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WFTR314 - Low Energy for Instrument Personnel
Course Code:
WFTR 314

Precluded Courses:

Calendar Description:
The Group 4, Low Energy Systems (LO) is an Electrical Safety Branch qualification which will be required by any person working on electrical equipment after June 30, 2004, if they are not already certified electricians. This course is designed to prepare industrial instrumentation personnel or electronics technicians to challenge the LO examination (not included in this course). Prerequisites: Min. 1 year relevant training and experience or a valid BCTQ in the activity for which the certificate is intended. Please contact the Continuing Education office for a list of publications required for this course.

Date First Offered:

Total Hours: 21
Lecture Hours: 21

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 follows:
A minimum of one year acceptable relevant training and electrical work experience. Employer letter signed by the FSR named on the contractors license.
Where a FSR cannot verify experience, an original notarized Statement or statutory declaration is required.

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


-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 Electrodes
-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

-Installation of Electrical Equipment
-Isolating Switches
-Circuit Breakers
-Electrical Equipment Vaults
-Panel boards
-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

-Community Antenna Distribution and Radio and Television Installations
-Community Antenna Distribution
-Conductors Within 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

Learning Outcomes:
This compulsory course is designed to prepare the applicant to write the 2-hour Provincial Exam.
Within the scope of this certificate an individual may:
-act as a Field Representative
-perform electrical work on electrical equipment as follows:
All wiring is restricted to circuits with the power supply limited in accordance with the requirements for Class 2 circuits supplied from electrical equipment restricted to a maximum output rating of 100 volt amperes, except in order to provide power to the noted electrical equipment, this scope containing over-current devices or extension of existing branch circuit wiring, rated at 15 amp. 120 volt, to an outlet installed specifically for electrical equipment restricted to a maximum output rating of 100 volt amperes. Electrical work on Fire Alarms, Security Alarm Systems or Hazardous Locations is excluded.

Passing Grade:

No grade for course, just an o

Grading Weight:
Other: 100 %

Percentage of Individual Work:

Course Offered in Other Programs:


Legislative documents are available from Crown Publications Inc. and some may be available from BCSA web site: www.safetyauthority.ca

Text Books:
Required - Canadian Standards Association, Canadian Electrical Code Regualtion (Crown Publications). Chapters Covered: Sections 0, 2, 4, 8, 10, 12, ,14, 16, 26, 54, 56, and 60
Required - NA, The Electrical Safety Act (Crown Publications)Add Content...
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