Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Canadian Expert Leads Training on Electrical Code

ELECTRICAL CODES WORKSHOP - Former Chief Electrical Inspector for Vancouver, Canada, Ark Tsisserev, is shown here speaking during a one-day electrical code seminar.  Shown in the background are: Baha Mar’s Senior Mechanical Engineering and Plumbing Manager, Milton Morgan; Ministry of Works Acting Chief Engineer of Mechanical and Electrical, Dwight King and Manager of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Electrical Codes, Michael Wilson.


Some 50 Electricians and Electrical Engineers gained invaluable information on Tuesday during a one-day seminar on the Canadian Electrical Code Part I, which is the electrical code adopted by The Bahamas.



INVALUABLE INFORMATION - Some 50 people from the private and public sector listened attentively during a one-day electrical code seminar sponsored by the Bahamas Society of Engineers.  Presenter, Art Tsisserev , the former Chief Electrical Inspector for Vancouver, Canada is shown  here along with Engineer from Graphite Engineering, Ramon Bain (left) and Allison Coley, Senior Electrical Inspector, Ministry of Works.

Sponsored by The Bahamas Society of Engineers and facilitated by The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), there were numerous topics including, but not limited to: circuit loading, grounding and bonding; emergency generators and electrically connected life safety systems.

Former Chief Electrical Inspector for Vancouver, Canada, Ark Tsisserev, was the main presenter to the audience, which included BTVI personnel.   Mr. Tsisserev has 25 years of experience in the field and is Committee Chair of the Canadian Electrical Code Part I of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA).  Also making a presentation was Manager of the CSA Electrical Codes, Michael Wilson.

TECHNICAL EDUCATION - Former Chief Electrical Inspector for Vancouver, Canada, Ark Tsisserev, is pictured here during a dynamic presentation to Electrical Engineers and Electricians during a one-day electrical code seminar.  Also shown is Baha Mar’s Senior Mechanical Engineering and Plumbing Manager, Milton Morgan.

Associate member of the CSA, Quentin Knowles, noted the importance of the seminar as substantial education is required to be in compliance with the code.  “Electrical codes are very complex. It is not practical for a small jurisdiction like The Bahamas to write our own electrical code because of the complex nature.  Mr. Tsisserev can offer a depth of knowledge on the code that only the chair can offer,” he said.

The Canadian Electrical Code Part I committee amends the codes every three years.




By Ms. Hadassah Hall
Public Relations Officer
The Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute

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