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WFTR313 - Application of Electrical Codes & Standards
Course Code:
WFTR 313

Calendar Description:
Topics include safety regulations and safety branch bulletins, all sections/tables/appendices of the 2002 edition of the Code, and the standards for overhead line construction. Participants who complete the course will be eligible to apply to become registered representatives under the Electrical Safety Regulations. This is an "Electrical Safety Branch" recognized course and is designed for qualified electricians (construction or plant). Engineers and apprenticeship instructors have also availed themselves of this presentation. The facilitator is a retired electrical inspector.

Date First Offered:

Total Hours: 45
Lecture Hours: 45

Total Weeks:

This course is offered online:

It is essential that all participants are on the subscription list of Electrical Safety Publications through Crown Publications.

Students must provide acceptable proof of relevant training and work experience as noted:
-B.C. Certificate of Qualifications (C of Q) in the trade of Electrician, Electrical Work, Industrial Work, or B.C. Exemption Permit in the trade of Electrician or Canadian Interprovincial Standards Examination (IPSE) Certificate in the trade of Electrician.
One of the ABOVE and:
-A minimum of one year acceptable relevant electrical work
-Experience after receiving a C of Q in the trade of Electrician
-Original letter of completion from an instructor of a recognized course in the, Application of Electrical Codes and Standards
-Pay the required fee
-Pass the Class A, B, or C certification examination

Non-Course Pre-Requisites:


Rearticulation Submission:

Course Content:
Topics covered in this course are:

-Object Scope and Definitions

-General Rules
-Protection of persons and property
-Maintenance and operation


-Services and Service Equipment
-Control and Protective Equipment
-Wiring Methods
-Metering Equipment

-Circuit Loading and Demand Factors
-Services and Feeders
-Branch Circuits
-Automobile Heater Receptacles

-Grounding and Bonding
-Scope and Object
-System and Circuit Grounding
-Grounding Connections for Systems and Circuits
-Conductor Enclosure Bonding
-Equipment Bonding
-Methods of Grounding
-Bonding Methods
-Grounding Electodes
-Grounding and Bonding Conductors
-Grounding and Bonding Conductor Connections
-Lighting Arresters

-Wiring Methods
-General Requirements
-Open wiring
-Exposed Wiring on Exteriors of Buildings and Between Buildings on the Same premises
-Bare Busbars and Risers
-Nonmetallic Sheathed Cable
-Armoured cable
-Mineral Insulated and Aluminum Sheathed Cable
-Flat Conductor Cable Type FCC
-Rigid and Flexible Metal Conduit
-Rigid PVC Conduit and Rigid HFT Conduit
-Rigid Types EBI and DB2.ES2 PVC Conduit
-Rigid RTRC Conduit
-Liquid Tight Flexible Conduit
-Electrical Metallic Tubing
-Electrical Nonmetallic Tubing
-Surface Raceways
-Underfloor Raceways
-Cellular Floors
-Auxiliary gutters
-Busways and Splitters
-Manufactured Wiring Systems
-Installations of Boxes, Cabinets, Outlets, and Terminal Fittings

-Protection and Control
-General Requirements
-Protective Devices
-Circuit Breakers
-Control Devices
-General Switches
-Protection and Control of Miscellaneous Apparatus
-Solid State Devices

-Class 1 and Class 2 Circuits
-Class 1 Circuits
-Class 2 Circuits

-Hazardous Locations
-Scope and Introduction
-Class 1 Locations
-Installations in Class I, Zone 0 Locations
-Installations in Class I, Zone 1 Locations
-Installations in Class I, Zone 2 Locations
-Class II Locations
-Installations in Class II, Division 1 Locations
-Installations in Class II, Division 2 Locations
-Class III Locations
-Installations in Class III, Division I Locations
-Installations in Class III, Division 2 Locations

-Flammable Liquid and Gas Dispensing and Service Stations, Garages, Bulk Storage Plants, Finishing Processes, and Aircraft Hangers
-Gasoline Dispensing and Service Stations
-Propane Dispensing, Container Filling, and Storage
-Compressed Natural Gas Refuelling Stations and Compressor and Storage Facilities
-Commercial Garages Repairs and Storage
-Residential Storage Garages
-Bulk Storage Plants
-Finishing Processes
-Aircraft Hangars

-Locations in Which Corrosive Liquids or Vapours or Excessive Moisture Are Likely to be Present
-Drainage, Sealing, and Exclusion of Moisture and Corrosive Vapour
-Circuit Control

-Patient Care Areas
-Patient Care Areas
-Isolated Systems
-Essential Electrical Systems

-Installation of Electrical Equipment
-Isolating Switches
-Circuit Breakers
-Electrical Equipment Vaults
-Lightning Arresters
-Low Voltage Surge Protective Devices
-Storage Batteries
-Arc Lamps
-Resistance Devices
-Receptacles in Residential Occupancies
-Branch Circuits in Residential Occupancies
-Electric Heating and Cooking Appliances
-Pipe Organs
-Submersible Pumps
-Data Processing

-Motors and Generators
-Wiring Methods and Conductors
-Overcurrent Protection
-Overload and Overheating Protection
-Undervoltage Protection
-Disconnecting Means
-Hermetic Refrigerant Motor-Compressors
-Multi-winding and Part-winding-Start Motors
-Protection and Control of Generators

-Installation of Lighting Equipment
-Location of Lighting Equipment
-Installation of Lighting Equipment
-Wiring of Lighting Equipment
-Luminaires in Buildings of Residental Occupancy
-Electric - Discharge Lighting Systems Operating at 1000 V or Less
-Electric - Discharge Lighting Systems Operating at More Than 1000 V
-Recessed luminaires
-Permanent outdoor floodlighting installations
-Exposed wiring for permanent outdoor lighting
-Extra Low Voltage Lighting Systems

-Fire Alarm Systems and Fire Pumps
-Fire Alarm Systems
-Fire Pumps

-Signs and Outline Lighting
-General Requirements
-Neon Supplies
-Wiring Methods

-High-voltage Installations
-Wiring Methods
-Control and Protective Equipment
-Grounding and Bonding

-Elevators, Dumbwaiters, Material Lifts, Escalators, Moving Walks, Lifts for Persons with Physical Disabilities, and Similar Equipment
-Lifts for Persons with Physical Disabilities

-Electric Cranes and Hoists

-Electric Welders
-Transformer Arc Welders
-Motor-Generator Arc Welders
-Resistance Welders

-Theatre Installations
-Fixed Stage Switchboards
-Portable Switchboards on Stage
-Fixed Stage Equipment
-Portable Stage Equipment

-Emergency Systems, Unit Equipment, and Exit Signs
-Emergency Systems
-Unit Equipment
-Exit Signs

-Motion Picture Studios, Projection Rooms, Film Exhanges Including Film-Vaults and Store Houses for Pyroxylin Plastic and Nitrocellulose X-ray and Photographic Film
-Motion Picture Projection Rooms

-Solar Photovoltaic Systems

-Diagnostic Imaging Installations

-Community Antenna Distribution and Radio and Television Installations
-Community Antenna Distribution
-Conductors withing buildings
-Underground Circuits
-Receiving Equipment and Amateur Transmitting Equipment
-Grounding for Receiving Equipment and Amateur Transmitting Equipment
-Transmitting Stations

-Optical Fiber Cables
-Installation Methods

-Electrical Communication Systems
-Inside Conductors
-Outside Conductors
-Underground Circuits

-Fixed Electric Space and Surface Heating Systems
-Electric Space Heating Systems
-Electric Surface Heating Systems
-Other Heating Systems

-Amusement Parks, Midways, Carnivals, Film and TV Sets, TV Remote Broadcasting Locations, and Travelling Shows
-Scope and Application
-Services and Distribution
-Wiring Methods and Equipment
-Single-Conductor Cables

-Pools, Tubs, and Spas
-Permanently Installed Swimming Pools
-Storable Swimming Pools
-Hydro-massage Bathtubs
-Spas and Hot Tubs

-Electrical Riquirements for Factory-Built Relocatable Structures and Non-relocatable Structures
-Relocatable Structures
-Non-relocatable Structures (Factory-Built)

-Mobile Home and Recreational Vehicle Parks
-Scope and Application

-Airport Installations

-Temporary Wiring

-Marinas, Yacht Clubs, Marine Wharves, Structures, and Fishing Harbours
-Marinas and Yacht Clubs
-Marine Wharves, Structures, and Fishing Harbours

-Cathodic Protection

-Closed-Loop and Pre Closed-Loop Power Distribution

-Interconnection of Electric Power Production Sources

--Electric Vehicle Charging Systems
-Control and Protection
-Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Locations

Learning Outcomes:
This course will prepare students to write the 3.5 hour BC Provincial exam and is compulsory for all FSR applicants.

Grading System:

Grading Weight:
Other: 100 %

Percentage of Individual Work:

Other Pertinent Information:
This is a prep course for students in order to write their provincial exam. There is no grade for this course, it is just an overview prep course.

Course Offered in Other Programs:

Additional Comments:
Legislative documents are available from Crown Publications Inc. and some may be available at BCSA website: www.safetyauthority.ca

Please note: For Class A -TV and Electrical Safety Officer examinations you will also be required to provide the current edition of: Canadian Electrical Code, Part III, Outside Wiring, CAN/CSA-C22.3 No.1-M87, Overhead Systems (ID #416)

Text Books:
Required - N/A, B.C. Reg. 100/2004, Electrical Safety Regulation (Crown Publications)
Required - N/A, B.C. Reg. 105/2004, Safety Standards General Regulations (Crown Publications)
Required - N/A, B.C. Safety Authority. Chapters Covered: Fee Schedule, Bulletins, Directives, Safety Orders
Required - Canadian Standards Association, Canadian Electrical Code Regulation (Crown Publications). Chapters Covered: All
Required - N/A, Safety Standards Act (Crown Publications)Add Content...
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