Training - Onsite
Fundamentals of the 2015 Canadian Electrical Code
Designed to give participants a solid foundation with which to effectively navigate, interpret and apply the rules and requirements of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I. This course will be of particular interest to engineers, technologists and other electrical industry professionals who have limited familiarity with the Code. Outlining specific made-in-Canada requirements, and referencing the substantial changes and updates to the 2015 edition of the Canadian Electrical Code, the course provides detailed instruction on the influence of the CE Code on the design, inspection, installation or maintenance of electrical systems and equipment.
The Canadian Electrical Code, Part I has been developed with input from a broad cross-section of electrical industry experts and with cooperation from all provinces, territories and several key jurisdictions across Canada. The CE Code is referenced by, and itself references, a large number of related electrical safety and performance standards. It is the definitive reference guiding safe electrical installation and maintenance procedures. Jurisdictions across Canada adopt the code as a model code for regulation, as is or with provincial or territorial interpretations. The course will also identify within jurisdictions applicable variations, interpretations or amendments
What Is Included
Understand key design considerations, applications, calculations, and interpretations of the rules and requirements in the Canadian Electrical Code
Discover how the appropriate application of Code requirements to installation procedures can help reduce potential regulatory compliance issues
Gain a fundamental understanding of key sections as they relate to existing and new technologies
Understand the relationship between design and installation in accordance with CE Code and requirements for certifying products for Canadian installations
Learn about the Canadian Electrical Safety system and how the various components work together to help promote electrical safety
Who Should Attend?
Industry professionals with limited prior working knowledge of the CE Code
Electrical Engineers, Technicians and Technologists
Mechanical Engineers and Technologists
Industrial Maintenance Contractors
Electrical Project Managers
C22.1-15 - Canadian Electrical Code, Part I
C22.1-15 – CE Code Handbook
Workshop attendees are strongly advised bring a copy of the 2015 Canadian Electrical Code to their scheduled session, as the CE Code will be frequently referenced.
- General Requirements for Maintenance and Operation
- Enclosures, Type Designations, and Use
- Colour Coding
Services and Service Equipment
Circuit Loading and Demand Factors
Grounding and Bonding
- Objective & Definitions
- Principle Objectives of Bonding
- Principle Objectives of Grounding
- Neutral Grounding Device
- Comparison of Bonding and Grounding Conductors
- Grounding Electrode Types
- Voltage Spikes
Protection and Control
- Tap Conductor Sizing
Class 1 and Class 2 Circuits
- Class 1 Extra Low Voltage Power Circuits
- Class 2 Low Energy Power Circuits
- North American Division and International Zone Systems
- Maintenance of Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Locations
- Marking of Equipment for Hazardous Locations
- Explosive Gas and Dust Atmospheres
Bulk Storage Plants, Finishing Processes, and Aircraft Hangers
Locations In Which Corrosive Liquids, Vapours, or Excessive Moisture
Are Likely To Be Present
Patient Care Areas
Installation of Electrical Equipment
Motors and Generators
Fixed Electric Heating Systems
Renewable Energy Systems
Amusement Parks, Midways, Carnivals, Film and TV Sets, TV Remote
Broadcasting Locations, and Travelling Shows
Fire Alarm Systems, Fire Pumps and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Signs and Outline Lighting
- Disconnecting Means
- Maximum Secondary Voltage for Neon Supplies
- High-Voltage Wiring Methods
Emergency Power Supply, Unit Equipment, Exit Signs, and Life Safety Systems
Community Antenna Distribution and Radio and Television Installations
- Coaxial Cable Systems
Interconnection of Electric Power Production Sources
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.