Arc Flash & Low Voltage Safety

This one-day program was designed, and is taught, by senior electrical professionals, each with over 40 years of experience on electrical systems from 2300V to 500kV. It is taught regularly to electricians and non-electricians responsible for systems up to 600V. It combines in-depth exploration of the workplace electrical safety standard, CSA Z462-12 with practical workshops assessing and mitigating hazards for anyone working on or near these systems. Since 1981, thousands of international participants have learned to recognize LV hazards created by electrical systems, equipment and devices and determined the controls used to protect themselves from these hazards.

Our instructors are certified electrical professionals with decades of field experience and solid credentials as professional adult learning instructors and use professionally designed slides, videos and case studies to achieve their aims. They examine the electrical hazards found in industry and teach each individual participant how to proactively recognize hazards and apply safe work practices with the goal of zero incidents and retiring with no disabilities.

Who should attend: Electricians, engineers, E&I technologists/technicians, operators,
managers & safety professionals.

Upon completion you will be able to:
• Safely operate and maintain your low voltage systems.
• Work confidently using established safety procedures.
• Organize LV workers under your lead.
• Communicate fluently regarding your low voltage systems.
• Avoid accidents and injuries.
• Comply with provincial/state and federal legislative requirements.

Course Outline


TOPIC 1: ELECTRICAL ACCIDENTS

Objective: Realize the damage electricity can cause to the human body and understand the basic principles of safety in normal and abnormal conditions.

• Electrocution
• Arc Flash
• Arc Blast
• Explosions
• Fire

TOPIC 2: ARC FLASH MITIGATION

Objective: Apply various mitigation strategies at a corporate and personal level

• Distance
• Current
• Time
• PPE
• Job Hazard Analysis
• Standard Operating Procedures
• Safe Work Practices

TOPIC 3: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICAL SAFETY-RELATED WORK PRACTICES

Objective: Ensure corporate compliance with CSA Z462.

• Responsibilities
• Training Requirements
• Electrical Safety Program

TOPIC 4: WORK ON OUR NEAR LIVE PARTS

Objective: Conduct daily work in accordance with CSA Z462.

• Justification for Work
• Energized Electrical Work Permit
• Hazard Analysis
• Approach Boundaries To Live Parts
• Shock Protection
• Flash Protection
• Personal Protection Equipment

TOPIC 5: ESTABLISHING AN ELECTRICALLY SAFE WORK CONDITION

Objective: Fulfill the ESWC requirements of CSA Z462.

• Process of Achieving an ESWC
• Working on or New De-Energized, LOTO Equipment
• Temporary Protective Grounding Equipment

Meet The Instructors


Ross Dion

Ross Dion

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Dave Smith

Dave Smith

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Dave Neal

Dave Neal

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Ed Rideout

Ed Rideout

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Jim Roberts

Jim Roberts

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Fred Tanguay

Fred Tanguay

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Alain Tremblay

Alain Tremblay

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Terry Yonkheym

Terry Yonkheym

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Student Testimonials


"This course was very beneficial and certainly opened my eyes to all the dangers and hazards involved. It will certainly be beneficial when we complete a breaker change out at our facility. Very knowledgeable instructor, Ed Rideout who has seen a lot over the years."

Kevin Barry, Queen Elizabeth Hospital

"This course should be taken by all employees to make all trades aware of the hazards that exist. All companies safety personnel should also take part in this course. The instructor, Ed Rideout was a great presenter who really knew his stuff through experience and knowledge.

Zach Keeping, Halifax Stanfield International Airport

“I personally believe that I have learned very valuable information that will save my life someday and/or save me from future bodily injury. The instructor, Dave Neal was very engaging and involved in his teachings. THIS IS THE BEST ARC FLASH training I have received.”

Tom Watson, Gold Trail School Division #74

“Good refresher and a reminder of the hazards we deal with on a daily basis. Instructor was knowledgeable and informative. Recommended for all electrical trade workers to give perspective on the potential risks in our field.”

Rich Besinger, Tolko Industries Ltd.

"The instructor, Ed Rideout was/is very knowledgeable on the subject. Material covered in a timely manner, questions from the students was encouraged. I would/will recommend this life saving course to others. Thank You."

Blair Stewart, IBEW Local 1852

“The instructor is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the information he is delivering in his presentation. Well laid out but, but does not boarder on information overload. All in all a solid learning experience.”

Nick Dunstan, City of Lloydminster