ON THE JOB - Brian Knee Electric - Providing The Best Possible Service On A Personal Level

Huong Nguyen, Dialogue

Brian Knee has prided himself in providing the best possible service on a personal level since he became incorporated in 1996. With over 4000 clients and over 20 years of professional experience, Knee has earned his place in the industry as a trusted adviser to his clients on how to make safe improvements and upgrades to their home or business.

Brian Knee Electric services the Halton region by providing safety evaluations, home inspections, electrical panel upgrades, surge protection and full re-wiring services. Knee takes pride in making sure his work is completed to meet and exceed industry guidelines and safety standards.

“Every day is different, and flexibility is key,” said Knee. “Because I am only one man, I am able to take on projects with colleges, all while being able to provide my own clients with a superior level of service because it’s one-on-one. This is the best part of working for myself.”

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Camp Sagonaska Gets "WIRED"

Don Sinclair, Camp Chief - Camp Sagonaska


On August 4, 2016, members of Ontario Electrical League's Quinte Chapter completed a community service project at Camp Sagonaska. All buildings were wired for LED lights and outlets with power for the longhouse being provided by the camps 4500 watt generator.

Douglas Scott, with ESA and one of Quinte Chapter's executive director took the lead, where he spent approximately three months planning and executing the project! 

Click here to read more and see pictures. Great job Quinte Chapter!!!  

OEL Sponsored Working At Heights Training
Registration is now open

The following locations are now available for Working at Heights training. 

There is a maximum of 12 participants per location.

Register now, spots fill up fast. Don't see a location near you, or interested in having on-site training? Please contact Cathy Frederickson

  • Brantford on October 26, 2016
  • Brantford on October 27, 2016 (Sold Out)
  • Chatham on November 14, 2016
  • Oshawa on November 16, 2016
  • Etobicoke on November 29, 2016
  • Belleville on December 5, 2016
  • Ottawa - December 6, 2016
  • Ottawa - December 7, 2016

As of April 1, 2015, employers must ensure that certain workers complete a working at heights training program that has been approved by the Chief Prevention Officer and delivered by an approved training provider before they can work at heights.

The training requirement is for workers on construction projects who use any of the following methods of fall protection: travel restraint systems, fall restricting systems, fall arrest systems, safety nets and work belts or safety belts.

There is a two-year transition period for workers who, prior to April 1, 2015, met the fall protection training requirements set out in subsection 26.2(1) of the Construction Projects Regulation. These workers will have until April 1, 2017 to complete an approved working at heights training program.

Source: Ontario Ministry of Labour - Working at Heights Training