In September 1927, CSA Group published the first edition of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I "...to establish safety standards for the safe installation of electrical equipment," and to aid in the prevention of fire and shock hazards. Developed as a model code that could be adopted by jurisdictions through legislation, the CE Code was quickly adopted as the basis for electrical inspection by most provinces.
Today the Canadian Electrical Code is the de facto standard for safe electrical installation practices, and a key lynch pin of the electrical safety system in Canada. It is adopted in full, or with specific regional amendments, in every province and territory.
The 2012 Canadian Electrical Code is the 22nd edition of this important document. It contains over 180 updates and revisions - the most comprehensive set of changes ever. New and extensively updated sections apply to emerging technology, renewable energy sources including solar & wind, new requirements for electric vehicles, and more.
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Jan 25, 2012
Ark Tsisserev, Chair of Technical Committee for Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1, discusses the 2012 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I. Topics covered include: What is the Canadian Electrical Code, What Factors Drove the Update, Key Changes for 2012, Who is Impacted, and What is the CE Code's Role in Canadian Electrical Systems.
LIVE! Online Training on Updated Grounding and Bonding Requirements in the 2012 CE Code
On March 27, participants will have the opportunity to obtain working knowledge of section 10 of the 2012 Canadian Electrical Code all from the convenience of their home or office. In addition, this session will cover correct grounding and bonding techniques such as over-current protection, techniques to mitigate shock hazard, arching and more.
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NEW Hazardous Locations Training
In-depth training for professionals involved with the installation, inspection, identification, manufacturing, maintenance and assembly of equipment used in potentially hazardous locations (Hazloc).
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NEW CE Code Training Offered this Fall
CSA Group offers industry recognized training based on the 2012 CE Code to suit your specific needs. Busy contractors and electricians can get a solid understanding of "just the changes" through the Overview of Changes course, delivered in two 4-Hour evenings or one full Saturday.
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CE Code Update Training Helps Users Apply Code Changes
The CSA Group Learning Institute has created a number of training courses and application tools based on the numerous changes to the 2012 Canadian Electrical Code. Courses include CE Code "Update" training that reviews key changes, workshops based on the updated Z462 Workplace Electrical Safety standard, and specialized courses in Hazloc and PV / Solar installations.
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Detailed look at Top 15 CE Code Changes
There are over 180 changes and revisions to the 2012 Canadian Electrical Code; to better help people to "Know the Code", CSA Standards has drafted a white paper highlighting 15 key changes in the 2012 edition over the 2009 edition, and the impact these changes could have on a wide variety of stakeholders, including contractors, regulators, manufacturers… even the general public.
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