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AR 264/2000 BOILERMAKER TRADE REGULATION

(Consolidated up to 10/2018)

ALBERTA REGULATION 264/2000

Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act

BOILERMAKER TRADE REGULATION

Table of Contents

                1      Definitions

General Matters Respecting the Trade

                2      Constitution of the trade

                3      Tasks, activities and functions

Apprenticeship

                4      Term of the apprenticeship program


                5      Employment of apprentices

                6      Wages

Transitional Provisions, Repeals
and Coming into Force

                7      Apprenticeship continues

                8      Repeal

              10      Coming into force

Definitions

1   In this Regulation,

                               (a)    “apprentice” means a person who is an apprentice in the trade;

                              (b)    “boilers, heat exchangers and related equipment” means

                                        (i)    water tube boilers;

                                      (ii)    fire tube boilers;

                                     (iii)    heat exchangers;

                                     (iv)    condensers;

                                       (v)    distillation towers;

                                     (vi)    stacks and stack liners;

                                    (vii)    storage tanks;

                                   (viii)    penstocks;

                                     (ix)    furnaces;

                                       (x)    dust, air, steam or liquid tight containers or equipment not referred to in subclauses (i) to (ix);

                                     (xi)    platforms, ladders, walkways, floors, roofs, support structures or other structures related to or used in respect of the items referred to in subclauses (i) to (x);

                               (c)    “certified journeyperson” means a certified journeyperson as defined in the Apprenticeship Program Regulation;

                           (c.1)    “shutdown” means the complete or partial stoppage of

                                        (i)    the operation of a component or part of a component,

                                      (ii)    a piece of equipment in a plant,

                                     (iii)    a section of a plant or a process within a plant, or

                                     (iv)    an entire plant

                                       to allow for the expansion of a plant, the installation of new equipment in a plant or to upgrade or repair existing components or equipment in a plant;

                              (d)    “technical training” means technical training as defined in the Apprenticeship Program Regulation;

                               (e)    “trade” means the occupation of boilermaker that is designated as a compulsory certification trade pursuant to the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act.

AR 264/2000 s1;51/2006;270/2006

General Matters Respecting the Trade

Constitution of the trade

2   The following undertakings constitute the trade:

                               (a)    the fabrication, assembly and erection of boilers, heat exchangers and related equipment;

                              (b)    the repair, maintenance, inspection and servicing of boilers, heat exchangers and related equipment;

                               (c)    the preparation and testing of boilers, heat exchangers and related equipment;

                              (d)    the stress relieving of vessels and ancillary equipment.

Tasks, activities and functions

3   When practising or otherwise carrying out work in the trade, the following tasks, activities and functions come within the trade:

                               (a)    using detailed drawings and other specifications;

                              (b)    using all related standards, codes and regulations;

                               (c)    using hand tools, power tools and shop equipment, including post drill, radial drill, angle rolls, plate rolls, punches, shears, brakes and presses;

                              (d)    using, setting up and assembling of rigging equipment, including wire rope, block and tackle, gin poles, cranes, derricks, hoisting and jacking equipment and scaffolds;

                               (e)    using oxyfuel cutting and arc tack welding equipment in heat straightening, cutting and joining metals;

                               (f)    using fiberglass‑reinforced plastics

                                        (i)    in respect of air handling systems, including scrubbers, ducting, breeching and stacks, and

                                      (ii)    in respect of tanks, hoppers and vessels;

                               (g)    using new technology related to the undertakings that constitute the trade.

Apprenticeship

Term of the apprenticeship program

4(1)  Subject credit for previous training or experience being granted pursuant to an order of the Board, the term of an apprenticeship program for the trade is of 3 periods of not less than 12 months each.

(2)  In the first period of the apprenticeship program an apprentice must acquire not less than 1560 hours of on the job training and successfully complete the technical training that is required or approved by the Board.

(3)  In the 2nd period of the apprenticeship program an apprentice must acquire not less than 1560 hours of on the job training and successfully complete the technical training that is required or approved by the Board.

(4)  In the 3rd period of the apprenticeship program an apprentice must acquire not less than 1560 hours of on the job training and successfully complete the technical training that is required or approved by the Board.

AR  264/2000 s1;10/2018

Employment of apprentices

5(1)  Where a person employs an apprentice, that employment must be carried out in accordance with this section.

(2)  Subject to subsection (2.1), a person who is a certified journeyperson in the trade or employs a certified journeyperson in the trade may employ 2 apprentices and 2 additional apprentices for each additional certified journeyperson in the trade that is employed by that person.

(2.1)  Subsection (2) does not apply to an apprentice who is engaged in an apprenticeship program in the trade and has completed all the requirements required or approved by the Board for advancement into the 3rd period of that apprenticeship program.

(3)  Repealed AR 1/2011 s1.

AR 264/2000 s5;51/2006;102/2006;270/2006;1/2011

Wages

6(1)  Subject to the Apprenticeship Program Regulation, a person shall not pay wages to an apprentice that are less than those provided for under subsection (2).

(2)  Subject to the Employment Standards Code, a person employing an apprentice must pay wages to the apprentice that are at least equal to the following percentages of the wages paid to employees who are certified journeypersons:

                               (a)    60% in the first period of the apprenticeship program;

                              (b)    75% in the 2nd period of the apprenticeship program;

                               (c)    90% in the 3rd period of the apprenticeship program.

AR 264/2000 s6;86/2001;270/2006

Transitional Provisions, Repeals
and Coming into Force

Apprenticeship continues

7   A person who immediately prior to January 1, 2001 was an apprentice in an apprenticeship program under the Boilermaker Trade Regulation (AR 199/94) continues as an apprentice in that apprenticeship program under this Regulation.

Repeal

8   The Boilermaker Trade Regulation (AR 199/94) is repealed.

9   Repealed AR 10/2018 s1.

Coming into force

10   This Regulation comes into force on January 1, 2001.