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BC HYDRO LIMITS OF APPROACH

SAFE-401 

LIMITS OF APPROACH FOR QUALIFIED ELECTRICAL WORKERS

WHO IS REQUIRED TO TAKE THIS TRAINING?

BC Hydro contractors/ employees working on BC Hydro energized equipment, who are required to work at the "Qualified Electrical Worker" Limits of Approach distances (LOA) outlined in the yellow column of the below Table 401, may be required to receive BC Hydro's SAFE-401: Limits of Approach training, if they are not already authorized to this LOA Column. 

 

Always check with your BC Hydro Contract Manager, Authorizing Manager, or Project Manager to verify which training you are required to have for your BC Hydro work. 






 

 

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As per Sec 4.1.1.  of BC Hydro OSH 201, only experienced electrical utility trades or technical workers, who have achieved and maintained their qualifications, may be designated as Qualified Electrical Workers. Recognized trades or technical classifications consist of:

  • Power Line Technicians

  • Electricians

  • Cable Splicers

  • Winders

  • CPC Technologists

  • P&C Technologists (Engineering)

  • Instrumentation & Controls
    Technologists

  • Meter Technicians

  • Project Equipment Specialists

  • Electrical Engineers

  • Power Electrical Equipment 
    Technologists (elec. diploma only)

  • Diesel Station Attendants

  • Generation and Thermal Plant
    Operators

  • Electrical Engineering Technologists
    (Site Engineering and Acceptance)

  • Field Technicians 2
    (Site Engineering and Acceptance, 

    electrical diploma only). 

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COURSE DETAILS

Course Duration: Approx. 4 hours of theory, and a 2 hour practical assessment

Course Cost: $500.00 + GST per person
Prerequisite Required: PSSP Category 2, 3, 5 (or WPP equivalent), and appropriate functional component training
Certification Valid For: No expiry

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NOTE: Before you enroll for this training, please verify that you/the workers you are enrolling are required to receive this training, by obtaining direction from you BC Hydro Authorizing Manager. You will be required to submit your/ your workers' qualifications and certifications, to your BC Hydro Authorizing Manager.