BC HYDRO LIMITS OF APPROACH
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.
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
P&C Technologists (Engineering)
Instrumentation & Controls
Project Equipment Specialists
Power Electrical Equipment
Technologists (elec. diploma only)
Diesel Station Attendants
Generation and Thermal Plant
Electrical Engineering Technologists
(Site Engineering and Acceptance)
Field Technicians 2
(Site Engineering and Acceptance,
electrical diploma only).
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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.