Safety sessions for trades workers

Get the safety training you need

BC Hydro offers free electrical safety training for trades workers so you can work safely around electrical lines.

Choose from online or classroom training.

Who should attend

Trades workers who work around high-voltage power lines, overhead or underground, including:

  • Arborists
  • Carpenters
  • Construction workers
  • Crane operators
  • Decorative wrap installers
  • Flaggers
  • Graffiti removal contractors
  • Heavy equipment and truck operators
  • Painters
  • Roofers
  • Window washers

What you'll learn

Both the online and classroom training will teach you how to work safely around electricity. By the end of the course you'll know and understand how to spot electrical hazards, the limits of approach as required by WorkSafe BC, and what to do in the event of electrical contact.

What you'll get

A certificate of electrical safety course completion.

Course details



  • Register online or contact the Electrical Energy Training Group (EETG) or call 1 877 859 8228.
  • Length: 2 hours
  • Locations available throughout British Columbia; custom sessions can be arranged for your workplace or other location
  • Free