Training - Onsite
2015 Canadian Electrical Code Essentials
This two day course has been designed for industry professionals with a prior working knowledge of the Canadian Electrical Code through previous experience or training, and who are looking to enhance their skills by participating in an in-depth review of the Code. With a focus on navigating commonly used sections, rules and regulations, this course provides a comprehensive review of key changes to the 2015 edition, and how they can impact existing installations, or the use of newer efficiency-enhancing technologies.
- Class materials
- Breakfast and lunch
- Effectively navigate the 2015 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, and review key sections in order to efficiently and accurately interpret regulations.
- Learn about key changes to the latest edition of the CE Code as well as individual jurisdictional interpretations and variations.
- Learn about technologies newly incorporated into the CE Code and their safe application in electrical installations.
- Develop an enhanced understanding of the rationale behind key CE Code rules, changes & updates, and how they may impact your work or business.
- Develop a fundamental understanding of basic safety regulations and requirements, and learn about additional CSA-developed educational programs that can provide even deeper-level understanding
Who Should Attend?
- Electrical Design Engineers, Technicians and Technologists
- Electrical Supervisors/ Contractors and Service Technicians
- Construction and Maintenance Electricians
- Trade Qualifiers
- College/Vocational Instructors
- C22.1-15 - Canadian Electrical Code, Part I
- C22.1-15 - Canadian Electrical Handbook
Workshop attendees are strongly advised bring a copy of the 2015 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, to their scheduled session, as it will be frequently referenced during the course.
- Object, Scope and Definitions, General Rules and Services and Service Equipment
- Rule revisions
- Steps to Determine Minimum Conductor
- Ampere Rating
- How to Determine the Insulation Temperature
- How to determine max ampacity
- Grounding and Bonding
- Objects and definitions
- Principle objectives of bonding
- Principle objectives of grounding
- Neutral grounding device (impedance grounded systems)
- Comparison of bonding and grounding conductors
- Grounding electrode types
- Voltage spikes
- Circuit Loading and Demand Factors, Wiring Methods and Installation of Electrical Equipment
- Hazardous Locations
- Sections 18 and J18
- Section 20– Flammable liquid and gasoline dispensing, service stations, garages, bulk storage plants, finishing processes, and aircraft hangars
- Fixed Electric Heating Systems
- Renewable Energy Systems
- Small wind
- Large wind
- Microhydro Power
- Hydrokinetic Power
- Fuel Cells
- Other Sections
- Patient Care Areas
- Motors and Generators
- Installation of Lighting Equipment
- Fire Alarm systems, fire pumps and carbon monoxide alarms
- Signs and Outline Lighting
- Electric Cranes and Hoists
- Emergency Power Supply, Unit Equipment Exit Signs and Life Safety Systems
- Solar Photovoltaic Systems
- Amusement parks, midways, carnivals, film and TV sets, TV remote broadcasting locations, and travelling shows
- Pools, Tubs, and Spas
- Airport Installations
- Marinas, Yacht Clubs, Marine Wharves, Structures, and fishing Harbours
- Electric Vehicle Charging Systems
Bill has been in the electrical industry for over 50 years. He received his Electrical Journey Person License in 1968 and worked for several Electrical Contractors before starting with Manitoba Hydro in 1971. In 1976 he started as an Electrical Inspector for Manitoba Hydro working the area from Winnipeg to the US border. He became supervisor of Electrical Inspectors in 1993.
In 2000- 2006 – He was the Chief Electrical Inspector at Manitoba Hydro representing Manitoba Hydro on the Advisory Council on Electrical Safety and the Provincial Licensing Board. He worked with other inspection authorities across Canada to develop consistent interpretations and application to the Electrical Code. He is a past director of the Education committee with Manitoba Electric League, also past president Canadian section International Association Electrical Inspectors IAEI.
He is a representative on several code committees of the CEC Part 1 and, from 2006 to present, an instructor for CSA Learning Centre on Electrical Code related training.
Don is President of Donald R McNichol Consulting Inc., which provides consultation services, develops courses, and trains electricians, engineers, electrical contractors and inspectors across Canada.
Don has provided his expertise to associations such as the International Association of Electrical Inspectors, the Electrical Skills Board of Ontario, the Ontario Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Ontario Electric League, Waterloo Regional Electric League, Waterloo District School Board, and the Electrical Apprenticeship Program at Conestoga College.
Don has held positions with Ontario Hydro Electrical Inspection and the Electrical Safety Authority as an inspector, supervisor, code information specialist, and plan reviewer. Prior to electrical inspection, he was involved in commercial, institutional, industrial and residential projects as an electrician, supervisor, estimator, project manager and an electrical contractor.
Dave J. Heron
Dave Heron is a Certified Electrical Inspector, by the International Association of Electrical Inspectors with extensive experience in the electrical industry including: Sixteen years Technical Advisor with the Electrical Safety Authority, nine years supervising Electrical Inspector with the Electrical Safety Authority, three years Journeyman Electrical Inspector with the Electrical Safety Authority and ten years as a Senior Estimator, and Project Coordinator.
Dave is an active member of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors since 1987. Dave has provided technical support for electrical inspectors, contractors and electrical designers. He has also served as a lliaison for ESA and the various Field Evaluation Agencies accredited by Standards Council of Canada operating in the province of Ontario.
Dave has worked as a member and chairman in several electrical related organizations such as: IAEI Electrical Inspector Certification Board Canadian Section, and Chairman, Examination Committee, IAEI Canadian Section.
Dave is affiliated with the International Association of Electrical Inspectors, Canadian Association of Fire Investigators and Ontario Electric League.
Virginia Pohler is a Red Seal Construction Maintenance (309A) and Industrial (442A) Electrician, Master Electrician, Industrial Electronics Technician, Certified Canadian Electrical Inspector and Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator. She has a range of industry experience including commercial, institutional, power generation, and heavy industrial construction. She has worked as a project foreman in the automotive sector, as a college professor teaching electrical apprenticeship at Fanshawe College and Conestoga College, for CSA Group as a full time electrical trainer and consultant and for the Electrical Safety Authority as an Inspector and electrical trainer. She now works in the private sector doing electrical training and consulting with Donald R. McNichol Consulting Inc.
Strong functional knowledge or previous training on the Canadian Electrical Code