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Canada Arc Flash Safety

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OHS Online Training Certification Course

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This online safety course presents an overview of measures to reduce hazards presented by arc flash events. It will cover basic electrical concepts, circumstances that can present the risk of arc flashes, electrical industry safety standards, and hazard control measures when work responsibilities cause you to work on or near equipment at risk for arc flash.

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$39.95 per student   (1-3)

$35.95 per student   (4-7)

$32.95 per student   (8-12)

$30.95 per student   (13-20)

$29.95 per student   (21+)

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What are the governing regulations?
Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) has a series of electrical safety standards. These standards are listed under Part 19.

The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) is the largest regulatory agency in Canada. The 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.

Lastly, to supplement the overarching regulations created by OHS and the CSA, individual provinces and territories often set their own regulations (in accordance with federal bodies) specific to their needs. Before working with or around electrical hazards, ensure that you are familiar with the regulations specific to your province or territory.

Who must take this training?
Employees who work on or near equipment at risk for arc flash.

Other Frequently Asked Questions

Click to Learn More What are the consequences of not training?


Case Study: In 2012, ThyssenKrupp Industrial Services Canada, Inc., was taken to court, found guilty of violating The Electrical Act, and fined $70,000 for hiring an unlicensed worker to perform electrical work. The worker was trying to remove conductors from an electrical panel when an arc flash occurred, severely injuring the worker. The company and supervisor were also charged by the Ministry of Labour for violating the Occupational Health and Safety Act after an investigation revealed that the electrical panel was not disconnected from the power source and was not locked and tagged out before the work began. The company and supervisor were fined an additional $171,000.

Key Takeaway: To avoid incidents like this one, employers must follow all regulations outlined by the appropriate authorities, including local authorities. It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that only qualified personnel conduct electrical work and that safe work procedures are implemented.

Click to Learn More Course topics.

Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to Arc Flash Safety Training
    • Key Terms
    • Statistics
    • Regulations
    • Employer Responsibilities
    • Worker Responsibilities
  • Basic Electrical Concepts
    • Properties of Electricity
    • Units of Measurements
    • What Is an Arc Flash?
    • Typical Causes of an Arc Flash
  • Arc Flash Hazards
    • Electrical Shock Injuries
    • Vaporized Metal and Shrapnel
    • Concussion
    • Falls
    • Burns
    • Flash
    • Severity of Arc Flash Injuries
    • Arc Flash Incident Response
    • First Aid Considerations
    • Shock Rescue Kits
  • Hazard Control Measures
    • Administrative Controls Overview
    • Risk Assessment
    • Energize Electrical Work Permit
    • Lockout/Tagout
    • Individual Lockout
    • Group Lockout
    • Complex Group Lockout
    • Approach Boundaries
    • Limited and Restricted Approach Boundaries
    • Arc Flash Boundary
    • Warning Signs and Barricades
    • Engineering Controls Overview
    • Incident Energy Reduction Methods
    • Equipment Alternatives
  • Personal Protective Equipment
    • General Requirements
    • Clothing Material Requirements
    • Head, Neck, and Face Protection
    • Hand, Arm, and Foot Protection
    • Hearing Protection
    • Body Protection
    • PPE Requirement for Specific Hazard Levels
    • Selecting PPE
    • PPE Care
    • PPE Standards
  • Best Practices
    • Safety Tips
    • Electrical Safety Program
    • Education and Training
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam
Click to Learn More Course format.

Our Canada OHS Arc Flash Safety course consists of content, graphics, audio, self check (non-scored) questions, and a final exam.

Click to Learn More How long is the course?

It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this Canada OHS Arc Flash Safety Training 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.

Click to Learn More How long do I have to complete this course?

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 then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Click to Learn More How often is retraining or recertification required?

Retraining is required in at least the following situations:
(1) Where changes at the worksite present a hazard about which an employee has not been previously trained; or
(2) Where changes in the types of electrical equipment, or other equipment present a hazard about which an employee has not been previously trained; or
(3) Where inadequacies in an affected employee's work involving electricity indicate that the employee has not retained the requisite proficiency.

Click to Learn More How soon is the certificate of completion issued?

Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable Arc Flash Safety Training certificate and wallet card.

Click to Learn More Continuing education credits?

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

Click to Learn More What students think of this course.

Good refresher training
Creighton B


Great training with many support documents help during the training and for future needs during work. Valuable contents.
Robson K


Hello, I thought the course was straight-forward and concise. The only recommendation I can think of is I would've liked to see animations or more interactive activities. Personally, I have a hard time learning material via reading/listening. I have to be more interactive to stay focused and alert. Otherwise, nice course and we'll likely use for other employees. Thank you, Steffie
Steffie W


Good quick and effective course. Thank you!
Daniel R


A lot of good information. I liked the Case studies, maybe add more, it brings home the message to the people with boots on the ground.
Jim A


Very good course, the case studies really drive home the severity of the hazards associated with electrical shock and arc flash. Thank-you.
Ron C


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