A person learning their craft or trade on the job under the supervision and direction of a certified journeyperson or tradesperson; someone working full time in an apprentice-able trade and registered as an apprentice.
Plans of a project are usually called blueprints even if copies are made using another process. The term originates from a practice rarely used today; that is, creating a positive print with white lines on blue background, made on ferroprussiate paper from a translucent drawing as negative, and developing in water.
Construction activities related to the building and renovating of retail stores, office space, warehouses, restaurants, hotels and other non-industrial business activities.
The individual, firm, or corporation undertaking the execution of the work under the terms of the contract and acting directly or through agents or employees; a person or company who agrees to furnish materials and labour to do work for a certain price.
A process of judging or calculating the amount of material required for a given piece of work, as well as the amount of labour and equipment necessary to do the work. This process involves multiplying the volume by costs per unit of measurement to finally reach an approximate, projected evaluation of the finished product.
Construction activities related to the building, maintenance and renovation of buildings, process machinery and equipment used for the purposes of manufacturing and processing of materials. Industrial activities are frequently divided between light and heavy industrial activity based on the size and nature of the operation. Examples of heavy industrial activities would occur in pulp and paper processing facilities, electrical generating units, and oil refineries.
A skilled worker, competent in his/her trade, who has served as an apprentice and completed the requirements established for the trade under the Apprenticeship Act.
Personal protective equipment required to be worn or used for safety purposes. Examples of PPE include hard hats, safety glasses, certified work boots, safety vests, and fall protection harnesses. PPE is determined by the employer, in consultation with the employees, and is based on the hazards related to the assigned task and the location and condition of the workplace.
Red Seal Trade
In any province or territory of Canada where the trade is designated, the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal program provides qualified tradespersons the opportunity to practice their trade without having to write further examinations. There are currently forty-four Red Seal trades in Canada.
A description for contract purposes of the quantities and qualities of materials and work required for the construction or renovation of a structure. The work may also be shown by the related working drawings.
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System regulation establishes requirements for labeling as well as safe storage and usage information for a number of substances. The regulation requires that employers ensure this information is available for materials in their workplace and that employees are appropriately trained. WHMIS training can be accessed through the NS Community College’s online training facilities at www.access.nscc.ca/safety/index as well as other public and private training institutions.