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High Voltage Safety Training

High Voltage Safety Training

You can access the live online training through our web-based platform from your own computer. You can see and hear the instructor and see his screen live.

You can interact and ask questions. The cost of the training also includes 7 days of email mentoring with the instructor.

High Voltage Safety Training - This 6-Hour (one day course) live online instructor led course is designed for electrical maintenance personnel responsible for Medium Voltage/High Voltage electrical systems, supervisory and health and safety professionals who are responsible for overseeing high voltage electrical work. 

Dynamic and highly concentrated, this High Voltage Safety Training course places maximum emphasis on safety when working on or near energized electrical equipment.

Students will learn the damage electricity can cause to the human body and understand the basic principles of safety in normal and abnormal conditions. They will also learn how to provide assistance in determining severity of potential exposure to Medium Voltage/High Votlage arc flash hazards, planning safe work practices and selecting proper personal protective equipment.

During this High Voltage Safety Training course you will learn to recognize and avoid electric shock in unsafe work areas. You will also learn correct approach distances. Upon completion, you will have a better understanding of proper voltage rated tools and the use of proper personal protection equipment. By educating workers on issues central to the safe performance of their everyday jobs, loss of life or serious injuries can be reduced and eliminated from your workplace. Your safety and the safety of your coworkers depend on it!

Review National and Provincial Medium Voltage/High Voltage electrical safety standards and regulations.

This One-Day High Voltage Safety Training Course Will Focus On The Following Areas:


  • Job Briefing Requirements
  • Hazardous Energy Control (lockout/tagout)
  • Switching Procedures
  • Clearance Procedures
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Flame Resistant (FR) Clothing
  • Rubber Protective Equipment
  • Live-Line Tools & Testing Requirements
  • Working On or Near Exposed Lines
  • De-energizing Lines and Equipment
  • Personal Protective Grounding
  • Substation Safety
  • Special Conditions
  • Capacitors
  • Current Transformers
  • Potential Transformer Hazards
  • Fuse/Relay Coordination


Students Will:

  • Learn to recognize all Medium Voltage/High Voltage electrical sources and hazards created by various high voltage electrical equipment and devices.
  • Determine the controls used to protect workers from all energy sources created in the work place.
  • Learn the dangers of how induced currents and ground gradients are produced
  • Learn how to safely select, install and maintain temporary grounds for protection of the high voltage electrical worker.

Interpret and use a single line diagram to write a switching sequence to safely isolate a high voltage electrical device for work. Validate existing operating orders and switching procedures. Develop and maintain mandated documentation for all electrical equipment isolation and maintenance work.





WHO should attend

  • Utility workers who work around high-voltage power lines, overhead or underground cabling systems
  • Substation Electricians
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Commercial and Industrial Electricians
  • Instrumentation Mechanics
  • Electrical Technicians
  • Managers & Safety Professionals


Students receive

  • FREE 100-Page Digital Electrical Safety Handbook (Value $20)
  • $100 Coupon Toward any Future Electricity Forum Event (Restrictions Apply)
  • .6 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credits (6 Professional Development Hours)
  • FREE Magazine Subscription (Value $25.00)
  • Course Materials in Paper Format



High Voltage Safety Training

Recognizing Electrical Safety Hazards - Where Do They Exist?

A detailed review of critical electrical safety hazards created by energized electrical equipment:

  • Insulation
  • Power Cables
  • Power Transformers
  • Instrument Transformers
  • Dealing With Fault Currents
  • Disconnect Switches
  • Switchgear
  • Circuit Breakers
  • Fuses
  • Electrical Relays
  • Motor Starters
  • AC/DC Motors
  • Capacitors
  • Emergency UPS Systems


Resolving Electrical Safety Hazards

Objective: Determine the controls used to protect workers from all energy sources created in the workplace. Benefits of a safe workplace include fewer injuries, lower worker compensation costs, reduced service interruptions, greater protection of capital investment, and increased uptime. This section will provide you with a detailed blueprint that maximizes electrical safety and all the benefits it generates.


  • Hierarchy of Controls
  • Management Control
  • Legislation
  • Electrical Code
  • Purchasing Controls
  • Engineering Controls
  • Training
  • Safety Documentation
  • Rules
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Safe Work Procedures
  • Codes of Practice
  • Operating Procedures
  • Permits & Clearances
  • Switching Procedures
  • Physical Equipment
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Safety Equipment
  • Signs and Barriers
  • Equipment Protection
  • Interlock
  • Grounding
  • Field Control
  • Inspections
  • Job Planning
  • Pre-job Meeting
  • Hazard Identification
  • Hazard Reporting
  • Work Methods
  • Limits of Approach
  • Switching Practices



  • Review of Standards and OH&S Regulations
  • HV electrical qualifications
  • Poles and structures
  • Obstructions on poles
  • Properly informing electrical workers
  • Working in service rooms
  • Space around equipment
  • Working with HV test equipment
  • Insulated aerial devices



This section of the course will instruct how to: interpret and use a single line diagram to write a switching sequence to safely isolate an electrical device for work; Validate existing operating orders and switching procedures; and Develop and maintain mandated documentation for all electrical equipment isolation and maintenance work.

  • Single Line Diagrams
  • Using Prints
  • Electrical System Drawings
  • Safety Documentation
  • Isolation
  • Lockout/Isolation
  • Switching Workshop



  • Isolation and lockout
  • Warning signs



  • Isolation and lockout
  • Person in charge
  • Switching sequences
  • Isolating devices
  • Grounding and blocking
  • Working with multiple authorities



  • Minimum clearances
  • General limits of approach
  • Assurance in writing
  • Assurance not practicable
  • When is a worker specially trained and qualified
  • Adjusted limits of approach
  • Emergency work procedures
  • Authorization by owner to perform work



Start: 10 a.m. Eastern Time
Finish: 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time



Live Online Course Registration Fees & CEU Credits

The registration fee to attend this live online training course is $249 + GST/HST.

Click Here to download a $50 discount coupon that you can apply toward the regular registration fee and pay only $199 + GST/HST

Register 3 delegates at full price $249, 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 0.6 CEUs.

Live Online Course Schedule

Live on-line or in-person. Customized.

Live online group training

We can present this High Voltage Safety Training to your electrical engineering and maintenance staff, tailored to your specific equipment and requirements. We are ready to help design this program for you. Click on the link below to request a FREE quotation.


John Robin
Electrical Safety & Maintenance Specialist,
The Electricity Forum