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Canada Electrical Safety

Online Training Certification Course

CSA Z462-18

From the highest rated and most trusted online training company - since 2008.

This electrical safety certification course introduces basic electrical concepts and hazards, including the effects of electric current on the body. Course topics include applicable regulations, hazard controls, personal protective equipment, and safety practices, programs, and training.

Electrical energy is a familiar and necessary part of our lives, but it also presents a variety of serious safety hazards. Canadian electrical workers are exposed to many daily hazards in the course of their work. Electrical safety training ensures affected personnel understand the hazards involved in working with electricity, as well as ways to keep themselves and coworkers safe.

This course is for:
Anyone who may be exposed to electrical hazards must receive safety training. This online training course meets the requirements set forth by CSA Z462-18 and OHS Part 8 for electrical safety certification.

Case Study: In 2013, a 37-year-old construction worker suffered second-degree electrical burns while working at a jobsite in Ottawa. He was using a power chainsaw when he accidentally cut into a live 600-volt power line. Luckily, paramedics transported him to the hospital in stable condition.

Key Takeaway: Though the root cause of this accident is still under investigation, implementing some or all of the controls we have covered in this section can help in preventing accidents like this one from occurring. Warning signs and barriers should be erected whenever there is a chance of a worker accidentally coming across hazardous sources of electricity. In addition, properly insulated tools should be used whenever there is a chance of the tools coming into contact with live wires.

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Governing Regulations

There are 14 jurisdictions in Canada - 1 federal, 10 provincial, and 3 territorial. Each jurisdiction has its own health and safety legislation. The Canada Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulations are the federal legislation enabled by the Canada Labour Code. Electrical safety standards are listed under Part 8. The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) has compiled many OHS-related standards, including the CSA Z462-18 series, which deals specifically with workplace electrical safety. It covers many of the same topics covered by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E Standards for Electrical Safety in the Workplace and OHS Part 8.

OHS has also created the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act), which is a document that outlines workers' rights and responsibilities, including the right to stop work that is deemed hazardous or unsafe. OHS also lists the penalties and enforcement techniques to be used if these guidelines are not followed.

To supplement the overarching regulations created by OHS, individual provinces and territories often set their own regulations (in accordance with federal bodies) specific to their needs. Before implementing an electrical safety training, ensure that you are familiar with the regulations specific to your province or territory.

What You'll Learn

    Introduction to Electrical Safety
  • Key Terms
  • Statistics
  • Regulations
  • Employer Responsibilities
  • Worker Responsibilities
    Electrical Concepts
  • Properties of Electricity
  • Units of Measurements
  • Ohm's Law
    Electrical Hazards
  • Exposed Electrical Parts
  • Inadequate Wiring
  • Overhead Power Lines
  • Vehicles and Mechanical Equipment
  • Battery Hazards
  • Improper Grounding
  • Electrostatic Discharge
  • Arc Flashes-Overview
  • Arc Flashes-Precautions
  • Arc Flashes-Incident Response
    Effects of Electric Current on the Body
  • Electric Current Properties
  • Types of Injuries
  • Electric Shock Injuries
  • Burn Injuries
  • Falls
  • First Aid Considerations
  • Shock Rescue Kits
  • Administrative Controls
  • Equipment Labelling
  • Approach Boundaries
  • Warning Signs and Barricades
  • Energized Electrical Work Permit
  • Lockout/Tagout Overview
  • Individual Lockout
  • Group Lockout
  • Complex Group Lockout
  • Engineering Controls
  • Temporary Protective Grounding Equipment
  • Insulated Tools and Equipment
    Personal Protective Equipment
  • PPE Requirements-Upper Body
  • PPE Requirements-Torso and Lower Body
  • Choosing PPE
  • PPE Standards
  • PPE Care
    Best Practices
  • General Safety Practices
  • Electrical Safety Program
  • Electrical Safety Training
  • Equipment Maintenance and Testing
    Additional Resources

It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course. Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Employers are responsible for training new personnel before assigning them to tasks that may expose them to electrical hazards. According to OHS Part 8 and CSA Z462, employees working with and around electrical equipment must receive initial and refresher electrical safety training.

To ensure compliance with OHS safety training standards, safety training must be conducted at least every three years. Additional retraining must be conducted when changes at the worksite present new hazards, changes in the type of equipment present new hazards, and when inadequacies in an affected employee's work indicate the need for additional training. This online certification meets these training requirements.

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

Aaron K Verified
Canada Electrical Safety

It was great. No complaints, test was fair

Sebastien M Verified
Canada Electrical Safety

I was quite satisfied with the course and its content, and the exam questions were sufficiently challenging to be effective.

Tim H Verified
Canada Electrical Safety

Good course

Kushdeep C Verified
Canada Electrical Safety

I think this was a very informative course. There were certain aspects I was already familiar with and others I was not since I don't actually deal with them but as an observer it is a good reminder about what my role & responsibilities are in certain areas.



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