Electrical Controls and Safety

Online /
Oct 1, 2024 /
Course Code: 15-1008-ONL24

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Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 1 day on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

10 am to 6 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)

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:

  • To look for, inspect, verify, and validate the electrical, controls, and integration design for equipment and systems provided by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and control system suppliers. Safety and glitches of electrical equipment usage will be well understood.

The training will start with a detailed overview of electrical power systems and their applications on machines and the manufacturing of system components. Things to look for, inspect, verify, and validate the electrical, controls, and integration design for equipment and systems provided by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and control system suppliers.

Grounding and bonding electrical equipment and installation within electrical manufacturing and facilities will be covered. Safety and Control of machines will be described (arc flash, labelling, etc.)

Who Should Attend
Electrical Engineers • Design Engineers • Managers • Project Managers • Power Quality Specialists • Maintenance Managers • Consultants • Electronics and Controls personnel • Mechanical Designers and Operators • Technologists

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Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time

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Day 1 

Basic Definitions

  • AC current and DC current
  • Voltage and Amperage
  • Ohm’s Law
  • Single-phase, three-phase, or Two-phase?
    • Use examples – ex. What we use at home when we say 110V, 208V, what does that mean?
  • Usual Voltage of circuits
  • Transformers? What are they, and how do they work?
  • What happens with a fuse blows? How do we avoid this in design?
  • What happens during a power glitch? How do we design to minimize?
  • What’s a circuit breaker?
  • What is a bus bar?
  • What does a typical panel look like? How does it draw power? Make sure it’s cooled; things to keep in mind.
  • GFCIs, AFCIs
  • What’s the reset and test button on an electrical outlet on the wall?

Electrical Dangers & How to Avoid

  • Shock hazard
  • Arc Flash hazard
  • Arc Blast
  • Fire Ignition
  • Grounding and bonding

Electrical Control Panels, Enclosures, and Components

This area of inspection ensures that the electrical design and fabrication of the control panels and control components are of the highest workmanship and comply with the project’s design specifications.

  • Panels in environmental conditions
  • Panels size and capacity
  • Panels cleanliness
  • Main disconnect switch (LOTO)
  • PLC network architecture
  • Components labelling

Machine Wiring and Devices

This area of inspection is to ensure that the electrical design and fabrication of the wiring and devices on the machine are of the highest quality/workmanship and that they comply with the project’s design specifications.

  • All machine wiring and installation of devices are complete
  • All machine wiring is neat, organized, and adequately protected
  • Enclosures and devices are properly grounded (earthed)
  • All wireways, raceways, and conduits are of an approved type
  • Machine wiring does not present a hazard to operators and maintenance
  • All cordsets and cables are adequately fastened to the machine
  • All devices are properly mounted
  • Hygenic Design for Cable Routing

Labelling and Tagging

This area of inspection ensures that the labelling and tagging of components and equipment is complete and in compliance with the project’s design specifications.

  • Devices and components are labelled according to the electrical schematics
  • Shock warning labels are applied
  • Main Electrical Panel has required nameplate
  • All wiring and cables are labelled
  • Arc flash labels
  • ESA / CSA / ULC Labels

Machine Level: Field Assembly

This area of inspection is to ensure that the equipment shipped to the site is re-assembled and installed completely and properly.

  • Main electrical power supply
  • Main air supply
  • Field-mounted instruments, sensors, and devices
  • I/O checkout is complete
  • Electrical wireways, raceways, and electrical enclosures are secure


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

$695 + taxes

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

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