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

  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • Stuart Yanish, Mosaic Potash
    “Fred was a clear and to the point type of instructor who made it easy to understand some more advanced technical theories. Hands on work and also reiterated what he was trying to explain to us.”
  • Amanda Cardina, Syncrude Canada
    This is a great course! Lots of relevant information and some that may be useful in the future. Fred is a great instructor that knows his stuff. It was a great 5 day course!
  • Brent Devoe, Syncrude Canada
    “Fred is a very knowledgeable instructor and explained things in a very simple way to try and get everybody to understand.”
  • Dale Sommerville, Syncrude Canada
    “Fred is an excellent instructor; he is very knowledgeable and speaks clearly.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • Dwayne Derksen, Imperial Oil, Esso
    “The instructor was very knowledgeable and approachable. I would take another course with Fred as the instructor.”
  • Ryan Bell, Renewable Energy Corp
    “Fred was very, very involved in the industry and his experience shone through throughout the class. I've already recommended it to others.”
  • Adam Yuill, Syncrude Canada
    Course was very informative. Very hands on onto learning which tends to stick better.
  • Sam Butterfield, Imperial Oil, Esso
    “Fred was extremely knowledgeable; most instructors are not. He was able to go above and beyond my expectations when answering questions. The material taught was honest and contained just the facts. I would highly recommend this course.”
  • Brent Bryska, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
    “Fred did an excellent job and showed us a lot of stuff.”
  • Jim Harmer, Samco Machinery
    “Fred did a great job keeping 10 of us engaged in this training. His real-life examples helped to demonstrate the reason for arc flash awareness. Great job.”

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