Electrical Safety

Electrical hazards

Electrical hazards exist in every workplace. It is important that all work is conducted with electrical safety in mind and that equipment adheres to electrical codes.

Review the Electrical Safety Certification page before purchasing electrical devices.

Electrical Safety Program

The Electrical Safety Program applies to Plant Operations employees including qualified electrical workers (QEWs), task qualified workers (TQWs) and qualified operations workers (QOWs) as outlined in the program. 

All non-electrical workers need to abide by Policy 22.


All University of Waterloo employees are encouraged to take the Electrical Awareness (SO2033) training module. 

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