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Prioritizing safety, these studies create a secure work environment, protect employees, and maintain smooth operations.

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Necessary every 5 years

The frequency depends on several factors, including changes made to the electrical system, equipment modifications, and regulatory requirements. As a general guideline, arc flash studies should be conducted at least every five years or whenever significant changes occur in the electrical system. Examples of significant changes include adding new equipment, modifying existing setups, or changes in electrical load.

Arc flash studies are compulsory to stay compliant

They assess electrical system risks, enhance workplace safety with proper PPE, ensure regulatory compliance, minimize downtime, optimize budget planning, improve risk management, attract insurance benefits, and build a positive reputation.

Why Choose Canada Training Group?


Troubleshooting, Maintenance, and Safety Training to Canadian and International Industry since 1980. With a proud history of serving the industry for over four decades, we have equipped over 25,000 students with the knowledge and skills to excel in their fields.

Comprehensive Training

Our "Arc Flash and High Voltage Safety" course is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to mitigate electrical hazards, ensuring a safer work environment.

Auditing Services

Already had an arc flash study? Purchase our training and receive a comprehensive audit to ensure your facility remains compliant and up-to-date with safety standards.

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Why Arc Flash Studies Matter

Minimized Downtime Costs

Identifying and addressing potential electrical hazards through arc flash studies significantly reduces the risk of downtime, saving your company valuable time and resources.

Enhanced Safety Measures

Implement tailored safety recommendations and protocols, ensuring the well-being of your employees and the longevity of your equipment.

Regulatory Compliance

Stay up-to-date with the latest safety standards and Z462 regulations, ensuring your facility meets the necessary requirements and operates within the established guidelines.

What's Included

Regulatory Compliance

Ensure you're meeting the required safety standards and regulations in Canada.

In-Depth Analysis

Our expert team will conduct a thorough assessment of your electrical systems, identifying potential arc flash hazards.

Customized Solutions

We'll provide tailored recommendations for safety improvements, including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements and safety protocols.

Available in Three Languages

Our Arc Flash Studies are tailored to your language preference—available in English, French, and Spanish. Prioritize safety in a language that speaks to your team's understanding.

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Meet Your Arc Flash Experts

Arc flash studies serve several critical purposes:

Risk Assessment

The main objective of an arc flash study is to evaluate the potential risks of arc flash incidents in a specific electrical system. It involves calculating the incident energy levels, arc flash boundaries, and the likelihood of an arc flash event occurring at different points within the system.

Compliance with Standards

Arc flash studies are essential for compliance with electrical safety standards, such as the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) and CSA Z462 Workplace Electrical Safety, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E, the IEEE 1584, and various Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. These standards provide guidelines for electrical safety in the workplace.

Personnel Safety

One of the primary concerns of arc flash studies is to ensure the safety of personnel working with or around electrical equipment. By determining the potential incident energy levels, appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements can be established for workers.

Equipment Protection

Arc flash events can lead to severe damage to electrical equipment. By conducting an arc flash study, engineers can identify measures to protect the equipment from the effects of an arc flash, thus minimizing downtime and repair costs.

System Improvement

The study results can help identify areas for system improvement, including the installation of protective devices, changes in equipment configuration, and the use of arc-resistant gear.

The arc flash study process typically involves the following steps:


Data Collection

Gathering detailed information about the electrical system, including equipment specifications, configuration, conductor sizes, protective devices, and operating settings.


Short-Circuit Study

Evaluating the short-circuit currents to determine the magnitude of potential arc flash incidents.


Protective Device Coordination Study

Analyzing the time-current characteristics of protective devices to ensure selective coordination and proper fault clearing.


Arc Flash Analysis

Calculating incident energy levels and arc flash boundaries at various points in the electrical system.


Report and Recommendations

Providing a comprehensive report with study results, safety recommendations, PPE requirements, and suggestions for equipment improvements.

Infrared Thermography Services

Canada Training Group's Infrared Thermography Services utilize state-of-the-art technology to preemptively identify and address potential electrical and mechanical issues before they escalate into costly failures

Our certified thermographers employ advanced infrared cameras to capture subtle temperature variations that indicate underlying problems, allowing for early intervention. This service not only ensures the continuous functionality of your operations by preventing unscheduled outages but also helps in maintaining compliance with warranty requirements and reducing insurance premiums. By integrating infrared thermography into your maintenance routines, you can enhance the safety, efficiency, and reliability of your assets while also achieving long-term cost savings.

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Grounding and Bonding Studies

At Canada Training Group, we understand the critical importance of effective grounding and bonding in ensuring the safety and reliability of industrial electrical systems.

Our Grounding Integrity Studies provide a comprehensive analysis that includes ground resistance testing, continuity checks, and soil resistivity measurements. These studies are essential for confirming that your grounding system effectively channels fault currents away from personnel and sensitive equipment, thereby enhancing operational safety and compliance with regulatory standards. By implementing our recommendations, your facility can prevent electrical hazards, minimize downtime, and protect against equipment damage, making it a crucial component of any proactive maintenance strategy.

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Arc flash studies are a vital aspect of electrical safety programs

Particularly in industrial settings, where the risks of arc flash incidents are higher due to the presence of high-power electrical equipment. It is crucial to conduct these studies regularly and whenever significant changes are made to the electrical system to maintain a safe working environment.

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