Safety training for trades workers

Contractors preparing for a project

Get the safety training you need

We offer free electrical safety training for trades workers so you know how to work safely around electrical lines and what to do if you or a co-worker makes contact with electricity.

By the end of the course you'll:

  1. Know how to spot electrical hazards.
  2. Know how far you're required to stay back from powerlines (minimum approach distance), and
  3. What to do in the event of electrical contact.

Course details

The information provided in both online and classroom training is the same. The online training can be taken at any time, and at your own pace. The classroom training allows for more of a dialogue and is great for groups.



  • 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

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