Arc Flash Training - CSA Z462 2018 Edition Update!!

Arc Flash Training

This 1-Day - Instructor-led, Certified Arc Flash and Shock Training course incorporates recent revisions to the 2018 Edition of CSA Z-462 Arc Flash Electrical Safety in the Workplace Standard.

CSA Z-462 2018 Edition As of January 2018 - Important Changes That You Should Know About.

Make sure you are aware and compliant with the many changes to the NEW 2018 CSA Z462 Arc Flash/Electrical Safety Standard, which came into effect in January 2018.

Our popular one-day CSA Z462 Arc Flash Training course is designed for front-line workers who are responsible for electrical systems and needing certification in the CSA Z462 electrical safety standard. This standard covers safe work practices related to electrical dangers in the workplace. Students will gain a solid understanding of hazards encountered while operating or maintaining electrical installations in the low voltage (below 750V) class including a full understanding of the arc hazard categorization, appropriate PPE selection and safe electrical work procedures.

This one-day Instructor-led Arc Flash Training course is much more educational experience than taking an online training course or watching an online video!!


Arc Flash Training is Required by NFPA 70e and CSA Z462

This requirement for training isn’t new. In fact, requirements for adequate arc flash training can be found in industry standards like NFPA 70e and CSA Z462 and OSHA regulations for some time.


Do You Need Arc Flash Training?

CSA Z462 requires employers to properly train their electrical personnel. Any workers who work on or near exposed energized parts must be “qualified workers,” and those individuals need specialized training to help prevent electric shock. Other workers are considered “unqualified workers,” and primarily need to be trained to recognize hazardous situations and keep away from them. Qualified workers must to be trained to deal with those situations safely, as part of their duties.


What Makes Our Workshop Different?

Our ALL NEW 1-day Arc Flash Training course is designed for front-line workers who are responsible for electrical systems and needing certification in the CSA Z462 electrical safety standard which came into effect in this year. Workshop students will gain a solid understanding of hazards encountered while operating or maintaining electrical installations in the low voltage (below 750V) class including a full understanding of the arc hazard categorization, appropriate PPE selection and safe work procedures. We also offer a 1-day High Voltage electrical safety workshop.


Our Electrical Safety Training Course offers:

  • Electrical Safety Videos
  • Physical Demonstrations of PPE
  • Group Discussion and Problem Solving Exercises
  • Testing At The Conclusion of The Course



  • Identify electrical safety training requirements for qualified workers
  • Identify best practice Regulations that address both arc flash and shock hazards
  • List the steps to perform a shock hazard analysis and describe each step
  • Define the shock protection boundaries and describe their use
  • List the personal protective equipment required for shock protection
  • List the steps to achieve an electrically safe work condition
  • Explain what an arc flash is and the injuries that can result
  • Identify when an arc flash hazard exists
  • List the steps to perform an arc flash hazard analysis and describe control measures
  • Define the term “incident energy,” identify the key electrical system variables that affect it
  • Define the term “arc flash protection boundary” and explain its application
  • Define the term “arc-rated” and explain the difference between “flame-resistant” clothing and “arc rated” clothing
  • Select appropriate personal protective equipment for arc flash hazards
  • Describe methods of selecting arc flash PPE using the new Tables. New
  • List the testing and maintenance requirements for personal protective equipment
  • Identify the key objectives of job safety planning



  • Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Electrical Industry Engineering and Maintenance Personnel
  • Electrical personnel who work on or near energized and de-energized electrical equipment
  • Electrical Safety Managers and Safety Professionals
  • Non-Electrical Personnel working in the vicinity of energized systems, or involved in Lock Out/Tag Out of Motor Control Sections
  • This one-day arc flash training course is designed to assist organizations to identify shock and arc flash hazards and prevent injuries and incidents associated with those hazards.


Note: Students will demonstrate understanding of arc flash hazards and PPE protection by passing a proficiency examination at the end of the course!

This course comes with an Arc Flash Training Certificate.

WHO should attend

  • Electrical Engineers
  • Plant Electricians
  • Qualified Electrical Workers
  • Instrumentation Mechanics
  • Electrical Technicians
  • Managers & Safety Professionals


Students receive

  • 100-Page Electrical Safety Handbook - Value $20 (details below)
  • 0.7 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credits
  • FREE Magazine Subscription (Value $25)
  • $100 Coupon toward any future 2018 Electricity Forum event (restrictions apply)
  • Course Presentations in Paper Format
  • NOTE: This course DOES NOT INCLUDE A CSA Z462* Standard. Copies of the CSA Z462* Standard must be purchased separately from Canadian Standards Association and brought to the course.




  • Time-Current Curves & Power System Studies
  • Electrical Arc Characteristics


  • Hazard Risk Analysis/ Task Assessment
  • Assessment to Lockout or Work Energized
  • Overview of Lockout Fundamentals
  • Working Energized defined
  • Preparing a Job Briefing and Planning Checklist
  • How to plan for an Energized Electrical Work Permit
  • Elements of an Energized Electrical Work Permit


  • Electrical Shock
  • Effects of current on human beings
  • Shock Protection Boundaries
  • Approach to Energized electrical conductors or circuit parts operating at 50 Volts or more
  • Arc Flash/ Arc Blast
  • Elements and characteristics of an Arc Flash Event
  • Arc Flash Hazard Analysis
  • Arc Flash Protection Boundary for voltages between 50 and 600 Volts


The most effective way to prevent electrical injury is to completely remove the source of supply. This section will discuss the methods and process of achieving an electrically safe work condition. Including the following:

Working On or Near De-energized Electrical conductors or Circuit Parts That Have Lockout Devices Applied

  • Principles of Lockout Tagout Execution
  • a. Employee Involvement
  • b. Training
  • c. Plan
  • d. Control of Energy
  • e. Identification
  • f. Voltage
  • g. Coordination

Hazardous Electrical Energy Control Procedures

  • a. Individual Qualified Employee Control Procedure
  • b. Simple Lockout Tagout Procedure
  • c. Complex Lockout Tagout Procedure
  • d. Coordination
  • e. Training and Retraining


  • a. Lock Application
  • b. Lockout Tagout Device
  • c. Lock out Device
  • d. Tagout Device
  • e. Electrical Circuit Interlocks
  • f. Control Devices
  • g. Procedures
  • h. Planning


  • Determining Safe Approach Distance
  • Definitions of Boundaries and Spaces
  • Limits of Approach
  • Shock Hazard Analysis
  • Shock Protection Boundaries
  • Limited Approach Boundary
  • Restricted Approach Boundary
  • Prohibited Approach Boundary
  • Hazard Boundary

Shock Hazard Boundaries

  • Limits of Approach
  • Preparation for Approach
  • Qualified Persons, Safe Approach Distance
  • Electrical Conductors or Circuit Parts for Shock Protection
  • Safe Working Distances from Energized Conductors


  • Breakdown and characteristics of the 4 Hazard Risk Categories - NEW
  • Selection of Personal Protective Equipment for Various Tasks
  • Hazard/ Risk Category Classification
  • Protective Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Protective Clothing Characteristics
  • Factors in selection of Protective Clothing and Equipment
  • Two Category, Flame Resistant (HRC/ Hazard Risk Category) Clothing System - NEW
  • Layering Protective Clothing and Total System Arc Rating
  • Arc Rating, Arc Thermal Performance Value (ATPV) and Break-open Threshold Energy (EBT)
  • Brief overview of applicable ASTM standards for Protective Clothing and PPE


Safety-related Electrical Maintenance

  • Introduction
  • Frequency of Maintenance Tests
  • Maintaining Electrical Drawings
  • Maintenance Standards

Electrical Hazard Labels, Arc Flash and Shock Labelling

  • General
  • Canadian Electrical Code Rule 2-306 Shock and Arc Flash Warning Label
  • Arc Flash Label Example
  • Detailed Arc Flash Hazard Analysis Label - NEW


NEW ANNEX: Prevention of Shock Injuries from Electrostatic Discharges

Prevention of Shock Injuries from Electrostatic Discharges, describes workplace scenarios, such as high-speed network operations, in which potential for shock injury from electrostatic discharge exists. This Annex identifies methods to prevent, control, and protect personnel from injury.


NEW: DC Safety-related Work Practices

The latest edition of Z462 has considerably more information on safety-related practices relating to work on and around DC systems. A new Shock Protection Boundary Table for DC systems and an arc flash energy calculation method for DC systems have been added. Extensive revisions have been made to deal with safety-related practices for batteries, battery rooms and battery enclosures. Both high value for anyone working on or around DC equipment. This new additional information is essential for working on DC systems.



  • Arc Flash Study Analysis and Implementation
  • Power System Upgrades
  • Arc Resistant Switchgear
  • Circuit Breaker Retrofitting
  • Remote Breaker Racking
  • Regular Maintenance and Testing
  • Arc Rated Power Switchgear
  • Light Sensing trip breakers
  • GE Arc Vault Protection system



  • The evolution of Arc Resistant (AR or HRC) fabrics
  • Changes in Clothing Requirements in Electrical Work - New
  • The various types of HRC fabrics that are available in the marketplace
  • HRC fabrics and the effects of undergarments
  • Review the technology and effectiveness of inherently flame resistant fibers vs chemically treated fabrics
  • Developing a PPE Program in Your Company
  • Assessing the correct Arc Flash hazard and choosing the right level of protective clothing
  • Company training and worker compliance
  • Documentation QUIZ
  • A quiz to ensure student understanding of the days information



Start: 8:00 a.m.
Coffee Break: 10:00 a.m.
Lunch: 12:00 noon
Restart: 1:15 p.m.
Finish: 4:30 p.m.



Registration Fees & CEU Credits

The registration fee to attend this training course is $399 + GST/HST.

Register and prepay 14 days before forum date and receive an early bird registration fee of $349 + GST/HST

Register 3 delegates at full price $399, and get a 4th registration FREE!

Earn Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credits

Successful completion of this course qualifies delegates to receive a certificate of course completion with indicated CEUs.


CEUs are granted by the Engineering Institute of Canada. One CEU is equivalent to 10 professional development hours of instruction.

This course earns 0.7 CEUs.

Course Locations

September 24, 2018

Sawridge Inn Edmonton South

4235 Gateway Blvd NW
Edmonton, AB

September 25, 2018

Holiday Inn Calgary Airport

1250 McKinnon Drive
Calgary, AB

September 26, 2018

Sandman Signature Vancouver Hotel & Resort

10251 ST. Edwards Drive
Richmond, BC

October 2, 2018

Four Points by Sheraton Halifax

1496 Hollis Street
Halifax, NS

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