Electrical Safety Training and Electrical Consulting

Electrical Safety Training

Electrical Safety Training

A&E Training and Technical Solutions provides comprehensive electrical safety training for your staff. Our programs are designed to ensure that your employees meet the continuing need for safety and technical training to be able to understand existing and changing regulations, or to stay current with technical specifications.

A&E Training and Technical Solutions is a recognized provider of Continuing Education by the Engineering Institute of Canada.  As a partner in education our courses qualify for Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits or Professional Development Hours (PDH).  All of our courses, either open enrolment or e-learning, are recognized by the Engineering Institute of Canada.

Courses offered:

General Industry Safety Training

This Electrical Safety course is designed to introduce the employee, (Manager, Health and Safety Professional, Supervisor) to general safety in the work place. This is a one day training program.

Electrical Safety Training

This Electrical Safety course is designed to introduce the employee, (Manager, Health and Safety Professional, Supervisor) to electrical safety in the work place. This is a one day training program.

Arc Flash Hazard Awareness Training

This Electrical Safety course is designed to introduce the employee, (Manager, Health and Safety Professional, Supervisor) to arc flash awareness training in the work place. This is a one day training program.

Electrical Drawings and Schematics

This Electrical Safety course is designed to introduce the employee, (Manager, Health and Safety Professional, Supervisor) to electrical drawing and schematics used in the work place. This is a one day training program.

Electrical Testing and Trouble Shooting

This Electrical Safety course is designed to introduce the employee, (Manager, Health and Safety Professional, Supervisor) to troubleshooting electrical systems. This is a one day training program.

Use of Equipment

This Electrical Safety course is designed to introduce the employee, (Manager, Health and Safety Professional, Supervisor) to the use of electrical testing equipment used in today’s work place. This is a one day training program.

Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)

This Electrical Safety course is designed to introduce the employee, (Manager, Health and Safety Professional, Supervisor) to job hazard analysis. This is a one day training program.

CSA Z462 Workplace Electrical Safety

This Electrical Safety course is designed to introduce the employee, (Manager, Health and Safety Professional, Supervisor) to Canada’s newest standard for electrical safety in the work place. This is a one day training program.

CSA Z460 Control of Hazardous Energy

This Electrical Safety course is designed to introduce the employee, (Manager, Health and Safety Professional, Supervisor) to hazardous energy control, and the principles of lock out tag out of equipment in the work place. This is a one day training program.

In addition to our complete line of pre-designed programs we can customize any of these to suit your needs and your working environment.

Technical Solutions

Technical Solutions

A&E Training and Technical Solutions offers services to the electrical, mechanical and industrial sectors for Program and Project Management, Power System Studies and Technical Solutions.

Power System Studies;

One of the leading and driving forces in the industry today is the CSA Z462-08 Workplace Electrical Safety and the recognition of Arc Flash Hazards when dealing with energized electrical systems. According to the CSA Z462 Definitions, “An arc flash hazard can exist when energized electrical conductors or circuit parts are exposed or are within equipment in a guarded or enclosed condition, if a person is interacting with the equipment in a manner that could cause an electric arc. Under normal operating conditions, enclosed energized equipment that has been properly installed and maintained is not likely to pose an arc flash hazard.”

When an arc occurs it happens so fast that we cannot get out of the way of this dangerous condition. To avoid injury we must develop an effective Arc Flash Hazard safety strategy. This strategy should include; de-energizing the system prior to any interactions, or working on the conductors or circuit parts; forms of lock out and safe work procedures to be employed to establish an electrical safe work condition; and the proper use of PPE prior to interacting with the energized conductors or circuit parts.

The level of PPE required is determined by the Incident Energy Values of the electrical system (as determined by the power system study) or by applying the Hazard Risk Category method using Table 4 of the CSA Z462. The category of hazard is determined by performing a detailed analysis of the power system referred to as an Arc Flash Hazard Analysis. This analysis is a study investigating the workers potential to injury and conducted for the purpose of injury prevention, determination of safe work practices and to establish safe approach boundaries.

As you can see the Arc Flash Hazard Analysis is a very important part of injury prevention and the protection of our employees, contractors, operations staff and the protection of our equipment from damage caused by a catastrophic failure. The study incorporates not only the arc flash hazard analysis but also should include a Short Circuit Study and a Coordination Study. Each of these studies are done in conjunction with each other and will provide the company and the workers with the information necessary to make the required decision when interacting with energized power systems.

A&E Training and Technical Solutions is equipped to help you meet the needs of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations, the Canadian Electrical Code and the standards of the CSA Z462-08 Workplace Electrical Safety. We will provide you with a detailed analysis of your power systems, a report of our findings, recommendations to mitigate against any unacceptable findings and provide you with solutions to your electrical safety program to comply with the regulations and standards.

Program and or Project Management;

A&E Training and Technical Solutions is equipped to handle and assist with all types of electrical projects and or programs. We can assist you in the development of your project, from inception to the completion. Each and every project starts with an idea, a scope of work, tendering, awarding the jobs, the work, acceptance and commissioning, testing and in service completion. Each phase of the project can become more than you are prepared to handle, or more than the resources you have available. Our expert staff, includes qualified installations technicians, certified engineering technicians and technologists, and professional engineers. All of our staff will provide you with a dedicated approach to your project to ensure you get the results that you anticipate.

Technical Solutions;

A&E Training and Technical Solutions offers a wide range of experience in the electrical and mechanical industry. Our experience and knowledge will provide you with the best and most economical solution to your problem. If your systems is not performing the way you would expect, let our experienced staff have a look at it. We will quickly identify the problem and offer you a solution. Your Problems, Our Solutions.

Arc Flash Resource Centre

Arc Flash Resource Centre

Jul 23, 2012

Arc Flash Resource Centre

A&E Training and Technical Solutions, Arc Flash Resource Centre is the place to find information with regards to the protection of electrical workers from arc flash accidents.

Click on the image to be re-directed to our Arc Flash Resource Centre, (Images curtesy of AGO Industries, London Ontario)