We are pleased to announce that we have converted this course to a virtual, instructor-led format. Virtual courses may take place over several days in half day sessions. We have redesigned all our courses to maximize learning in a virtual environment. Students will still have the opportunity to participate and interact with the instructor.
Public courses can be available in both virtual and in person instructor lead formats. Please complete this form to highlight your preference and we will contact you once a course matching your requirements is available.
From equipment selection to wiring methods and installation requirements, the safe installation of electrical equipment in hazardous locations depends on rigorous attention to detail. This course will provide a foundation of knowledge to help operations, maintenance, safety, electrical professionals and other stakeholders systematically apply the requirements for designing, installing and maintaining electrical equipment in hazardous locations. It provides a complete review of requirements based on the zone and division systems of classification for explosive gas and dust atmospheres.
Participants will carefully examine the installation requirements based on applicable Codes, standards and best practices gaining an understanding of the differences between the CEC and NEC Codes with respect to the Zone and Division systems of classification, Hazloc product markings, and equipment construction and performance requirements. In addition, they will analyze installations to determine the wiring methods and equipment selection. This course covers both the installation and maintenance in Hazardous areas as well as product Certification.
What is Included
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. Dave is an active member of the following CE Code subcommittees; Section 0 — Object, scope, and definitions, Section 14 — Protection and control, Section 18 — Hazardous locations, Section 36 — High-voltage installations, Section 72 — Mobile home and recreational vehicle parks, Section 78 — Marine wharves, docking facilities, fixed and floating piers, and boathouses, Section 84 — Interconnection of electric power production sources.
Ron has 35 years’ experience in the industry, and is a Red Seal certified Journeyman Electrician and British Columbia Master Electrician/FSR. Ron also served as the Chief Electrical Inspector for the Northwest Territories and as an Inspector for 12 years. In addition to industry experience in construction, mining, generation, sales, service, estimating, HVAC controls and regulatory work, he has been extensively involved in Code development as a regulator member of Canadian Electrical Code Part 1 TC, Regulatory Authority Committee (RAC) member - CEC Part 1, ULC Advisory Council, Canadian Advisory Council on Electrical Safety (CACES). He currently serves as Vice-Chair of Sections 6 and 14 of the Canadian Electrical Code. He is a Professional member of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) and past Inspector Member/Certified Canadian Electrical Inspector.
Ron is currently Principal of RTH Electrical Consulting, providing services as a SME for CSA on Canadian Electrical Code training and instructional materials including: Code updating; online learning tools; mobile calculator app; Red Seal Examination Preparation Guide; Commercial, Institutional, Industrial Construction Handbook for Electricians, and Alberta Safety Codes Council Officer training.
Each Attendee participates in the live, instructor-led sessions via a dedicated desktop or laptop. Tablet and Mobile are not compatible to the CSA Group’s Webex Training sessions.
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• Edge browser 42 and later
• Mozilla Firefox 52 and later
• Chrome 65 and later (32-bit/64-bit)
Mac OS X:
• Firefox 52 and later
• Safari 11 and later
• Chrome 65 and later (32-bit/64-bit)
• Headset, headphones with microphone, or computer/device with speakers/microphone (required for audio)
• Video camera (optional)
• Java 6 and Java 7 (for web browsers that support Java) are enabled
• Cisco WebEx plug-ins is enabled for Chrome 32 and later
• Plug-ins are enabled in Safari
• Active X is enabled and unblocked for Microsoft Internet Explorer
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