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This course enhances your awareness of safety with respect to your plantís electrical system by focussing on issues such as electrical hazards, preventive electrical maintenance, safety training, equipment use, occupational health & safety prosecutions.

Course Outline

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • apply the concepts of electrical safety to your projects
  • follow the required safety procedures for the special hazards associated with electrical equipment 
  • develop planned safety audits, implement remedial action, monitor progress and manage an electrical safety program
  • recognize the importance of first aid and CPR training in electrical safety
  • increase safety with knowledge of the mechanisms of electrical arc blast burns, electromagnetic radiation, electric current through the body, and electrical fire
  • use a systematic approach for the documentation required to operate, maintain and audit plant safety
  • train and protect your workers against electrical accidents.
Description Owners, employers, and senior management are liable for industrial electrical accidents that occur in their plants.  This liability is a cost to the business and affects the company’s bottom line. This course enhances your awareness of safety with respect to your plant’s electrical system by focussing on issues such as electrical hazards, preventive electrical maintenance, safety training, equipment use, and safeguards for personnel protection, and occupational health and safety prosecutions.  Demonstrations and visual aids reinforce the information presented on safety procedures and equipment.

Objective To reinforce your skills in ensuring industrial electrical safety.

Who Should Attend Plant engineers; electrical superintendents; electrical foremen; maintenance and safety personnel; operating and maintenance staff of large commercial and industrial plants; technical individuals in electrical construction companies; investigators, government inspectors and other personnel with responsibility for enforcement of workplace safety practices; consultants; designers; specifiers; electrical contractors and subcontractors.  The seminar is primarily addressed to people with an electrical background but can also be successfully followed by other personnel seeking a better understanding of electrical operation and safety.

Special Features Interactive discussions are encouraged throughout the seminar to allow the participants to learn from each other’s experiences.  Problem solving sessions will be used to enhance the learning process.

Program Outline Faculty:
Len Cicero, President, Lenco Training & Technical Services
Mike Reiser, P.Eng.

Day I 8:30       Registration and Coffee

8:50       Welcome and Introduction
Session I – Electrical Background Material  9:00       Why the Interest in Electrical Safety?
                Trends from electrical accidents

9:45       Legal Aspects of Worker Safety
  • Ontario Electrical Safety Code – worker safety portion only
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Regulations for industrial plants, construction projects
  • Employer responsibilities
10:20     Refreshments and Networking

10:40     Legal Aspects (continued)

11:00     Electrical Terms and Equipment
              Terminology used with electrical equipment and installations
               Electrical protective devices, use and misuse

12:00     Lunch

1:00       Electrical Terms and Equipment (continued)

Session II – Safe Work Practices in the Ontario Electrical Safety Code 2:00      OESC – Working Safely
               Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and procedures if have to work live

3:10      Refreshments and Networking        

3:30      OESC – Creating and Maintaining a Safe Working Area
              Guarding of electrical equipment
              Clear working area
              No storage of flammable material

4:30        Adjournment

Day II Session III – CSA Standard Z462-08, Workplace Electrical Safety 8:30       Z462 – Background and Contents

9:00       Part 5 – Safety-Related Maintenance Practices

9:50       Refreshments and Networking

10:10     Part 6 – Safety Requirements for Special Equipment

11:00     Z462 – the Annexes

12:15     Lunch

1:15       Article 4.1
              General requirements for safety-related electrical work practices
              Worker training
              Use of equipment
              Electrical Safety Program

 2:45       Refreshments and Networking

 3:05       Article 4.2
               Establishing an electrically safe work area
               Lockout – simple, group, complex
               Temporary grounding equipment

4:30       Adjournment

Day III Session III – CSA Standard Z462-08, Workplace Electrical Safety  8:30       Article 4.3 (Working Live)
               Justification for working live
               Energized Work Permit

 9:15       Protection from Electrical Contact
               Approach boundaries
               Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
               Other protective equipment to prevent contact

10:30     Refreshments and Networking

10:50     Arc-Flash
              Determine the Hazard/Risk Category (HRC)
             - by calculations
- by use of Table 4
Limitations of each method
12:10     Lunch

 1:10      Arc-Flash (continued)
              Factors to consider to help reduce the HRC
              PPE – function and limitations

2:10      Refreshments and Networking

2:30      Putting It All Together – Workshop
             Group sessions on using Z462 to determine the appropriate PPE for a selection of workplace examples

4:30       Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment
Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

1.8 CEUs / 18 PDHs

Cancellation Policy
To withdraw from a course, you must send a request, in writing, with the official receipt to our office. Fifteen or more business days in advance: full refund less $50.00 administration charge. Five to fifteen business days in advance: non-refundable credit of equal value for any future EPIC seminar within one year. Credits are transferable within your organization. In case of an unexpected event occurring after this time, you may send someone else to take your place without any additional cost.
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The course was very well presented and the course instructor was absolutely amazing.
Reviewed by 2013
Our instructor, Stephen Lamming, was outstanding and a true expert in his field. He was able to complement the technical air monitoring information with practical real life examples which was highly beneficial. He is an excellent communicator and was highly interactive with the course attendees. This course was recommended to me because Stephen Lamming does an outstanding job. I was very impressed with this course and have subsequently recommended it to my colleagues.
Reviewed by 2012
Would have liked more interactive problem solving.
Reviewed by 2011

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