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Safety Council

The Safety Codes Council has announced that the they have reached 10,000 recognized Master Electricians. The 10,000th Master Electrician is Pauline Banack from Beaver County.

In Alberta, a Master Electrician is an individual with recognized education and experience who has been designated a Master Electrician by the Safety Codes Council. Master Electricians are part of the safety codes system that is responsible for ensuring the safety of Alberta’s buildings and other structures. Becoming a Master Electrician is one way to demonstrate an advanced level of knowledge and skill in the field. Following at least 3 years of work as a journeyman electrician, the applicant must write and pass a 7-hour exam to obtain certification. Over 10,000 Master Electricians have been certified in the province of Alberta since 2011.

Ms. Banack has worked as an electrician for more than 8 years,
and as a journeyman electrician for 4 years. Her work has been mainly on new construction, as well as maintenance and upgrades primarily on commercial and oilfield projects. She took the NAIT Master Electrician Preparation Course and passed her Master Electrician exam in August. With her Master Electrician certification she foresees the possibility of working in an office role with electrical contracting, or teaching within the electrical trade.

“Getting my [Master Electrician certification] gives me more options. I would like to teach electrical theory at NAIT, work as a contractor, or take a more administrative role.” -Pauline Banack, 10,000th Master Electrician

The certification team at the Safety Codes Council sends its sincere congratulations to Ms. Banack and best wishes for her as a Master Electrician.

“We have over 4,800 active Master Electricians in the province and we recognize the effort that goes into gaining this title. We’re happy to celebrate this milestone with Ms. Banack.” -Danielle Paradis, Administrator of Certification


Electrician Forum Brought to you by Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric

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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