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Equipotential Bonding - Hydrovac and Vacuum Trucks

Hydrovac operators working around high voltage lines can be exposed to dangerous shock hazards in the event of electric faults and contacts. If you also work in flammable areas, managing sparking from static electricity is also critical. Unfortunately, some incidents with power line contacts and sparking in flammable areas have resulted in fatalities.

DETAC's Equipotential Bonding for Hydrovac and Vacuum Truck Operators is an interactive exploration of electrical hazards and how they can be managed effectively. The course covers working around underground or overhead high voltage lines, or in areas where static electricity could ignite flammable vapors. The goal is to help operators understand the principles so they can apply the right types of controls for the wide range of field situations.

(If you only work with hydrovac units where you are exposed to underground and overhead power lines, you may want the course "Equipotenial Bonding for Hydrovac Operators" which does not deal with the static issue in detail.)

Course Content

  • A downloadable Bonding and Grounding Guide to provide a resource during and after the course.
  • Electrical Basics - to provide a basic understanding of electricity in simple terms, including Voltage, Current, Resistance, Static, Shock Charactersitics, Bonding, Grounding
  • Hydrovac Operation - use practical field situations to understand how to work safely around high voltage powerlines, including Bonding Methods, Equipment, Attachments, Operating Restrictions, Inspection, Maintenance and Job Planning. 
  • Oil and Gas Static - to help understand the hazards and bonding and grounding controls, using practical field-based scenarios.
  • Final Exam - to help reinforce your knowledge.
  • This course will take roughly 1.5  hours to complete

Additional Services

Classroom courses and other live support options are available in place of/or to compliment the online course offering and can be customized to your specific needs. Please call for a quote - (403) 650-0413.


Course meets Fortis Alberta requirements for Hydrovac work around underground high voltage cables.

Course Details

  • Length: approximately 1.5 hours
  • Language: English
  • Certification: Yes
  • Access any time
  • PC/Tablet compatible
  • Customizable for your organization

Course Requirements

High-speed internet connection
Adobe PDF Reader

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Equipotential Bonding and Grounding - Hydrovac and Vacuum Trucks
$169.00 CAD

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Bulk Pricing

20-49 $154.00 ea. 
50+ $139.00 ea.  
Per person, per course

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This course comes with:


Digital Badge and Printable Certificate