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.
Patrick Hickey, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
“Very knowledgeable instructor, Dave Neal was engaging and interactive. He taught me the value of respecting electricity.”
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.”
Chris Page, Cogeco
“Dave made the course interesting with many real-life examples and using his experience. He asked appropriate questions of the group and encouraged involvement by all.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
Machaela Rose, High Prairie Forest Products
“Dave Neal was very informative and also brought the materials to life with real circumstances and situations of what can occur when there is a potential of an arc flash. I learned a lot from this course, and I will be able to use it in the field. Thank you.”
Joe Fiorini, Panolam Industries
“The instructor, Dave Neal was very knowledgeable about what he was teaching in the course. If my coworkers were unsure of anything taught in the course he would explain it and also had a knowledgeable answer for what was being asked. The course was explained and taught well also. Thanks Dave!”
Scott Kammonen, Nortown Electrical Contractors
“Dave was very well spoken and easy to understand. He took the material and explained it very well. Thanks for your time and enthusiasm.”
Traian Miu, Technical Closures Centre
“Dave is very knowledgeable and has a great deal of experience with the subject matter, which makes him a great asset when teaching this course.”
David Vassallo, SMS Equipment
"I found Dave Neal to be very pleasing and patient. He had lots of prior experience in the electrical field and explained himself very thoroughly and clearly."
Karolyn Kendall, Tolko Athabasca Site
“Great course, lots of great information and most importantly the instructor Dave Neal was knowledgeable, kept us engaged and put on a great presentation.”
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.”
Stephanie Durocher, Regional Power
“Dave Neal was a very effective instructor. He clearly has many years of industry experience and takes both his responsibility as a teacher and respect for electricity seriously. He is also engaging and open to questions. Having very little electrical background myself, I still found the material relevant...
Lance Fleming, Alliance Energy
“The instructor was very knowledgeable in the material presented and was very willing to answer any questions.”