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CSA Z463

What is CSA Z463?

CSA Z463 is Canada's first guideline on electrical systems maintenance. A wide range of industries - manufacturing, oil & gas, mining, health care, education, property management and transportation - use complex electrical equipment that requires regular maintenance to help establish peak performance and safety. 

A well managed electrical maintenance program will help ensure that the right decisions are made to help mitigate the risks of costly downtime and worker injuries while protecting property and managing operational efficiencies.

CSA Z463 Maintenance of Electrical Systems was developed to provide strategies and processes that can help you protect your workers, your property, and extend the life of your electrical systems.

Z463 complements the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, and works in conjunction with CSA Z462, Z460 and Z1000 to create a comprehensive electrical installation, safety and maintenance program.

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Who should take this course:

This course is designed for persons across the maintenance service spectrum, including but not limited to:

  • Electrical and Technical Professionals;
  • Safety and HR professionals;
  • Maintenance and reliability experts (Power Engineers);
  • Procurement and middle managers;
  • Senior and Middle managers, company owners.

Course Overview

This one (1) day training course focuses on strategies that aid in establishing an electrical maintenance program under the framework of the new Z463 Guideline including principals of predictability, expected failure modes, and pre-emptive scheduled maintenance.

This course introduces maintenance strategies as part of a quality management system including proactive and reactive maintenance and also provides a detailed review of specialized equipment and equipment specific maintenance practices. In addition, participants will review the guideline annexes which provide valuable implementation guidance for an effective electrical maintenance program.

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate between proactive and reactive maintenance strategies
  • Identify the best application for a range of maintenance strategies
  • Understand the link between electrical maintenance and workplace electrical safety
  • Become familiar with general maintenance practices such as insulation testing
  • Gain knowledge of specialized equipment and equipment-specific maintenance

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