Electrical Risk Assessment Methodology in the context of CSA Z463 Standard



CSA Z463-18 Maintenance of Electrical Systems is a National Standard of Canada, recognized across the country as the baseline for measuring good-quality electrical maintenance programs. This standard was published in August 2018 for the first time. It helps ensure the reliability of critical safety systems protecting people and prevention of losses (due to electrical discharges, fires, and explosions). Compliance with CSA Z463 will help improve safety for workers, protection of the public, and the safeguarding of property through the adoption and systematic application of maintenance strategies for electrical equipment.


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  • Hamilton
  • Canada
  • Waldemar Smoluch, Chair Hamilton Section

  • Starts 07 August 2020 10:00 PM
  • Ends 13 September 2020 10:00 PM
  • All times are Canada/Eastern
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Terry Branch, P.Eng.

Terry Branch, P.Eng. of PDR Technologies Inc.


Electrical Risk Assessment Methodology in the context of CSA Z463 Standard

In this slide presentation, I will share an electrical equipment & systems risk assessment methodology and case study that demonstrate an online systematic approach, necessary resources, and team effort that work together remotely for Company managers who are in the process of reorganizing their company's mandate and procedures during these COVID trying times. The purpose is to facilitate the enhancement of the company's electrical maintenance program, highlight conditions that could lead to a loss,  and meet the new CSA Z463 Standard risk assessment requirements, for workplace safety improvements.


Terry Branch is Principal of PDR Technologies Inc., and a proven senior Electrical Engineer with extensive leadership and technical experience in team building, and electrical system initiatives; design, construction, commissioning, troubleshooting, maintenance, risk management, planning and strategizing. He has conducted CSA Z462, CSA Z463 and Loss Control Strategy workshops, and presented technical papers at IEEE and PAPTAC conferences. He is a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, Senior Member of the IEEE, and member of PAPTAC. Terry currently serves as an active committee member on the CSA Canadian Electrical Code Part 1 and he was a highly active member on the committee in developing the new CSA Z463, Maintenance of electrical systems standard. He enjoys his engagements with the 1st year University of Toronto engineering students on projects and seminars. Terry’s current focus is collaborating with strategic partners on electrical equipment risk initiatives, to eliminate or control serious risks and improve electrical equipment safety and reliability for a safer workplace.

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