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ESTS Electrical Worker Canada – 2015 Standard Online

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This course is based on CSA Z462 Workplace Electrical Safety Standard 2012 Edition.



The Electrical Safety Training System (ESTS) is a state-of-the-art online multimedia safety training system that provides affordable, high quality, impactful, and credible electrical safety qualification, refresher, and awareness training. It uses 3D graphics, videos, and narrated content to provide information on arc flash and shock dangers, how to protect yourself from them, and how to follow up on preventive and protective control measures.


Unique to ESTS is its 3D virtual electrical workplace classroom, where you are able to apply your new knowledge in interactive scenarios about arc flash, shock, and application of the CSA Z462 Workplace Electrical Safety Standard.


This course was developed by a leading electrical safety subject matter expert with over 22 years of experience as an electrical engineer. In addition to having vast experience as an independent electrical safety consultant, the developer was the first Vice-Chair of the CSA Z462 Workplace Electrical Safety Technical Committee and is currently a CSA Z462 voting member and leader of Working Group 8 annexes.



  • Introduction
    • Plan-Do-Check-Act process
    • OH&S regulations, CSA Z462, and safe work practices
    • Electrical work tasks
    • The resource toolbox
  • OH&S regulations, standards, and best practices
    • OH&S regulations
    • Consensus based standards
    • Canadian electrical code
    • Roles and responsibilities
    • Employers
    • Employees
  • Understanding electricity in the workplace
    • Introduction to working with electricity
    • Electrical hazards
    • Shock
    • Arc flash and arc blast
    • Working with electricity
    • Qualified and unqualified persons
    • Approach boundaries
    • Overhead power lines and limits of approach
  • Electrical hazards: Understanding the danger
    • Effects of electricity
    • Case histories/testimonials
    • Electric shock
    • Effects of shock
    • Step and touch potential
    • Short and long term effects of repeated shocks
    • Reporting shocks
    • Case histories/testimonials
    • How the industry has improved
    • Effects of arc flash and blast
    • Primary effects
    • Secondary effects
    • The aftermath
    • Normal vs. abnormal conditions
    • Message to all workers
  • Electrical hazard analysis
    • Introduction to electrical hazard analysis
    • Risk assessments
    • Determining work tasks and risk
    • Importance of single line diagrams
    • Formal documentation
    • Work flow process
    • Electrical hazard analysis
    • Shock hazard analysis
    • Arc flash hazard analysis
    • Method 1: Using engineering calculations
    • Method 2: Using hazard/risk categories
  • Establishing an electrically safe work condition
    • Preventive and protective control measures
    • De-energizing
    • Isolation
    • Lock out and tagging
    • Temporary protective grounding/ground truck and test devices
    • Test-Before-Touch
  • Engineering and administrative controls
    • Engineering safety by design
    • Equipment maintenance
    • Administration as a control
    • Safe work practices and procedures
    • Energized electrical work permit
    • Arc flash boundary and approach boundaries for shock
    • Preventive and protective control measures.
    • Labels and signage
    • Scenario
  • Electrical specific PPE, tools, and equipment
    • Selection and management
      • Control using electrical specific PPE, tools, and equipment
      • Shock protection PPE
      • Shock protection tools and equipment
      • Insulated and insulating hand tools
      • Voltage detectors and digital multi-meters
      • Temporary protective grounds
      • Arc flash protection PPE
      • Other clothing
    • Selection
      • Selection of PPE
      • Shock protection PPE selection
      • Arc flash protection PPE selection
      • Identifying arc rating of clothing
      • Layering of arc rated clothing
      • You are as strong as your weakest link
    • Management
      • Introduction
      • PPE specification
      • PPE care
      • Storage
      • Cleaning and laundering
      • PPE use
      • Pre-use inspections
      • Shared vs. individually issued
      • Performance management
      • PPE maintenance
      • Testing
  • Emergency response, incident reporting, and program maintenance
    • Emergency response planning
    • Qualified electrical emergency response personnel
    • Rescue plans and procedures
    • Effect of incidents
    • Incident reporting
    • Maintaining your electrical safety program
  • Final assessment
    • Final assessment – 30 question exam, 2 attempts, 80% passing grade
    • Work Task Scenario 1 – Repair a lighting fixture in the virtual electrical workplace
    • Work Task Scenario 2 – Follow work flow process for electrical work task
    • Work Task Scenario 3 – Rack out a power circuit breaker in the virtual electrical workplace




ELECTRICAL SAFETY TRAINING SYSTEM (ESTS) ELECTRICAL WORKERS (CANADA) ASSESSMENT: Knowledge checks conducted throughout this Electrical Safety Training System for Electrical Workers (Canada) course are designed to reinforce the information presented. A final mark of 80% must be achieved on the final assessment to receive a certificate of completion. You are permitted two attempts to pass the final assessment. If both attempts are failed, you will be required to repurchase and take the course in its entirety to reattempt the assessment.


CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS (CEU): This course qualifies for 0.6 Continuing Education Credits from the Engineering Institute of Canada.


ELECTRICAL SAFETY TRAINING SYSTEM (ESTS) ELECTRICAL WORKERS CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION: Upon completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available to download and print.



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