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Arc Flash & High Voltage Safety - Qualified Electrical Worker Certification

Canada Training Group, Online (+1 locations)
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Course description

The "Arc Flash & High Voltage Safety - Qualified Electrical Worker Certification" program is a comprehensive two-day course specifically designed to equip electrical professionals, including substation electricians, engineers, and safety professionals, with advanced knowledge and practical skills in managing and operating high voltage systems safely. Developed and led by seasoned electrical professionals with over 40 years of experience in electrical systems ranging from 2300V to 500kV, the program caters to individuals responsible for medium voltage systems up to 25kV and utility personnel managing systems between 69kV to 500kV.

Who should attend?

This course is essential for professionals who are tasked with the responsibility of managing and operating high voltage systems. It goes beyond theoretical knowledge, offering practical strategies and tools for recognizing and mitigating electrical hazards.

Training content

Course Topics Include:

  • Electrical Accidents: Understanding the damage electricity can cause and the principles of safety.
  • CSA Z462: Application of Arc Flash mitigation guidelines by the Canadian Standards Association.
  • Recognizing Hazards: Identifying hazards created by various electrical equipment and devices.
  • Management Control: Understanding legislation and applying methodologies for compliance.
  • Safety Documentation: Establishing a system of practice for life and liability protection.
  • Physical Equipment: Knowledge of required personal protective equipment (PPE) and safety equipment.
  • Field Control: Applying preventative and post-accident analysis and reporting.
  • Work Methods: Learning and applying safe practical skills, including limits of approach and switching practices.
  • Grounding: Understanding the dangers of induced currents, ground gradients, and safe grounding procedures.
  • Switching: Using single line diagrams for safe isolation of electrical devices for work.
  • Job Planning: Conducting hazard/risk analysis for maintenance tasks on all electrical equipment.

Course delivery details

Key Features of the Course:

  1. Experienced Instructors: The course is taught by certified electrical professionals who bring a wealth of field experience. They are also credentialed as professional adult educators, ensuring that participants receive instruction that is both expert and pedagogically sound.
  2. Hands-on Learning: A significant portion of the program involves practical workshops where participants assess and mitigate hazards associated with high voltage systems. These workshops provide valuable hands-on experience in a controlled environment, reinforcing the theoretical knowledge gained.
  3. Comprehensive Curriculum: The curriculum covers the Workplace Electrical Safety standard CSA Z462-21 in depth, focusing on recognizing high voltage hazards, determining controls to protect against these hazards, and applying safe work practices aimed at achieving zero incidents.
  4. Professional Development: Participants will learn to safely operate and maintain high voltage systems, work confidently using established safety procedures, and effectively manage HV workers. The program also emphasizes the importance of communication regarding HV systems, accident avoidance, and compliance with legal requirements.

Certification / Credits

Upon completion, participants will be better equipped to ensure the safety of themselves and others, while also reducing downtime and enhancing operational efficiency in high voltage environments.

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Canada Training Group

Canada Training Group stands as a premier provider of industrial electrical safety and technical training. With over 40 years of expertise, we specialize in delivering comprehensive, results-oriented training programs designed to enhance safety, productivity, and efficiency across various industries. Our...

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