course I or we can take and implement at our division immensely. Dave Neal was very knowledgeable and was able to share stories and information that directly relates to our mill.”
  • S A Bourque, Nortown Electrical Contractors
    “I found Dave to be knowledgeable in regards to trade practice and the potential hazards associated with them. He was able to articulate pertinent points in a clear concise manner and with personality. The course was all in all; valuable and informative.”
  • David Maczko, Lanxess
    This was a great course. I loved how it made me think and problem solve to find the issues within the circuits. I would recommend this course to my other co-workers.
  • Chris Wilkinson, TransAlta
    “The course had a great detail and brought much more detail than I once knew. Dave did an excellent job bringing important information to us that we will encounter at some point on this job site. Overall, both the course and Dave did A+ job. Thanks.”
  • Mark Wilson, Ozcan Services
    “I can’t thank Dave Neal enough for all his information and stories. This was a wake-up call to my job. He kept the class very involved and this is a very important course. Thank you very much, this class can help save lives.”
  • Mike, Nortown Electrical Contractors
    “Dave was very knowledgeable and experienced. He was well spoken, easy and interesting to listen to. He kept the course exciting, fun and interesting with real life stories and personal experiences.”
  • Pete Brailsford, Panolam Surface Systems
    “Dave Neal is very thorough and knowledgeable.”
  • Adam Kyle, TransAlta
    “Very informative. Dave Neal keeps the topics interesting, and to the point. His real-life experience is a real asset to teach a course like this. Would recommend him to teach any related course.”

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