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Sprinkler Fitter Trade Regulations

made under subsection 17A(2) of the

Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act

S.N.S. 2003, c. 1

O.I.C. 2019-120 (effective April 9, 2019), N.S. Reg. 54/2019


Table of Contents


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Citation

Definitions

Sprinkler fitter trade is compulsory certified trade

Person other than sprinkler fitter performing work in trade

Exemption applications under General Regulations permitted for sprinkler fitter trade

Term of apprenticeship for sprinkler fitter trade

Ratio of journeypersons to apprentices for sprinkler fitter trade

Wage schedule for apprentices in sprinkler fitter trade

Certificate in sprinkler fitter trade qualification

Term and renewal of certificate of qualification in sprinkler fitter trade

Compliance with identity card requirements of General Regulations

Transition


 

Citation

1        These regulations may be cited as the Sprinkler Fitter Trade Regulations.


Definitions

2        (1)    In these regulations,

 

“Act” means the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act;

 

“emergency services” means the necessary work performed on a fixed fire protection system to restore the system to its pre-incident state following activation of the system as a result of an incident for which the system is designed;

 

“fixed fire protection system” means a stationary high- or low-pressure pipeline system that supplies water, foam, gases, air or any other substance or material for the purpose of extinguishing or preventing fire;

 

“General Regulations” means the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act General Regulations made under the Act;

 

“routine maintenance” means lubricating control valve stems, adjusting packing glands on valves and pumps and bleeding moisture and condensation from air compressors, air lines and dry-pipe system auxiliary drains;

 

“sprinkler system installer trade” means the occupation of a sprinkler fitter, consisting of installing, inspecting, testing, maintaining and repairing fixed fire protection systems, but does not include work performed in an industrial or manufacturing facility that involves any of the following:

 

                              (i)      repairing or maintaining a fixed fire protection system as a part of the routine maintenance of the system,

 

                              (ii)     emergency services on a fixed fire protection system,

 

                              (iii)    visually inspecting a fixed fire protection system,

 

                              (iv)    pre-fabricating components of a fixed fire protection system in a permanent structure,

 

                              (v)     installing and maintaining pre-engineered fixed automatic extinguishing systems for commercial cooking ventilation systems.

 

          (2)    A term defined in the General Regulations has the same meaning when used in these regulations.


Sprinkler fitter trade is compulsory certified trade

3        The sprinkler fitter trade is specified as a compulsory certified trade.


Person other than sprinkler fitter performing work in trade

4        A person who does not hold a certificate of qualification in the sprinkler fitter trade may perform work included in the definition of the sprinkler fitter trade if the person holds a certificate of qualification in another designated trade and the work to be performed comes within the scope of that other designated trade.


Exemption applications under General Regulations permitted for sprinkler fitter trade

5        For the purposes of subsection 38(2) of the General Regulations, a joint application for an exemption from the application of subsections 22(2) and (3) of the Act is permitted for the sprinkler fitter trade.


Term of apprenticeship for sprinkler fitter trade

6        (1)    The term of apprenticeship for the sprinkler fitter trade consists of all of the following:

 

                   (a)      7200 documented hours of the combination of practical experience and the portion of technical training spent learning the skills of the designated trade as described in clause 26(1A)(a) of the General Regulations and as approved by the Director;

 

                   (b)     related technical training as described in clause 26(1A)(b) of the General Regulations and as approved by the Director;

 

                   (c)      a certification examination.

 

          (2)    Any probationary period included in a term of apprenticeship for the sprinkler fitter trade as permitted by subsection 12(2) of the General Regulations must be no longer than 3 months.


Ratio of journeypersons to apprentices for sprinkler fitter trade

7        The minimum ratio of journeypersons to apprentices required by clause 27(2)(a) of the General Regulations to be maintained by an employer in the sprinkler fitter trade, unless varied in accordance with Section 24 of the General Regulations, is 1 journeyperson to each apprentice.


Wage schedule for apprentices in sprinkler fitter trade

8        (1)    Subject to subsection (2) and to subsection 25(3) of the General Regulations, the minimum wage for each hour worked by a sprinkler fitter apprentice in each portion of a level of their term of apprenticeship is a percentage of the wage for a sprinkler fitter journeyperson in the same place of employment, as set out in the following table:


Wages for Sprinkler Fitter Trade Apprentice

Level of Apprenticeship

Hours in Portion of Level of Apprenticeship

Minimum Wage

(% of journeyperson’s wage)

1

0–900

40%

901–1800

50%

2

1801–2700

55%

2701–3600

60%

3

3601–4500

65%

4501–5400

70%

4

5401–6300

75%

6301–7200

80%

 

          (2)    An employer must not employ a sprinkler fitter trade apprentice at a wage for actual hours worked that is lower than the wage that would be paid at the minimum wage rate prescribed in the Minimum Wage Order (General) made under the Labour Standards Code.


Certificate in sprinkler fitter trade qualification

9        The period of employment in the designated trade that is required by paragraph 30(1)(a)(ii)(B) of the General Regulations for a person who does not hold a certificate of apprenticeship and is applying for a certificate of qualification in the sprinkler fitter trade is 10 800 hours.


Term and renewal of certificate of qualification in sprinkler fitter trade

10      (1)    A certificate of qualification in the sprinkler fitter trade is valid for 5 years from the date it is issued.

 

          (2)    A certificate of qualification in the sprinkler fitter trade that is renewed in accordance with subsection 41(2) of the General Regulations is valid for a further term of 5 years from its most recent expiry date.


Compliance with identity card requirements of General Regulations

11      For the purposes of Section 34 of the General Regulations, which requires an apprentice or journeyperson to keep an identity card in their possession when practising the designated trade and produce it on request, a person is practising the sprinkler fitter trade while the person is doing any of the following:

 

                   (a)      for an apprentice,

 

                              (i)      acquiring practical experience in the trade, or

 

                              (ii)     learning the skills of the trade during the technical training portion of apprenticeship training;

 

                   (b)     for a journeyperson, performing the duties of the trade as defined in these regulations or their duties as set out in the General Regulations.


Transition

12      A person who, immediately before the coming into force of these regulations, was an apprentice in an apprenticeship program under the Sprinkler System Installer Trade Regulations, N.S. Reg. 194/2016, made by the Governor in Council by Order in Council 2016-239 dated October 3, 2016, continues as an apprentice in that apprenticeship program under these regulations.

 

 


Legislative History
Reference Tables

Sprinkler Fitter Trade Regulations

N.S. Reg. 54/2019

Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act

Note:  The information in these tables does not form part of the regulations and is compiled by the Office of the Registrar of Regulations for reference only.

Source Law

The current consolidation of the Sprinkler Fitter Trade Regulations made under the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act includes all of the following regulations:

N.S.
Regulation

In force
date*

How in force

Royal Gazette
Part II Issue

54/2019

Apr 9, 2019

date specified

Apr 26, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following regulations are not yet in force and are not included in the current consolidation:

N.S.
Regulation

In force
date*

How in force

Royal Gazette
Part II Issue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*See subsection 3(6) of the Regulations Act for rules about in force dates of regulations.

Amendments by Provision

ad. = added
am. = amended

fc. = fee change
ra. = reassigned

rep. = repealed
rs. = repealed and substituted

Provision affected

How affected

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Note that changes to headings are not included in the above table.

Editorial Notes and Corrections

 

Note

Effective
date

1

Original text does not include s. 12.  S. 13 redesignated as s. 12 for the purposes of the consolidation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repealed and Superseded

N.S.
Regulation

Title

In force
date

Repealed
date

194/2016

Sprinkler System Installer Trade Regulations

Apr 1, 2017

Apr 9, 2019

70/2014

Sprinkler System Installer Trade Regulations

May 20, 2014

Apr 1, 2017

84/1982

Sprinkler System Installer Trade Regulations

Apr 20, 1982

May 20, 2014

Note:  Only regulations that are specifically repealed and replaced appear in this table.  It may not reflect the entire history of regulations on this subject matter.