Course Description

Developed in collaboration with the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), this course identifies the two basic hazards associated with energized electrical equipment: electric shock and arc flash. Participants will gain knowledge of electrical hazards, the safety regulations which apply, and procedures for controlling the risk associated with these hazards. Methods to select appropriate personal protective equipment for shock and arc flash will be identified and practiced. Related safety topics covered will include lockout of electrical equipment and maintenance of personal protective equipment.  Industry approved procedures and techniques will be presented and discussed.

Course Outline

Topics include:
  • Electrical Safety Program Basics
  • Risk Assessment
  • Shock Hazards
  • Lockout
  • Arc Flash Hazards
  • Arc Flash Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Arc Flash PPE Category Method of Selecting Arc Flash PPE
  • Care and Maintenance of PPE


Students who successfully complete the training will receive a certificate of completion. The course includes catered lunch; please notify the Coastal Centre if you have any allergies.

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Camosun College is located in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia with campuses on the Traditional Territories
of the Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge their welcome and graciousness to the students who seek knowledge here.

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