BC Housing: 2 CPD Points
This 2-hour awareness course is meant for everyone working around high-voltage power lines, either overhead or underground.
Even with work is not directly related to utilities, it may also present utility hazards. Not being aware of the hazards and the potential risks present will pose serious threats to workers.
This includes workers in construction, paving, and maintenance, as well as arborists, and sign and banner installers.
The basics of how electricity behaves
An introduction to BC Hydro’s power system
How to spot overhead and underground hazards
How to plan your work and carry out your plan in a safe manner
What to do if your equipment contacts a power line, if you encounter a downed power line, or if you need to escape from an energized area
How to meet WorkSafeBC requirements for working near high-voltage lines
Delivery Method: Virtual Session – Zoom Meetings
Course Fee Includes: Access to the course, course materials, and upon completion a digital certificate of attendance.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Who Should Attend
This course is meant for everyone working around high-voltage power lines, either overhead or underground. This includes workers in construction, paving, and maintenance, as well as arborists, and sign and banner installers.
Computer or laptop
This course will involve on-screen interaction with your instructor and classmates, reading/viewing on-screen content (slides or videos), and interacting via typing with questions or responses. For this reason, cellphones may not be adequate.
Windows 10 or Mac iOS.
Webcam (Mandatory)– in order to engage and collaborate, participants will be expected to have their webcams on for the duration of the class
Internet connection- For best results, you will want to ensure you have an internet connection with an upload/download speed of 3-5 Mbps. You can test your internet speed here. The minimum recommended speed is 1.5 Mbps, but anything below 3 Mbps may result in loss of quality or buffering. Ideally hardwired connection versus wireless for stability - connect your computer directly to your router using an ethernet cable, rather than using your home wi-fi.
A quiet space with minimal distractions –The microphone will be engaged for interactive sessions. Please plan to be fully engaged in the class and clear your work schedule just as you would for the in-class program.