Distance - Substation Safety Overview (0.6 CEU's)

Dr. Eduard Loiczli

Eduard Loiczli is currently a Nuclear Integration Senior Electrical Engineer for Ontario Power Generation. He has more than 26 years experience in Electrical Engineering and Controls and has made many achievements in the industry. He has designed programming applications for nuclear applications, SCADA and DCS. He has also created programming and integration solutions for oil extraction and an automated line for the glass industry. In addition to programming solutions, Mr Loiczli has been project leader for design in many electrical projects.
Mr Loiczli is a member of IEEE, Ontario Fire Association and APEO. He is a Certified Nuclear Engineer.


  • Qualification requirements of the maintenance and engineering personal
  • Working in the proximity of the power equipment
  • Requirements for fence around the substation, use of DVR and remote monitoring
  • The role of the Contract Administrator; Holder of record and Switching Authority
  • Workers concern –working on heights, inclement wheatear -work refusal OSHA
  • Substation isolation and permits
  • Safety Grounding Requirement application and removal
  • Communication and documentation: permits and switching authority
  • Common causes for ARC Flash and corona effect, how it starts and propagate, examples
  • Make before break and break before make, Kirk interlocks, tagging and lockout
  • Lockout devices and tagging tools
  • PPE requirements by design and Standards
  • PPE Manufacturers
  • How to minimize the ARC by design: Protection coordination; Grounding; In line elements
  • FME-Foreign Material Exclusion, - side effects of sharp elements
  • Power equipment Labeling and Documentation requirements
  • Work Coordination in Power Outages
  • Typical 1 day activity in a Substation, avoiding errors: Tree way Communication, STAR implementation, pre job briefing and post job debriefing, lection learned
  • Emergency Response Team
  • Fire System requirements
  • DVR Local Security System-and Security against Cyber Attacks
  • Near miss case study
  • Break trough Events Physical and Procedural Barriers
  • Risk mitigation: Anticipating, Eliminating and Controlling the Risk
  • Lesson Learned for Substation Outages
  • Planning and Scheduling Substation Outage
  • Technical tools and instrumentation used in Substation Safety Improvement
  • Handling the work on heights
  • Communication Tools for safety improvements

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