Canadian subject matter expert on electrical safety and arc-rated personal protective equipment (PPE). Jim Pollard is a proud member of several technical committees related to workplace electrical safety including CSA Z462, CAN/ULC-S801, CSC/IEC/TC78 and ULC Live Working.
To fully pursue his career passion Jim created Unlimited PPE Inc. to specialize in workplace electrical safety solutions. Unlimited PPE Inc. strategically represents the Oberon Company and ESPS Electrical Safety Program Solutions Inc. This full scope offering allows Jim to provide complete turn-key solutions compliant with all relevant acts, codes, regulations and applicable best practice Standards including CSA Z462. In support of his Clients Jim has extensively traveled all across Canada, completed over 500 PPE audits, authored several trade magazine articles and presented at many different events.
Specialties: Arc-rated PPE, Electrical Safety Programs, OHS Management Systems, Arc Flash & Shock hazards, Workplace Electrical Safety Training.
Highly motivated and goal oriented leader with over 15 years of Operational experience. A Client focused individual who is capable of managing four different languages and offers both excellent organizational and communication skills. This team player is comfortable with multi-tasking in a fast paced environment with several years of supervisory experience!
Experienced Controller with medium to large sized businesses across a range of industries with proven expertise including reporting and business process improvement. Highly competent in managing reporting cycles including full detail budgeting, forecasting and variance analysis.
Over 15 years customer relation experience, over 9 years experience in social services/federal government/non-profit, including 4 years of ongoing supervision and management experience.
Jim has an extreme knowledge of Arc Flash and supporting PPE . He is very personable and is able to express and explain in great detail to his clients in a manner that they can relate to. Very professional and polished. Jim has a great passion for his field and the overall safety of his clients, and end users.Louis Gould CHSC HSE Trainer, Instructor, Consultant
Jim is a true professional in the world of electrical specific PPE. Business units only have so much time and money to invest in the equipment they purchase and Jim ensures their safety and economic ROI in the manner in which he conducts business. As a vendor his technical understanding of current consensus and best case practice industry standards is unsurpassed in the industry. I wholeheartedly recommend Jim to anyone who wants to get it right the first time.Mike Doherty Health & Safety Manager / Consultant at PowerTel Utilities Contractors Limited
Jim's technical expertise and firm grasp of electrical safety issues places him on par with industry experts as a resource when making choices about protecting workers from electrical hazards. Our business relationship has continued to evolve for over 3 years and he has always supported my business needs with integrity and superior customer service. I would highly recommend using Jim and Oberon when selecting arc flash and electrical safety protective gear.Doug Crann Founder and President, Workplace Safety Revolution
Looking for the best and most dynamic speaker in North America on the subject of Arc Rated PPE? Look no further – I am elated to share a professional whose passion and knowledge on this subject is extensive. You will have trouble finding anyone who has committed the time, energy and effort to become world class on this area of expertise. Jim is on numerous standards (CSA) and technical committees, projects, events and assists with Hazard Risk Analysis audits and much more. Jim recently spoke at our “Electrical Safety Arc Flash” Seminar where Acklands Grainger had partnered with Oberon, WorkSafeBC, UBC Okanagan, The City of Kelowna and the BC Safety Authority. Jim did an outstanding job at removing some of the myths and misunderstandings around this subject to 120 local stakeholders. Thank you Jim for your sincere commitment to your work on this subject!Peter Baker Safety Specialist at Acklands-Grainger
Jim made an excellent presentation to our group, he was very knowledgeable of the subject in which he discussed and very personable to questions from our group. Overall, excellent presentation very informative.Marco Vozza Safety Advisor
Jim was invited to speak at our Joint Chapter CSSE meeting hosted by the Western Nova Scotia Chapter in Port Williams on June 21, 2012. Jim’s knowledge on electrical safety, specifically PPE and the changes to CSA Z462 standard is vast to say the least. The presentation was valuable and everyone took helpful information away with them. Jim, thank you very much for providing an engaging learning experience for all of us. We appreciate that you took the time out of your busy schedule to join us.Heather Wright CHRP Human Resources & Safety Manager at Scotia Recycling Limited
Jim provided an excellent SME presentation on ARC Flash and Electrical Shock safety at a recent EMC event in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. He demonstrated both solid knowledge on the subjects plus the ability to communicate the topics to a mixed group of manufacturers. Great to work with a real professional.Glenn Durnford Field Service Advisor at The Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium
Jim's grasp of the personal protection issues associated with the arc flash and shock hazards is significant, His knowledge of PPE technologies and his capabilities for providing direction on PPE selection is very impressive.Carolyn Black Business Development Director Oil and Gas at MWG Apparel
I rely on Jim for technical support related to Electrical Specific PPE. He is an expert on the related Standards e.g. CSA, ASTM, etc. and specific requirements. Jim has a wealth of knowledge and will endeavor to answer your questions directly or find the answer for you. He is easy to deal with, responds to requests for information and there when you need him. When things don't go right, Jim makes them right!!! I would recommend Jim for any of your Electrical Specific PPE requirements.Terry Becker P.Eng. Electrical Safety Expert, CSA Z462 Executive Committee/Voting Member, Owner ESPS Electrical Safety Program Solutions INC
Jim presented at our NWO Chapter CSSE meeting on the topic of electrical safety and recent changes to the CSA Z462 standard. He is very knowledgable on arc flash PPE, and an interesting speaker. He is a valuable contact in the field of electrical safetyLarry Westlake PEng Safety Engineer at Westlake & Associates Consulting