Wired for Safety: Canadian Electrical Code Essentials

Online /
May 21 - 22, 2024 /
Course Code: 14-0304-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):

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

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 Canadian Electrical 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 electricity use. This course demonstrates accurate interpretations and applications in wiring systems, grounding and bonding, protection and control, motors, lines and substations, explosion-proof areas, fire alarms and emergency systems. It also highlights other essential standards, including the Building Code, IEEE, NFPA and CSA, which are referenced throughout the Canadian Electrical 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

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 Electrical Safety Code.

  • The Canadian Electrical Safety Code, CEC 22.1:24
  • Code Handbook, An Explanation of Rules of the Canadian Electrical Code
More Information

Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 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

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

Fire Alarm Systems and Fire Pumps - Section 32

  • Fire alarm systems and fire pumps


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
  • Lightning arrester protection
  • Substations and lines switching and disconnection
  • Clearances for lines and substations
  • Oil-filled electrical 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

Intrinsically Safe and Non-Incendive Circuits

  • Purged electrical systems

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

Electric Vehicle Charging systems –Section 86

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


Ajit Bapat, P.Eng., M.Eng., MBA

Ajit is well known in the electrical distribution field for his 40 years of expertise in the art and science of ground fault protection.

He holds Master's degrees in business administration and electrical engineering, specializing in power systems and power system protection. He has particular interest in ground fault protection; digital metering systems; microprocessor based integrated systems for protection; and the metering, monitoring, and control of power distribution systems. A member of Professional Engineers Ontario, he is also a senior life member of the IEEE.


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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


Wired for Safety: Canadian Electrical Code Essentials   Online | Feb 11 - 12, 2025
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