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AR 304/2000 SPRINKLER SYSTEMS INSTALLER TRADE REGULATION

(Consolidated up to 69/2013)

ALBERTA REGULATION 304/2000

Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act

SPRINKLER SYSTEMS INSTALLER 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, Expiry
and Coming into Force

                7       Apprenticeship continues

                8       Repeal

                9       Expiry

              10       Coming into force

Definitions

1   In this Regulation,

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

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

                                 (c)    “sprinkler system” means any kind of residential, commercial or industrial sprinkler system and without limiting the generality of the foregoing includes

                                           (i)    automatic fire suppression systems;

                                          (ii)    automatic detection suppression systems;

                                         (iii)    stand pipe and hose systems;

                                         (iv)    fire protection water supply systems, including underground mains;

                                          (v)    fire pumps and controls;

                                         (vi)    fire extinguishers;

                                        (vii)    fire hydrants and related equipment;

                                       (viii)    fire stopping materials;

                                         (ix)    piping, controls and fittings that are part of or ancillary to a sprinkler system;

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

                                 (e)    “trade” means the occupation of sprinkler systems installer that is designated as an optional certification trade pursuant to the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act;

                                 (f)    “uncertified journeyperson” means an uncertified journeyperson as defined in the Apprenticeship Program Regulation.

AR 304/2000 s1;270/2006

General Matters Respecting the Trade

Constitution of the trade

2   The fabrication, installation, alteration, adjustment, maintenance and repair of sprinkler systems are the undertakings that constitute the trade and without limiting the generality of the foregoing include the fabrication, installation, alteration, adjustment, maintenance and repair of the following:

                                 (a)    wet sprinkler systems;

                                 (b)    dry sprinkler systems;

                                 (c)    preaction and deluge systems;

                                 (d)    foam systems;

                                 (e)    CO2 and other gas extinguishing systems;

                                 (f)    dry chemical systems;

                                 (g)    exposure protection systems.

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)    determining location, size and material required from prints and specifications;

                                 (b)    compiling material breakdown and takeoff;

                                 (c)    identifying and using tools and special equipment that are used to carry out work in the trade;

                                 (d)    erecting and using steel scaffolding, power operated scaffolding and swing stages;

                                 (e)    applying codes to installation, inspection and maintenance requirements;

                                 (f)    rigging equipment and piping components;

                                 (g)    installing and maintaining appliances, controls, equipment, piping and hangers;

                                 (h)    examining, inspecting and testing sprinkler systems.

Apprenticeship

Term of the apprenticeship program

4(1)  Subject to 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 4 periods of not less than 12 months each.

(2)  In the first period of the apprenticeship program an apprentice must acquire not less than 1600 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 1600 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 1600 hours of on the job training and successfully complete the technical training that is required or approved by the Board.

(5)  In the 4th period of the apprenticeship program an apprentice must acquire not less than 1800 hours of on the job training.

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 (3), a person who is a certified journeyperson or an uncertified journeyperson in the trade or employs a certified journeyperson or an uncertified journeyperson in the trade may employ 2 apprentices and 2 additional apprentices for each additional certified journeyperson or uncertified journeyperson in the trade that is employed by that person.

(3)  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 4th period of that apprenticeship program.

AR 304/2000 s5;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 shall pay wages to the apprentice that are at least equal to the following percentages of the wages paid to employees who are certified journeypersons or uncertified journeypersons in the trade:

                                 (a)    45% in the first period of the apprenticeship program;

                                 (b)    60% in the 2nd period of the apprenticeship program;

                                 (c)    70% in the 3rd period of the apprenticeship program;

                                 (d)    80% in the 4th period of the apprenticeship program.

AR 304/2000 s6;270/2006

Transitional Provisions, Repeals, Expiry
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 Sprinkler Systems Installer Trade Regulation (AR 145/94) continues as an apprentice in that apprenticeship program under this Regulation.

Repeal

8   The Sprinkler Systems Installer Trade Regulation (AR 145/94) is repealed.

Expiry

9   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires on August 31, 2021.

AR 304/2000 s9;36/2005;69/2013

Coming into force

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

AR 304/2000 s10;327/2000