Safety Workshop for Construction Electrician Foundation Program in British Columbia
Knots and Rigging for Construction Electrician Foundation Program GIF Animation
Rigging for Construction Electrician Foundation GIF Animation
Correct lock-out procedures are examined and performed by the students ensuring confidence at the work site. WCB (WorkSafeBC) Standards and Regulations are defined allowing the student to become familiar with the Workers Compensation Act and Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. Confidence is gained by learning safe work practices, what protective equipment and clothing are recommended while stressing working with electricity safely. Students learn and apply WHMIS rules and regulations thereby obtaining a WHMIS certificate. Instruction includes proper use and inspection of safety equipment, access equipment safety, confined space entry, personal protective equipment and elimination of hazards in the equipment and workplace. In addition the students receive Occupational First Aid Level 1 training. Students finish this course by learning safe rigging techniques.
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The program builds on students’ understanding of safety and rigging techniques, electrical circuit concepts, and construction and circuit drawings. Students will build their computer skills, be introduced to solid-state components using a variety of power supplies, and examine and design the internal circuitry of galvanometers, ammeters, voltmeters, watt meters, watt-hour meters, and ohmmeters.
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Travis Nieken, a graduate of Vancouver Career College’s Construction Electrician Foundation program, got his life back on track at Vancouver Career College. Here, he talks candidly about his college experience. With six campuses in BC, Vancouver Career College has just one objective: give you the tools to excel in your chosen career.
The career prospects for electricians in Canada are among the top in the trades industry. Electricians can be employed in large industrial facilities, on construction sites or run their own small business with a specific client niche. Depending on your preference, you can choose to work with heavy-duty machinery, home electrical systems, operations equipment or robotic machines. The growth of residential and commercial construction projects means that electricians will find opportunities for rewarding jobs.
The Construction Electrician Foundation program combines technical training with practical experience and essential skills that will enable graduates to start the first stage of their apprenticeship. Over the course of 27 weeks, they’ll learn about circuits, meters, testing equipment, use of power tools and more. They also gain valuable hands-on experience in a field study.
Graduates of the program will be able to find employment as electrical apprentices, installing and maintaining electrical power, lighting, heating, alarm and communication systems in various settings.