Blaine Tapp graduated Cambrian College (now Sault College) as an Electrical Technician in 1972. Since then, Blaine has acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience working in this field.

Some of Blaine’s experience includes:

- Electrical lineman apprentice at Algoma Steel after graduation from Cambrian College

- Power Maintenance electrician apprenticeship with Ontario Hydro, responsible for equipment in generation, transmission and distribution stations in Northeastern ON. Some instructional work at the Ontario Hydro Training Center near Orangeville.

- Supervisor of an electrical maintenance crew, responsible for several transformer and distribution stations (Hydro One)

- Planned and carried out a mock disaster in conjunction with emergency health care professionals to determine the staff’s capability to respond to various types of on the job incidents (Hydro One)

- Moved to Hydro One head office technical group with provincial responsibilities for metal-clad switchgear, grounding, temporary grounding, bus and bus insulators and oil and SF6 circuit breakers

- Test equipment CSA/ESA certifications, ground gradient control mats, Provincial audit on temporary grounding equipment and methods with a follow up internal corporate “Temporary Grounding and Bonding Guide” and later, a “Station Grounding and Bonding Guide”, responsibilities for metal-clad switchgear, SF6 circuit breakers (Ontario Power Generation)

- Emergency response plan for Distribution Station transformer failure (Wardrop Engineering)

- Delivery of High Voltage Safety and High Voltage Maintenance training to various mining, communication and industrial clients across Canada (Canada Training Group)


  • Jason Shaver, Denison Environmental Services
    “Blaine was knowledgeable and shared a lot of personal experiences which helped me understand real world situations.”
  • Walter Turek, Thunder Bay International Airport
    “Blaine was a knowledgeable and patient instructor.”