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  • Line A - Safe Work Practices Competency A-5: Describe Fire Safety

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: May 10, 2019

    Description: As a trades worker you have a responsibility to work safely, and fire prevention is a primary concern. Many of the work tasks you carry out include the application of heat and flame. You should be able to apply fire prevention practices, identify fire causes, and identify and apply fire extinguishing agents to control or extinguish a fire. You are not expected to be an expert firefighter, but you may have to deal with a fire to protect your safety and the safety of others. The following list o...[more]

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  • Line A - Safe Work Practices Competency A-1: Control Workplace Hazards

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Safety is a part of the job. When you take a job, you have a safety obligation to your employer, co-workers, family, and yourself. By recognizing and understanding the hazards in your work area, you can prevent the occurrence of many accidents. Most accidents are preventable. Both employees and employers must take responsibility for making the workplace safe. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while stil...[more]

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  • Line A - Safe Work Practices Competency: A-2 Describe WorkSafeBC Regulations

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: In most provinces, one or more agencies are responsible for safe, healthful working environments at job sites. These organizations normally have names such as the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) or the Occupational Health and Safety Department. WorkSafeBC is the provincial organization that promotes workplace health and safety for workers and employers in BC. When a work-related injury, disease, or death occurs, WorkSafeBC collaborates with those involved to provide return-to-work rehabilitat...[more]

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  • Line A - Safe Work Practices Competency: A-4 Describe Personal Safety Practices

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: These Learning Tasks describe the clothing and protective equipment workers must wear on the job site and the safety precautions they must take to protect themselves and others from injury. Special personal protective equipment (PPE) is required on the job site. The equipment used will depend on the hazards anticipated. When working at elevations, significant hazards are present and fall protection is normally required. Knowing the hazards allows workers to select methods to reduce the hazard a...[more]

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  • Line A - Safe Work Practices Competency A-3: Handle Hazardous Materials Safely

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Workers exposed to hazardous materials may be at risk for many serious health problems, such as kidney or lung damage, sterility, cancer, allergic reactions, or burns. Some hazardous materials can also cause fires or explosions. Legislation and regulations are in place to reduce injuries or diseases caused by exposure to hazardous materials used in the workplace. Every person working with or near controlled products has the right to know the hazards and how to safely use the products. The foll...[more]

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  • Line B - Employability Skills Competency B-1: Apply Study and Learning Skills

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Every learner has different abilities, backgrounds, and life experiences. Some individuals will be entering a trades program directly from high school as part of a dual-credit program or youth initiative and have limited experience outside of the classroom. Others may have been out ofthe formal education system for a number of years, but bring valuable years of work experience into the classroom. Regardless of where you are starting from, integral to your success in postsecondary education is d...[more]

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  • Line B - Employability Skills Competency B-3: Use Interpersonal Communication Skills

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: No matter what your job is, you will need to communicate with other people. Your communication skills determine how successfully you receive and transmit information. Communication is arguably the most important of all life skills and plays a significant role in all aspects of work and home life. Communication is verbal, written, and non-verbal, and every gesture, voice inflection, or facial movement speaks volumes and conveys information to others. An effective communicator is also an active l...[more]

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  • Line B - Employability Skills Competency B-2: Describe Expectations and Responsibilities of Employers and Employees

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: As you enter the workforce, it is important to understand the major trends in employment and how to find this information. In this Competency, we’ll look some of the current major trends in employment in Canada and British Columbia. This review includes an overview of the economy, skills that employers look for, and employee expectations. We’ll also look at employee expectations and effective strategies for entering the labour market and finding a job. The following list of lines and competenc...[more]

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  • Line B - Employability Skills Competency B-4: Describe the Apprenticeship System

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This Competency provides the information necessary for you to understand the trades training system and how to explore any trades you may be interested in. Careers in the trades can be highly rewarding. Forecast shortages in skilled trades mean that there will be significant opportunities for new workers to enter many of the trades. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while still offering the flexibility ...[more]

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  • Line C - Tools and Equipment Competency C-4: Describe Ladders and Work Platforms

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: In this Competency you will learn about some of the common equipment used for performing work at elevated locations. The safe use of ladders and scaffolds is required in all types of jobs. A safely built scaffold provides a stable platform for workers to complete their work. The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulation has set minimum standards for erecting and using ladders and work platforms.The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-l...[more]

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