Arc Flash

  • Course location: SSM and on-site
    Class size: 16 maximum
    Course duration: 1 day (8 hours)
    $1,799 group rate

    Training outside of Winnipeg may be subject to higher pricing.

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    Course Description


    The Workplace Electrical Safety course is based on the latest edition of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Z462-18 Workplace Electrical Safety standard and The Manitoba Provincial Workplace Safety and Health Regulations.




     Learning Outcomes


    • Identify electrical hazards (shock and arc)
    • Explain the effects of electric current on the human body
    • Identify the components of a shock hazard assessment
    • Define the shock hazard approach boundaries
    • Overview of shock rated personal protective equipment (PPE)

    Shock/Arc Flash

    • Define the various types of injuries that can be caused by an electricity related incident
    • Overview of guiding documents:

    – Legislation

    – Canadian Criminal Code

    – Industry standards

    • Identify safety‐related work practices
    • Review the definition of Qualified Worker
    • Hazard identification and risk assessment procedure

    – Job hazard analysis (JHA)

    – The risk matrix

    – Hierarchy of controls

    • The decision to lockout or work energized
    • Overview of lockout fundamentals
    • Define the contents of an electrical safety program
    • Overview of the energized electrical work permit
    • Review the elements of an effective job planning & briefing session

    Arc Flash/Arc Blast

    • Define arc flash and arc blast
    • Identify when an arc flash hazard exists
    • Identify the components of an arc flash hazard assessment and incident energy analysis
    • Define incident energy
    • Describe the arc flash hazard boundary
    • Review sample arc flash calculations
    • Identify the requirements for arc flash and shock warning labels
    • How to read warning labels
    • Identification of various Arc Rated PPE
    • Understanding the arc rated clothing PPE Categories
    • Understand the benefits and limitations of arc rated clothing
    • Recommended maintenance scheduling


    Further duties of employer
    4(2) without limiting the generality of an employer’s duty under subsection (1), every employer shall

    (b) Provide to all his workers such information, instruction, training, supervision and facilities to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the safety, health and welfare at work of all his workers;

    (c) Ensure that all his workers, and particularly his supervisors, foremen, charge hands or similar persons, are acquainted with any safety or Health hazards which may be encountered by the workers in the course of their service, and that workers are familiar with the use of all devices or equipment provided for their protection.


     What our students are saying

    • “Great ‘real-life’ examples.”
    • “Well worth the time attending, learned boundaries and calculations.””
    • Course was done very well, included specific topics.”
    • “Very pleased with how the instructor taught the class, he was confident and knowledgeable.”
    • “Included real time examples of how the arc flash would occur.”
    • “All electricians should go through this course to instill safety practices.”
    • “The instructor’s stories contributed to a deeper understanding.”
    • “I learned how hot an arc flash is.”