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

  • Tom Young, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
    “The instructor, Dave Neal, was extremely knowledgeable and experienced and got the points across very effectively.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • Craig Jeanveau, York Energy Centre
    “Dave was professional, knowledgeable and kept us engaged. Great course content and videos. Breaks were perfectly scheduled and the hands-on training was valuable because Dave's experience.”
  • Tim Warren, Canexus Chemicals Corp.
    “Dave Neal had an extremely good way of making the material easy to understand. His work experience made him extremely credible.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • Garry Gaudet, Daishowa-Marubeni
    “My personal evaluation is that the instructor Dave Neal was thorough and had excellent knowledge to help understand the dangers of high voltage. To my understanding before the course, I did not know the devastation of an arc flash.”
  • Mike Gavros, Nortown Electrical Contractors
    “Dave was very informative in this course. He used his knowledge and real life experiences to help us understand the importance of Arc Flash training and PPE.”
  • 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.”
  • Dennis Lohr, Manning Forest Products
    “Dave Neal was one of the best instructors I have had for any course.”
  • 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.”
  • Arthur Aello, PTI Group
    "Dave Neal is a great instructor, I highly recommend. I learnt a lot from him."
  • 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.”

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