Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

October 20, 2016

Guelph Hydro Presented with a Safety Certificate of Recognition

Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc. has received a Certificate of Recognition (COR) for demonstrating its health and safety management system has been developed, implemented and evaluated through a comprehensive series of internal and external audits.

Guelph Hydro is the 153rd company in Ontario to earn COR certification. COR is a Canada-wide certification program that develops and assesses a company’s health and safety management system. The program looks at 19 elements that promote a safe and healthy workplace and assesses the company’s ability to control hazards and risks through the development of appropriate standards, employee communications, training programs and a regular review process.

To become certified, a firm must first successfully complete an internal audit of its health and safety system and then pass an audit by an external third party. Audits typically include interviews, a documentation review, and direct observation to evaluate how well the employer is able to identify, assess, and eliminate or control risks to workers.

“At Guelph Hydro, the safety of our employees, our contractors and the general public is our top priority,” says Pankaj Sardana, Chief Executive Officer, Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc. “We have an excellent safety record and our employees — whether working on a job site, in the office or while travelling on company business — are clearly committed to working safely. They are supported by a joint health and safety committee where members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) – Local 636 and management staff work together and take action to ensure the health and safety of our employees.”


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June 25, 2018

Sponsored by Schneider Electric

Today we are all concerned with the energy we consume within our homes. But how many truly understand the ins and outs of home energy use, and where exactly does the electrician and the development of energy management systems come into play. There is much to consider when discussing home energy use. The consumer first off needs to be informed about energy use, how it is calculated and ultimately billed if they are to make changes to their energy consumption rates. But in terms of educating consumers does the residential electrician have a role? And beyond that are manufacturers developing products designed to help electricians and consumers better understand residential energy use? Throughout this article we will deal with each of these important questions.

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A new “future ready” circuit breaker from Schneider Electric is described by the company as the next generation of power distribution for the Internet of Things (IoT) era. Masterpact MTZ increases efficiency and can adapt to ever-evolving needs for safety, reliability and sustainability. The world is becoming more connected, electric, digitized, decarbonized, and decentralized, says Schneider Electric. Power distribution is facing new regulations, becoming more seamless and connected. 

Masterpact MTZ is the latest in a series of circuit breaker innovations, following Masterpact M, and then Masterpact NT/NW.

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Jeremy Herrington

Total Electrical Solutions was founded in 2013 by Jeremy Herrington in Quispamsis, on the outskirts of Saint John, New Brunswick. Since 2013 Jeremy has steadily grown Total Electrical Solutions in the residential, commercial and construction sectors. The growth is primarily the result of Jeremy’s customer first philosophy, plus his over 20 years of industry experience.

Jeremy grew up learning about the industry from his father who was an electrical contractor. Jeremy spent his early years helping and watching his father as a contractor and business owner. After high school Jeremy was, like many, not wholly aware of the course he wished to take and so he began an electrical apprenticeship at his father’s company.

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