Biography

With 30+ years of knowledge and experience gained from working in a variety of areas including power apparatus maintenance and commissioning, power engineering and design as well as training seminars for industrial and utility clients, Fred has a lot to offer students.

In addition to an in-depth background in these areas, Fred also has qualifications in the following:

- Occupational Health & Safety Act

- Arc Flash Hazard Assessment

- Substation and Electrical Safety Awareness

- Toronto Hydro Work Protection Code

- Utility work protection code

Testimonials

  • Dwayne Derksen, Imperial Oil, Esso
    “The instructor was very knowledgeable and approachable. I would take another course with Fred as the instructor.”
  • Justine Rogers, Syncrude Canada
    “Fred is very knowledgeable and can instruct a course whether from a schedule or fly by the seat of his pants, lots of hands on time.”
  • Ron Kitchen, Syncrude Canada
    “Fred is extremely knowledgeable and willing to explain anything. He explains very well, is very amicable and very safety conscience. I enjoyed the course immensely and will be able to apply some of the aspects to my job.”
  • Ron Holland, Syncrude Canada
    One of the best courses I have ever taken. The hands on aspect was very good in keeping it interesting and informative. The instructor was very knowledgeable and informative as well. The relaxed environment also allowed for good knowledge sharing between peers. Don't change a thing.
  • Murray Cochrane, Mosaic Potash
    “Fred was very informative and the course was very educational. I would recommend this instructor and course to any electrician.”
  • Matt Wetzel, City of Ottawa
    “Fred the instructor knows his stuff inside and out. Excellent teacher and his patience is high. The course was very relevant to our plant and we will now apply several items to our procedures. I would recommend this course for others for sure. The training trailer was very impressive.”
  • Mike Lysohirka, Areva
    “I do believe Fred does a great, thorough job teaching this course. With his experience in his past jobs, it has brought forward a great way to bring his awareness and safety for us as a tradesman.”
  • Gerry Favis, Suncor Energy
    “Fred is an excellent instructor, very knowledgeable with many years of experience. He took the time to explain in details and made sure that we understand everything. ”
  • Justin Lynch, Syncrude Canada
    Instructor was very helpful and knowledgeable. Course was very good and lots of hands on work. Learned lots and opened my eyes in a few things. I would recommend this course.
  • Colin Pevie, Syncrude Canada
    “Fred is awesome, good natured and very knowledgeable.”
  • David Alaga, Modern Niagara
    "The instructor Fred is very knowledgeable of the subject and provided relevant and real-world examples."
  • Andrew MacGillivray, Syncrude Canada
    “Fred was able to inform us of what tests to perform and the dangers and why we are performing. He shared a lot of great tips/advice and he had a great ability to convey his knowledge.”
  • Shaun Jones, Enbridge Pipelines
    “Fred was knowledgeable, practical and thorough. The instruction was great, showing different troubleshooting techniques was definitely useful. Answered a lot of the theory by participating in experiments. I thought the course was beneficial.”
  • Dale Sommerville, Syncrude Canada
    “Fred is an excellent instructor; he is very knowledgeable and speaks clearly.”
  • Karalee Krekosk, Syncrude Canada
    These instructors are very knowledgeable. I wish that they were either 1) my journeymen in my apprentice years or 2) my electrical instructors for years 1-4. I feel like I could ask them anything electrical related and that they could deliver the correct answer, explained in terms anyone would understand.

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