Current & Compliant: Navigating the Ontario Electrical Code

Online /
Jun 19 - 20, 2024 /
Course Code: 14-0433-ONL24

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  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 2 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

9 am to 5 pm Eastern

Please note that it is a requirement for all attendees to sign a "Confidentiality Agreement" prior to receiving the course notes for this online offering.

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Employ the requirements of the code to ensure they are accounted for in the design, construction and operation of electrical systems
  • Use your knowledge of grounding and bonding requirements in the code
  • Better protect your electrical system with the additional insight gained into the protection and control requirements of the Code
  • Upgrade your compliance with the requirements for hazardous locations in the Code
  • Work with the code having understood the requirements about motor applications, substations and high voltage lines requirements in the code
  • Comply with the Code requirements for workplace electrical safety
  • Understand the Shock and Arc Flash Hazards associated with installations

Designers, installers and users are responsible for electrical safety. The code establishes safety standards for the design, installation, maintenance and use of electrical facilities to prevent undue electrical arc flash, fire and shock hazards.

Excellent code knowledge is a prerequisite to correct specification and application of equipment and wiring in all areas of design, construction, maintenance, manufacturing and the use of electricity. This course demonstrates accurate interpretations and applications in areas such as wiring systems, grounding and bonding, protection and control, motors, lines and substations, explosion-proof areas, fire alarms and emergency systems. It also highlights other key standards, including the Building Code, IEEE, NFPA and CSA, which are referenced throughout the code.

Course Outline:

  • Electrical Code Overview
  • Wire and Cable Applications - Sections 4 and 12
  • Grounding and Bonding - Sections 10 and 36
  • Protection and Control - Section 14
  • Fire Alarm Systems and Fire Pumps - Section 32
  • Motor Applications - Section 28
  • High Voltage Substations and Lines - Sections 36 and 26
  • Hazardous Locations - Section 18
  • Intrinsically Safe and Non-Incendive Circuits
  • Emergency Systems - Section 46
  • Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Storage - Section 64
  • Electrical vehicle charging systems – Section 86

Who Should Attend
This course will be of interest to Engineers and Others in Design and Construction • Engineers and Other Plant Personnel • Maintenance and Safety Personnel • Contractors • Fire and Accident Investigators • Operating Personnel • Manufacturing, Government and Electrical Utility Staff

Special Features
The interactive style of the instructor provides you with ample opportunity to get answers to all your questions relating to the Electrical Safety Code. 

More Information

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.


Program Outline

Day I

Welcome, Introduction, Course Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

Electrical Code Overview

  • Organization of the Code
  • Critical related and referenced standards
  • Main changes in the Code from 2021 to 2024

Wire and Cable Applications - Sections 4 and 12

  • Wiring and cables, electrical equipment, fittings, conditions of use
  • Conductor sizes, ampacities, temperature ratings
  • Flame spread ratings
  • Parallel conductors
  • Underground wiring
  • Sheath currents and eddy currents
  • High voltage wiring

Grounding and Bonding - Sections 10 and 36

  • Electrical system grounding
  • Electrical equipment bonding
  • Bonding other systems
  • Ground electrodes
  • Grounding and bonding methods
  • Arc Flash and Shock Hazards
  • Workplace Electrical Safety std CSA Z462

Protection and Control - Section 14

  • Overload and overcurrent protection for wiring and equipment
  • Switchgear ground fault protection
  • Series-related electrical equipment applications
  • Fuse and breaker applications
  • Electrical equipment switching and disconnection


Day II

Motor Applications - Section 28

  • Motor service duty
  • Overcurrent and overload protection of motors
  • Motor wiring methods and ratings for services, feeders and branch circuits
  • Grouped motor protection
  • Motor disconnection requirements
  • Motor controls

High Voltage Substations and Lines - Sections 36 and 26

  • Electrical system fault levels
  • Basic impulse levels
  • Overcurrent protection, cables, transformers and equipment
  • GPR, step and touch potentials in substations

Hazardous Locations - Section 18

  • Zones 0,1 and 2 flammable and explosive gases and vapours
  • Zones 20, 21 and 22 combustible and conductive dust, ignitable fibres and flyings
  • Area classifications, zones, divisions and groups
  • Electrical equipment specifications and applications in hazardous locations
  • Wiring and sealing methods in hazardous locations

Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Storage Systems - Section 64

  • Solar photovoltaic systems
  • Small wind systems
  • Large wind systems
  • Micro-hydropower systems
  • Stationary fuel cell systems
  • Installation of batteries
  • Energy storage systems

Interconnection of Electrical Power Production Sources – Section 84

  • Interconnection
  • synchronization
  • loss of supply authority voltage
  • transformer overcurrent protection
  • grounding fault protection
  • disconnecting means
  • grounding

Electrical Vehicle Charging System – Section 86

  • Equipment
  • Protection and Control
  • Electrical vehicle supply equipment locations

Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes


Khaled Akida, P.Eng., MBA, M.Sc.

Khaled is a registered professional engineer and general manager of TEEBA Engineering Inc. He has extensive experience in substation design, power system studies, power quality audits, EMF and grounding design, field testing and EHS program settings.

Khaled received his M.Sc. from The University of New Brunswick and his MBA from Laurier School of Business. He has managed and executed various electrical engineering projects for major electrical, industrial and commercial facilities in Canada and the US.

He has various IEEE publications, is a technical reviewer for many IEEE journals and is a certified electrical safety trainer for GE. Khaled has received the GE Management Award and has many leadership certifications from GE Leadership Development Centre at Crotonville.

As a certified electrical safety trainer by GE Corporate, Khaled has taught many technical courses across Canada, the USA, Asia and the Middle East to industrial customers, electrical consultants and electrical utility customers.

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Fee & Credits

$1295 + taxes

  • 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 14 Continuing Professional Development Hours (PDHs/CPDs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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