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William (Bill) Simpson

About William (Bill) Simpson

Bill is a Professional Instructor, Speaker and Assessor. Recognized as a leading authority on North American Code and Standard requirements his courses and seminars are in high demand. Bill currently sits as a member of the CSA Z662, B51 and B149 Technical Committees, and he is also a member of the Integrated Committee on Hazardous Locations in addition to serving as a Canadian representative to ISO and IEC committees in these subject areas.
1 08, 2019

New Approach To Code Training Schedules

By |2019-08-01T09:58:29-07:00August 1st, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

With the 2019 edition of the CSA Z662 comes increased clarity about the training and qualification required for compliant Safety and Loss Management Systems. Companies are requiring more specialized training to fit their personnel competence programs and as the document as a whole approaches 1000 pages, covering all aspects of the

1 08, 2019

Z662-19 Published – Update

By |2019-08-01T09:30:11-07:00August 1st, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Training Runs August 14th to September 17th, 2019 When the new ‘Z662-19 Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems’ published in late June, it sent many of us into a ritual scramble. Every 4 years we take six weeks to update all of our courses to the new requirements. The NEB, as well as many Provincial jurisdictions

4 03, 2019

Foreign Qualifications

By |2019-03-04T13:35:41-07:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The last few months of last year saw a lot of controversy surrounding the acceptance and use of foreign qualifications in Canada. At the forefront was the API 1169. Some organizations have been accepting and even mandating the US version of the certificate for use in Canada based on rumors and marketing statements suggesting it

4 03, 2019

CSA Z662-19 Summer Tour

By |2019-03-04T10:38:12-07:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

It’s that time again. On February 20, 2019 the CSA Z662 Technical Committee voted to accept the final resolutions to comments and close out any further changes to the new 2019 edition. The final text is now in the hands of the CSA publishing group. The new CSA Z662-19 will be

11 01, 2019

Continuous Training Improvement

By |2019-01-11T11:51:40-07:00January 11th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |0 Comments

When I first began teaching in 2007, we had a 5 day course. It covered a little bit of everything for everyone, and not enough of anything for anyone. Over the years we broke the course into smaller and smaller segments, a 3-day and a 2-day, followed by a 2-day and four 1-days, and in

11 01, 2019

Courses, Links and Codes Updates

By |2019-01-14T07:53:31-07:00January 11th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Additional Chief Inspector course dates and a resource link Demand for the Chief Inspectors training course was more than we originally expected and as the class size is limited, we have added two new dates for Edmonton (Feb 4 & 5) and Calgary (March 11 & 12). More dates and locations will be added in

4 09, 2018

Top Down Qualification

By |2018-09-05T08:25:25-07:00September 4th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |0 Comments

It is not an accident that industry groups, including CEPA and CPAC, chose pipeline construction inspectors as the first step in their recommendations for Companies to implement standardized qualifications as part of their competence management systems. Under section 3 of the CSA Z662 and the API 1173, Companies or Owners are

4 09, 2018

Canadian B51 Boiler Code and HLE Certification

By |2018-09-04T11:31:16-07:00September 4th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

New Canadian B51 Boiler Code on Schedule In August, the CSA B51 Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Pressure Piping Code committee met for the final time before the publication of the 2019 edition scheduled for January. In addition to closing out the last of the public review items, the committee set up the structure for work

31 07, 2018

Death by Chocolate Training

By |2018-07-31T13:33:01-07:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Death by Chocolate Training Can you really have too much of a good thing? Training is critical for both safety and competence of personnel. With codes, standards and regulations changing at an ever-increasing pace, is it possible to have too much training? I make my living training, so the obvious answer would be no,

31 07, 2018

New Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Course

By |2018-07-31T11:02:34-07:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

New LNG CourseWe are pleased to announce that the new LNG Essentials course is complete and now being offered in Calgary and Houston. This course has been developed with two distinct versions. The first is based on the New CSA Z276-18 for Canada and includes reference to requirements in NFPA, ASME and ISO standards as