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High voltage electrical safety

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This course is designed for electrical workers as well as non- electrical workers so they will be able to work safety near or on electrical equipment.

We are now offering the Qualified High Voltage Electrical Worker program as outlined in the Province of Saskatchewan's competency profile.

This course was designed to be interactive, experiencial, fun, challenging and very worth while.  Many of use work in facilities that have electrical hazards and are unaware of the potential hazards or methods to ensure our own safety.

For example:

If you are operating a crane and make an accidental contact with an overhead power line; are you safe?  If you answered yes because:

  • I was not grounded

  • the rubber tires on the crane protected me

  • the rubber tires of the crane did not ground the machine

  • the electricity in the lines stopped well before it could hurt me

 Then you need to take this course!

 Who should take this course?

Individuals that work around electrical lines, installations, equipment or facilities 

All electrical workers

Any one operating a hydrovac, backhoe, loader or directional drilling equipment

Riggers or operators of overhead cranes including swampers and tag line person

Operators of forklifts, loaders, trucks or skidders

Training Includes:

Introduction to Electricity

  • What is electricity
  • How is electricity produced or generated
  • What are some of the common electrical terminologies and jargon used
  • What are some of the myths about electrical safety

Electrical Shock Hazards and Response

  • Effects of electricity on people and equipment
  • Responding to an electrical emergency
  • S.T.E.P. potential
  • Touch potential
  • Mesh potential
  • Limits of approach to electrical lines and equipment
  • Setting up safety zones for cranes and other aerial devices
  • Arc Flash and Arc Blast

  

Hazard Assessment and Controls

  • Conducting a hazard assessment and determining the effectiveness of the controls
  • Review of the roles, responsibilities and obligations of workers and employers
  • Head, Eye, Ear, Face and Body protection
  • Rubber insulated gloves, mats and cover-ups
  • Insulated tools such as hot sticks
  • Equal potential bonding mats
  • Arc Flash clothing, protection and equipment

  Electrical Equipment

  • circuit breakers
  • disconnects
  • motor controllers
  • fuses
  • relays
  • buss connections and systems
  • personal protective grounding
  • transformers
  • testing equipemt such as megger, hypots, TTR, potential checkers, etc
  • cable splicing
  • much more....
  Each course us customized to meet your specific needs and requirements
 
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